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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Must be rusty!

For the last week it has been one thing or another that prevented me from getting to my craft room.  There was a card on the desk half made for nearly 10 days and by the time I finished it, the reason for making it was gone!

So I FORCED myself out the office last night, and had a fab creative time....  These cards fell into place....


This card was one I did not expect to have to make.  I had just made one for a lovely older gentleman who died and just over 3 weeks later his wife suddenly died, and this has been devastating for the family as she was a very robust, lively woman.  The card will go in the post tomorrow.  A doily coloured black, one of the new EK success flower punch flowers, and PTI die cut and PTI stamped sentiment.  The patterned paper is a small bit left over from the Handmade Hannah Christmas kit, that worked perfectly.


This card is really lovely in the hand, but hard to photograph.  I use my fav Spellbinders Die's to cut the snowflake apertures, and then layered some more white snowflake die cuts on the inside of the card and the red background is embossed. The card is simple, but very effective.  The best way to probably show you it, is to lay it flat.....



My final card tonight is one that I loved, it was super fiddly, but I was so happy with it all the way till the end, when I suddenly felt it didn't look like what I wanted it to look like. That's what I get for leaving it sitting for nearly 10 days.  It was a card made with a challenge in mind, but as I ran out of time, I can show it here!



I know I am using the same die again!!! BUT really this is the only time of year I can get to use it and OMG it just oozes fabulous!!!!!

I cut loads of the snowflakes and glued them into a 3d shape and ran a thin nylon string thru the middle and suspended it on the top of the card.  Added a few white gems and ta-daaaa!  Instant hanging snowflakes!!!  LOVE it, but not sure of the final impact...  Probably nicer in my head!


So that's it, one night's work, 1made from start to end, and 2 finished, more nights like that would be great.

Back soon with news!!!!

7 comments:

Handmade Hannah said...

Beautiful cards Michelle. I love the simplicity of the first two and the drama of the last one. I love the movement you have created with the 3d snow flakes!

Ali said...

a fab night's work, and can't wait to see your MM post tomorrow - well done!

sutty said...

Beautiful Michelle...that die is gorgeous and I love all the ways you have used it :)

Catherine said...

Three beautiful cards.

Catherine x

Elaina said...

Three love cards, well done especially on the sympathy card as they can be so difficult to get right.

Pam said...

These aer gorgeous-love the red snowflake one!!

Maria Jordan-Lloyd said...

Love the sympathy card in particular. Great idea to ink the doily black.