Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone ! It has been quite a while again since my last post , and I hope you are all doing fine . Winter is settling in and I've been especially busy making cards from the wonder full Victorian Christmas CD  I bought from Joanna Sheen's web shop as I mentioned earlier .  I would like to share them now with you . This is really Winter Wonderland !

But I must warn you , this is picture heavy . Here we go : Since my style is 3D cutting I printed the layouts  two or three times . This leaves me with bigger or smaller images that  I can use for another card or tags . I found  that copying to Word left me with less quality of pictures , so I decided to work this way .


I almost always used the backgrounds of the CD , but here I used an embossed piece and combined it with a leftover piece .

This is the inside , every card has a little gift tag  a little gift tag . Sometimes on the front or as here hidden on the inside .

I cut  a border into smaller pieces to decorate this card and adhered some rhinestones .

There are such pretty backgrounds to play with :

So sorry, some of my pictures are not so good .
Again a small tag inside .

I love this gorgeous picture ! ..........Well I love them all !!!  I really didn't know where to start with . 

You would jump right  into  it , wouldn't you ?

I decorated the corners of this card with leftover paper from a border I cut for something else . It was still on my desk and nearly fell on my card , and so there where my embellishments !

The twine scalloped nestie is made from old sacks of potatoes I got from friends that used to have a little store . I found them in my cellar , washed and cut them up for usable parts .......

Here I chose for the detail on the outside and...

.....the whole scene is found on the inside .

It unfolds like this ....

For this card I stamped a Christal border in  dark blue  and embossed and matted a piece of card stock for the lovely picture .

I also stamped the inside .and adhered the the tag with a ribbon .

This card opens two ways .

This window cutting die is so much fun to work with !  I embossed the background .

Well , I hope winter won't be to cruel on you , where ever you live ! As for me , it cannot be gone too soon  ! I love winter only on paper !

Take care ,


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The astonishing colors of autumn

Hello everyone, summer has past away .  August brought us tons of rain , but September was very mild . Since I am home bound , as I am disabled to walk or sit  down ,  I enjoyed that month laying down on my terrace surrounded by my lovely garden , my two cats..... and making cards using the beautiful colors of fall . And I am still awaitin' for new roofs for my kitchen and terrace as in June all of that was destroyed by a pretty mean hail storm . I do hope it will be fixed before winter sets in !

So I'd like to share my cards  with you :

For this card I used a 3D decoupage sheet and some new bought dies .

 This card is made of a recycled image of this years calendar . As it is a week -calendar it has 4 the same images, perfect for decoupage .

 The stamp says :

 Stand still for a while and dream away .
Listen to the voice of nature and hear how this speaks to our heart so we can forget our worries for awhile .

No fall without pumpkin and sunflowers :

 As you can see I struggled with my stamp ,  it should have been under the cage of course (but  it is not easy to make cards laying down )but I decided to post it anyway .

I also made some winter cards using the paper craft CD-ROM  again from Joanna Sheen  : Victorian christmas   . It mat not always be visible , but I  used glittersnow on all cards .                                                                                                  

This is such a gorgeous CD to work with ! enormous amount of toppers , 3d sheets , great backgrounds , lovely tags and even matching envelopes ! all printable at different sizes .
I will have some others to share with you next time.
in the mean time , take care ,

Hugs, Rosa