Sunday 29 December 2013

Some Post Xmas Crafting

So how is everyone doing? Over the Xmas eating binges? The roast Dinner was down to me this year and I love a roast with all the trimmings, even if my belt is now on a slightly larger set of notches.
In between bouts of stuffing my face I have been working on several things, some of which I will be sharing very soon, till then I have these, If you are a facebook friend, (feel free to join me) I posted up a couple of samples for consideration and these are the end result.
They are Save the Date Cards for one of Kelly's best friends that is getting married next year, somehow I have been roped into making the invites, save the dates and place cards etc.
I have taken the smaller of the Tando-Creative Mixed Media Boards and have painted the backs using Decoart's Weathered Wood using the accent colour to tie in with the friends wedding accent.
The details were printed off onto some 300gsm card and glued to the boards, edges were sanded and then distressed with archival ink. The Dylusion Stamps have been stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Copics, again matching the accent colour.
They have been finished with the addition of an eyelet and some colour coordinated ribbon.
Now I need to figure out Invites. 
This may be worse than card making ;) xxx

I hope you all had an amazing Xmas and if you are still off for the Holl's I hope you are making the most of it.
Have an amazing 2014.  I'll be back soon xx
thanks for stopping by.


  1. I am so glad you had a wonderful Christmas. I love the beauties you have made :) I am so glad you and Kelly have so much fun with things..beautiful as always my friend.
    susan s

  2. Having made my Daughter's this year, I really don't envy you......but what you have done so far is fabulous Mark. We had a wonderful Christmas too, no cooking for me this year which was great! All the very best to you for 2014, I look forward to seeing what you have been working on. Anne x

  3. Well done you with the ivy etc - they look fab! Love the weathered backgrounds... lots of luck with the rest!
    Alison x

  4. So beautiful... I can understand why they asked you to make the cards etc. You may not like it, but you can do it!