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by Julie Brooks

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Let's try that again!

Hello again!

So, here goes with the second attempt to post the reindeer and trees photos referred to in my previous post! I hope Mr Blogger is behaving now!

Yay! Success! So, this card (first one below) uses a white fanciful card blank again, and I have taken a frame from a pad of white embossed frames and papers and inked it up with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I added a reindeer and tree in the centre, which I also inked up with the shaded lilac DI, and I then added some stamped snowflakes here and there, again using the shaded lilac DI. Finally I added lots of dots of glitter glue for some lovely sparkle.

Finally, the third card (above) was made using a chipboard fanciful card blank. Again, I inked it up with Shaded Lilac distress ink, but you wouldn't guess that from looking at it. The effect of the ink on the chipboard is amazing and I think it gives the card a real atmospheric feel. I added a distressed embossed frame in lilac-blue, then the die cut reindeer and tree in the centre. This time I just inked them around the edges with the shaded lilac DI rather than all over. I added snowflakes stamped using Adirondack Lights Snow Cap and then added lots of dots of glitter glue.

So, I hope you like my designs. And I hope you'll agree with my earlier comment that whatever colour combination you use, they all look fab!

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to reading your lovely comments, every one of which is much appreciated.

Take care.

Love from me xx

Source of materials:
The card blanks, frames, sentiments and die cuts are all available from Craftwork Cards Ltd.
The inks and glitter glue are all by Ranger, available from all good craft shops.
Snowflake Stamps from a Perfectly Clear Stamps set called Snowflake Symphony by Stampendous (SSC623)

Reindeer and Trees, Part 3

Good evening everyone

I hope you are all keeping well, and to anyone affected by the latest floods and gales, I am thinking of you.

So, it was definitely a batten down the hatches kind of night last night, with howling winds and torrential rain. Extremely unpleasant for anyone who had to be out in it, including my hubby who went to visit his mum in hospital as she had undergone surgery earlier in the day to remove a cancerous tumour from her bladder - the second time she's had a tumour in six years, and the first time around it couldn't be removed because it was attached to muscle, so she had to have radiotherapy. Thankfully the surgery was successful this time, the tumour fully removed, and she is now staying with her daughter for tonight, then my hubby will take over keeping an eye on her tomorrow. A huge sigh of relief was breathed when we knew all had gone well, as I'm sure you can imagine. She will be 80 next year and we can now look forward to the low key celebration which has been planned for it.

So, onto tonight's post and, as the heading suggests, I'm featuring more cards with a theme of reindeer and trees! These are all pretty straight forward cards, but they look lovely and very festive no matter what colour scheme is used, so I hope you like them.

This first one is a white fanciful card blank onto which I've added some distressed embossed paper in a lilac-blue colour, then a distressed embossed frame in pale pink. I've added a die cut reindeer and tree in the centre, which I inked around the edges with Shaded Lilac distress ink, and then added some glitter glue for sparkle. I also inked the white card around the edges with the same distress ink but you can't really see it on the photo.

Now Mr Blogger is playing up as I try to load my next photo and he's having none of it! So, I'll post this bit and hopefully be able to share the rest with you later!

Julie xx