Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Mrs Claus

I love this saucy Mrs Claus image by Kenny K.  I thought I'd use her on hubby's card, it'll give him a bit of a chuckle.  

A fairly CAS look again. I used two different Cuttlebug folders for the background and matted onto some red Stampin Up card. 

The image has been coloured with Promarkers - you can probably get a little glimpse of my storage unit behind the card; an idea from a fellow crafter whilst blog hopping one day (sorry can't remember who).  I've added a bit of glitter to the fur cuffs and collars.  The 'Naughty or Nice?' sentiment was done on the computer.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is a HOTP stamp which has been stamped onto a Spellbinders die cut.  The snowflake is a mix of a Silhouette shape, a Sizzix die and another punch, all glittered with Twinklets and layered onto each other.

Only two more cards to go - for my girls.  Can't wait to put the Christmas stuff away for another year!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Nearly there!

Into the home stretch now for this year's Christmas cards.  These two are for my nieces.  The stamp is an Elzybells (no longer available, sadly), coloured with Promarkers.  The background paper is a digi download and I used a Hero Arts stamps set to do the names.
The snowflakes were cut out using my Silhouette and then covered with Twinklets. 

Only my husband's and daughters' cards to do now - cutting it a bit fine as usual!

Edit:  Ha ha! Just noticed I didn't colour in the little Robin's body - hope my nieces don't notice!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Red and green must NOT be seen

Edit: I decided this would be a nice card for my little neice, so I added her name to it using Hero Arts Alphabet stamps ( yes it is an unusual name - my sister decided to call her baby after the volcano in Tenerife - she always was strange!)

This week's papertakeweekly challenge is for a card without traditional Christmas colours of red and green. So here's mine.  It's a very simple card featuring an old Sugar Nellie stamp 'Maggie with dottie scarf'.  I think she's so cute, but has been another of my neglected stamps (she's never been inked before). Shame!  I used Promarkers to colour her and a circle Nestie to cut her out. The background is some craft card dotted with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is by HOTP.

A birthday card next for a change:

This card was made for a friend who recently did a charity climb of Everest, at the age of 59.  I'm so impressed, I find walking to the top of my stairs tiring (must get fit in the New Year).  This digi stamp, which I thought was very appropriate, is from the digistampboutique and I coloured him with Promarkers and added my computer generated sentiment.  Another simple card, just a bit of matting and that's it.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

More Baubles

Two posts in one weekend! That's quite a turn up, lol.  Anyway, just thought I'd share the card I made this afternoon.  Really quick and easy.  I've used the Paula Pasqual stamps set again - it's turned into my favourite stamp set ever!  I used a Peony Versacolor stamp pad for the baubles and black Memento for the the rest.  The Merry Christmas is a HOTP stamp and for finishing touches I added some embossed lines in the corner and was lucky enough to find some satin ribbon in the perfect colour to match the baubles.  Quite a modern looking card I think.  I must go and have a lie down in a dark room now after all this exersion, lol.  Thanks for popping by. X

Saturday, 4 December 2010

A few more Christmas cards finished

I've not ventured into my craft room much recently, I've been so cold that I've remained firmly huddled in front of the fire.  But, today I've been determind so wrapped a blanket around my lap and beavered away to complete a few more cards.  Here they are:

I used Paula Pasqual and HOTP snowflake stamps for the background and an old Happy Christmas stamp (not sure who makes this) for the sentiment which has been layered using a mixture of Nesties and scalloped squares cut on my Silhouette and a bit of ribbon to finish.

The next two were inspired by Sarita:

I used my Paula Pascual stamp set and stamped in black and gold for the card above and black and silver for this one:

And finally, this card is probably committing a cardinal sin for dedicated stampers, but I used a CD to print off the image.  It's from the Joanna Sheen Enchanted Christmas collection and I do love all the vintage images featured on the CD - I have this romantic vision of how wonderful to have lived back in Victorian times with horse drawn carriages, living by candlelight and no noise from aeroplanes, cars and trains (I am very noise intollerant).  A slower pace of life appeals to me, although life was probably pretty miserable and hard for most people back then, so I think I'd rather stick to the 21st century and my central heating.  Perhaps a set of ear plugs would also be useful.

I love this pyramage image, I think she's sooo beautiful.  The wording was done on the computer and I added some gold embossing along the edge and a bit of ribbon.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and I hope the snow is beginning to disappear where you are - It's becoming a bit of a drag now! X