Saturday 31 December 2011

Catching up on Christmas

Before it all becomes a total distant memory - I thought I'd share the Christmas cards I did actually manage to make and send this year - I sent handmade cards only to the lovely ladies on my DT over at St Luke's blog - well you can't going sending shop bought to a fellow card maker now can you!

So here are the 5 cards I made and sent this year...

Mostly Magnolia stamps apart from the LOTV one on the first one and the background icy pond on the last one is from Alota stamps.  All coloured with copics with a little glitter and various DPs from my stash.

I also thought I'd share the corporate cards I made for work - a shameless CASEing of Jenny's card (I did tell her I promise!)  Here's Jenny's gorgeous creation:

This is my simplified version:

I printed the sentiment directly onto the cardstock, and used an easier to die cut tree, and omitted the shadows.  I think the shadows makes Jenny's card, but as you can see from the shot below, I needed to simplify it as I made the same card 73 times.....   Here is just one of our meeting room tables covered with them - I used both our board rooms, and the whole of Reception!  Boy is mass creation easier when you have all this space to play with!

Rolling the die cutting machine almost 300 times did get a bit tiring though......   Even so I managed to get them all done in just one day.

That's the end of Christmas - I'll be back soon with some birthdays, new year and our new challenge over at St Lukes.

Happy New Year everyone - here's to a happy, healthy and crafty 2012!!!


  1. These are lovely and in real life are so much more sparkly!! I think your company cards are fabulous - so elegant, so professional!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  2. Fabulous cards..I also have these,dies but haven't used yet they certainly are useful dies


  3. Oh I so nearly missed this post Tara!!!
    Fab cards for us girls...thanks for the personal touch :)
    I love your corporate version of my silhouette card. You say simplified but it's still stunning, I can imagine you got bored of turning the crank on the die cutting machine all those turns!!!
    Thanks for sharing them.
    Jenny x

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