Saturday 29 November 2014

Snow People

This is a bit of a "cheat" Christmas card, looks like I've spent ages making it but its one of the quickest cards I've made this year. The cheat bit is that the background is a piece of printed paper from a pack of paper that says Copier Notecards Blue Trees on the label. I have this pack of papers for years and have no idea where it came from, so I just cut a square from the top of the paper, added a bit of glitter to the snowdrifts, stamped and coloured the snowman and stamped the greeting, inked the edges and stuck it on a 5x5 card blank. I made 12 of these in just over three hours, normally takes me that time to make one card and I'm getting slower and slower these days. Entering it on these challenges

Creative Corner - winter wonderland
My Time To Craft - Snowmen
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - snow people

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Bah Humbug

Was just flicking through a magazine this afternoon and came across this digital stamp to download, it made me smile and reminded me of a certain person not far from me attitude to Christmas if only in a half joking kind of way, so here's my OH's Christmas card !

Few bits of scrap DP,bit of corrugated card and a torn bit of ribbon from the Christmas wrapping box .

I'm entering it into these challenges

Cardsz4guyz  - food and / drink
The Male Room - use ribbon in a masculine way
Through the craftroom door - anything goes

Monday 17 November 2014

All is calm

Well the post title refers to the card and not to me!  still battling on with Christmas cards although now I have a pretty reasonable stack of them I'm starting to relax a bit and just enjoy making the last few batches. I really need to get into the Christmas spirit and think about doing some Christmas shopping but even a couple of hours in town today just about wiped me out and I've been lolling about in front of the TV instead of getting something done.  I think I maybe need to add a sentiment or something to this card but I'm liking the white space on it which is quite unusual for me as I normally have to fill every corner. Tree stamps are Stampin Up, lovely as a tree, deer is memory box die and the pine trees are Sizzix. Glittery star is also memory box die.Background coloured with pan pastels

Pan Pastel Challenge  - cold and frosty colours
Simply Less Is More - more than one tree
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge extra - anything goes as long as its Christmas
Dies r us challenge - Christmas

Monday 10 November 2014

Holly wreath

Make My Monday challenge is for foliage and berries this week. I made this card last week but didn't get round to blogging it. Background coloured and stamped with two shades on memento inks, the background stamps are Bobunny and came free with a magazine, I keep saying I'm not buying any more magazines but then get tempted with the stamps which I guess is what they are there for!. The centre wreath is an old one , wood mounted Stampendous dated 1998, been well used over the years and I still really like it. Bit of stickles on the berries and its a fairly quick card to make so will be doing some more.

Make My Monday   -Berries and foliage
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Keep it flat'

Sunday 9 November 2014

Frosty The Snowman

Love this Penny Black Snowman, never fails to make me smile !  Hit a bit of a block with Christmas cards this week but this little chap always works somehow. Bit of torn corrugated card,snowflake embossed red card and there is some   patterned paper that I seem to have almost covered up, die cut stars and snowflake and an Inkylicious stamped sentiment. Think he fits a few challenges this week

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - All wrapped up
Winter Wonderland - Frosty The Snowman
 Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes
Fantasy Stampers - Red

Sunday 2 November 2014

Christmas Wishes

Here for another challenge at Stamping Sensations where the theme this month is Christmas.  I love old fashioned Christmas cards and as soon as I saw this Stampendous stamp I had to have it. The background is inked up embossing folder, love the wedgewood look it gives, there is lots of glitter which doesn't really show up on here. The challenge this month is Christmas and our sponsor is  Little Claire who are offering a very generous £35 voucher for their store. Go along to the challenge and see the lovely examples from the design team.