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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Christmas Card Challenge #2

So, I'm finally back crafting, and making some Christmas Cards. It feels like I've been fighting one infection after another, starting with the Sepsis in September!
 This challenge theme was Christmas Baking, but I don't have a single thing on that theme at all, so fortunately,this year it also allows us to make a card on any theme.
I recently bought a new Sweet Poppy stencil, Damask Baubles, and had been making up some card fronts using stencil paste and laminating with foil. So my theme this month is Baubles.😁

I made a total of 21 in all, 9 on white card, and 12 on black.  Story of my crafting, and why I end up with so many UFO's- I can't stop at one or two. While I've got the stuff out, I end up making loads.

I'm just showing a few here, I'll do a blog post on them all later today, or tomorrow.  Photos don't really do them justice, the sparkle is gorgeous, and changes as the light catches them.

Some were done using one colour of foil, others I used a separate colour for the bow & chain- that was a real test of patience, lol.

I finished them by matting onto an opposite colour A5 card base, and adding the greeting use small peel offs.
  Now I just need to do inserts, and they'll be good to go.


Sarah Brennan said...

Wow Shaz, talk about getting prepared early lol. They are gorgeous.

dutchess said...

Wow Shaz these are lovely...I love the foiling very striking on the black background....glad you are feeling a bit better now and you can join in ...the anything goes is helping getting going for all of us ...take care xxxx

Helen said...

they look gorgeous! glad you're back crafting again.

rachel said...

These are absolutely amazing Shaz - wow and so many too. You've done so well! Just been reading your rectal cancer page - can I just say what a brave lady you are and what a wonderful thing to do - the information you have put down will be so very helpful to anybody suffering a similar condition. I liked the swimsuits too - my friend and mum both have stomas and I am sure would love these swimsuits! Big hugs my friend! xxx

Zoe Tant said...

WOW those really pop! I love that you've done the foiling it is so effective. Fab makes and colours Shaz. Zoe x

Rita said...

Wowzer Shaz, these are fantastic. Love how you've created them and look forward to that tutorial. Take Care and keep Warm and cosy. Hugs Rita xxx

scrappymo! said...

Wpw! These cards are gorgeous. i can see how you got on a roll and made 21. The foils shimmer in the photos and must be even more so IRL/

Glad to see you back. and so glad to hear that you are felling stronger. You have been through so much!

Mrs A. said...

My goodness you are indeed on a roll! These are all gorgeous. I really like the ones done on the dark card. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol said...

These look fabulous Shaz, you're certainly on a roll again....nice to see you back. Carol x

misteejay said...

WOW Shaz. Looks like you have had lots of fun playing with those baubles - fabulous results.
Toni xx

Aimeslee W. said...

Amazing, Shaz! And in addition to being prepared for Xmas 2018, you got to indulge your passion. Who cares if you can't eat just one Lays potato chip? hahaha <3 xoxoxo

Christine Harrop said...

Wow! You are crafting with a vengeance!! Such a fabulous set of cards Shaz. Sorry for my late comment! Better late than never. Christine x

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