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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Purple shades christmas cards Part 1

I love almost any shade of purple and so do a number of my friends and family. So here are some cards in this colour theme for purple lovers. Most times when I start to make a card I automatically reach for purple or green themed papers and cards. I think I must find designing with these colours easier. But I do love to look at colourful examples on the net. Hope you enjoy these purple creations!

Before I forget, a message to prize winners, sorry for the delay I've still got a few more to do and then it'll be ready for the post. Will keep you updated.

Sparkly snowflakes in background, glitter on angel's wings and halo
Angel image layered on mirror card
Poinsettia medallion embossed in white on pearlescent lilac paper
Xmas cracker shaped card
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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Origami Christmas Trees

Just recovered from a bad cold so not much blogging done and lots to catch up on. I noticed that in the past I would make cards and they sit in a box, sometimes they get given away but mostly they are hoarded. Now with my blog there's a chance to share my work, obviously my style may not be everyone's cup of tea. But for me the main thing is having the confidence to share. And if it inspires just one person, I'm glad. So I find that I show my cards here not just hoping someone would buy them but more to boost my confidence. It almost gives a sense of purpose. Is this true for other crafters? I have learnt so much from tutorials and been inspired by other crafters' work, where will I be if no one shared their knowledge or work? When I was in the UK there was always craft shows I could go to for ideas and inspiration (not forgetting maxing out my credit cards!) but now the internet is my main source of inspiration. So I should say thank you to all who have shared their work and for taking the time to do tutorials. Before you get bored, here are a couple of origami christmas tree cards.
Might do more of these as they are quick to make. Working out the colour combination and the background is harder. If you want to know how to do one,  Click Here. There are written and video instructions to follow.

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Friday, 15 October 2010

Tilda Christmas

A friend gave me this image a while back and I've only just managed to use it. She is so cute and lovely to colour. I think she's Tilda by Magnolia but I'm not 100% sure. The snowflakes are punchies and the image was coloured with Prisma colour pencils and blended with Sansador. I added some glitter round the edge of the oval and a some on the tips of the snowflakes. Also added some gems to bring more sparkle. Hope you enjoy this card.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Christmas cards

I've been working on some more cards that I would like to share. Still on the green and red theme but am working on some blues and purples which will be posted on another day.

In this card I used a Penny Black poinsettia stamp and inked with Brilliance ink. This gave a nice shiny look which unfortunately doesn't show up in the photo. Once I had stamped the main image, I stamped again on either side without reinking to give the subtle shadow effect. I have not tried this technique before although I have seen samples by other crafters. I was surprised at the results and I definitely will do this again.

In the second card I stamped the teddy then coloured with Prisma colour pencils blended with Sansador. I used my cuttlebug to cut the circles and oval, added a holly punch-out, some gems and a candy cane button.

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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Paper quilling Basic Shapes & Techniques tutorial

As a beginner to paper quilling techniques, I have been using a split head tool to make my paper coils. I noticed that my coil centres are not very tidy which makes the overall effect unprofessional. So I tried to roll the strip just with my fingers like Asmah of  Simple Rhyme but just couldn't get the hang of it. Then I thought perhaps a needle tool might be better. Again I couldn't get the paper to roll properly. As always, I searched youtube to see if there was a simple tutorial. I was lucky to find the tutorial below by Claire Sunok Choi (paper6262). I have tried this method and it works! Using a tweezer to control the coil is such a good idea. Now my coil centres are so neat and its really fast to do as well. Claire has also done other videos which are equally good. Hope you find this video helpful.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Quilled Christmas cards

I've started the season by making some quilled cards. I've picked some simple designs that are quick to make. I also need the practice! Love making Christmas cards, I can use as much glitter and bling as I like or have in my stash. I am going to try using most if not all of my rubber stamps this year, some of them are still 'virgin' stamps! Anyways, that is the aim, whether it will happen or not remains to be seen.The card directly below was inspired by a design by Sharon Harnist of Paperfections. Sorry I can't provide a direct link as I can't find it on her blog, I think it might have been a card she did last year during the holiday season.

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

More wedding cards

Here are the rest of the wedding cards I have been working on. Once I have a kick-start, my mojo starts working and I can achieve quite alot. But there are days when nothing goes right. I've started my Christmas cards but struggling to come up with designs. I know that once I get into the swing, I will find it easier...wish it will happen soon! Some of these designs are one-off as I have limited supplies.The last one is a design I saw on Splitcoaststampers and I loved it so much. Unfortunately, I can't remember who created it. Will be adding these cards to my shop later tonight.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Shop Launch today

Hello readers. Today is the launching of my online shop. Its something I've wanted to do and its now become a reality. The site is still a work in progress so there will be changes and improvements all the time as new products are added. I am looking forward to doing lots of paper crafting projects and the shop has given me an incentive to continue learning and enjoying this wonderful hobby.  I've loaded a banner on the sidebar on the right which will link you to Paper-Frills.com. Please have a look and leave a comment on this post. To celebrate, the first 5 readers to leave a comment will get a hand crafted prize. 5 is my lucky number! If you're one of the first 5, email your full name and address to me. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Wedding Cards

Sorry I have been quiet these past few days because that is the only way I can get things done. Most times I only want to do a quick check of my mail but hours later I'm still in front of the PC browsing the net. So with the PC out of bounds, I have managed to create some wedding cards as requested by friends. Its been a while since I made any so it was challenging to find designs that might suit the theme. I'm quite pleased to find out that yesterday, 2nd October was World Cardmaking day and guess what, that is what I did all day, purely unintentional..Hope you enjoy this selection of cards.

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