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Sunday, 26 December 2010
Cards for the family guys
It's always a challenge to make Christmas cards that aren't too girly, so I mostly used trees and snowflakes.
That docrafts freebie embossed tree has been much in use this year, this time for son-in-law Bruce, with royal blue mirror card this time.
I use some Dovecraft decoupage for son-in-law Garry, with background papers from an A5 Papermania pad
My husband's card again used royal blue mirror card, with a linen finish, some lovely star-printed card from my stash and a recycled cut-out scene from an old card. I added some shiny gold card and a silver glitter die-cut star, with some peeloff stars in the corners.
The easel card for Danny was made from various die-cut stars put together, with some more royal mirror card and some snowflake paper from the Papermania pad. All the smaller snowflakes on the cards were punched with MS punches. Lots and lots of glitter too.
Thanks so much for stopping by to look at my blog, and for any comments you would like to leave. xx Jill
Welcome to the Ballerina Craft blog.
Well you'll find lots of them on my blog, as I often make cards for dancers, having been a ballet teacher for more years than I care to remember. You can find former pupils of Woodley School of Ballet dancing in ballet companies in Britain and in Europe, singing and dancing in West End Theatres, on TV or touring the UK, or on cruises in far flung places, with several former dancers teaching at home and abroad.
I'm now semi-retired due to health problems, but still find time to teach dance and craft, as well as have fun with our seven grandchildren. I have been married to my dearest husband Joe, for over 43 years, and we have three wonderful children, who are all happily settled with their own families, and we also have a dear step-grand-daughter, with her own beautiful bundle of joy, and a seriously cute toddler, so family life takes up a lot of time! The beautiful Lladro ballerina above was bought for me by pupils and friends for the Ballet school's 25th Anniversary in July 2007.