Friday, 16 December 2016

And Those Christmas Cards Keep Rolling On.......Some Glitter and some Foiling

For those of you who are interested Vera has posted the latest on the Caring Hearts Card Drive. You will never guess how many cards they collected..........over 64,000 , thats triple what they collected last year. That is unbelievable, isn't it. One lady sent 1,000 cards just from her. I cant believe this wonderful community. Anyway if you interested in more information I have provided the link at Vera's name above.

Some more of my Christmas card collection


This cards made using another of Mo's Digital Pencil images.
A cute little baby in a Santa hat sitting with teddy. Coloured with Copics.
Finished off with some Kindy Glitz (love this stuff but hate how it can 
warp the card stock). Felt it needed a little something so I added a strip of
Washi Tape with circles and stars

then overlaid the coloured image slightly. This cute little image
comes with the sweet sentiment so I used that but had already coloured
and attached to the card front before I thought of Foiling (ahh well
next time). Finished it off with a die cut snowflake from white glitter paper.

Next is my bit of fun card.

I was playing around with foiling, I have some different colours to
use and of course I bought rainbow colour. I had watched a clip on
YouTube for the Minc and the Reactive Mist. It was one of those

things I bought then wondered why after as I went on line to
see ways to use it and found it was rather limited. Spray thin lines
or thicker mmmm wasn't doing it for me. Then I saw
another product being painted on and left to dry and thought
why not this mist.
Cheap brush, disposable little container. You only need the smallest
amount and I just brushed on roughly. I did about 20 tags - white, black and
kraft. I left it all to dry well and used paper sleeves to put the tag through the minc
so I wouldn't ruin the plastic sleeves. I made sure to really let the solution dry well
before adding the foil.
You are better off doing rough strokes, I filled some areas too well
so the foil was very solid and I preferred the patchy look.

I decided to make this a special penguin card. Base is black with white dots
representing the galaxy. The tag foil looks like a wave, a magic wave bringing
in Santa's helper on his multicoloured surfboard. Finished off with a Stamplorations
'Merry Christmas' and a red Christmas ribbon.

Its different and bright and I love it.

Challenges :

have a beard merry christmas

Merry Christmas Penguin card

Merry Christmas Penguin

Have a Beary Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Penguin

Have a Beary Merry Christmas

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Dana Johnson said...

OMG your Card and tag are adorable!! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge! ~DT Dana

Mimi said...

Super cute holiday creations...
I love that tag! How cool! Interested in the Minc... but I've wondered how much I would use it. This is inspiring! Love the idea of a prnguin on a rainbow surfboard riding a magical wave (Northern Lights?)... Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash this week!

maria f. said...

Love your little penguin surfing the rainbow waves somewhere down under. Happy holidays, Aileen.

Viv said...

What beautiful Xmas makes again Aileen, you have been busy, love all the sparkle and bright colours too ;) hugs Viv xx

Ruth said...

You are great for getting all these done. I managed none this year :( Maybe next year! I love the penguin tag card and isn't it amazing what you can find on the internet for stretching your stash. The shiny waves are fabulous! xx

lostinpaper said...

That's a lot of cards!! I know that you made so many yourself, well done GF! ps who wouldn't love a surfing penguin on their Christmas card, I know he made me smile...

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards. I agree with Therese - a surfing penguin is for anyone :)
Thanks for the update from the card drive - amazing 1000 cards from one person! What an effort.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I just LOVE that sweet first image of Mo's. Gorgeous job on all these cards. Brilliant entry for our Glitter & Sparkle challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Thanks for playing along with us and good luck! Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

Khristina Sorge said...

Your images are absolutely adorable! You did such an amazing job. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT this week!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous cards, I'm lovin the effect of your foil :)

Jean said...

Stunning set of cards.
Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT.
Jean DT xx

lauren bergold said...

awesome! and such a great addition to "tag you're it" at SHOPPING OUR STASH! <3

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Aileen, I'm so late coming here my friend, I apologize, it's been a bit hectic this past week or so.
But your tag is adorable, the foil is gorgeous, I've never tried that but I must investigate, you got beautiful results.
The card is also amazing, this cutie pie just melts your heart, love the gorgeous sparkle of the trim on his hat, super adorable.
Thank you Aileen, for sharing your sweet tag with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again next time.
Big Hugs,

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh, these are absolutely adorable creations! I especially adore that little guy with the sparkly Santa hat!! Wonderful coloring too!! Penguins are a fave of mine! :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Totally awesome foiling! Now I am wondering, if I need rainbow foil.....