Sunday, 7 June 2009

A bit of an update...

It's been a while since I've updated. Have been away again running another residential course. Think it's time I get used to them. Had a brilliant time taking the children kayaking, abseiling, climbing and team building.

Anyway, here's another Christmassy Elzybells card I made. Thought it was time to get these little reindeer out again.

And for those who have been waiting to see what I made with my Stampin' Up stash, well the truth is not much. I've been playing a lot with the things but haven't actually 'made' anything. Have been playing with the wheel, practicing sponging and inking up, punching out loads of tags and seeing what fits in them etc. Anyway, I'm waffling again so here are a couple of quick makes:

Here's a simple 10cm by 10cm card where I'd been practicing inking edges. Not really sure about it. I do love how the Elzybells words fit in the label though. Being clear stamps and having the ability to build the sentence yourself is such an advantage.


Also thought it was about time to get my lace templates out and I've been waiting to use these double sided papers to create the folds. Again a small 10 by 10 card.



And here's one I stamped using my Promarkers! It's the first time I've tried it and it matches the backing card. Also think a Pink Christmas card is a bit unusual. Background embossed on the Cuttlebug.

And last but not least (as I think it's my favourite) is this simple stenciled sponge baubles. Cut some circles out on a post it note using my nesties and used the Star stamp to create a pattern using Old Olive ink. Then simply sponged the same ink over it (actually it might have been the other way round lol!!!). Then drew on some cord and stamped an elzy greeting.

9 comments:

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I like the style of your cards -- a lot of stamped cards can start to look alike, but yours have a unique style to them. I like the pink Christmas tree and the olive green "ornaments" the best. Thanks for sharing them!

Sarah B said...

wow, Pual these are amazing projects can't wait to see what you come up with when you aren't just playing around with stuff, Hugs Sarah BX

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Paul, some fabulous techniques used, love the use of the double sided paper and the stencil. Donna x

Wendy said...

Great cards Paul, sounds like you've been busy
Wendy x

Bettythebaglady said...

Paul-am loving them especially the sponged ones. Am thinking you could do lots of variations of that one. I have stash of masking magic and think gold embossing and pink sponging or silver embossing and blue sponging or what about stamping with a glue pad and glittering it after sponging......and ....and...hugs Bettyxxx
PS My nephew went on one of those away things (he is 10).He loved it. Keep up the good work

Milliesmarvels said...

Lovely cards - did not know you could stamp with Promarkers!

Jane

stampingheaven said...

Stunning creations Paul, love the SU ones very pretty.

steph said...

These are fab Paul! I love your baubles! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! x

LuLu said...

WOW . . you have been busy. Can't believe how organised you are with your Christmas cards . . I don't normally start until at least November! Have to agree with you, the last one is also my fave.

Lou
x