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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Snowflake Christmas Batch

Morning my crafting friends, another weekend is upon us. Hope you all stayed safe on Bonfire night? Bonfire night is something we celebrate here on the 5th November each year when loads of firework displays are on and there were loads here, in fact we have had them around for the last couple of weeks and no doubt another week at least until they stop!!! My two cats will be relieved then as they will be allowed out of an evening again! I live opposite two schools, they had their display Wednesday night so we were out watching those, my it was cold!
My Daughter thanked you all for you birthday wishes, she had a good time and seems to be coping well with living alone again and enjoying herself, at least that is what she tells me lol! She liked her cards too.

For today's post I had a go at making a little batch of Christmas cards, something that would not take too long and simple. I have to say they did not turn out as good as I had in my head, but then nothing ever does lol!

I have had these coloured cards and envelopes in my draw for about three years now so I decided to use them and keep to the colour of the card for my toppers.

They are all DL cards and I just matted each one up with White off cuts from my sheets of White card from my other cards, usually too small to make another card out of well they were perfect for these. I then, with more off cuts, coloured with distress inks but in a gradient way leaving a hint of white at the side going from dark to light. 

For each card I stamped snowflakes on the card with my versamark ink pad and heat embossed with White embossing powder. The first one I did (Pink one) I tried stamping the sentiment and heat embossing in Silver, I did not like the look of this so for the others I just stamped the sentiment in Black ink. 

I was hoping to make the snowflakes sparkle but I could not over ink them correctly so left it, I might add some glitter by way of a glue pen later. Here I have shown the Lilac, Pink & Blue, using Peacock feather with the Blue, I also have Yellow and Green cards and envelopes.

Quick, easy and simple cards to make if you want a batch done quickly.

Items Used:

Coloured DL cards (think these were bought from The Range)
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Coconut White
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet & Peacock Feathers
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Festive Stamps Snowflakes
Papermania Embossing Powder Seafoam White
Justrite Large Fancy Sentiments
Archival Ink Black

Thank you for looking,  Jacquie xxx


  1. Love these different christmas cards, I like to use up things. So well done. Glad your daughters is getting on with her life, yes she will have days of being down, but maybe she has come to the thinking it was for the best. Hazel x

  2. Oh what fabulous colors and snowflakes Jacquie.

    Hugs Diane

  3. Great cards Jacquie. Glad your daughter is adjusting. It is very hard but she will be fine.

  4. Hi Jacquie
    Not sure what you had in your head matey but these are fab. Love the shading.
    Glad Toyah is doing well. She will get there.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  5. These cards are so beautiful Jacquie, just love the green one (huge green fan I am!). I have become a follower of your blog. Michelle x

  6. Isn't it amazing how if you just change the colour, you have a completely different card!! I love that, and I love all your colour choices although I think aqua is my favourite! So gorgeous Jacquie! hugs :)

  7. These are fabulous Jacquie, I love all of the different colours - brilliant Christmas cards.
    I'm sure I left comments on your two previous posts - have you checked your 'awaiting moderation' section under comments on your blog - sometimes comments left on my blog go there for no reason at all!


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