Monday, 28 March 2011

Christmas in Springtime...

Hello!! :)

Just a quick post for you today to share another couple of last year’s Christmas cards that I didn’t get around to blogging at the time!! As I was frantically trying- and failing :S – to get all my Xmas cards made last year, I was full of the panic-induced determination to just keep making them all through the year in order to avoid a repeat performance next December... but so far- yup, you guessed it- I haven’t made a one!! :S Ooops!!lol But terribly predictable for me, I’m afraid... maybe if I keep looking through  the pics of last year it'll reawaken the enthusiasm... ?!lol

Anyway, here they are:


 These are made with some gifted images from a lovely friend so I don’t know the names of the stamps and am not even sure of the designer/manufacturer- though I suspect that may be Rachelle Anne Miller?! Whoever they’re by though, they are very, very sweet and I really enjoyed using them!! :) 



I coloured the first image with Promarkers- can’t remember the colours anymore, which is a shame as I like some of the combinations!!lol- and added a few touches with my- at the time very new- Prismacolor Pencils. The second is all with Prismas. Then I added them to the base cards which I had run through my ’bug in the C’bug Snowflakes embossing folder and then inked with DIs- looking at the pics, I think it would have been Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord, two of my fav DI colours :) I then spritzed over the whole front- masking the un-embossed bottom bit for the greeting- with Perfect Pearls Shimmer Mist in Pearl :)



 A little bit of Sakura Clear Stardust and some Crystal Stickles gave a bit more sparkle to the images :)
 


The greeting is repeat stamping of a clear stamp from a Daisy and Dandelion Christmas set in Stormy Sky and Broken China the drawn over with Clear Stardust :)

So, I hope you’re all well and had a good weekend!! :) We’re enjoying some surprise sunshine here- even nicer when it comes as an unexpected bonus, isn’t it?! :) Thanks for popping by and to those who left comments on my recent posts- very much appreciated!! :)


hugs,

8 comments:

Vicky said...

They are both gorgeous hun...love the images and great embossing too...

hugs Vicky xx

Kristel said...

Those are beautiful cards Rachel! Looks great!
Hugs Kristel

coops said...

gorgeous cards rachel.i love the sweet images and your embossing and sparkle is fab :D

xx coops xx

AliKat said...

Hi Rachel...Hope you`re well? Love the cards...I know what you mean,I`ve made a few xmas cards but not as many as I`d hoped (were does all the time go!!!) we all know Christmas creeps up on us and before you know it we`re rushing to make some,lol.Hope you find your Xmas mojo soon...Ali xx

Mary J said...

Hello Rachel - I'm glad you found my blog! These are fabby Xmas cards - I love how you've inked them up and really emphasised the embossing - pure genius!

Rachael said...

Aaah soo cute! Love the background and all the sparkle :)
Rach xxx

Delphine said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Rachel! The RAM images are absolutely adorable, the embossing looks fab and I love all the sparkle! Thank you very much for lovely comment and for follonwing me. I have to say your cards are fantastic too, and I loved your "Time flies" card entered at Cupcake and the one with the 3 squares and butterflies, which I remember watching for a very long time! Enjoy the rest of your evening and thank you very much again! Hugs Delphine xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh these are gorgeous honey! Elaine-xxx-

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