Its the Special Olympics Dinner and Christmas party tonight so I am quickly doing a post before we put on our dancing shoes and nick out the door. Then tomorrow is my granddaughters 4th birthday. Posts have been a bit erratic with moving mum and dad into the Nursing Home but hoping things will settle a bit now. Christmas tends to be rather quiet here with lots of travelling elsewhere to parents and grandchildren.
So lets get started.
I coloured a trio of penguins four times. This is a great way to get
a few cards done at the same time, using the same colours as the cards were going to the
'Caring Hearts Card Drive' I didnt need to worry about anyone getting the same cards
within the family.
After I finished colouring I die cut each with a stitched curved corner rectangle die.
I have a new die cutting machine that is sooooooo easy to use and I so wish I had changed to before. I have struggled with my cuttlebug, don't get me wrong, it is a fantastic machine and does a brilliant job. BUT I have weak hands that ache all the time so having to put extra effort into getting some dies through and doing extra passes through all made using the machine a chore. Then comes my Sizzex and suddenly its just this quick easy one pass every time. Ohhh joy ohhh happiness. My only concern is sometimes if I use the same die a number of times it starts warping or even cutting so tight you have to like 'pop' the paper/cardstock from it and I don't know why that happens. I remember to turn and rotate my plates regularly but anyway its a minor thing. My plates after this Christmas making spree look as though I have had them for 10 years not a month lol.
If you look at the layer that is coloured you can see a foam layer behind each cut from
nice bright coloured foam in the same size so it shows.
I used some Christmas ribbon along the bottom of each card then
mounted the coloured panel slightly above. Even though it sits slightly higher
than the fold of the card it looks cool and fits in the envelope ok.
I added clear glitter stickles to each card where the snow was falling and it wasn't till I was taking the photos that I realised I needed to go and finish the ground on three of the cards. Have since done that.
They were then all finished off with different die cut Christmas related words cut from glitter paper.
How easy was this card, lots of die cutting and glitter and bling.
First I cut out the Merry & Bright die cut on this fantastic red shinny
card stock and I didnt want to cut away all of it so left the top
Then decided to add white glitter paper to the card base, then the Merry & Bright
panel. I then die cut the christmas trees in silver mirror card and green glitter
card. I then added the silver out line to a piece of double sided sticky sheet. Put
all the green glitter bits in then trimmed it around the silver out line. Removed the
back of the sheet and stuck it down.
A couple of days late posting my last card but I loved every minute of every day. It made such a difference to me during a very hard month having colouring to get me through these days. What Kathy achieves with these days is amazing, the talent and getting to meet new people all the time. He work is wonderful and what she does is amazing and I thank her for it.
I won a prize for one of my favourite companies, Altenew, so I could be happier and I was featured each time in Kathy's 'It's All About You'. You inspire us all Kathy.
Merry & Bright Glitter card
My little dancing Penguins 'Joy' Card
Dancing Penguins 'Merry Christmas'
Dancing Penguins Joy Card
Dancing Penguins Joy Card
The Merry & Bright Card
Thanks soon much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.