Thursday, 13 August 2015

Creative Expressions Thursday.

Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday and it is officially nearly another week gone by, gosh the one thing about the job I do is that you are always so so so busy that the time flies by so quickly in the day. The NHS is always busy no matter what area you work in I am sure, but of course our elderly care system leaves a lot to be desired in my eyes and Continuing heath care is no exception but I guess that's another type of blog post.
So getting back to why you are all here I have used the new John Lockwood 12 days of Christmas pad and Phil martin's Holy themed stamps to create today's post, again a Christmas themed item but I hope you like it in its traditional colours too.

Without further a do here is today's card.

A little different hey folks...

Here's a few pictures along the way ...

 These are the stamps from Phil's line I used to create the background. 

I used this mdf shape and Jon Lockwood's paper pad to cover it,i used the pear tree paper and placed the branches where they would be on a real tree.. lol clever hey...

 It looks nice like this but i added some stickles and also some diamond sparkles in the end as you do

Here's the background coming together.

 Once I stamped out the holly backing I used my distress pens to give some colour and dimension to the backing colours , then I used some square dies to cut a frame out of it on the edge. I added the inside piece flat then raised the frame up on foam. keeping the pattern of the holly correct which looks really cool i think.

Here's the added sparkle etc on the tree and placed on the edge slightly. I had a tshirt once that said , If your not living on the edge your taking up to much space lol (random yes but it made me think of it ) 

 I stamped out the central image and used the sentiment in the centre and also cut out a smaller frame and did the same trick with this as above and I also coloured the holly in and added some prettiness to the black writing ,
Here is a close up so you can see.

After this I used another paper from the pad and 12 days of Christmas from Jon and a black mat on the backing and also a few little pearls here and there and on top of the tree. 
I did then decide lastly it needed a little red so I made a little bow from seam binding top left with a pearl centre and then on the right I cut a strip of the same backing paper and alternately between red and green seam binding added a little strip and twisted it in the centre and attached on the back, i did that all the way to the top and then backed it in black and added it to the right on the card. a little different , and gave a Candy cane impression maybe, what do you think? 

Here is the finished image again.

Anyway all done....

Hope you like it and I will see you all very soon.

Huge hugs



  1. A really pretty card Kim and great to see the papers used so cleverly. I love the seam binding ribbon and the crossed over pieces down the right side too. x

    1. Thank you Pat , I just loved how It a went so well with the papers. Thanks for your comments as always Pat xxx

  2. Pat has said it all such a stunning card
    Love these papers
    Carol x

    1. Hi Carol
      Thank you for your comment as always , we must catch up soon xxx

  3. Love the tree Kim I never thought of that when I was drawing the pack!
    John x The whole card is stunning BTW...

    1. Hi John. Thanks , I am glad you like the card with your papers.
      Kim xx