December 10, 2015

Adding Foil

Hi Everybody,

 A few weeks ago I treated myself to the  Heidi Swapp - Minc Machine  which  through a heat process adds foil to cards for a really lovely look

As soon as I can I will add some videos to the blog to show some of the things I have done with my new toy but this week it is decorating and carpet shampooing .... busy busy busy !!

This card has the foil added to the background panel and is a really shiny hot pink shade.

Over the top I have layered  Medallions Three and added it with foam tape to give height.

The white Hammered card is from the Papermill Direct. and creates a good base for most of my designs.

The flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts  and they have been sparkled up with Glitter Magic

The little sentiment is from  Clearly Besotted Stamps  and I have just bought a whole load of new stamps and matching dies from them which I will also show you over the coming weeks. They are gorgeous too.

So Santa came early to my house and I am really pleased with my gift
 .... from me  .. to me!!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a gorgeous card looking forward to seeing what you do with your new toy I have had mine for a while even bought a laser printer not used it much yet going to use it today as I still have my great granddaughters first Christmas card to do forgot all about it till yesterday.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Lovely card, very pretty. Looking forward to seeing the videos.


  3. Morning Christina. What a lovely present to yourself! It certainly gives a lovely finish to your card which is beautiful. Look forward to watching the videos. Have fun playing with your gift. X

  4. Good morning Christina,
    Love the effect you have created on your stunning card.
    Have a good day
    Patricia X

  5. Such a beautiful card Christina, i love the from me to me gifts, they always please and are just what you want.
    Looking forward to your video's .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. beautiful card Christina. it is nice to buy a gift for oneself from time to time isn't it. look forward to all the new videos.xx

  7. Good morning Christina
    Super effect you have achieved t make such a beautiful card.
    Hope your weather is not too bad, enjoy your day.
    Margaret xx

  8. What a perfectly lovely gift!! Your card looks stunning. Pat x

  9. Good morning Christina, The effect of the minc is brilliant and is a great background to the card you have designed.I am looking forward to your videos' as my impression of the minc is its seems wasteful of the foil sheet. X Ros

  10. Good Morning Christina :) OMG!!! Oooooooo and AAAAAAhhhhhh!! What an absolutely GORGEOUS Card this morning! Wow!! what a way to start my day with such beauty. Thank you sooooooo much for sharing. Well... You must have been a "Good Girl" too, to have received such lovely gifts from Santa. Yay You!! You Go Girl! Enjoy your new toys and have a fun, creative day! Big Hugs.

  11. Hi Christina
    What a beautiful card. Look forward to the videos. Another thing to go on the wish list. Hope the decorating goes okay - weve just finished - thank goodness.
    Love& best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  12. Lovely card - am looking forward to videos. Soon be Xmas!!It always seems to arrive as a surprise! xxxx

  13. Another great card. I also have the Minc machine. and like another commenter I purchased a laser printer as well. that way I can cut my own dies etc and foil them. Enjoy your new toy, I know I enjoy mine.

  14. Hi Christina,
    A lovely card.

  15. New toys are lovely to play with, waiting to see what Santa has brought me this year...a really lovely card here Christina....luv Ursula xx

  16. A beautiful card Christina and as I have that die will definitely have a go at this one

  17. Hi, Christina,
    Wow...I love the foiling. I've been looking at this machine for a while now but sadly it'd way out of my price range. I've been told that you can get the same effect by printing the design with a laser printer and using the foil with a laminator...well, I just happen to have been able to pick up an old laser printer dirt cheap (and one where the new cartridges don't need the sale of a kidney) and I've had a laminator I'm going to splash out on some foil to give it a go. If it works...I'll send you a pic but don't hold your breath lol.
    My tree is still in the box and has managed to migrate from the corner of my craft room into the bedroom. I'm still trying to decide if my Bah, Humbug mood will lift enough for me to actually get it out and up. Christmas is going to be a lonely affair for me this year as my sis has moved to the other side of the country and I usually spend it with her. Unlike that woman on the Isle of Mann who has hundreds of presents under, in front of and around her tree, I will maybe just have one gift under mine, unless I go out an buy myself something to wrap up. I just hope she doesn't get burgled in the next couple of weeks...any thief would maybe leave me something lol.
    Have a great day everyone and try to stay safe and dry.
    Bejay x

  18. Very pretty card and the foil turned out fantastic...
    This machine is very popular right now.
    well done Chrisina

  19. Breathtaking card. Can hardly wait for the video. Have a creative day.

  20. Another stunner today Christina truly beautiful, thank you look forward to the videos.
    Anne Owens

  21. Love the card and Merry Christmas early to you! lol

  22. Hello Christina. Your newest card is so pretty. I love sparkle and love the ability to add it to my paper crafts. I have a Minc machine too and it's a fun process. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing your creations and the ones from your recent purchase.

  23. Hi Christina,
    Stunning card, love the foiling.
    Di B. x

  24. The card is lovely, and I can't wait to see some videos on using the Minc. I have the smaller Anna Griffin one and I love using it. It will be wonderful to learn some new tricks from you!

  25. Hi Christina, beautiful card today, love the colour and design. Must say I do like the foiling, it would be lovely to have the verse foiled on the inside.
    Regards Liz.

  26. Very pretty card with the foil background. Looking forward to your video's.

  27. A lovely card and the colours do festive . thank you foe sharing xx


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