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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas is in the Air

I have actually made time to make some Christmas goodies. The cards were made in blues & silvers & the words were die cut from sizzix dies. The tag is number 2 in a challenge-something to do with snow-hence the cool colours & the teardrop beads. The acrylic bauble can be bought from "The Greenbank Scrapbook Shop" & classes are also held to decorate these. They come in clear, white & black. The Christmas gift boxed are cut from a sizzix die, painted & embelllished. These can be made for any occassion, not just Christmas then filled with goodies!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November Challenges

This tag is one I did for a challenge on sketches 4 you. It had to be non-traditional Christmas colours with something shiny. I Chose pink & turqoise with white glitter embossing powder & pearl paint. I made a string of beads in the colours I chose with bling & pearls to match. There is a tag a week for the next 3 weeks so there will be more to come!
This layout challenge was a combination of 3 challenges. 1)Stash challenge-using circles 2)scrap lift from a sketch 3)make own embelllishments. For 1) I used a circle mat & used circle embellishments. 2) is from the sketch but I replaced the rectangular mat with a round one. 3) I made the flowers from a punched scallop circle with twisted tulle on the top with a button in the center. The background was masked & sprayed with glimmermist. It was all a lot of fun! Have a go if you like & see what you can come up with.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Spirit

To make the leaves on the first set of cards I drew a holly leaf shape & tore it out.Then I embossed the leaves in an embossing folder & lightly inked the top & the edges. The center leaf was raised with foam mounting tape. Once put together I put glitter glue along the edges of the leaves & drew in veins.
The santas were stamped in black ink & coloured in using tombow markers. On the white areas I used "Ranger embossing Puffs", which is an embossing powder that puffs up slightly when you heat it. The front of these cards fold back on themselves & a u-shaped cut it made to create a flat folded piece where I mounted the santa pieces.

The baubles on these cards were cut out from patterned paper & then embellished with glitter glue & blingy bits. I made the cards with pearl & metallic papers to give a shimmery Christmas feel to them.

Christmas is in the air and some people I know have already done their Christmas shopping and wrapped the gifts already-mind you, they don't scrapbook either!! I made some cards ready to send at the beginning of December. I just love Christmas time and all that comes with it.