Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Christmas cards nos: 49 and 50 (2015)

I have had a few days forced rest after a deep cortisone injection into my spine  so I have been able to legitimately rest on the sofa and make cards. Perhaps a good thing for both the back and my supply of cards!!
First here is card no 49.  This was made using an drawn outline I found on the net somewhere.  I couldn't find to whom I should credit but if someone recognises please let me know.  I have changed the design by at least 30% and also changed it to a Christmas card using my own poinsettias and a script from Anne Quinn.  I love her fonts.

The second card (No: 50) I am going to show is  Bling Bling over the top and I enjoyed sticking every crystal on by hand!!

The card shape and border design came from Wendy Walters - in the pack I recently purchased from her.  The centre panel in her design was a beautifully coloured spray of Thistles but I used a holly image from a recently purchased Siesta Grid.  I coloured the holly on the back with pencil and spreading medium and put some dry pencil on the front for finer details.  Unusual choice of pale blue against the holly for the backing I admit but together with the staggered white mats it seems to go.
I then went to town and used a whole sheet of pale blue gems.
Off to Parchment Workshop this afternoon (at The Art of Craft) so how much work and how much spending done will depend on my back - but I know I need some pale blue gems.


  1. Totally gorgeous work, I love the first one, I think I could do that gorgeous design, simple but very effective.
    I also love Anne's designs I have a few of her patterns now I really must try and do one soon.
    I hope that your spine will soon feel better and you can rest as much as possible to let the injections work

  2. Both cards are wonderful Carol I'm not a bling person but I love the centre of the second card the holly is beautiful and the bling sets it off beautifully

  3. Carol these cards are stunning, as always. I love the bling, they are perfect for the card and well worth the trouble. I hope your back is getting better. Michelle x


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