Friday, November 23, 2007

Cards and Gifts from and for Joanna

These are the last card swaps for the year that Joanna and are doing.
We decided to do Christmas cards that were to have fabric on at least one of them.
The first cards are from Joanna and she has placed one of her delightful Fairies onto a pieced fabric with beads--this is so beautiful-I just love the fairies that she uses.
The one with the blue background has stitching on the leaf--I think it is free motion stitching.
the small one folds out to display as nowman and some writing and it has a delightful little clip on the front.

These are the cards that I sent to Joanna-and I have used Christmas paper as the background with embossed cardstock for the centre piece with a red fabric flower to finish it off. I'm sorry they are so dark -I placed them on black fabric hoping it would force the flash-but I am not so sure now.

This one is on a striped paper background with a white Embossed panel in the centre.The Christmas tree is a diecut- which is the piece that is removed when you get those cards with cut-outs in the centre.I then wound metallic thread around the tree and glued sequins over it to look like lights then I dabbed glitter over the tree to hilite it.

This last card has cutouts around the border and an oval cut out in the centre.
I made the fabric centre piece by chopping up fabric and layering it onto gossamer fuse ironed onto calico then a fine tulle was placed over it and I stiched patterns over it from the machine

This last photo is the gifts that Joanna sent to me and a gift for Ebony as well.
There is Christmas fabric-Christmas wire edged ribbon some beautiful threads some rub-ons and the most gorgeous book from hand made paper.
You spoil me Joanna.
Thanks again for the swap.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Nice cards. Sandy