Sunday, December 11, 2011

Seasons Greetings

Hello everyone, I have a couple of cards to show you today, and yippee!! only a few more christmas cards to go! I am entering my cards into the following challenges: Creative Card Crew has a theme of tis the season, Papertake has a theme of anything goes, Simon Says has a photo inspiration - I have chosen the image with the poinsettia, and finally Stamptacular Challenge 142 has a theme of christmas glitz.

The first one is made using stamps from my Waltzingmouse very vintage christmas set..... I cut out a circle with a nestie, while is was still in the die I sponged the card with antique linen distress ink then stamped some snowflakes, finally I stamped my sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink. The DP is from basic grey and I made the poinsettia using marianne creatables dies..... I cut the first layer of my flower from red card then I sponged it with fired brick distress ink while it was still in the die, I repeated it again with red then once again with green card. I then shaped each of the layers using a ball tool and a mouse mat and then I glued them all together. The centre was cut with black card, shaped and popped in the middle. Finally, I added some swirls cut from a marianne creatables die, some ribbon and jewels.

For my second card I used the same layout.....I worked well with my first one so I thought why not!!! I used a frame from my Waltzingmouse vintage labels four set, stamped it with memento then coloured it using a copic marker, finally I used a sentiment from the very vintage christmas set. I made the spirelli using bakers twine and a scalloped circle, and I added a button and a heart shaped jewel to the centre. I finished off with some die cut swirls, ribbon and jewels.

Finally, I have a bit of a of my jewellery sets made it onto the front page of Etsy yesterday, I was so chuffed!!

Card/Paper: White, cream, kraft, pink card. Basic grey
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very vintage christmas, vintage labels 4
Colouring: Distress ink - fired brick, peeled paint, antique linen. Copic - R81
Embellishments: Button, jewels, ribbon
Tools: Nesties, sewing machine, marianne dies
Thanks for looking x


  1. OMG these are simply gorgeous Liza ! Love the DP's and the poinsettia looks stunning ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  2. These are really beautiful Christmas cards Liza. hugs Sharon

  3. Both of you cards are absolutely stunning. Love the spirelli...Not sure I spelled that right, but you know the thread wrapping.

  4. OMG Liza!!!!! These cards are absolutly stunning!!! Love the colours on both of them, and your stiching is so pretty! Havea fantastic sunday evening! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  5. These are both gorgeous cards Liza!!
    Hugs Kristel

  6. Liza your cards are stunning, fab LO, beautiful snowflake and I love that BG paper :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our photo inspiration challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. Beautiful card! Love the poinsettia embelishment! Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew!
    Hugs, Ani

  8. Gorgeous Christmas cards love the images and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
    Angie x

  9. What a pretty card ;o)
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges ...

  10. OMG such pretty Christmas card. I particularly love the flower theme on both of them. Those swirls and sewing makes the perfect topper for these cards. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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Liza x