Friday, 17 February 2017

Three Christmas cards - two whole days work!

I'm in serious trouble here, it took me two days (albeit not constant I admit - we do have to eat plus I broke out for a hair appointment and also did some housework plus a baking session) to make three identical Christmas cards. But, overall - the going is very slow and half hearted I fear. There was a lot of stamping and die cutting admittedly, but it's clear that am suffering from a real lack of enthusiasm. I still need to make my snippets card for Sunday in fact! Ooopsie!

Anyhow, less of the whining - this is what I made - one of the set of three identical ones:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- a frame made using gold ever so slightly sparkled card, SU's 'Real Red' card and a white panel on top

- the fabulous SU 'Wondrous Wreath' stamps set and matching dies. First I stamped the wreath using SU's 'Certainly Celery', 'Wild Wasabi' and 'Real Red' ink pads

- then die cut the wreath using matching dies - used my 'card template' method for perfect placement of the dies. I've described it loads of times but if you want a reminder then here's one link that will help

- stamped and die cut the red bow, same set of stamps and dies

- die cut the word 'Joy' from the same set of dies, using the gold card

- assembled the wreath, bow and word 'Joy' onto the card - using Collall Glue as always and a fine tipped applicator

And that's was it. The Misti was absolutely marvellous BTW, I'd have given up totally without it!






29 comments:

  1. Hi Di, a super set off cards, love that you have a template to go to when Mr. Mojo goes on holidays. Three more cards for your Christmas stash, mine is only at a pitiful one. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  2. This is a beautiful design. And very complicated with all the stamping. No wonder it took a long time to make three!! Glad you persevered because now you have three brilliant Christmas cards. :) xx

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  3. Gorgeous card!! The wreath is really pretty and so is the golden die cut joy :) hope your mojo returns in full swing
    Cheers
    preety

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  4. Absolutely lovely! If this is what you can make when mr Mojo's gone walkabout there'll be no stopping you when he comes back!
    Jane

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  5. Hi Di,
    what a wonderful card, and your design is fab.
    I don't think Mr Mojo is in any way gone walkabout with this lovely creation.
    You are being too hard on yourself, as you always come up trumps with your creations.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. Hi Di this is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  7. This is gorgeous Di l do like the wreath and the gold die across the front of it totally stunning as always ....have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend x

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  8. Well it might have been a slow process but oh so worth it! Your card looks fab!

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  9. I was having that same feeling about blogging.....I do however love the set you used on you're struggles. They came out fantastic.

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  10. Have to say . . . that's a STUNNING Christmas card Di, so all your hard work was well worth the wonderful result.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. Finally you succeeded in making a great Christmascard! Well done Di!
    Lia xx

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  12. The cards may have taken a while to make, but they are fabulous! Well worth the effort.
    Kath x

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  13. This is such a pretty wreath and the accompanying bow and word die look fabulous Di. I think we all suffer from lack of mojo at times and you have had a lot to deal with recently so you are bound to be feeling a bit lacklustre, but you will get the enthuiasm back, just don't push it and you will begin to miss the creativity and there will be no stopping you. You have made a gorgeous card here so you definitely haven't lost the knack. x

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  14. Lovely card Di...and I know that feeling oh so well when it takes ages to make that card! (or three). Hugs xx

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  15. It is super cute. I have weeks like that too, when it seems to take forever to make anything. You never know when it will stop though, so keep crafting!

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  16. I never finish a card in a day, I haven't enought time, so I understand so well... Gorgous work, love the wreath and the sweet bow!

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  17. I sure wouldn't know you were lacking enthusiasm, Di--came out beautifully! Love that wreath & the gold Joy!

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  18. Looks really great to me but sorry that you have found it slow and half-hearted but i do know what you mean. Sometimes I can do 2/3 cards in one and I am amazed at how quickly I have done them, then other days I think am I ever to to get this card finished. Not done anything crafty today, very unusual but I just didn't get the urge.
    Chin up, it will pass.

    Kath x

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  19. wow, I absolutely love your card, the colours are just perfect!
    and I know this feeling when it takes aaaaaageeees to make ONE card ...
    hugs xx

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  20. A fabulous result even if it did seem to take forever!! I reckon quite a few people have the 'winter blues, can't be bothered' syndrome when it is so easy to fall into displacement activity mode. Just don't ask how I know this!!!!! Spring is just around the corner and maybe Mr Mojo will wake up. I'm sure you will come up with something great for Sunday.

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  21. Your card is really beautiful Di and I Would never have guessed it was without much enthusiasm. I think we all feel like that at times. Hugs, Barbxx

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  22. It certainly doesn't look like you had no enthusiasm - it's fabulous! Love the colours on the gorgeous wreath and the lovely red bow and gold 'joy' finish it off a treat! I am sure your enthusiasm will come bounding back soon! Take care! Hugs. Chris xxxxxxxxxxx

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  23. Oooo absolutely gorgeous and a great set of cards and normally when i make a card it takes me at least 3 or 4 days, as i have to fit it around dog, son and life !!, Luv Sam x

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  24. I have to say it was worth the effort, my friend! It's a lovely Cc design and three more for the basket! I'm sorry you are still suffering from the N. Whee. Maybe a shopping spree is in order? You know, for medicinal porpoises!! Sending lots of love and hugs! Darnell

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  25. In spite of the time it took you to finish up, this card was well worth it. and to have made three is a great accomplishment.

    I well know the feelings you are mentioning that seem to steal our mojo or our creative energy. I have 3 shoeboxes of UFO's simply due to the feelings you mentioned.

    I think the majority of the time an idea for the card we are about to make, or a technique we want to try, grabs us and we can complete that card (or multiples of it ) quite easily.
    If we are sharing our time with outside worries or stress or simply time constraints, then that card can become a burden to finish. My Mum passed a way last week and even though she was welcoming joining my Dad who predeceased her, and even though I knew it was her time and for her best, it still has thrown me for a loop and I have not even walked downstairs to my craft room.
    Maybe a wee distraction is in order...perhaps a lovely weekend away with Len, or even a few nights out doing some lovely posh outings for meals etc. will help.

    Hugs
    Maureen

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  26. Well it was definitely worth the time it took as it really is a wonderful card and that wreath is fabulous. I know what you mean about lack of enthusiasm, I'm feeling just the same... especially when it comes to housework xx

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