Wednesday, 12 November 2008

A couple of christmas cards and a panda...

I'm still not completely over my cold and couldn't face any serious housework or other activity today so I hung around with the kids and decided to make a few cards. Two christmas ones that I had in mind for a while since seeing the idea at a demo in the Glitterpot. The stamp is a Woodware one and I put lots of gems, buttons, brads etc. on the "bubbles" that make the tree. A bit of matting and layerin, some inking and a stamped sentiment later this is what I came up with:




Then I was dying to use a pattern I bought online here a while go and hadn't tried out yet. It was surprisingly easy to do and I am sure I'll do lots more like that. I haven't decorated the outside yet, but maybe I can do that tomorrow... this is the inside:



Thanks for stopping by and having a look. I always appreciate feedback, so leave a comment, please!

14 comments:

Kirsten said...

Hi Alex, terrific cards, I think the blue Christmas tree is my favourite - I love all the bling. :) Your new Tildas are very pretty. Hope you feel better soon. Kirsten x.

Tara said...

Just fab Alex! That tree....... it definitely has the wow factor, amazing! Hope you feel better soon, obviously not good enough to do the housework for a wee while though, lol! xx

joey said...

Hi Alex, these are just amazing!!! I love the tree cards so very much, with all the buttons and gems and the colours you picked for them are wonderful. your panda is deffo one which will stand out in the crowd i have never seen a card like it its fab!.xxx

Kathleen said...

I absolutely adore the tree cards. Would love to know what the stamp is!! Love the effect of the mix of buttons, gems and pearls. And it works in both colour combos too!!
Kathleen xx

Ikki said...

Wow, fab tree! Very clever idea. Ikki

Faerielore said...

oh i love these christmas cards those trees are gorgeous !!!!! and that panda is soooo amazin, looks like it must have taken ages to make xxx

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Nessie said...

I love all the cards Alex. The Jeweled trees are absololtley stunning!!!!!!

Julie said...

Love your trees Alex! Will you please stop making so many fab cards - it's bad for my purse! Juliex

Sarita said...

Hi Alex,

Absolutley love these cards. The panda is fab, and the trees are just AMAZING.

Will pop by again soon,

Love Sarita xxx

katy said...

Hi Alex, beautiful cards, loving the christmas tree.....Mmmmmmm can feel a purchase xx

gina g said...

Hi Alex the panda is gorgeous and the tree's are amazing. gina xx

ps did you get your parcel. xx

Mina said...

Your work is just so stunning Alex...love this bead tree so much
Minaxxx

Zimtschnecke said...

Hi Alex,

ich hoffe mal, dass ich Dir auf deutsch schreiben kann... ^^

Zu aller erst einmal vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog! ;-)

Die Kärtchen sind echt ein Traum, bin wirklich begeistert davon!

Liebe Grüße nach England

Bine/Zimtschnecke

Rica said...

Love the tree - it's absolutely gorgeous, and the Panda reminded me I have a CD with pop-up templates on it, used it last Christmas and forgotten about it since - where could it be?
hugs Heather xx