Thursday, January 14, 2021



Hello everyone,

I think these cards are nearly the end of my Christmas stuff....just a heads up this is a picture heavy post, more than normal..

So all these started with me finding this gorgeous paper of the Berries and leaves and wanted to make a lot more leaves, so die cut and water coloured my heart out..and was also so thrilled how well they matched..

First off...find the right leaf shape and start die leaf at a time.

From this set from Tonic Studio..

Then I mixed the paint to achieve the right colour and..... fluked it..

Whitened the edges to match using matt medium and clear crunchy glitter..

Glued them in a circle around the image and added berries..

Added a gold sentiment..and white splatters..

So chuffed and these berries are sort of encrusted with a form of glitter..

A side view..

Needed some more leaves and berries..

An arty view..I'm getting quite good and these arty views, I've only fallen over twice while balancing in an unlady like squat !!..

The next card I used a red background papers and lots more leaves..

These berries were a shiny berry and added a few more die cut leaves with red berries dotted on them..

Imagine this going through the franking machine at the post

Art view...

And the last card I added white berries in the mix...

Oop's has a bow in it..

Last one..

I remember this day of making these cards, so excited that my leaves matched so well..

So there we go...thank you so much for stopping by and hopefully you made it to the end and all in one piece...



Claire said...

Such an elegant design

Margreet said...

Enjoyed your long post and imagined how you made the
Love your play with the fab papers, the berries and those gorgeous leaves. Must give it a try too.
xxx Margreet

aussie aNNie said...

wow Chrissy, this is beautiful...great design and awesome colours.xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card Chrissy and I love your 'arty views' too!
Kath x

Janette said...

Chrissy these are just so gorgeous and those leaves look so real, I thought they were shop bought for a minute, beautiful and love the frosty berries, really stunning.xx

Chris said...

Stunning as always, your frost encrusted berries and leaves look wonderful on these beautiful festive cards- and yes those leaves do match perfectly.

Carole J said...

Had to pop by for a closer look at these beautiful leaves. Your cards are absolutely stunning, Chrissy! The image is beautiful and your leaves and berries enhance them wonderfully! x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Chrissy
Gr Karin

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning cards Chrissy and brilliant matching of the leaves-hope you didn't hurt yourself falling over!
Carol x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

Lorraine said...

Wow Chrissy, what a stunning card. LOVE it
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

I can understand the excitement...those leaves are spot on. Such fabulous cards Chrissy. Just you go careful taking those arty shots!! xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love

pinky said...

You can tell the amount of work you put into your projects Chrissy, even before I see the photos! Another amazing project!!