Saturday, 17 November 2007

Golden Highlights - DCM's

Yet another week has gone by in a flash and I’m still chasing my tail.
Mainly my own fault because I’ve been out and about with my friend Susan looking at all the lovely Christmas decorations in the local nurseries at Van Hage (Ware) and Crews Hill (Enfield) and doing a spot of Christmas shopping at Lakeside. I also had the dreaded dentist check-up on Friday morning before heading off to Romford with Dad to look for a new cooker. I may be 51 but it doesn’t stop me being terrified of going to the dentist, still, it was all ok and he doesn’t want to see me for another nine months…phew!

I still found time to do my Daring Cardmakers Little Extra on Wednesday, this week’s Friday challenge, and a few other cards that needed to be done so here we go but before we start can I just say a great big thank you to everyone who visits my blog and leaves me mesages. It gives me such a boost when I read them and they are all much apreciated, so thank you again.

Now......this weeks Little Extra

Santa's Little Helper is still trying to motivate us into getting those Christmas cards made and this week our subject is
Piles of Parcels
We’d like you to put some gorgeous, tempting, beautifully wrapped Christmas parcels on your cards this time.

I have a rather large Docrafts stamp that was just perfect for this so I dug out my very scummy Basic Grey Fruitcake papers and stamped each parcel onto a different paper and embossed them in Gold.
I then stamped and embossed them again on the reverse side of the sheet for the ribbons, which co ordinates perfectly. Everything was then cut out and layered with some 3D foam.
The ‘Happy Christmas’ is an INKA stamp that’s also been embossed in Gold and I've finished all the edges off with a Gold marker pen.

Actually, thinking about it this card could have doubled for this weeks Friday challenge too because it was Keryn's turn to set the dare and she wanted us to include some Gold somewhere on the card but being the good girl that I am I made another card.

This one is on a Cream hammered card, don't know why but for some reason it looks White in the photo.
Gold stamping and embossing again, using my wonderful new set of Christmas Stamps from Elusive Images that the lovely Sheila, Manic Stamper made me buy. (Oh it’s good having someone to blame!)
The Happy Christmas is the INKA stamp I used on the last card and MUM was done using some clear alphabet stamps from Anna Griffin and more Gold marker around the edges of the card. Now I know this looks a very simple card, which it would have been but it took forever to make because silly me decided it would look lovely if I cut out all those swirls with a craft knife and attached the image to the card with 3D foam.

Um, note to self.....NEVER AGAIN!

I won’t bore you with all the details of these but here are a few more of the cards I’ve made recently.

My 1st Tanda stamps


Lythan said...

Awesome cards Sue. I love the one with all the swirls cut out. It may have been fiddly but was so worth it. How lovely are you new stamps too. I look forward to drooling over them on Monday

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, I love the gold and cream one, it must have taken agesa to cut that out but well worth it.

Penny said...

Oh my goodness, the cut out swirls are just FABULOUS!! Worth the mega effort it must have been :)

Sandy said...

Awesome, really fabulous. The gold-creme Card is absolutely nice, my Favorit. Great work.

Glitter Monkey said...

Some amazing cards! I love the one for your mum. Well done on your first Tanda stamps. You will be hooked now! Lol x

stampingbalou said...

Your cards are so great - all these little embellishments - I really love your christmas greetings for MUM, lovely !!!

ink'n'rubba said...

love all your cards. Amazing cutting on the holly swirl christmas card - wow you must have a lot of patience and a good eye!

Deb said...

wow Sue your cards are fantastic! Love your parcel card it all looks great with the co-ordinating papers. I can't believe you hand cut all those swirls but it was so worth it, it is beautiful!

All Pink girl said...

Lovely cards ,the one made with your new stamps are my fav ,Dawnx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards!! It must've taken ages to cut the swirls out!!!

Rhi said...

Stunning cards Sue, the swirl one is amazing, what a brilliant effect, even if it did take huge patience! Thanks for sharing :)

Rhi x

funky Fairy said...

Thanx for the lovely comment on my blog :) I sooo Love your cards...they are all sooo Fab! :)

Juliet said...

Particularly love the 'parcels' card and the 'gold' card, but they are all lovely.

Frog said...

Beautiful cards

Andrea x