Saturday, 6 December 2008

Been a busy little bee!

My first card is for My Time to Craft and my talented friend Becky has designed a sketch for us this week. I have to say I think this is one of my favourite christmas cards that I have made this year! The mirri paper is so shiny you can actually see me in it!! It came from the Paper Mill shop and yes it is paper, I don't think I got enough! It's a strip of sticky ribbon accross the top which is leather look, the patterned paper is Anita's as is the greeting and the image is my Serendipity snowman from Joanna Sheen, this stamp has done me well!!!Over at Stamp Something we are asked to make 'snow somethings' so yep it's my snowman again! I've made a whole batch of these cards, simply stamped the image straight onto the card, then glittered it with Glitz It Sparkles (like stickles I think) I've used the clear, silver and black glitters, it's such a shame the camera doesn't pick this up, as all of these monochrome cards sparkle like anything and look so much nicer in real life!
these are also snow something cards and have again been highly glittered but I couldn't get a very good picture of these ones.
Then we have my entry for Sketch Saturday, a nice easy one, and luckily I had this little image painted and ready to use, he does have a lovely red breast which unfortunately has been tamed down by the flash of the camera!
and finally my snowman is back yet again! These 2 cards are my entry for th Secret Crafter challenge which is Embossing-dry or heat. Without knowing the challenge I thought I would have a go at embossing the image in silver stamped directly onto black card, they have turned out ok. But I have done very little embossing and had quite a few stray speckles of the powders which have spoilt it a bit.I've also been making some snowman soup, but am yet to finish them so will show them at a later time. I think I've given you enough to look at for a couple of days!!
We are getting the christmas decs down tomorrow so doubt I'll get on.

18 comments:

Jill said...

ohh Joanne you have been busy, I love the snowman stamp it's gorgeous and I love it stamped in black and the embossed version in silver, they are all gorgeous thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

Debsydoo said...

Lovely cards Joanne, really love the black and white/silver snowmen, something different. In fact I love them all lol.

hugs Debs x

Jane Carroll said...

very classy cards joanne

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Sue said...

Hi Joanne, i love all your cards they are gorgeous and such a lovely snowman.Thanks for joining us at scsc:)

sue
xx

Mee said...

WOW you have been busy!! All great stuff, thanks for joining in with Becky's great sketch over at MTTC :o) Jo x

Dawn said...

I just love B&W these cards are fantastic - great detail and stamping!

Erin... said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the snowmen! Thanks for playing along!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Joanne, love them all. Hugs Nikki x

Lisa said...

Hi Joanne, Have just found your blog and your cards are fantastic. I live in Norfolk and noticed that you also live here. I only have one blogging "friend" from Norfolk (there doesn't seem to be many lol!) so have added you to my blog list if okay with you. x

Simone said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the cute snowman stamp you have used! Really fantastic!
Simone

cats whiskers said...

Wow Joanne you have been busy, I might pinch your black and white and silver idea, they all look so stunning and classy
Hugs Jacqui x

Bev said...

Fabulous cards Joanne. The snowman one is just stunning!

hugs Bev x

Jeanette said...

Your cards are all so fabulous! You've been busy! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! Hugs Jeanette

Lesley said...

Lovely cards, thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Becky said...

Oh wow Joanne! the card you've used using the sketch is amazing, no wonder it's your fave!! Loving all your cards, they're gorgeous!! Well done you!!
Love Becky xx

Sandra said...

Lots of lovely cards... a real feast for the eyes.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Secret Crafter said...

Very effective with the silver on black. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining in with the SCSC challenge. Wendy

Mel said...

love all these cards aswell....