Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Card - Watercolours

A beautiful hand painted Christmas card made by my husband for me.  No stamps involved, just a picture traced (via a light box) onto watercolour paper and painted using watercolours.  He is not used to doing normal card sized paintings and, this being his first attempt, I am most impressed.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Peachy Keen - Snow Sweet Home

Apologies for the poor quality photo - I cannot seem to find a decent light to photograph with.

This is a plain and simple card using Peachy Keen's Snow Sweet Home stamp coloured in with Distress inks and an aqua brush.  The 'snow' on the image is a result of my new white Distress Paint and Tim Holtz splatter paintbrush.  I think I had a little too much fun with it !

The Spellbinders circle background was embossed with a snow theme embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Hobby Art set called Christmas Greetings.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a joyful and happy 2016.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cottage Cutz - Santa and Reindeer Resting

I do love this Cottage Cutz die and with doing so many of them this year I can get a number done in a production line quite quickly.   The background is done with shimmer mists I bought at a local craft fair.  I do find working with the sprays a challenge and make a huge mess but I like the end product.  The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set called Holiday Sayings.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cottage Cutz - Santa's Retreat

This was a time consuming Cottage Cutz die to put together but I made a few at the same time so it did make it a little easier.  The background paper is an old Creative Memories one and the sentiment is from my stash.  I really must start writing on the back of them !

Cottage Cutz - Santa and Reindeer Flying

A very quick and easy card to do - Cottage Cutz dies to the rescue again !  The sentiment was one I found in my stash and the background paper was from an old craft magazine.