Thursday, 7 June 2012

Lots of Letters

A first for this LOTV stamp, I bought it in the autumn at NEC and haven't gotten around to using it.  I've been feeling guilty about all my, as yet, unused stamps, I'd like to use all my new LOTV stamps at least once each.

There are a fair few dies used on this card.  Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday, Holly Motifs, Layered Poinsettia, Large Labels and Grand Large Labels.  Cheery Lynn Pine Branches and Martha Stewart Holly punch.

The image is LOTV Lots of Letters, coloured with Copics.  Clothes R22,24,27,29,39.  Y21,23,26.  E33,35,37.  Boots E11,13,15,40,41,43.  G94,99.  Hair E33,35,37.  Skin E000,00,21.  R20.  Presents and cards C0,1,2.  B21,23,28,60.  Holly G24,28.  Snow W0,1,2.  Dog E33,35,37,40,41,43.
Quite a big list this time, took me quite a while to colour it in, especially with my shaky hands.  The fur trims were all treated to a layer of Glamour Dust, it really shows up quite well in the photos.

I'm popping this on to my blog just before I go out to my cardmaking club today,  I've gotten all the stuff together to make another three cards at the club, if I don't blether too much.  Hopefully you'll see them on here in a few days time.  I have to wait until Alex (DH) can photo them as my hands shake the camera too much.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.  Hugz, Janice

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Snow Family

Another Christmas card, this time it's a Penny Black stamp I've not used in ages.  It's time to start revisiting all the 'stuff' I've not used in a while.

I can't give you any details on the paper, it's from my stash and must be at least four or five years old.  I didn't have any pink card to match my image, so white card was used and coloured in at the edge bits with the same pink Copic I used on the image.  The image was stamped, coloured with Copics and die cut using Labels One, for the shading at the edges I used chalks.  The sentiment is LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments, matted and layered with Standard Circles Large and Small.  The other die cuts are by Memory Box and are Frosty Border and Snowflake Corner, I love these wee dies and it's hard not to use them on every Christmas card I make.

The Copic list is small this time B0000,00,02,05.  R81,83,85,89.  YR02,07.  W0,1,2,3,5.

I've popped on some sticky jewels to give a bit of bling.  I love the traditional colours of red, green and gold for Christmas decorating in the house but I would get bored to tears using them for all my Christmas cards.  I thought this was a nice change, blue, pink and white and it let me use up some of my older paper.

Hope you have a good and crafty day.  I'm getting cards ready for both the cardmaking clubs I go to, I like to get everything sorted out, coloured, die cut and all the embellishments ready to go with me.  I usually do, in between all the blethering (chatting), three cards for each class, it takes quite a bit of preparation time but no matter how hard you try, you cannot take your whole craft room with you when you go crafting out in the big wide world.