Xmas Telescoping

Xmas Telescoping

I’m going to add some cards I’ve made in the past few months – I’ll add the description under each photo so click on them to enlarge and read about each.

There are a variety of techniques involved although nothing that needs a lot of explanation. These are for quite a few different occasions; birthdays; sympathy; thinking of you; Christmas etc…

This is the card in its opened telescoping form - I used one large heart, one fancy circle and then a second smaller heart.

Opened telescope

The wings were die cut and mounted above the fancy tag with the angel definition on - two shrink plastic angels are just hanging around


Playing with my Iron Works Motifs from Spellbinders I cut these decorative papers.

Sympathy Card

The solid stamp was firstly inked with yellow and then a couple of different markers tapped on top of this base colour.


I learnt how to ‘thump’ from GinaK at StampTV – see here.

Thinking of you
Got to love Costco ribbons! The base card was embossed with a folder and lightly coloured with Distress Ink.

Thinking of you

Fancy Label coloured whilst still in the die and the butterfly was die-cut and then touched with embossing ink and heat embossed with copper powder.


I adore the Nested Hearts from Spellbinders, these were layered on top of deep red sparkle card and the wings are a nod to their GoldWing.

20th Anniv


We have three birthdays on three consecutive days in November, good job I made a birthday book some time ago :).

Using Michael Strong stamps - Hetty's Coffee Cups- for a son who loves his coffee!


The embossing is a little messy but looks OK in the flesh. The Spirelli die-cut was wrapped in a fine copper thread.

Large Cuppa

I stamped the smaller cup all over the background and then onto the same green card as I'd used behind the spirelli, this last was embossed with gold and then cut out.

Smaller Cuppa

There is a faux stamp under the cat saying 'Cleaning in progress' - don't know why they made it red!! Can hardly be seen.


Lost Coast playing cards stamped with masking involved; black card embossed with cogs (Tim Holtz folder) for a poker-playing son


This is die-cut from a postcard Neil sent from Tenerife - re-purposing! Sorry about the glare of the flash.


Joanna Sheen stamp coloured with ProMarkers; Tapestry peg stamps for flowers, grasses and butterfly; Martha Stewart flower punch - oh, and  Nesies, of course.


The Enchanted Forest Stamps by Joanna Sheen can be found here.

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