How dumb am I? In the last post I said I'd flipped the angel to face right- of course she is facing left!!!!

First Christmas card post!!!......

and there will be more! I also have the new Christmas Solutions cart. For those of you who haven't yet got a Christams Cart this is a good one to go for. It has very traditional images- a couple of Santas, a beautiful sleigh, 3 reindeer and these two images. A lot of fillagree on this cart it has to be said! I flipped the angel because I wanted it to face right. Merry Christmas was cut from Wild Card and HARK from Storybook. I used a lovely slub-silk effect card for the cuts as mirror card is chewed up on anything filligree. Gold metallic ribbon and some gems complete the cards.
Carts used:
Tree & angel- Christmas Solutions
HARK- Storybook
Merry Christmas- Wild Card
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Wild Card celebration!

Yeeeeaah! At last! I've got it! The new Wild Card cart. Wow! The cards you can make with this are fantastic (with matching envies too!) I made this card for my nephew Dan who has a birthday on Thursday. The champagne bottle wraps around the front of the card (it's technically a tri-fold card) and it comes complete with a cork!!!
I cut the card out at 8" and then drew around the bottle onto a piece of green card and cut it out. The gold label and neck wrapper were cut from the cart as was the Cheers sentiment. Inside I added a large Celebrate greeting. I had some cork patterned paper so I used that for the cork! Dan was cut using the alphabet section of the cart.
Carts used:
Card,sentiments and cork- Wild Card
Tag(around bottle neck)- George & Basic Shapes
The shadowing was cut by hand as there isn't a shadow function on this cart. Just a word of warning- I think that this cart is better suited to the Expression as some of the cards are cut really small and will not give a very substantial card and also you may not be able to cut out the corresponding envelope (there is a universal envelope cut provided for this circumstance). Just something to think about before splashing out £64.99!!!!
Anywho- Happy Crafting!!!
ps. I've also got the deep cut blade and housing- so far NOT IMPRESSED!! If anyone else has it and has had a problem getting it to cut- mine goes bonkers on 4!- please let me know where I'm going wrong! Thanks in advance! Heather

Ariel for Millie

Oops Sorry for the terrible photo but Blogger wouldn't let me upload the better one!!!
This is another Disney Princess card(well Duh!!)
this time for Amy's sister Millie. Compared to some images this one was relatively quick to put together,there aren't that many pieces to it. I cut Ariel at 4" with corresponding layers etc plus a shell (which is an icon) which was cut with RDS ON. I don't know whether you can tell but the front of the card is cut away around the shell. Millie's name is cut from glitter paper. The card front and inside back is covered with Pink Petticoat swirls and polka dots paper. The Happy Birthday was glittered and the shell decorated with glitter and tiny pearls. I added a pearl to Ariel's bra at the front. Instead of using the flower from the cart I added a Prima flower to her hair for a bit of dimension with a glittered brad. A piece of pearl decorated irridescent ribbon across the card front adds to the underwater look!
Carts used:
Ariel and shell- Dreams Come True
Happy Birthday & Millie- Wild Card
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Snow White for Amy

I have three delightful little girls as neighbours and always make them a card for their birthdays-that was one reason why I bought the two Disney Princess carts. I'm not really a Disney fan but I will use these carts as I know enough little girls to justify buying them!
The images are lovely but take an age to construct and are A RIGHT FAFF!!!
I made this pretty pose of Snow White, mounted it onto a scalloped circle and put the whole lot on a card covered with white Doodlebug embossed paper. 'Snow White says Happy Birthday AMY' is from several carts (as per usual I'll list the in a mo) I finished the card off with tons of glitter and a bitten-into apple!
From now on I'll only list the carts I used as the rest is self explanatory I think!!
Carts used:
Snow White image- Happily Ever After
Snow White (word)- as above
says & happy birthday- Zooballoo
Scalloped circle-Accent Essentials
Apple- Happily Ever After
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