Monday, 14 October 2013

Snowflakes. . . . . . . .


Good morning folks. Well, in this neck of the woods, its been weather fit for bloomin ducks. The heating has gone on for a couple of hours as it felt damp rather than cold with all this rain.

Lovely to see on Ita's blog, that she seems to be better and I'm loving reading about Hazel's travels. Enjoyed Sues' Tool Shed show yesterday. There were some beautiful samples and I'm in love with the mica.

Now, today's offering was born out of some cards I made to send to the Millie-Rose Appeal highlighted by Sue (Olliesmam) here. I had some cards that I was going to take to a craft fair but decided I would send some of them to the appeal and that I would make some Christmas cards to pop in with them. 
I know this one looks a bit boring but I'm showing it as I made the mask/stencil that embossed it. 
I was in one of my "what if I do that" moods after cutting some snowflakes using some Mariannes snowflake dies. The apertures looked so nice that I thought that they may look ok embossed so I took a piece of card, cut it to 6x6 and cut several snowflakes from it like so. . . . .


I then ran this through the GC like you would a mask, with a 5x7 card blank, embossing the front. I am pleased to say that it worked. I know I haven't reinvented the wheel but I was pleased that my little experiment looked okey cokey and cheaper than buying a snowflake mask/embossing folder.


I finished off by adding some of the snowflakes I had cut from holographic silver card, stamping some snowflakes in silver (using a metallic silver Promarker as my ink pad had dried up) and a sentiment.
I have since made another one, using 300gsm card which gives a deeper, better emboss and shall be experimenting with some more.
I have sent about 20 cards to the appeal and here are the other Christmas cards I made. . . . . .


Quick but hopefully enough detail for folk to buy them for the appeal (using the SB Holiday Magic embossing folder this time). The rest I sent were a mixture of birthday, thank you and general ones.

When this post goes live, I shall, hopefully, be having a lie in (well, till 7.30) after my two early mornings for the GP. Not so early for India in two weeks time thankfully.

Hope you all have a happy and healthy day wherever you are and if you can't be good, don't get caught!!!

TTFN
Ang x






18 comments:

  1. Only me. I should clarify, when I say made another from 300gsm, I mean snowflake mask not Christmas card lol!

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  2. Nothing boring there at all!!! Wonderful, just wonderful.
    I love all your creations I might have to use use some of your ideas.
    I knew what you meant, good for you. Might have a go at that later if I get a minute.
    Boys here for a couple,of hours over lunchtime. Off to Tesco to stock up on MILK!!!
    I have been making Origami Boxes for a Craft Fair Hazel and I are doing 17th November. November is going to be a very busy month.
    Have a great day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  3. I like the idea of making your own mask Ang and it certainly comes up well. I've often thought that I should do something with what's left but never get any further than the thought! Our weather has been just the same - pouring rain for most of the last few days and not clearing up until late afternoon /early evening. HAve a good day. Christine xx

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  4. Hi Ang,
    Great idea to use the waste, nice cards may be quick but they are lovely. Better day today can see some blue sky, lets hope it lasts a while.
    Lydia
    X

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  5. Hi Ang this is lovely work and your cards are certainly not boring. Well done on making your own mask. Love all the snowflakes, have a good day, hugs Kate x

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  6. Lovely set of cards Ang, great idea running through to emboss too. xxxxx

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  7. Lovely cards Ang. Great idea on the embossing/mask was just thinking I need an Xmas embossing folder now I can make my own!! Thanks for that have a great day.
    Hugs Sue x

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  8. Hi Ang. What a great idea to make your own mask. I've been looking for a poinsettia mask but will now try my dies instead. Lovely set of cards and well done you for contributing to such a worthy cause.
    Still amazing weather out here in Spain. Every day expecting it to break but I'm not complaining.
    Enjoy your day. Love Val x

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  9. Luv the Christmas cards and what a fab idea to make your own mask - I will defo be trying that xx I am just making Christmas cards for an animal charity made seven of thirty so getting there xx GailT xx

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  10. Hi Ang,
    what a fabulous idea. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Love your cards you have made too.
    I must have a go at this idea.
    Did you enjoy your lie in today. lol.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

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  11. Hi Ang, what a generous gesture giving away so many cards, bet they will be much appreciated. Your mask idea is wonderful and thank you for sharing it with us, one to try soon. Your cards are delightful.

    Wilma x x x

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  12. Glad you got a lie in? I wish my body clock would know I was on holiday.
    Love your cards and it so kind of you to give them to the charity to sell.
    After the -7c this morning I wish I was some where warm, granted it's warmed up to 11c and is really lovely. Hazel xxx

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  13. Hi Ang, what a brilliant idea, I always throw my waste away duh! I shall now have to rethink on that one thank you.

    Brilliant cards.

    We had rain tonight along with the usual bonbargary of fireworks! Kids again, its that time upon us every night till new year, or should I say after new year!

    Take care Love Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Just had to post a wee comment I noticed you were at 13 ..............
    Hope you have managed to catch up after all those early mornings and excitement
    Hug

    Patricia xxx

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  15. Super cards here maam, I always use the masks from my die cuts..luv annie x

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  16. Hi Ang,

    Thank you for your comment lol! You will have a couple of days release from snow cards now, but only a couple of days mind you then we are back with the Snowman lol!!! Take care

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Totally gorgeous and thank you so much!!! sorry I have been MIA bloomin flu jab! thanks a million truly appreciated huggles Sue xxxxxxxx

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  18. Very clever to make your own embossing stencil. Your cards you made are lovely. Thank you for you kind comments on my tag-making for the Tim Holtz class. It almost drove me crazy trying to get them all done in time and I still didn't win any prizes! Well maybe next time. I did learn a lot from the class. Have a great day.

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