Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Clean and simple Christmas card using the Tim Holtz tree line die

Today I want to share a simple card with you.

I started with a square base of blue and purple card which I had coloured with Brusho crystals.

Over this I sat the negative piece of white card left after I had cut out the tree line die by Tim Holtz.

As you can see I finished with a ribbon, stamped sentiment and a silver die-cut snow flake.  This card was so easy to make, and would be ideal
 If you wanted to make as batch cards.

All for now


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Another Crazy Dog Christmas card


Here is another Christmas card using the Crazy Dog stamps by Tim Holtz, from Stampers Anonymous.

First I stamped the background with shades of silver, grey and green inks. 

 I did not have a suitable tree stamp, so used my new Tim Holtz die (tree line) to make my own stamp by cutting it out in funky foam, which I stuck to a wooden block.

After stamping the trees I mounted the background  onto a green mat, then onto a white card base.  I stamped the two dogs and hats, cut them out, then coloured them with Promarkers .  I used colours to tone with the background.

I created the sentiment on my computer, then finished with a white bow.

I am pleased with the end result, hope you like it


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Crazy Dog Christmas card


Today I want to share a Christmas card card I made using the Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps (Stampers Anonymous)  and matching dies (Sizzix) .

I also used another Tim Holtz die, by Sizzix, called on the edge tree. I cut several layers for effect.

I won't go into details as the card speaks for itself,  I hope it inspires you to try something similar.

All for now


Monday, 14 November 2016

Crazy Bird Christmas card


Today I want to share a Christmas card featuring a Crazy bird image by Tim Holtz.

I stamped the bird before cutting it out then colouring with Promarkers.   I layered red, checked and gold card and sat the bird on the gold ring to look as if he is swinging.

I added a stamped sentiment and some foliage which was cut with a Sue Wilson die.

Quite simple yet effective don't you think?


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Believe in the magic of Christmas -Crazy Bird style

Hello all

Today I want to show you one of my Christmas cards.

I stamped two of Tim Holtz's Crazy birds onto craft card, coloured them with Promarkers, then once I had stamped the background, I glued the birds onto it - keeping all the colours quite muted.

The hats were cut from a Marian die (gingerbread family) and I used fluffy stuff to give the impression of fur (from Joanna Sheen) on the hats.

These birds are so versatile I am considering buying the smaller versions which are now available.  Perhaps I will put them on my Christmas list.

Hope you like it