Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

My first Christmas card

Hi there, talk about time flying I cannot believe that the last month has past by and although it looks like I've been a very lazy blogger, I can assure you that I have been working away in my corner, but with work that until now I have been unable to blog about.  I'm talking about my design team artwork for the new stamps Texture Fragments released last week by Glenda of Chocolate Baroque, and if you pop over to the Design Team Blog (link on my sidebar) you will find three new videos to inspire you with your own artwork.  Later in the week the DT members will be displaying their work using these stamps so I hope you'll be able to drop by again - you will not be disappointed because they have created some great artwork. 

In the meantime my first Christmas card......
I've not lost my love of decorative papers and this design is from a paper pad from Hot of the Press.
Just lovely!
I've teamed it  (fancy that) with some Nestie dies - an oval and petite scallop oval, a vintage corner, a grand square to cut the DP, I find these really useful and a very easy way to cut an exact square, and I've even used a piece of the corner die to decorate the tag.
I will definitely be back soon, and thank you all for all your visits and comments over the last month.   I hope that you are still finding the Cupboard a useful tool to help with your die-cutting and embossing. 


Aquarius said...

Good to see you blogging and I'm sure you've not been idle!! I too love decorative papers and this is an elegant cirst Christmas card.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi the re Ikki this is really simple but oh so very lovely love it - am a green girl too! Shaz in oz.x

Miranda said...

Hi Ikki, lovely and elegant card! Hope you are ok......like you I am fond of decorative papers but cannot use them a lot so my stash is growing, LOL, warm greetz, Miranda