Friday, May 30, 2014

Christmas 2013 cards

In an effort to get all my backlog of cards posted, here are the ones I made for family members for Christmas, 2013.

All the images were colored with Copic markers on Cryogen White paper.  The colored cardstock was all Stampin' Up.  The flowers, ribbons and any other embellishments were from my stash.

This first group of cards went to my son's family in Georgia.
I got a lot of new die cuts this year and tried to wear them out on the cards!

The snowflakes were from several places.
The corner motif was Snowflake Corner from Memory Box.

 The image is In the Snow Scarf Tilda.

 I used Snow-Tex on the roof, chimney and the snowballs in Tilda's hand and on the ground.

Snowy Roof is the image That pops up to "hide" Tilda as she throws snowballs at the guys below.

Here are two more new die cuts - Frosty Border and  Santa and Reindeer from Impression Obsession.  The designer paper is from Magnolia.  Edwin with Sack is the featured image on this card.                                                     
To add some interest and make an easel card, I
cut out the Sack with Presents and had it pop up
on the card base.   
 Another new die cut!!

This one is Frostyville Border from Memory Box behind Christmas Eve Edwin. 

 Liquid Applique was used on the tree and yellow Stickles on the star.

To make this card special, I added two pop up decorated Christmas trees with Snow-Tex around the trunks and on the ground.

 The trees were a Marianne Designs die cut.

 Stephen didn't want anything this Christmas from me except for a wonderful fancy card.  So I really worked hard to make his fancy.

The designer paper was from Magnolia.  The image was Magnolia Winter Night Background.  I added lots of Snow-Tex to it!  The image is bordered with lots of branches punched out of glitter paper with Martha Stewart's Branch punch.

 Ski Edwin with Snowflakes was covered with Snow-Tex and Liquid Applique.
The Frostyville Border is across the bottom of the card.

The sentiment was from Magnolia.

I have more Christmas cards to share in another post.  Thank you for staying with me through another rather long post.


Trying to Catch Up

I am so far behind with my blog, it is embarrassing. I have no excuse.  I have been doing a lot of machine embroidery lately.  There are 12 pansy quilt blocks waiting for sashing and borders, then quilting to finish up.  I then started a free standing machine embroidered carousel for my great grand daughter for Christmas.  The individual pieces are all stitched.  Most of the sections are sewn together.  The final assembly will wait for a while as I don't have a lot of room to store the completely assembled carousel.  Pictures of both projects will follow when finished.

Now to the Magnolia cards I have made over the last many months beginning with the November birthday cards I sent out.
These went to Linda Vantassel, Nancee Purdum, Phyllis Zimmerman and Donna Celestine Ross:

Tilda Makes Blueberry Blanket

I don't remember where that pretty rose paper came from.  The ribbon and flowers were from my stash.

The cardstocks were from Stampin' Up.

Inside of Tilda Makes Blueberry Blanket

Those cute sewing stamps were a free gift from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Tailor Tilda is busily making a special surprise for someone!  At this time I can't remember where the background paper came from.   

The same stamps were used on the inside of the card.  The sentiment was computer generated.
All the flowers and ribbons used on all the cards were from the stash.

Tilda with Carrots is a fun stamp!  Reminds me of the early gardening days I had.  The designer paper was from Magnolia.

I'm back to an easel card for this one!

Here is the front.  The ribbon and flowers were from the stash.

All coloring was done with Copic markers on Cryogen White paper.  The cardstocks used are all Stampin' Up.

 Tilda with Corn is another garden themed stamp.  The background paper is from Magnolia.  The ribbon and flowers were from the stash.

This is another of my favorite style card - an easel card!

The cardstock was from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Even though I am so late posting these, I hope you ladies enjoyed your special birthday cards!

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and see the "older" birthday cards I sent out a very long time ago.