Christmas in August – Card Making

Hi everyone

A really quick post this morning and it is this morning. 2.40 a.m. to be precise.  We all have these moment I know.  I have had these #cards on my mind all night so I thought I would get up and write a post.

Oh no! I can’t believe it.  I have just polished off a family size bag of tomato and Onion Crisps without thinking about it!!

Anyway less of my chatter, here are the #cards I would like to share with you this morning.

FloLangleyWinterScene040I made the large background using a stencil and some green distress ink.  I then stamped the birds, using Archival Ink over the stenciling.

The darker purple colored backing paper is one I made by scanning some fabric onto the computer and then altering the color using Photoshop Elements.

I stamped my little Winter Scene Cottage onto some Coated Card Stock, using Archival Ink and then colored it in.  Ooo! nearly forgot.  When I applied my ink to the stamp, instead of patting the ink pad down onto the stamp I dragged it across.  I quite like the effects it gives.

Still can’t believe I have eaten all of those crisps!!

FloLangleyWinterScene045A1For my second #card I made the background as above. I then just stamped the little sentiment onto a scrap of card and attached it.

Stamps Used – Chocolate Baroque Turtle Doves and Snowy Scenes.

I have to say, if you are making #Christmas cards in batches to sell or for Charity, these stamps are perfect.  The images are so delicious, a great size and you really don’t need many embellishments…if any.  If you do pop over to have a look at these stamps, check out the owls.  They are sooooo gorgeous.

These definitely are my hot picks for making 2014 #Christmas Cards.

Thank you to all of my lovely friends who have kindly left comments on my last post.  They are very much appreciated.

Happy Stamping

Florence x

20 Comments

    1. Florence

      Hi Ali, They were yummy! 🙂 It’s the guilt after eating them that’s the killer! lol! Always lovely to hear from you. Thank you for calling in.
      Hugs, Florence xxx

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  1. mypapercraftworld

    Fabulous cards, Flo … love the swiped ink on the cottage scene … makes it look windswept … so perfect for a snowy, wintery image! Crisps … just the fuel you need when you’re up at that time in the morning! Anita 🙂

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    1. Florence

      Great to hear from you. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on this blog and my craft blog. I am always happy for crafty friends to share links to their blogs in the comments. I love the bags you made.
      Take care,
      Florence x

      If anyone is wondering what I am talking about do pop over and see these wonderful creations by Sartenada.

      Bags from coffee bags – so ingenious –
      http://sartenada.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/bags-from-coffee-bags-bolsas-desde-bolsas-de-cafe-sacs-a-partir-de-sacs-de-cafe-sacos-a-partir-de-sacas-de-cafe/

      Beautiful hand made bags – so pretty

      https://sartenada.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/quilted-hand-bags-and-toiletry-bags-bolsas-de-mano-y-bolsas-de-aseo-acolchadas-sacs-a-main-matelasses-et-trousses-de-toilette-matelassees/

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  2. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven

    These are fabulous Florence, I love the gorgeous scene in the first one and gorgeous backgrounds.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Marianne

    Sweet cards, Florence. I like the colors you used, too…soft wintery blues. Your cards are always lovely.

    Ohh…watch those crisp snacks…can really do a number on our girlish figures 🙂

    Blessings for creating more and munching less,

    Marianne xo

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    1. Florence

      Hi Marianne, I stopped smoking 12 months ago. I am afraid the damage has already been done….big time!!!!! Mega diet starts next week when our visitor has left. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Take care,
      Florence xx

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  4. lynne

    Those birds are so sweet and that little bit different. I love both card designs, they have a wonderful freshness to them, slightly contemporary feel.
    LOL – crisps, aren’t they pure evil!!! Tomato and onion, that is a combination I have never come across. I have a bag (okay, let me rub it in, a small 25g pack no less – shining my halo as I type!!) of mini pretzels beside me, should I or shouldn’t I succumb – okay, now that you have forced me to eat them I will say goodnight and go and have a date with some pretzels!!!
    Wishes

    Lynne

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    1. Florence

      LOL! Hey Miss you can put on an 5 kilos and it wouldn’t show. So jealous!! I hope you enjoyed your date with the pretzels!! Lovely to hear from you Lynne.
      Still giggling.
      Hugs, Flo xx

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  5. Debbie / Daqa

    Beautiful cards indeed, and I keep falling more in love with the doves. What kind of paper do you use for printing the backgrounds? I use Paint.net regulartly, also have Photoshop elements but for some parts I still like paint.net. Somehow mixing digitally creations and non-digital creations is hard for me – Either I sit behind the computer and do most of the work there, or I sit behind my desk. Alternating is hardly an option 😛 I’ve got quite a few printables and even some lovely digi’s, but I just don’t get around to printing them. Maybe I should print some in batch and put the prints between my real stamps, as I usually browse through those for inspiration.

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