Tuesday 29 November 2011

Festive Deco Folllies

This year for Christmas, as I like them so much, I decided to make some more cards using the stunning graphics from the very talented  Nancy Watt.

"The Festive Deco Follies" from MCS are so classy and make great quick and easy cards that look so effective, which is a great attribute if like me you've left your Christmas card making to the last minute this year!

The software that comes on each CD is very easy to use and enables you to add an assortment of Deco ladies and gentlemen to all types of different backgrounds (supplied) or you can even add your own, you can also add a plethora of embellishments and text too.

The "Happy Christmas" stamp is from a series of stamps by the amazing Paula Pascual

Hope you like them!

Vince x

Thursday 24 November 2011


I've been wanting to use Amanda's little drummer DUCK for some time and thought he'd make the perfect "Drummer Boy" for a Christmas card.

The background paper was just text taken from the song printed onto a dull green sheet of paper.

The background to the duck was printed off and matted with red card and the duck himself was coloured digitally cut out and mounted on foam pads, I then added some gold highlights on his hat, drum and drumsticks using gold foiling. added a couple of feathers to his hat and topped it off with a little gold emblem with a red gem.

I hope you like him!

Vince :0)x

Duck Digi Stamp - Amanda Marks
Card Design - Vince Ballard
5"x7" White Card
Background paper - MCS
Christmas Sentiment - Paula Pascual

Thursday 10 November 2011


Well not long until Christmas now and so I'd better get a start on my cards.

I know I'm leaving it a bit late especially as a lot of crafters made theirs back in August, but I always seem to leave it to the last minute. (I do tend to procrastinate)

I do love this little OWL by Amanda and decided to make an easel card to show him off!
I kept the colours traditional and coloured the owl the same. Cute isn't he!

I hope you like it.

Vince x

Card designer - Vince Ballard.
Digi Owl designer - Amanda Marks.
Coloured digitally.
Owl background image by - MCS.
Merry Christmas stamp - Paula Pascual


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