Sunday, 16 August 2009

Christmas Play Day

I had a day of craftiness with my good, and long time friend Cally on Friday. She chose the theme of the day (well, she was the hostess) - CHRISTMAS (bah humbug!). Deliberately chosen, I have to say, as I don't usually make Christmas cards so she decided that I would make at least a few this year. I have a 'thing' for buying Christmas crafty stuff but, as with a lot of what I buy, it just never gets used. Lovely day and I made 4 cards and have 'bits' to play with at home. Like what I did but don't look too closely as there are bits on all cards that I don't like because of the mistakes made however, I'm sure the recipients (if there are any) will like them no matter what - *lol*

Three of a kind ...
Inspiration for these was taken from an imag-e-nationer who made something similar last year and, I have a strong feeling that it was Karen. Simple but effective but more so when there are no errors. My fave has to be the first one made, before I started playing to 'ring the changes' - the red one! The green one would have been fine if I'd managed to punch all the corners properly and the turquoise if I'd rounded the 4 outer corners of the tree to match the matt. Still, something learnt ...

Card: White linen - Papermill. Green & red mirri - Tesco's Creative in Kids Crafts section. Turquoise mirri from Cally.
Embossing: Cuttlebug folder - Lace tree.
Greeting: Kanban sticky ribbon.
Embellishments: - Snowflake & star brads, poinsettia flower shapes - Papermania. Stickles glitter glues - Diamond and lime green. Ribbon/bows from stash (Cally's)

Something different ...
Not sure about this one although it does look better in the 'flesh'! Used chalks to add a bit of colour without being too heavy but blinged it up a bit with good old glitter. Bow added to add depth to the colour as it looked a little bland without.

Card: Black base - no idea as it was Cally's but bought as card blank & envelope pack in the US. Matting and layering - cream hammered card, Papermill and mirri card as above (Tesco)
Embossing: Both picture and greeting Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Christmas Set.
Embellishment: Chalks - Plaid All Night Media Blending Chalks, Earth Tones. Stickles glitter glue - Diamond and Orange Peel. Ribbon - from Cally's stash. Brilliance ink Galaxy Gold (edged greeting plaque)
Matting: Spellbinders oval nestibilities.

You will notice that the ribbon I've used was all from Cally's stash. Those that know me will know about my legendary collection of ribbon and I did take some with me - in traditional Christmas colours but ..... Cally had such a nice selection it would have been rude not to use some of hers - *lol*


My'scardcorner said...

Glad you enjoyed your play Pam see Christmas cards can be fun to make too lol Like them all the trees are classy .

Greta said...

All lovely cards Pam. Particularly like the cut trees - so effective! xx

Jak Heath said...

Very nice, love the three trees and the poinsettia.
I also love the simplicity of the second card and the embossed merry christmas

Jackie said...

lovely cards, but then again I loved it when Karen J done them last xmas lol... oooh copyright lol .. glad you had a good day Pam x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Lovely Pam,

Chris xx