Saturday, 10 May 2014

Christmas has come Early

Evening Everyone
I hope that you have all been having a fun filled Saturday, I have been doing a bit of tidying up and sorting out.
When I went to stay at SirStampalot in March, my suitcase was bulging with boxes of cards that I had made since my previous visit. I take them with me when I go so that the Guys get the chance to photograph them for the shop Gallery.
Because there are so many I leave them up there and then Janice and Andy very kindly send them back by courier when they have finished with them.
They have obviously been very busy because my parcel finally arrived on Friday. Well there were lots of cards to be photographed.
At least half the cards were for Christmas, so as I have only managed to make a couple of Christmas cards in March and April I thought that I would share a few of the ones from my parcel tonight.
They are all made using background paper that I created using my embossing folders, Versamark ink and Pearlex powder.
I love this technique, it is so easy to do and makes the most fabulous background papers just right for Christmas cards.
I watched Sheena on TV recently and she used Glycerin and a brayer for this technique, so I must give that a try, I have already purchased my Glycerin lol.
All of the main images on these cards are from my bits box, and although most of them have been stamped, embossed and/or coloured by me,
a couple of pre-coloured toppers did sneak their way in.
By the way thank you to everyone who left me messages about the problems my friend Sylvie has been  having with her blog.
She has abandoned the original site and set up a new blog all by herself, so please stop by and show her some love. She has a couple of fabulous cards on there and I am sure that there will be plenty more in the very near future.
I think that I will enter these into the Let it Shine challenge over at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  because the mica powders do shine, and also her Anything Goes Monthly challenge.
Off to bed now.
Hugs Kimx


  1. Beautiful cards Kim but please, Christmas!! I do love that embossing folder it really makes a lovely background, so quick and easy.

  2. Lovely cards - my big plan for this year was going to try to do some Xmas cards each month so I didn't end up in a panic in December, and like all my plans, it crashed and burned! What did Sheena do with the glycerin? I have lots left from the faux leather experiment and it would be useful to use some up!

    1. Hi J, she brayered the glycerin onto her embossing folder before butting it through the machine and then used it like versamark to add embossing powder to the card. Does that make any sense?? I need to look up faux leather now lol.
      hugs Kimx

  3. These are AMAZING. I LOVE the gorgeous colors and texture. They are fabulous. LOVE them all! HUGS! Mynn xx

  4. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see you again soon x

  6. Great cards - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.

    Helen x


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Hugs Kimx