Wednesday, 18 May 2016

More Christmas in May

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? The weather has been a bit hit and miss round here. Yesterday we had a treat, there was an offer on Travel Zoo to see Guys and Dolls at the Mayflower theatre at a bargain price. It was a fantastic show we thoroughly enjoyed it. We are so lucky to live so close to such a good theatre.

On Monday I had a crafty session and I wasn't sure what to make. I was going through my Christmas stash ( yes it is separate to the rest of my stash) and I came across some laser cut card blanks that I hadn't successfully used before.

The ivy leaves are cut into the card blank they are just so pretty. I put some green card behind to make the leaves look green. The finished card measure 8" x 8". 

The image and the sentiment came from the Every Blessing stamp set by Stampin Up. They were stamped with black archival ink. I used a mask to ink over the image. 

I made a smaller card  using the same idea. I used a pen to outline the square I inked to give it some definition. The template I used for the inking it one I made last year to fit this size of card. I am so pleased I kept it. I think I will be making some more of these. These cards are just 6" x 6" and they are flat which makes them ideal for posting. 

It was a good session. Altogether I made four Christmas card (two of each design) and two other cards I needed to make. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


  1. Two beautiful Christmas cards Jackie, love the ivy frame x

  2. The perfect image Jackie and two beautiful cards :-)

  3. a gorgeous and beautiful card Jackie.
    Gr Karin

  4. Fabulous card Jackie, love the laser cut card and gorgeous stamping. Hugs ~Jennifer xx

  5. Brilliant Christmas cards Jackie. The laser cut cards really show off the lovely stamped centre.
    Crafty hugs

  6. These are gorgeous cards Jackie, I have made 4 Christmas cards today! I am way behind this year.
    Linda xxx

  7. Such a fabulous festive card Jackie. Lovely design and detail.

  8. Gorgeous card Jackie, I love the soft colors you have used 😊 Xxx

  9. You and I are obviously very alike Xmas stash are separate from the rest too...makes perfect sense to me lol. A great card. Fab design x

  10. Lovely idea with the green behind the ivy, gorgeous. Hugs xx

  11. Well you have successfully created a stunning card this time.

  12. Beautiful Christmas cards Jackie, love the silhouette image on both cards.
    Pam x

  13. These are beautiful Jackie, I like the ivy
    Kevin xx

  14. Fabulous Christmas cards Jackie. I love the effect of the ivy border card xx

  15. Beautiful Christmas card how you framed the image....Joolsx

  16. Gorgeous Christmas cards. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  17. These are really great! You know how hard it is to make 1 layer card?!? that makes these allt he more impressive


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