Friday, 23 December 2016

Thank you.

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope everything is sorted for your Christmas.  We will be spending the day with our daughter and her fiance and his parents. It will be the first one in their new house. Of course 2017 will be a big year for us with the wedding. My husband finished work yesterday. For us it is so different to last year when he had his broken wrist.

I had a little time and I decided I would make some thank you cards. I do like to say thank you for any gifts I receive. So it is good to be prepared.

These are quite tiny cards just 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm so you can get two from an A4 sheet. 

I have been saving the kitchen roll I use to mop up when I use Pixie Powders and Brushos. I had seen John Lockwood use his left over kitchen roll to make backgrounds.  From each sheet you get two as you pull the layers apart and I used Decoupage glue to glue the sheets to some white card. Once it was dry I could cut it and use it as I wanted. 

This is a little stamp from the Stampin Up set Birthday Blooms. It was stamped with black archival onto water colour card and then they were coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. 

The die came free with an issue of  Card Making & Papercraft magazine I did trim it quite a bit to suit the design. 

This will be my last post before Christmas. 

I would just like to thank all of you who visit my blog and a special thank you to those who leave comments. I do read every one. 

I would like to wish you and your families a  very HAPPY CHRISTMAS. 🌲

Hugs Jackie

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  1. These are gorgeous, Jackie. Love the decoupaged kitchen roll. You are so well prepared - I am envious, but as I say every year - it WILL be different next year!!! have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. x

  2. What a clever ides. The colours are amazing :-)

    Happy Christmas xx

  3. Beautiful card and backgrounds Jackie. Sending loads of festive cheer for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. Gorgeous background and a beautiful Thank you card too. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017.
    Linda xxx

  5. Beautiful image and background Jackie xx And a very happy Christmas to you and yours xx

  6. A lovely card Jackie, gorgeous colours and background. The flower stamp is wonderful xx

  7. Hello Jackie
    I love these little thank you cards, a great way of using your kitchen roll but also quite easily be made using scraps.
    I finally finished work today so now I can start to get ready for Christmas. Have a wonderful time with your family and best wishes for 2017.
    Crafty hugs

  8. Beautiful Thank you cards Jackie, love the backgrounds and image.
    Have A Wonderful Christmas.
    Pam x

  9. Gorgeous card Jackie, love the blue background and beautiful design.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! xx

  10. Gorgeous card Jackie - wishing you and you family a very happy Christmas and blessed New Year

  11. What wonderful Thank you card Jackie, love the background I will have to have a go at this technique. Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and peaceful New Year. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. An exciting new year coming up for you Jackie. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love the design for the thank you cards. Shabneez x

  13. Pretty Thank you the background....Happy Christmas to you and your family....Joolsx

  14. Stunning cards Jackie- I love the colours and the technique is so clever. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas. Cathy xxx

  15. That's a fab idea to reuse paper towels like this Jackie, I wonder if you can do the same with baby wipes? Gorgeous card, reminds me I need to make some thank you cards! Hugs - Debs x

  16. I love this one, great colours and technique.


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