Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I truly love everything about this card. It is on its way to my cousin who lives in the UK. I received her Christmas card the other day, which I always look forward to, as the English cards are so lovely with the winter scenes. Unfortunately she has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. I couldn't believe what I was reading when she told us, but I knew I had to make a very special card to send to her, to bring us closer together than the thousands of miles that separate us, and to give her a few minutes reprieve from the worry she must be having when she receives this, along with a special little gift.
Another cased card from Chat at Me, My stamps and I, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I replaced the covered button with a brad from the SU antique brads selection. The DSP across the bottom was from a little pad I have called Queen Bee. It is 6" x 6" and has a selection of 30 sheets, one of each design.
Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful Christmas, with much laughter and happiness and best wishes for a safe, very healthy and prosperous 2011!
Kind regards, Ann
The first three cards use the SU set called 'Just Believe'. It is a gorgeous set, which has become one of my favourites, and has so many possibilities for its use. I got the ideas for these cards by purchasing a kit from one of my favourite stampers, namely Chat Wszelaki. It was the October 2010 Kit Tutorial available on her website.
This one was created quickly with the Elegant Lines embossing folder and the Beautiful Wings embosslits Dies, I just love these and the SU ones gives such a deep and crisp image. The die comes with 5 differently sized butterflies, 4 embossed and one left plain. The blue mounting piece behind the 'happy birthday' image is a sizzlit from the 'lots of tags' pack.
These little 3" x 3" cards are from another favourite card maker Stampin-Style with Mike. Here you will find all the info to case them if you wish. I just love mini cards and feel they can give just as much pleasure as a larger card. These mini's also use another little addition to my card resources, namely the 'movers and shapers die cutting system'. I haven't played with it much, except to make these cards, but can see again a lot of possibilities.