Cards Made at Retreat

Yes, I know I am really behind in posting… a couple of things.. One, I have been trying to use the WordPress app on my tablet to post, and NOTHING IS WORKING WITH IT!!!! Doesn’t matter what I do, even though I am linked to my app, I can’t seem to get photos uploaded, or posts actually posted.. they all seem to get saved as drafts, then they don’t show up on the desktop version.  Two, life has been a bit crazy around here (I know, not unusual), but my SIL is very ill and has been in the hospital nearly 2 months now, and I don’t think the doctors know what’s going on… symptoms of stuff, yes, but what is actually happening, I have no idea.

So, this will be 1 of a few blog posts that have what I’ve created in the last 3 months or so here, starting with the annual retreat I’ve been going to for the last 2 years.  It’s a weekend away, affordable for me and a TON OF FUN.  This year, instead of trying to figure out what to do, I decided to focus on Christmas cards… Yep, the retreat was in May, and I was working on CHRISTMAS CARDS. I got more done than I thought I’d get, but I think that was from pre-planning and taking my projects with me.  Below are the cards that I made at retreat.  I used some Memory Box stamps and dies, Quietfire Design stamps, Simon Says Stamp Dies, SU paper and stamps, Sizzix Tattered Poinsettia die. 2014.05.24 CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE AT RETREAT 04 2014.05.24 CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE AT RETREAT 2014.05.24 CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE AT RETREAT 07 IMG_1015 2014.05.024 CARDS MADE AT RETREAT(NON CHRISTMAS) 2014.05.24 CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE AT RETREAT 02 2014.05.24 CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE AT RETREAT 03 2014.05.24 CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE AT RETREAT 05 2014.05.24 CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE AT RETREAT 06

I got to try The Stampin Up Blendabilities at retreat.  I can totally see why people love their alcohol based markers.  The layering of colour that you can do is amazing.  The card with the vases, I coloured with the Blendabilities.  Now, being on a tight, limited budget, I myself am not going to be purchasing the alcohol markers…. if money was “no object” so to speak, I think I would invest in some of the alcohol markers.. now, whether I do SU, or Spectrum Noir or Copics, I have no clue, as I haven’t tried the Copics or Spectrum Noir markers.  But, I’d be willing to try them out. 


As for cards, a quick rundown on them. The poinsettia wreath stamp and die is Memory Box, coloured with Distress Markers (Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough). The second picture is SU paper, a Simon Says Stamp die for the banner, and Quietfire Design “Christmas” and SU “Noel”. The third picture is SU Calm Christmas and World Map stamp sets. Fourth picture is the vases card, then some SU Simply Sketches flowers, coloured with Distress markers.

Sixth is a square blue card with some patterned paper on it, and a Quietfire Design “Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas” stamp,seventh is more SU Christmas paper with the Simon Says Stamp die and the Quietfire Designs “Christmas” on the banner.The eighth and ninth pictures are the same card.. one is done in cream, the other in silver.  Recollections paper, with a Tattered Poinsettia on it, and a Quietfire sentiment on the top right.


Thanks for looking, have a great day 🙂


About Cardcrazed

I am a Christian, an empty nester who loves to make cards and ATCs. I also love to listen to Christian music.

Posted on August 30, 2014, in Cards, Christmas card and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow, you were very busy and productive! And yes, planning is very important. I try to plan, but I still manage to take half my craft room with me, just in case. 🙂

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