Friday, December 25, 2015

Handmade Cards of Joy, Love, Hope and Peace


Dear Readers,

I must confess I have been in a crafting funk for the past 2 weeks or so and so it was a great pleasure to sit down today and make some simple cards to give out to my beautiful neighbours.



Because we live by the ocean, I used this anchor die I recently acquired and thought it added a lovely non-traditional touch to this blue and silver colour scheme.


I used the same stamp in all the cards- Kaisercraft's Holly Jolly.
I stamped the centime "Joy- Love-Hope-Peace" using clear Versamark and then heat embossed it with embossing powder.

I asked my 12 year old son what he thought and he said it needed more colour so I added a little more red and blue to produce a slightly different looking card.


For the next card, I used red and blue papers and layered them up with some burlap to achieve such a classic looking nautical theme card.
Love the frayed fringing <3


For the final 2 cards, I used traditional green and red Xmas colours from Heidi Swapp to come up with these 2 beauties.




It feels good to be crafting again!!

Merry Holidays to you all and here's hoping 2016 is a great one for all of us.

xxAmiraInOz



12 Tags of 2015- December Tag

Dear Crafty Readers,

I am SO sorry for my recent lapse in blogging. Full time work, running after children and keeping up with a house that refuses to clean itself has gotten the best of me so please forgive me.

Its Xmas Day and I had time to sit down and "whip up" my December Tag for my 12 Tags of 2015 Swap. So here goes:

This is Tim's Tag:


I really enjoyed this technique because I got to use stencil and spray ink on burlap and then piece together a wreath using branch and leaf punches. This was so much fun!!

Here is the one I made for my swap partner (Sarah don't look!)


And here is one I made for myself. Sorry! 
Fairy girl through and through!!


Also loved making a paper bow using my Envelop Punch Board.
Have you made one before?
I found the tutorial here.

Thanks for looking.
xxAmiraInOz