Sunday, 20 December 2015

A little Christmas Inspiration

Hands up how many of you are ready for Christmas. You'll notice my arm forlornly by my side.  Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without those last minute panics for us mums! It all works out and every year things are done in time, hope I'm not becoming complacent!

If you still have cards to make here are some super easy makes.

My first card uses an image from one of the Graphic 45 "A Christmas Carol" papers: "Scrooge & Marley". I cut out around the sign, inked with distress ink then used glossy accent on the sign.  
The background paper is from the Kaisercraft "Holy Night" paper pad.
Poinsettia (also with Glossy Accents), acetate corner and Holly is from K&Co. 
The card is finished with a few pearls.

My second card is again using background paper from the Kaisercraft "Holy Night" paper pad. This time a beautiful gold foiled design.  From the same pad I also got the "We wish you a merry christmas" sentiment, which I glossed with Glossy Accents.
Holly and Poinsettia are K&Co. 
I cut out another image from the Graphic 45 "A Christmas Carol" "Scrooge & Marley" paper, this time the open pages of A Christmas Carol. I inked it with distress ink the used glossy accent on the "A".
The little Christmas angel has been inked with red distress ink and then highlighted with metallic gold. I used Glossy Accents on everything  on the image to really bring it to life and dotted the snow with Liquid Pearls.

Inside the card. Sentiment is a Kaisercraft rub-on. A little poinsettia adorn the top of the sentiment, which has been cut with Spellbinders dies. That beautiful gold foiled paper again from the Kaisercraft pad.

My third card uses yet another image from the Graphic 45 "A Christmas Carol""Scrooge & Marley" paper, see how versatile it is?   I cut it out and used Glossy Accent on the flowers. the dots around the edge were emphasised with red Stickles. I took an image from another sheet from the Graphic 45 "A Christmas Carol" collection, called "Figgy Pudding" and cut out the sentiment and the flowers. After inking the edges of the sentiment, it was layered on the first image using foam tape to lift it off the card. I again used Glossy Accents on the flowers.
The two stamps are from the "Scrooge & Marley" paper.

Background paper is another design from  the Kaisercraft "Holy Night" paper pad.
Poinsettia is K&Co. This was again glossed with Glossy Accents
The card is finished with a few pearls

I used yet another sheet of paper from Graphic 45 "A Christmas Carol for an ATC project for our forum. Our monthly ATC swap was themed "Christmas" and I cut out images from the paper "Seasonal Sentiments" for my three cards. If you would like to join our monthly swaps we would love to see you there (sorry but the swaps are UK only).


I must just shout about the latest products to land at the Charmed door, namely the fabulous "Children's Story" from Graphic 45. This is a calendar collection at heart but it is so much more. Use for card making, scrapbooking and other paper products. The calendar pages themselves are housed in the paper pads this time, with coordinating designs available in both single sheets and pads. Pop over and take a look.

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