Happy April fools day! Actually it’s so long since I’ve attempted to fool anyone for April fools… is it still a thing? Certainly the strange times we are living through may suggest that April Fools may be the last thing we need… or maybe we need some humour to keep us going?
I have three cards I made using very old papers from a magazine… in fact so old I have no idea which magazine they were from.
They are very pretty papers and I used elements from the kit to do the whole card and then just added a stamp for the sentiment for each and some pearls.
Each item I inked up with Tattered rose distress ink to give them a worn look and add some cohesion. I also added a scrap of ribbon to the one above which happened to be sitting on my desk at the time!
Today the theme Hazel has given us to work with is inspired by a song or carol. My confession is that it was only when I put the sentiment on this card did it become my contribution to the Craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge for this week. I was just making the card and then realised I could use it for this challenge.
I used some scraps of the fabulous Winter Frost Dsp I’ve had for ages and the sticker. I added all the die cut snowflakes and then the gems to finish off the card and give it lots of texture.
Time for another Christmas card for the CHNC blog and this week Hazel wanted us to include Santa!
I used papers I had been gifted and were in the stash and used some dies to cut some circles to add interest. The sentiment was also gifted in a stash swap and the Santa image I have had printed off a long time. I decided to colour him in using pencils for a change.
I finished off the card with the three pearl gems.
Today I am late for posting, because I was late making. I had a sudden realisation at bedtime last night I hadn’t done this week’s CHNC meant a hurried email apology to Hazel last night and a quick make this morning.
The theme this week at CRAFTYHAZELNUTS CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE BLOG is to use gold so I grabbed my Jingle Bells stamp and embossed it with glittery gold powder and then “coloured” it in with gold wink of Stella which made it all shimmery. I then did a white doodle to frame and added some twine and a jingle bell and decided that was done!
So a simple one this week out of necessity to just get it done… but how simple and would make a good one for batch making once all the embossing was done!