Thursday, 29 December 2011

A bit of a craft fest

We had a lovely Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, surrounded by family. Santa was very kind with more shades of Adirondack ink, Waltzing Mouse stamps, Andy Skinner stamps and stampscapes stamps. As well as all these I received, from the lovely Lynne, some brilliant tools called perfect layers. You can find them here. I had lots of images that were waiting to be matted and layered, so I set to. They are very easy to use, so needless to say I made quite a few cards...

These first three were all stamped with Hobby art Scene-it stamps and painted with a mixture of aqua markers and distress inks. The papers were all snippets from my stash, which I spent about four hours sorting through. I have decided to donate a bag full to the Church near school, who hold 'Messy Church' art and craft events every month.I'm also sharing these with Jules Crafty Snippets Challenge - twice in a week - must be the holidays!!!
Next are a few cute ones...
A Milton Teddy from Wild Rose studios, coloured with distress inks, (Waltzing mouse sentiment and Hero Arts little flower stamp)
... 'Searching' stamp from Sugar Nellie, coloured with Aqua markers,
...and a Mo Manning (Mo's Digital Pencil ) Digi coloured with promarkers. These were all coloured during the school holidays in August and in October, and were waiting to be made into a card. Now I feel a little more in control of my craft stuff, I have had a bit of a brayering session, and I will share the results with you tomorrow. Thanks for looking!


Valerie said...

Fab cards Sally, love the scenic ones:)Glad you had a good Christmas, I got lots of crafty goodies too:)
Val x

Doreen said...

Wow that is some fest, love them

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Sally. What a fabulous bunch of cards - I especially like the first two and the last one with the girl on the swing. Sounds like you've had a great Christmas with some great prezzies to play with! Hope you have a happy 2012. Vicky x

Ruth said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas and Santa was good. These are gorgeous cards and your creativity puts me to shame - I can't even bring myself to look at my craft stuff!
Happy New year! Ruth x

Zoechaos said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and Santa was very good to you indeed. Enjoy the rest of the school hols and have fun XOXO Zoe

Jules said...

Hi Sal

I am pleased you had a lovely Christmas .. .. fancy Santa knowing you wanted all those lovely goodies .. . and exactly which ones!!! He truly is magic!! LOL!!!

You certainly have had a craft fest. What a beautiful array of creations. They are all lovely but the second and third are my favourites.

Thank you for playing along for a second time in the snippet playground this week.

Love Jules xx

craftimamma said...

These are fabulous Sally and the matting and layering is perfect so that nifty tool obviously works well.

You're definitely putting me to shame. I think my mojo is sulking because I haven't had time to craft since the beginning of December, he's now decided he's not going to play as DT deadlines loom, Eeek! ;)

Lesley Xx

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely, lovely work and I love the perfect layers, although I envy your use of a craft knife - can't use one to save my life, no matter how I try and with what I try!

Linby said...

Glad to see you got some craft time in. these are all so fab, but my fav is the next to last, I just love the composition and those flowers are a wonderful addition.
Lynn x

Lisa Jane said...

wow glad you had a wonderful Christmas .. sounds like Santa came up trumps !
You have been busy - what a fabulous selection of cards . I love the scenes
Lisa x

Tracy said...

Lots of wonderful creations, they are gorgeous, and the layering is fabulous.
Happy new year and all the best for 2012.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Di said...

Great cards Sally and no way could I pick a favourite - I love 'em all! I'm banned from using craft knives here :( Too accident prone, it's a shame as that tool looks brilliant. Happy New Year! Di xx