Monday, 10 September 2012

Hi all,
I'm back again with my second post for the day.  As I explained earlier, I want to show you the card that my friend Ellie made.
For those who don't know, Ellie is my neighbours daughter and has been learning cardmaking with me for a while now.  It all started when I was having a clear out one day back last year.  I gave a bag of goodies to two of my neighbours for their children to play with.  Ellie had lots of cardmaking items in her goodie bag and since that day has been having weekly lessons with me and making cards.   Unfortunately I had to stop the lessons for a few months (my health got worse) but on Saturday we managed to get our crafting bits and pieces out and made a simple but stylish Christmas card together.
Here is Ellie's card:-

Isn't it cute.  Ellie stamped the little Christmas bear and then coloured him with pencils.  The papers are from a set I purchased some time ago from QVC and the button is from the Hobby House. All the card used is Centura pearl card in Ice White.  I was unsure at first if the pencil would work properly on the pearlescent card but they took to it well and were infact really rich and vibrant.
I hope you like Ellies card and are able to leave her a comment ot two.

To end, here is my card made using the same layout sketch.  Something simple again as we are trying to find the right style for her Christmas cards for this year.  It has to be fairly easy design for the bulk cards or they will never get finished.

I used some more of the paper pack from QVC, going for the snowy blue & white theme.  I added some white organza ribbon with white pearls and buttons from the Hobby House to embellish
I do hope you liked the results of my teaching lesson this week.  We had fun, chatting and crafting and are planning to do the same thing again back on a Friday evening every week... health permitting of course.
That's it for today. Take care and enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Linda x


  1. Hello my blog friend! I saw your comment on my Twinchie so I knew you were blogging! I think these cards are gorgeous - although I do love the hessian on Ellie's card (lots). Lovely bright colours for Ellie and cool and frosty for you. A beautiful similar layout and yet they look so different. You are obviously a good teacher and Ellie is a gifted pupil!!! Well done!

    Hugs to you both Sue P xxx

  2. Absolutely brilliant Ellie!! I too like the addition of the hessian, which is very different from ribbon. It's amazing how two cards, identical in layout, can look so different when different colours are used. Well done to both teacher and pupil1 love from Christine x

  3. Ellie's card is gorgeous, I love the cute image and the rich red tones with the brown looks so beautiful.
    Your card is lovely too Linda. I'm a really big fan of ice blue on Christmas cards, I think it's because it goes so well with silver.
    It's nice that you can share your hobby with someone creative, I'm so lucky that Emily still enjoys making cards with me, when she has time.

    take care
    Hugs Sue

  4. Oh Ellie this is so cute and your colouring in is perfect. Love the hessian too makes such a pleasant change from the other materials we can use. I think you will be having a blog before me LOL! Tell Linda her card is pretty cool too. Well done Linda and Ellie, any room for another pupil? Love Christine H xx

  5. Hi Linda,
    Ellie this a fabulous card. Everything is done so well. The colouring in is fantastic, and the layout is lovely. Well done you, and I look forward to seeing more of your cards in the future. You know you have one of the best teachers and neighbors in Linda.
    Linda your card is lovely too.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  6. Hello Linda, what sweet cards and Ellie did so well, I hope that this message finds you well.
    Suzie xx

  7. Gorgeous cards Linda, love the rich reds on Ellie's card and the cool ice tones on yours, fabulous layout, love the cute bear. The hessian looks great on Ellie's card.
    Kim xx

  8. Hi Linda

    Ellie is a very talented girl indeed - her card (and yours too) is just beautiful.

    I'm so sorry I haven't been to see you for a while - my internet has been poorly.

    Thank you for leaving me some lovely comments.

    Have a great weekend.

    Take care


    Hazel xx

  9. so nice of you to teach her our wonderful and relaxing hobby!! Her card is so wonderful and lovely! Someone will be very lucky to get it!
    Yours is a stunner too! Love the wonderful blue and the design you both have chosen!
    Hugs, Alessandra


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