Saturday, 29 November 2014

Santa's Last Rudolph Visit of 2014

Hi everyone. hope you're having a good weekend.

It's the final Rudolph Day challenge of 2014 and as it is also the last time it will be hosted by Sarn I was determined to get the required 2 cards made in order to join in. I used decoupaged images from Joanna Sheen's Giordano christmas collection and kept the design very simple, just matting the decoupaged images onto card blanks and adding sentiments.

I will enter this in
Sparkles Monthly challenge 'the Big Guy Santa'

and here's the second card for the Rudolph Day challenge


So that's it from me - I'm off to make a few Poinsettias then an early night to try and catch up on some much needed sleep.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Mice and Sparkly

Hi everyone and thanks for dropping by. I completely lost track of what day it was today and have only just realised that one of the challenges I made this card for closes in four hours so I'm here with a quick post.

I used an 8x8 inch card blank and the fabulous decoupage image of the little meeces with their sparkly lights is from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse 'Deck the Halls' collection. The paper was a magazine freebie (can't remember which) and I matted some Coredinations cardstock onto gold mirricard. I added some red raffia, twine and 'sleigh' bells from my stash and finished it off with a computer made sentiment.

Sorry about the poor photo but the daylight had gone when I took this.


I shall enter this in the following challenges

House Mouse & Friends challenge 'add a little sparkle'
Gruffies & Guests challenge 'anything goes + christmas'

Hope you all have a fun weekend whatever you have planned. I need to get making some more christmas cards and start some christmas shopping.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Sparkling Red Christmas

Evening all, hope you are all keeping well and busy. I've had a really lazy day today as it's my 60th birthday so this is a christmas card that I made yesterday.

I used a LOTV stamp called 'teddy and penguin' which I coloured with Promarkers and a touch of Stickles and matted onto some red metallic card. The paper is from my pile of loose sheets (so not sure where from) and I embossed the white card with an Embossalicious 'petite dots' folder. I added ribbon, gems and a sentiment from my stash and used Tattered Lace dies to make the snowflake which I smothered in Stickles so it really sparkles when the light catches it.

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Lili of the Valley Monthly challenge 'merry christmas' (my 2nd entry)
The Ribbon Girl Colour challenge 'red'
Time Out challenge 'embossing with the optional twist of sparkle' I went with the option
Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge 'snow'
Penny Black and More challenge 'anything goes'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'christmas'
STAMPlorations challenge 'stamps and layers'
Delightful challenge 'you're a gem'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' (my 2nd entry) snippets of white + red metallic card
Dies R Us challenge 'christmas'

Thanks for popping by and I hope you all have a super weekend.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Another batch of christmas cards

Gosh, I can't believe it's nearly 2 weeks since my last post - I don't know where the days are going to and christmas will be here before I even get the turkey bought at this rate!

I found an unopened pack of christmas wreath toppers in my stash which were perfect for another batch make of christmas cards with a matching box. I also had some smaller envelopes so cut some card blanks from A4 card to fit. The leftover pieces of card were embossed with a Die'sire holly folder and, along with some snippets of green papers, attached to the card blanks before adding the toppers and sentiments to finish. The box was made in the same way with embossed leftover bits also added to the sides.

 here's the box

and a closer look at one of the cards

I shall enter these in the following challenges

Simon Says Monday challenge 'ornaments'
Divas By Design challenge 'photo inspiration' (i was inspired by the decorations and colours)
Frosted Designs challenge 'white space'
Crafty Catz challenge 'christmas is coming'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'christmas decorations'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'go green'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
A Little Bit Crafty challenge 'clean and simple' (my 2nd entry)
Bearly Mine challenge 'christmas cards' (my 2nd entry)

Thanks for popping by and hopefully I shall start getting round to visit you all in the next few days.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Batch Making Christmas Cards

My inspiration for card making is still hiding away so when I made a CAS christmas card that I was pleased with I decided to make a batch of them - be warned this is rather a photo heavy post.

I love a white and red colour combo for christmas cards so grabbed a load of LOTV toppers (the pile is gradually getting smaller) which I die-cut and matted onto silver mirricard. I used white linen card to make the card bases, added some lovely red gingham ribbon and silver pearls and then the toppers.

and here's a photo of each card

I shall enter these in the following challenges ~

Lili of the Valley Monthly challenge 'merry christmas'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'anything goes'
The Ribbon Girl Card challenge 'christmas card'
Creative Card Crew challenge 'christmas joy'
A Little Bit Crafty challenge 'CAS or clean and simple'
Bearly Mine challenge 'christmas cards'
Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge 'no patterned paper'
Divas By Design challenge 'anything goes'
Live & Love Crafts challenge 'favourite christmas colour combo'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'anything goes'

Sorry I've not been very sociable lately but I'm still feeling off it. I'm going for an endoscopy tomorrow which I'm not looking forward to (and I shall definitely want the sedative !!) So thanks for being such good blogging friends and your continued visits and I will come and catch up with you all soon.