Friday, 2 January 2009

Christmas Left Overs - Not More Turkey!


In the final run up to Christmas I made some cards using Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas CD. As I was in a hurry at the last minute I didn't mess about printing only the bits I wanted, so this left me with some pages of partly used toppers and bits and bobs of co-ordinated backing papers piling up in my craft room. It seemed like a good idea to use them up and get a head start on my cards for 2009. In fact I have promised myself faithfully that for Christmas 2009 I will be ready with plenty of cards made well before any deadlines for mailing them out come around. That way it won't matter if my mojo does it's now annual trick of heading off to warmer climes for a December vacation leaving me stuck at home with no creativity! Anyhow here are a couple of cards made with my "leftovers".

For the first card I simply added red and green Stickles Glitter glue to the Poinsettia and also traced the sentiment with gold Stickles. The image and the co-ordinating backing papers were matted and layered onto gold foil card and I added a pretty bow as a finishing touch.

For the second I matted and layerd the image and backing paper onto dark blue card and, using my favorite Stardust Stickles, added lots of sparkle to the snowy scene in the main image and traced a fine line of glitter round the edges of the mats. The sentiment is a silver peel-off sticker. I still have more unused bits - seems a shame to waste them so if I find I am still in Christmas mode I may put together a few more cards in the next few days.

10 comments:

  1. These are great Phree. What a lovely start to your collection for 2009.

    I'm hoping my mojo returns after I get all my Christmas deccies put away this weekend 'cos at the moment I just can't get going.

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  2. Lovely cards Phree. May take a leaf out of your book and start early this year.

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  3. Those are absolutley stunning and elegant all rolled into one. I love them both! Hope your New Year is Happy and Healthy!! and that you are feeling much better!

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  4. These are two great cards to start off the New Year.I seem to be stuck in Christmas mode. Having trouble coming up with anything else so I now have 5 cards ready for next year.
    Hope you have a Great New Year.
    Beryl xx

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  5. I love the cards you create. They are all works of art, so I've awarded you the Kreativ Blogger award on my blog. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  6. What lovely bright cards. And what a great way to extend the season. Wishing you a very productive 2009 and more power to your mojo!

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  7. Oh Phree...I thought I was out of the Christmas mood...but these lovely cards have put me back in it! I might take a lesson from you and try to make a few each month during the year so I too will be ready 2009 Christmas time! Happy New Year!

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  8. These both are so so elegant and stunning looking.....So Pretty!!!!!

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  9. Brilliant left-overs and you'll be so glad of these later in the year!

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  10. Stunning cards, very effective. X Fab

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