Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Autumn is here...

Not so blustery today - well, not at the moment anyway - but I feared for the tree at the bottom of my garden yesterday. It's grown out of the side of a very steep banking and it's roots are exposed and it was swaying like mad in the wind yesterday. All the talk of tornadoes was making me very nervous indeed!

So, as it's that time of year I figured it was about time I started on some Christmas cards. This is a very, very quick one which is what I will be sending to my neighbours. The photo is my front garden and the road outside taken in the snow earlier this year. I played about with the image, cropping off all the bits I didn't want then added the frosty border. It's a nice and easy card and I make one for each of my neighbours in one night - sorted! :D

The next is using a Magnolia image (I love this one!!!) which I painted with H20's and placed on a cuttlebug embossed background. The paper behind is one from a Papermania "Warm Tones" stack that I bought for ripping up and collaging purposes, but as soon as I saw this I thought "Snow" and voila!
The one thing I really love about making Christmas Cards is that it's always a good excuse to get the glitter out and go mad!! In this case I've gone a bit OTT with crystal glitter glue which is my favourite because it dries nice and flat and is really 'crispy'! I've even bought cheap plain cards from the superstores and dressed them up with a tub of this stuff!! LOL!


  1. Both these cards are gorgeous Anne! The photo is stunning as well!

  2. lovely card Anne ! Got that stamp too, love it !
    isa xx

  3. Nothing wrong with lots of glitter ;o)

    Absolutely LOVE both of them...very clever cropping and editing on the first one and the second one is just adorable! And as always perfect use of embellishments ;o)

  4. Very beautiful cards both of them.
    I love how you used that paper on the bottom one & made it look like snow as I recently used the same piece on one of my AJ cards . Very versatile stuff I love them.

    As for the photograph card, it is totally gorgeous!! Love your front garden I think you should make them in batches & digitally add a greeting from your local village/town & send them to all your distant rellies & friends.

  5. Gorgeous cards!! You're so talented! Love them!! :)

  6. Stunning cards. They are so beautiful. Great job.



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