Thursday, 5 July 2012



This is my second post of the day, please scroll down for my CASE Study post :)

I am DETERMINED to get a head start on Christmas cards this year!  Last year I was fully intending to do the same but then all of a sudden it was December - doh!  Well, as it's July already (can you even believe that, where did the last six months go?!) I thought I'd better get cracking.  I have a mojo packed day today which was a nice surprise!

Here are todays efforts;

For this card I tried to channel my inner Becca!  Becca always finds new and imaginitive ways to use dies - what this gal can't come up with is nobody's business!  Anyway, as I don't have the Spellbinders Heirloom 2010 dies, I cut out the Labels 24 die and sliced two of the corners off and joined them together to make a template of my own.  (Ok, so I'm not very good at explaining these things, if anyone really wants to know how I did it then just email me and I'll endeavour to elaborate, possibly with the aid of photographs!)  I then cut six of these and using a technique I saw on Becca's blog, I made this ornament.  (An extremely simplified version I might add!)

The colours, surprise surprise, look better in real life, but you get the idea :)

Ok, here's card number two;

This is a nice simple one using a stitching technique me and my Mum used to do to make pictures when I was little :)

And my final card of the day;

Kinda similar layout to the first one, but with a little window cut out for the snowflake to flutter in the breeze :)

Thanks for stopping by and an extra thank you to anyone who just read all my waffle - you are true fans!  :)

Joyeux Noel
Card:     Paper Mill Direct - White, Forest Green, Pillar Box Red, Dark Brown, Ivory Linen; Gold
              Mirror card
Stamps: Verve - Glad Tidings; Waltzingmouse - Flourish and Scallops
Ink:       Versacolor - Gold, Brown
Other:    Spellbinders Labels 18; Embossing folder; Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold embossing powder; pearls

Winter Wishes
Card:     Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Sky Blue, Silver mirror card
Stamps: Verve - Glad Tidings
Ink:        Versacolor - Lapis Lazuli
Other:    Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop; Papermania clear embossing powder; blue thread; pearls;
              square rhinestone

Merry Christmas
Card:     Paper Mill Direct - White, Forest Green
Stamps: Penny Black - Crystalline; Verve - Glad Tidings
Ink:        Versacolor - Gold; SU! Black
Other:    Spellbinders Labels 18; Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold embossing powder; Crafty Ribbons - Cream
              seam binding; red ribbon; pearls


  1. Love all of these designs - but especially the first one! M x

  2. oh Sian, you have have pulled out all the stops, I am in love with your second card, so pretty!!! If you want to get a head start on christmas you should check out the 52CCT christmas blog, they have a new christmas challenge every week, I really have to get back into making mine too!
    Kelly xx

  3. Your 3D ornament and string art tree are fabulous!! Way to et a jump on Christmas cards. I can't even think of that yet as summer has just arrived and we never had spring! Thanks for popping by my blog today :)

  4. Well done you, I always say I'm going to start my Christmas cards early and before you know it, hello july....
    These are fantastic, love the stitched Christmas tree!

  5. all the cards look fabulous Sian! Glad you have a jar full of mojo :)


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