Thursday, 2 December 2010

Christmas Cards - Traditional and Modern

First the modern one. This image came in a batch from Di (again!). I love the little pengi on the card, and used some of the items from the craft course we went on to make this once I'd got home.

For the first time ever, I used a Martha Stewart punch, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it....!!! They are so easy to use and cut perfectly every time, so easy to line up and for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome, it's a doddle!!!!! Not many times can I say that about punches.

This is a more traditional image, with matching backing papers. I really must try to get some more backing papers in the sale when they come up. These ones are just lovely and there are so many designs to match each image you can come up with.
This is a Penny Black image and is just right for Mum's! Mine loves images like this, and it's just a white organza ribbon added and it's done.
Be careful with the Stickles glues thought, if you get ANY on the coloured part of your image, it will dry and spread that colour in it. There speaks the voice of experience!


Di said...

#OMG, have just lost yet another comment on these! Anyhow, they are super Karen! I think it's a mixture of your verification that's causing me a problem and my own dippiness!! Di x

Elizabeth said...

These are lovely, Karen! I'm envious of your talent. :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the compliments ladies! I'm evolving over time with new ideas. At the moment I have more ideas than my little brain can cope with!

Dorcas said...

Such a cute polar bear!
I love your sweet white cat on your sidebar, He reminds me of a precious cat I used to own named Ayo.

Karen said...

Welcome Dorcas!
Thanks for the compliment! The little cat, is my Bertie, who died in 2009. My sweet little man who I miss every day. I had to share him with the world on my cardmaking blog.
Thanks, Karen