Sunday, June 27, 2010

Make The Day Special Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog on this, the first, Make The Special Design Team blog hop!!! If you haven't come here via Lesley's blog then make your way back to the beginning at the Make The Day Special blog where you can see Emily's make and the fabulous prizes that will be won by the lucky few!!

Anyway, on to my project(s). I decided to work with the gorgeous Layers of Color Reindeer Waltz set and make some Christmas cards...yes I know it's June and stinking hot but I thought it may cool me down a bit.

I started by making tags using techniques that I saw first when Tim Holtz was demonstrating the 12 tags of Christmas last year. I was originally just going to make the one card but as you can see that plan fell by the wayside LOL!

The tags were inked with distress inks before stamping the flourishes on. I then stamped a frame on the tag before embossing with distress embossing powder and then stamping the reindeer in the centre of the tag. The edges of the tags were then distressed and inked again.
The card bases are all 5" x 7" and the background papers were stuck on before adding the tags and embellishments. I have used Prima flowers and some of my (rather large) button collection.





Materials used: Papermill cardstock, Papermania papers, distress inks and embossing powders, Layers of Color stamp set - Reindeer Waltz, black Versafine ink, Studio G stamp, Prima flowers, Kaisercraft rhinestones.
Also used: vintage glass and plastic buttons, organza ribbons.

Right then - now on to the prizes. To be in with a chance to win one of the fab prizes on show over at the Make The Day Special blog you'll need to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on all the design team members' blogs. All comments need to be left by 10.00 BST on Monday 28th so be sure to check back or become a follower to see if you win!!

We also decided to give away our makes so if you fancy winning this set of cards pictured above....yes all 4 of them......leave me a comment here!

Right then....you should be off to see Jane next and thanks for visiting!!

25 comments:

secret scrapbooker said...

Great cards Jo as always, love them :0)
Kate x

Scrapping4fun said...

Gorgeous Xmas cards!

Poppit said...

These are gorgeous Jo! Shame I can't get my grubby little mitts on them!

She said...

Morning Jo! I love these! Just when you think you have enough Christmas stamps!! The tags look gorgeous - I also have a rather large button collection, never thought of putting them on flowers! Thanks for the idea. Have a great weekend. Love S x

Rainmac said...

Oh wow Jo, these are stunning xxx

Dazie said...

Wow what beautiful cards I love the ribbons and flowers the papers you have used are stunning too.
Gorgeous!
Dazie
x

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards Jo! I love the bps and of course the stamps! xx

Milliesmarvels said...

These are great! The colours are so unusual for Christmas cards, I love them!
Jane
x

Hysteri-CAL said...

Really love the way you've used one stamp, but so many different ways of using it. I also really like the colourways you've used. Fab !

Alison said...

I am not a lover of cute stamps either so I can join with you there! Some gorgeous Christmas cards going on here Jo - shame to wait for Christmas, really!

Ann said...

Love that stamp - and the way that using different colours changes the whole look! Loving this blog hopping!

Lousette said...

Flipping heck Jo - these are all gorgeous. Love the reindeer and sentiment stamp ... might need to get me some of those :)

Crafting Joanne said...

What a beautiful set of Christmas cards Jo, thank you for sharing.

Off to carry on with the hop.

Hugs

Joanne xx

yvonne said...

i love your colour combos jo great cards.

Scrapdolly said...

Jo they are utter works of art - so beautiful

Kim Dellow said...

Such gorgeous chrimbo cards, just love the colours and design! Kim

Jen said...

What a spectacular idea to put these gorgeous tags on cards Jo! Love the design and fabulous colors!

Bev said...

I love the reindeer image & the colours are gorgeous! xx

Wrightboysmum said...

The tags are great and it's never too early for Christmas is my motto!

Sweetieshop said...

Beautiful cards. How can you bear to part with them! Hope I get lucky :) I'm having lots of fun on this hop, thanks for sharing.

Boo said...

OMG will you just look at those reindeer - now I've got to have them!! Grr! Jo, you should be so proud of those cards - masterpieces they are. LOL at you and the stinking hot weather. We never do get it right, do we? Why don't we get a nice balmy summer's day - we've always got to be stinking in this country. LOL xxxx

JAN said...

what fabulous and elegeant creations stunning images..beautifully put together..hugs jan

Uma said...

very elegant

Katie-Louise Oakley said...

Those are lovely :) xx

marilyn said...

WOW - love your card--beautiful!