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Monday, 23 November 2015

Gilded Poinsettia for a Merry Christmas

So sorry for any disappointment caused last week with the lack of our crafty classes but Guess what? HELLO, yes I'm just about back in the land of the crafting after spending the last week in my bed yet again for the third time this year with an horrendous cold and chest infection so I'm feeling totally drained of all my crafting energy but I hope you are all well and crafting fit at the start of an extremely cold Monday so keep warm won't you as I don't wish anyone feeling like I did over the last 9 days or so, anyway I did manage to make two cards for us to recreate this week even though it took me most of Friday as my energy levels were at zero. At one point I even resorted to putting a drop of brandy in my coffee and  I don't like it at all but my mum always insisted on giving it to us in our coffee when we were feeling poorly and as we are all aware that MUM'S know best !! don't know if it helped but I did get the cards finished and I can tell you that was the longest time I have ever spent trying to complete two cards so with that in mind it should take you no time at all to do in class.
Well it's back to Christmas this week with two stamps both from Creative Expressions Shaded Poinsettia and Merry Christmas hope you like them.
Above you can see the stamps and dies I have used.

Sorry that the photo quality isn't up to scratch but it's hard to take a good picture when you are coughing your head off.
One of the borders has been cut from Glitter card.

The Poinsettia has been stamped onto pink cardstock and embossed in Clear Powder, Silver Gilding Wax was added after cutting out.

The green ink I used is Bundled Sage, the embossed background is Snowflake corner from Sara's Signature range along with the border die.
Merry Christmas is in Black Versafine and clear powder.

Both cards are A4 half fold.
I have kept the colours really neutral on this card and I'm not sure whether you will be able to see it in this photo but I have used my Clear Sparkle Pen to highlight some of the sentiment and it looks far better in real time, it works so well on the Kraft card I was really pleased with it.

This time I have stamped onto black cardstock and embossed with my clear powder, cut out and the Silver and Renaissance Gold Gilding Wax applied.

The background has been embossed in one of the folders from the Nordic range from Crafters Companion and die cut with Sara's border die.
Distress inks around the edges - Vintage Photo or Gathered Twigs.

The Star Spray die is from Creative Expressions

That's it for now think I'm done, need to go and summon up some energy from somewhere so if anyone has any to spare I'd be very grateful x if not it's back to the Lucozade for me  Yak!

See you soon I hope x

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