Thursday, 9 September 2010

Hi All.....
Hope everyone is good ..Well Christmas is sneaking up on us again and i'm thinking that it is time to start thinking of the cards i want to make . Last year was my 1st year making my Christmas cards and i choose the window box cards ( they are on a earlier post ) that i had seen Sheena Douglas make on the Create and Craft TV channel . I love watching Sheena Douglas , she makes the most brilliant of cards and i find her a big source of inspiration ! She also design's many of the U-Mount stamps which are fanstastic to work with , if you ever need inspiration then watch her on the Create and Craft TV Channel or check out her blog . My other fav ones for inspiration and to watch are Barbara Grey ( Clarity Stamps ) and Sue Wilson ( Creative Expression ) . I have seen some lovely Digi Christmas Stamps and i have just bought another set of U-Mount stamps one of their Christmas Selection , i have about 3-4 other sets already and other sets as well , i love working with these stamps ... The images on my Christmas window box cards are all from the Christmas U-Mount sets ....
Anyhow today i'm adding a birthday card that i made for my sister Terena .... I choose to do a easel card and i used a digi image from Whoopsi Daisy ( there is a shop and also a Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog ) i may take the plunge and enter this card on the challenge blog , have never entered a challenge before , 1 cause i didnt think my cards were good enough and 2 i also didnt know how to , but i found a site Crafty Cardmakers that gives some good info on doing it so i'm going to give it a try , they are also a site for new and inexperienced crafter's and also explains some 'how to do' info for your blog , very helpful if your new to all this blog-land stuff !!
Right back to the card . I coloured the image in with my Cosmic Shimmer watercolour
paints and added some Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles , cut it out using my spellbinders and then i went around the edge with some Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue and then dipped it into some glitter , which comes from the Debbie Moore site ( another good site to
go visit , lovely stuff and very reasonable prices ! . ) i then layered this onto some glitter card .
The card itself was made using some lilac card as the base then i layered it with some silver card and the top layer i found a beautiful purple card in my stash with swirls and flourish's which i used . I used some gems in the corner and added some sentiments matting in the same way . For the flowers . I have found some brilliant shops which sells the most beautiful and reasonable priced flowers . To the flowers i added some glitter to give it a bit more of the wow factor , a white spray with some beads . Finished it off with a ribbon .
Now for the finish . I came across a site Sam Cards whilst looking for info on making box's for cards . i bought the download for making box's , i think there are templates for making 3 different sizes . I used the biggest size ( you get all the sizes in the download ) . On one side you have the box markings which i printed out on white card and then i turned the card over and the other side printed out a lovely purple and gold backing paper . The result was this .

Well i hope you like the finished result , my sister was thrilled with it !! Phew i think i need a cup of coffee now after all this lol ....
Wishing everybody a wonderful and week ...Take care ...until next and hugs Melita xx


  1. Your card box turned out amazing Melita! And that card is beautiful. Hope you are feeling better with to cooler weather. Take care my friend.

    Victoria ♥♥♥

  2. That's just gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us in the spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  3. This is gorgeous no wonder your sister loved it. Thanks for joining us at CCM this week.

    Kat x

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