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Sunday, 21 November 2010

More cards...

Here's another selection of cards I made to give away as Christmas presents.  My middle sister has three kids - two boys - the eldest is a teenager, the other two not so far away - so I made some cards suitable for the kids, and some just for her. 

Well - it looks all wonky in this picture, but I think it is straight!  Hopefully suitable for a teenage boy to give to a friend.  The chipboard water drop was left over from a recent layout - everything else is obviously leftovers. 

This next card is left over Anna Griffin paper, also using the negative diecut from my recent purchase of the Tim Holtz alterations die.  I borrowed the Tattered Florals die from a person at a crop recently, and used it to use up some left over fabric .  I attached it to the card using silicone glue.  The middle of the flower is a Martha Stewart croscomia flower, with a red cosmic shimmers spray dot in the middle. 

Much the same principle with this next one below  - this time I used the keyholes also.  The patterned paper this time is K & Co's Life's Journey 6 x 6.  The variegated flower is Hero Arts. 

For this next card, I used the left over piece of paper from the Taj Mahal DCWV's stack.  Very simple additions of plain cardstock, ribbon and a gem. 

I wanted to use some of these small patterned die-cuts - slowly, slowly the numbers are dwindling.  It was lacking something until I added the small red circles around the edge to add some pop.  They were just done with a hole punch.  The background colour is actually a light blue. 

This next card was made using - again!  the left over die cut from a layout.  I struggled for ages to use it on a card, but this is the result.  A bit weird, but hopefully someone will like it!

This next card is a mix of Fancy Pants Delight scraps, Rouge de Garance blue and We R Memory Keepers "White Out".  Hopefully suitable for a teenage boy!

Very similar principle for this next card - I think the die cut paper was Junkitz, again from yonks and yonks ago.  I am just determined to use up this odds and ends of stuff that I have sitting around. 

The spotted paper was Basic Grey - either Colour me Silly, or Skateshoppe - really can't remember which.  Couldn't get much more simple, though cutting out the pattern did take a little time. 

This piece of paper in this next card has stared at me for years - and last night I decided I couldn't stand to look at it for one more moment longer.  It has made four perfectly decent cards - and this is one.  Again, I grabbed these big flowers which I attached with silicone glue and added the round message and Stickles - that was it.  I must use all my extra large flowers in this way and get rid of them! 

This penultimate card was made using some vellum stickers.  I heavily inked around the edge with distress ink.  Added a couple of paper flowers for dimension, and some stickles on top.  Very simple, and I was very pleased to get rid of one more lot of packaging!

This last card is a bit nuts!  I had a precious scrap left of Basic Grey Phoebe, which is one of my favourite collections ever.  (A friend did give me a collection pack, so actually I do have a full set which I am hoarding ..... ) I put the American Crafts rub-ons onto this mint green circle, butit didn't look right, so then I had to cast about to put something together.  Tara loved it when she saw it - it is certainly one of more eclectic cards, but I think my sister Nerida will like it, hopefully. 

Well, so that's it!  A small selection of cards I've sent away to Australia.  I will probably share more Christmas cards next, then followed by a couple of layouts as the end of the month draws near.  Thanks for visiting!  :)


  1. What a brilliant idea for a gift to give sets of crads like that. Love it Alsion and really love the variety of colours and styles you have created..xx warmest wishes Anita..xx

  2. Wow you have been busy and hopefully have made a big dent in your leftovers.

    Lovely cards - you have given me the idea to make cards for a friend who is virtually housebound and she is always reliant on friends getting cards for her. I am sure she would love a little pack of cards for Christmas.

    Karen x

  3. Love the idea of giving cards as a gift. Lovely cards too.