Monday, 11 July 2016

Last of the Christmas samples for now

Hello there,

I'd just like to start by saying 'Thank you' to all the wonderful people who have been kind enough to take the time to leave such positive and generous comments recently. I really do appreciate each and every one of them.  I'm a little behind with my commenting due to such a busy week but I promise to catch up with you all over the next few days.

I've had so many people asking if I have any videos of my card making. I don't at the moment but this is something that I'll look in to. I'm definitely planning to do more photo tutorials on my blog, so at least you will be able to see how the cards progress through each stage. I often have a camera nearby when I'm card making but then I get so absorbed in what I'm doing that I've often completed my card before I remember that I should have been taking photographs!

I've had such a great response to the Christmas card samples that I made for Inkylicious and so I'm posting a few more today but as we're still only in July, I won't post any more Christmas cards after today for the time being. Hope you like them:

Bauble Stencil and Winter Cabin 








Scenic

I'm entering the wooden bauble into the following challenge:

Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a stamp and ribbons

34 comments:

  1. What a wonderful creative idea with the candle gift card. Amazing cards and as always your attention to detail is staggering x

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  2. Oh wow, they are all so stunning!! The scenes look amazing!! Elegant and fabulous!! I love them all!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Oh wow these are absolutely stunning!! You are so talented!! Those scenes are just gorgeous!
    Lucy x

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  4. Oh wow; you really have been bussy making superb christmascards! They all are so elegant and looking delicate! Favorite is the baulbe and the second; those designs are so special! Gerrina x

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  5. Absolutely stunning creations Sandra,every one of them. Your colouring and designs are amazing.
    It would be fantastic if you found that all so precious commodity, time, to do some tutorials.
    One thing I would like to to ask is how you photograph your cards, do you do place them flat down, mine are always at an angle, Kate x

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    1. Thanks Kate for your wonderfully kind comment. I photograph my cards flat on my craft desk, directly under a window to try and get as much natural light as possible. I have occasionally used a flash on an evening if I'm in a rush but it does then tend to bleach out the colours. I always lay a dark colour card for the background under white and cream cards and use a white or cream background for cards with a dark edge. When I'm happy that my picture is in focus, I then crop it to delete any unnecessary background. I do think photos taken on an angle look more stylish but I just tend to to it the same way to keep it consistant. Sandra X

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  6. sandra gorgeous and stunning cards and projects again
    Gr Karin

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  7. What an absolutely gorgeous selection of Christmas cards. I particularly like the first with the little scene inside the bauble. The colours are especially lovely. Great zentangling. Your tree looks great. Barbxx

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  8. Hi Sandra,
    such super and wonderfully designed cards.
    I love every single one of them as they are all so very fantastic and superbly created.
    That bauble one with the Northern lights looks amazing, and your inking and stamping of them all is superb.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  9. More beautiful cards Sandra. Really love them all. Di xxx

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  10. Wowww Sandra, the cards are all great... wonderful. I love your scenes.
    Hugs Carola

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  11. Each and everyone is a pure delight to look at Sandra.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  12. Stunning cards Sandra, amazing scenes you have created, love them all.
    Pam x

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  13. Ok, so do you take time to sleep and eat amid all the card making?? lol. Gorgeous line up of holiday creations Sandra. Love the tealight box idea. hugs :)

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  14. These are just stunning. I particularly love the northern lights effect on your bauble, you know if you wanted to do a tutorial that'd be a good one. Just saying! :) Cara x

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  15. Well what can I say hun stunning each and every one of them,especially love the scenes you create and just love the bauble its so beautiful you have such talent hun love cheryl xxx

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  16. Hi Sandma
    Your cards are amazing... All so beautiful.. Thanks for all your help with using the stamping card ... Really helpful... I really do appreciate all your help
    Sylvie x

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  17. Oh my word! These are exquisite!!! You've done really well!

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  18. I'm impressed with ALL of these, but most especially, the tangled one caught my eye. You are obviously a NATURAL at Zentangle Sandra.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  19. Fabulous cards, and I love the bauble, sky looks amazing.
    Avril xx

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  20. I saw the shows and your samples are just stunning as always. I would love to see a video but still not sure I would ever be able to replicate your wonderful style.

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  21. A stunning selection! I love them all! I particularly love the bauble and hope to try the northern lights technique very soon!

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  22. Whoops! Forgot to say thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations and good luck!

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  23. Oh wow I'm loving all your Christmas creations! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  24. What embossing folder did you use for the first one?

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    1. Hi Susan, It was an embossing folder that came free with a 'Card Making and Papercraft Magazine'. Issue 148.

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  25. Absolutely stunning. Love the large baubles with the pictures in them. Would love to know how you do them, so please do some tutorials xx

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    1. Hi Chrissie, thank you for your lovely comment. I've just finished doing a photo tutorial for the Winter Lodge Christmas bauble with Northern lights. I'm not able to post it just yet but it should be on my blog by the beginning of September. x

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  26. Could you tell me what embossing folder you used for your first card please? I love it!

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    1. It was an embossing folder that came free with a 'Card Making and Papercraft Magazine'. Issue 148.

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  27. You are very talented. I love the scenes, I just started doing some, but some sky and scenes go in the trash. Thanks for butiful cards to inspire us.Hattie

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  28. Thank you Hattie for your kind comment. I always find that it helps to practise on copy paper first if I'm not sure how my design is going to turn out. I would also advise hanging on to any mistakes as I quite often re-visit a few days later and see them with different eyes, or even fix the mistake. Keep trying and happy crafting, Sandra x

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  29. What a wonderful set of cards! Thank you for sharing them.

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