I’m sad to say this is my last video in my 2016 Same but Different Christmas Card Series for this year. And for my final set of cards I’ve gone with a theme, and today we are ‘Keeping it Warm’.
I was asked to create some ‘warm weather’ cards because you may have guessed that I live in Australia and typically our weather is hot at Christmas. And I know crafter’s that struggle with the concept of snow flakes on Australian Christmas cards, yes, Linda I’m talking about you lol. This is also the lady you can blame for me starting my own blog and submitting for publications, I feel very lucky to call her a friend and an inspiration.
Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement, I have thoroughly enjoyed creating this series and I hope that you may have been inspired along the way too. I still have a few more Christmas shares before ‘C’ Day so I look forward to seeing you again real soon, Hugs
Other Supplies: TAWS (retired) – Sea Mates / Gill-friend / Cha Cha Cha. Hero Arts (retired) – Holiday Sayings. Avery Elle (retired) – Surf’s Up. Copic Markers – 0 / C1 / T0 / W2 / YG00,03 / R02,05,11,14,22 / RV00,02,04 / B000,21 / BG11,13 / V12 / Y13,17,21 / YR04,18 / E000,00,11,25,31,33,50,53. Prismacolor pencils – Sandbar Brown / Warm Grey 20% / French Grey 70%.
I don’t know what I was thinking, I don’t think I’ve ever seen blue roses before but I thought they would look pretty and so not the usual ‘red and pink’ regular Valentine’s theme. I was lucky to have this card published with the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine and thought I would share it today… so, Happy Valentines Day to you ALL!
Have a wonderful day!
Other Supplies: Stamps – TAWS – BIG Time. Cardstock American Crafts – Lipgloss.
Sadly this is my last post as part of The Alley Way Stamps Youtube Specialist team, and I gotta say that it really has been a blast. This has been truly one of the most social, fun and organized teams, and I know that I will miss them all. So today I thought I would share a card to send my love to the team (especially to Ali and Chrissie) and beware, I will totally be blog stalking.
Snow is not something we have here in Australia at Christmas, so all those beautiful scenes / snowflakes / Wintery wishes, they are a little bit hard to sell when it’s a day at the beach with seafood and a BBQ for us. So when I saw this little fella I thought the ‘warm wishes’ he was perfect lol.
Oh my, I couldn’t believe that my stash of masculine cards is pretty much gone, I think there has been way too much Christmas card making going on round here, so I had to fix it and real quick as I have a few December birthdays to sort. So I decided to film as I created so you can watch the process and learn some ‘boy’ design card tips lol.
I know it’s meant to be a goose, but I wanted a duck and cause it’s yellow it’s a duck… now. I had so much fun creating my little ‘old school’ storybook scene and when you want a little simple shading then Prisma’s are my go to choice. You can find this card over at The Alley Way Stamps Blog. And while I’m here you may have already heard that TAWS is sadly closing it’s doors, but that means that you can buy their fun stamps at an incredible 40% discount, so head on over!
Having some fun playing with the new floral set from The Alley Way Stamps called Wispy Wishes, I thought I would create my own retro style flower panel! This was one of those cards that for a while there I didn’t think it was going to make it lol.
Today at TAWS I felt like making a rainbow… so I did! I decided to use my pencils to add details to my card and who doesn’t love a bright and multicoloured lollipop, this one is so cute (it would even look great in some Christmas colours).
Back with a very CAS card for TAWS. I’ve had (been hoarding) this pink design paper forever… seriously forever and today I challenged myself to use it and the only think I could think to add was gold, so I did. then came the dilemma how to add the sentiment….
So happy to be playing with my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi and I think it’s time for a watercolour class (or two). I was in two minds whether to share this, as it’s not my fave card but literally it’s the first time I’ve added water to paints so thought I would share it anyway.
This card was inspired by this awesome card from Larissa Heskett Designs, I adore the shaker bag, it’s genius! And a big thanks to everyone with their wonderful ideas about which watercolours to buy, the advice was greatly appreciated.