Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas cards for Mia and Livi

Len's a great one for bright ideas, and he suggested that I use photos of the girlies on their Christmas cards to make them more personal - his other bright idea was to then nip off out to archery leaving me fighting to re-size the images - that guy's not daft :)

Sheesh, these took me almost a whole day in the end. But, besides the photos, I was determined to use the Winter Cabin die as it reminds me so much of their house in Germany.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- self adhesive sparkly film in rich blue for the sky and clear sparkly over white card for the foreground

- Memory Box 'Winter Cabin Landscape' die, cut using white Centura Pearl card

- Cheery Lyn's 'Santa's sleigh and reindeer' die, cut from black card already backed with double sided sticky sheet

- photos of Mia and Livi, re-sized (umpteen times!) and die cut with an oval Nestie

- the greetings are sparkly 'Glitterations' peel offs by Papermania

- more peel offs to spell out the girls' names and also to add a few stars here and there (snigger, the girls have star shaped earrings 'cos I got  little glue mark on Livi's photo)

- Rudolph's nose was glittered with 'Xmas Red' Stickles and 'Icicle' Stickles added to the cabin and trees

I made these whilst in the throes of back pain spasms the other week - it's not easy positioning peel offs whilst yelping :)



jimlynn said...

Cute and creative idea AND love the cards! Very cute little gals too.
They'll be so excited to see these.

Glennis F said...

They are perfect Di!
I hope your pain is going - there is nothing worse

Bonnie said...

That was a super idea of Len's! Too bad he didn't offer to carry it out, but your did a beautiful job. Special cards for special little girls!

Anne said...

Have to say a great idea and great cards and gorgeous girls.Anne x

MaryH said...

Very clever idea using this beautiful die. It is really so pretty, and I'm pleased to see you're getting so much mileage with it. The girls will absolutely love this and that you personalized it especially for them. Love that mirror paper too. So brilliant with the white die atop it. Hugs & TFS

scrappymo! said...

Sorry to hear your back is still giving you grief! Back pain is so horrid!

You have made 2 beautiful cards in spite of your back...that is wonderful in itself. The girls faces look so pretty and nice that you had a die that looks like their house too!
Methinks those little girls are going to love Grandma's cards.

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards's the back now?
Annie x

Greta said...

These are darling! I love that die & all the sparkle & the pictures were worth it--easy for me to say--LOL! Hope your back is better soon, Di!

Sarah said...

They are lovely cards Di and Livi and Mia such little beauties xx

Sarn said...

Aww they will LOVE these cards Di. I think it's great that, as cardmakers, we can personalise things.

Nice die cuts too.

Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

A lovely idea, Di. The girls will love their personalised cards. Love the glittery blue sky and I want to live in a house like that. Hope your back is very much better and you are set to enjoy the coming week. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Peggy said...

Lovely idea, doubly nice to receive with your name AND photo. Little people will love that! I'm suffering back pain too Di, so you have my sympathy and I hope you're free of it before much longer. Dee x

Sandra H said...

Ooooh Di, They are both gorgeous and your girls will just love them too! lovely photos and beautifully presented onto their cards xx

Hettie said...

Great personalised cards there Miss.
I guess the Natity play is off then having just read Miss Mischief's email! TMI!!

Mrs A. said...

go to the top of the class Miss. these are delightful and the girls will just love them. I sent my granddaughter a card with a pink fairy on and she won't bring it down from her room!!
Sorry not been around much but email explains. hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Oh Wow Di these are simply gorgeous they will love them!!! huggles Sue xxx

Karen said...

Very cute and very lovely. I think they will love them. Now then Mrs - you must rest that back of yours. I finally managed to get to PO today - there are some bits and bobs on the way for the Playground, I hope they are okay and useful xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant, fabulous, wonderful.

Kath xxx

Darnell said...

Bless your heart, Di, this has just gone on so horribly long. My heart goes out to you. I know what it's like, but I've never had it last so long and I sure hope it up and leaves. Please, can't you take a break from cards and blogging, both of which sound like they bring on the spasms?

You took Len's brilliant idea and turned it into works of art for the little girls, with houses like their own, no less!! More treasures from the grandparents!!

Gentle hugs, Darnell

Juls said...

Such fab personalised cards!! Hugs Juls