Monday, 27 December 2010

guild card swap

 Every Christmas there is a card swap in the Graphicus Guild - it means we each get a lovely handmade card, but also a lot of anguish trying to do something special for our swap! I had lots of wonderful ideas that didn't work, and eventually ended up doing simple. the stamp was from the New England plate by Elusive Images, coloured with watercolour pencils with added glitter in places. The overlay idea was swiped from Tim Holtz - if you're going to swipe an idea, you may as well go for the top!- who embossed packaging plastic for one of his 12 tags of Christmas series this year - I think the packaging I used was a little thick, but it worked, though  I had  a little trouble gluing it down with glossy accents........The bp was a freebie from Glenda Waterworth, and the lh strip was cuttlebugged and glimmer misted, no idea which glimmers though as I did it ages ago.
The second card is the beautiful one I received from Val, with a lovely misty forest background - have a look at her blog, it's well worth it!

I hope everyone had a happy Christmas, and I wish you all a very prosperous crafty New Year


  1. Vronnie - thanks for your lovely comments. That is very kind of you.

  2. I hoped I might find this card on your blog. I love it and hoped to find some information on how you made it after spotting it in the Graphicus Guild album. I love that snowflake background paper but don't remember seeing it. Any chance you could send me the link?

  3. Love your card. Embossed packaging is really very impressive! I left it too late to get the New England Xmas stamp, it is one of my favourites.

    Janet xx

  4. Beautiful card you made for the swap Veronica. Loveyour colouring of the image and the embossed panels go perfectly with that gorgeous freebie from Glenda.

    Beautiful card you received too. Hope your Christmas was a lovely time for you and yours.

    Lesley Xx


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