Sunday, 20 October 2013

Handmade Monday 139

Welcome to another Handmade Monday!

Well, this unruly mess of ribbon, string, paper and glue can only mean one thing...


... more cards for Craftseller magazine.  More Christmas cards, to be precise.


The cards I make for them are of course to showcase the free craft papers they give away every month, but I can never resist adding a little something to the papers when I'm making a card...


I think being able to add texture and depth is one of the really great things about handmade cards - it definitely separates the finished product from mass-produced and creates a much more luxurious feel.  Plus it's so much fun to do!

Seriously - aren't those Craftseller papers just gorgeous?

Enough of me and my cards - the full reveal will have to wait.  It's over to you now...

18 comments:

Highland Monkey's said...

Your layered card is in my favourite colours! Another job well done.

patchworkfairy said...

Yes they do look nice papers - and nice card you have made! You will also be well ahead now when making your own cards to send!

South Devon Branch said...

I like the free papers and the card you have made from them. :)

CatkinJane said...

They do look good, however hard I try I always end up favouring anything red for Christmas :)

Free Spirit Designs said...

Ooh love those Christmas papers! I agree, added texture definitely makes a card extra special, i love the white border on yours, is it string? It looks so gorgeous! x

Wendy said...

Ah, no, not string - it's the torn edge of the paper you can see! It does look like string now you mention it!!

Natalie Jones said...

Funny, my blog this week is about the free papers that come with Craftseller and other magazines! Your card looks great, can't wait to see the finished article.

Helen said...

The papers are great. And you've done a lovely job with them, x

tillymintboutique said...

They look fantasic! I love the free papers, so many uses for them!

Picto said...

Handmade cards are always more personal than mass produced, I love the torn paper and ribbon combination.

Jan x

itsamistry said...

That's a very pretty card. I love getting handmade cards. They have so much more thought put into them.

Christmas Pie Crafts said...

the papers are lovely and your card is gorgeous - it is so nice to add our own touches to cards. that's what makes handmade so special. Hope you have a good week.

mrsbrownmakes... said...

The papers are lovely. Thanks for hosting Handmade Monday, it's such a great link party. x

Trace said...

I so like this project, the festive colours are so bring and like the layering idea

say it said...

These look great. I can't wait to get this copy of Craftseller so I get these gorgeous papers and can see the full pics of your cards. I think I may have to make some!

Foxxy said...

Your gift cards are looking so pretty! Thanks for the great linky party.

Stephen said...

I'm used to an unruly mess. My work areas seem to be like that all the time. The little touches and details are definitely what makes a card special.

Lucy Blossom said...

Lovely looking cards.