Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cards For All Occasions

Goodness me! - I didn't realise it has been so long since I last updated my blog...not really sure I have an excuse, except that I have been crafting up a storm in preparation for Christmas and some milestone Birthday celebrations in my extended family. I have also been busy with Card making classes and organising the first of my Card Kit Collections to hit the post before the holiday season really kicks in! With so many stamping projects on the go, it was difficult to choose something to share with you today but I settled on a couple of pretty cards suitable for any occasion and a preview of some of the Christmas cards I have been working on.

The ladies that attended my card making classes last week made some awesome versions of these pretty rose cards...we spent the class learning about all the different ways you can make "unique one of a kind backgrounds" for your images using Close To My Heart exclusive inks and acrylic blocks - it was lots of fun getting inky and seeing what we could produce :)

I've been making a series of different Christmas Cards this year....and you all know how much I love colouring with alcohol makers!!!... the moment I first saw the cute Christmas Village Stamp Set I knew I was going to spend some quiet time colouring with my markers. Although it is summer at this time of year, I still love snow themed scenes of Christmas and one day I do hope to celebrate a White Christmas!! I wasn't sure how I was going to create the snow and I tossed a few ideas around but ended up deciding to colour in the outline of the snow with my Sky coloured marker... then using the Blending Maker saturate some of the sky colour out of the cardstock. I think it worked a treat.
I am in the process of putting together my class schedule for 2014 and if you would like to host a gathering with your family and friends at my house or yours I would love to hear from you...just send a message to lotfam@iinet.net.au and we will lock in a date before my calendar starts to fill up. You can also send me an "expression of interest" message if you would like to be kept up to date with my Card Kit Collections - next year I plan on having a kit ready to send out to you every month. Here is a "sneak peek" of what a kit looks like - all materials and full colour instructions included...you just stamp with your choice of Close To My Heart stamps from my suggested list.
I have 2 of these kits ready to send out to a  reader of my blog...my gift to you this Christmas......if you would like to be the lucky recipient? just leave a comment on my blog and I will choose someone at random to receive the kits in the mail next week. This giveaway is only open to Australian residents.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner and my last blog post for 2013....it just might contain a little surprise too?


The "Scramp" Champ! said...

Chris, you never cease to amaze! Your work is just stunning. The colours you've chosen for the rose card & snow village look fabulous!

I get excited every time I see a blog update! Whoo!


JLou said...

Beautiful, as always.
Love the snow village ... might need that one too :-)

Unknown said...

Your cards are just gorgeous Chris.

Unknown said...

Love Jeanette's 'rag doll' Chris - she's on my must-get list. Would love to be able to colour in like that too!

LORI said...

Oh, Chris, it is always a delight to visit your blog. Thanks for being such a bright spot. :)

Nicky Wilson said...

As always, Chris, I love you work... After attending one of your events I too love using the alcohol markers