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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Christmas Cards

Here are two Christmas cards I have made. 
Here is an image that I had coloured before my surgery but never made into a card.  The image is called "Winterberry" and is drawn by Ching-Chou Kuik and can be found as a rubber stamp and as a digital stamp at Sweet Pea Stamps.

I coloured this image in with my Graph'it pens and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

For the background of this card I used a snowflake embossing folder and then coloured over the outside of the card with Pan Pastels (Turquoise and Phthalo Blue) and I also coloured a snowflake die-cut with the same colours.

I have finished this card off with some grosgrain ribbon, lace (this stunning lace is available at Buckwell Craft Supplies - a newly opened craft store on-line - be warned though one metre won't be enough as it's gorgeous!!), Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment some Stickles glitter glue.
  At the week-end, as I was still struggling to get pen lids off, I had a go at watercolouring using my watercolour pencils.  I used to do this a lot but I struggled with my hands and haven't done it for a long time.  I used some Crafter's Companion 300gsm watercolour card and this stunning image from Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store.  The images is called "Gentleness".  It's an image that could be used all year round.  Although I used the not so bobbly side of the watercolour card I struggled with it to get a smooth coverage.  When I used rubber stamps I used a completely smooth watercolour card but it was 350gsm and therefore too thick to go through my printer.  I need to keep a look-out for some 200-250gsm smooth watercolour paper that will go through my printer so I can try again.

For the background of this card I used a snowflake embossing folder and then coloured over the outside of the card with Pan Pastels (Turquoise and Phthalo Blue) and I also coloured a snowflake die-cut with the same colours.

I have finished this card off with some twine, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, Flowersoft Polar White and some Stickles glitter glue.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Southern Girls - We've got the winter blues 
Graph'it - Amazing hair (1st card - green/red hair)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use some lace (1st card)
The Stamping Boutique - Glitter it up! 
Completely Christmas - Anything goes 
Sweet Stampin - The Great Outdoors
We Do Doobadoo - Something feminine
Di's Digi Designs - All about animals
Pile it On - Pencils (2nd card)
Glitter and Sparkle - Use a digi
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Lace (1st card)
Fitztown - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - All things girly
Christmas Sweet Stampin - Christmas critters
The Paper Shelter - Embossing of any kind
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/fall colours
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Moving Along with the Times - Texture
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes

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27 comments:

Ema M said...

Both are so pretty but I really like the one with the red. It just POPS out from that blue BG. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
FCB CT Coordinator

KarinsArtScrap said...

these cards are gorgeous Kym.
Gr Karin

Chris said...

Two such pretty Christmas cards! Lovely stamps. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Nikki said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the image in the first one. Great embossed background pieces. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Nikki S

Donna Middleton said...

Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon

Creations by Shirl said...

Both cards are super cool! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Unfortunately our challenge only allows for 10 challenge entries. We hope we see you during our our next challenge!

Marie said...

Super lovely card and lovely fabby images you have used. Love it all. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Jingle said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Create Your Own Background challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time.
Lorraine x

Sammy said...

Lovely cards, and such gorgeous colouring! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous cards, I love the backgrounds you have created.


Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining in our Girly Challenge this week at Incy Wincy.
Jenny x

Judith said...

two gorgeous cards and images -thank you so much for playing along at TPS challenge this week - hope we see you again soon hugs Judith x

Winnie said...

2 lovely cards...... my favorite is the red one, lovely lay out and colors, thank you for joining us at TSC this week

hugs Winnie DT

Anjie said...

Both great makes. Thanks for joining us in our Amazing Hair challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

Anjie said...

Both great makes. Thanks for joining us in our Amazing Hair challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

carol said...

wonderful Christmas makes Kym, they look fab, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

Melissa Doherty said...

These are great images! And good for you for getting your holiday cards done ahead of time! Thanks for sharing at The Stamping Chef and good luck! Melissa DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Super Creations, Hope you get well soon, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Gloria Embid said...

Thank you so much for sharing your cute card with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week.
Kind regards,
Gloria
DT member BSCB

Penni said...

Oooh fabulous.
Thanks for joining in with our Amazing Hair Challenge at Graph'It Markers.
Hugs
Penni
X

Tracey T said...

What a lovely card - the image is so, so sweet. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

Renate said...

Wauw, wat een leuke kerstkaart, Kim. Lekker modern! Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

Abi said...

These are both beautiful cards Kym, I particularly love your embossed backgrounds. Thanks so much for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' xx