Sunday, 18 July 2010

A beary Christmas

This is for Beary sweet 6: 'it's sketch time':


Papers are Forever Friends Christmas glow and the Santa teddy and sentiment are FF 3D elements.


It's also for:

Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Just cute bears 26: 'Christmas in July'
Die cut dreams Christmas club 26: 'Santa' (hope a bear Santa counts)
Lucy's cards 12: 'buttons'
Crazy 4 challnges 46: 'buttons'
Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: 'lots of layers'

Forever Friends Christmas

This is for the sketch on the Forever Friends challenge for this fortnight:

The paper is from the FF Christmas glow pad and the ribbons are sticky ones that have been in the box far too long.

The FF Christmas cooks are 3D stickers, as are the stockings and little cakes.

It's also for:

Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Just cute bears 26: 'Christmas in July'
Order of the Opus Gluei 64: 'what's cookin', good lookin'?' - food theme
Die cut dreams Christmas club 25: 'a very beary merry Xmas'
KL stampin n scrappin 39: 'ribbon'
Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: 'lots of layers'

Red Christmas

Another Christmas card made from the Patchwork Pals kit.

The button on felt circles was sent by a crafting friend - I've loved using these (only got a couple left now).

The photos are terrible, I'm afriad - either not enough light if the sun is kept out and too much if it shines in (not that I'm grumbling about the sun!)



It's for these challenges:

Cupcake 99: 'acetate'
Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Christmas stampin' all year long 57: 'bling it up' - glitter on the church picture and the sentiments and snowflakes are foiled
Lucy's cards 12: 'buttons'
Crazy 4 challnges 46: 'buttons'
Andrea's: 'simply monochromatic'
Anything goes (Craft Den) 7: 'sparkle & shine'
Flourishes timeless 75: 'felt'
Stamping with the dragon 5: 'recipe - use transparency and 3 buttons'
Stampin' sisters in Christ 48: 'card that is 'built' using a set of plans' - the church

A cool Christmas

This is for the sketch on Craft your passion 14:

I used one of the pictures from the Patchwork Pals kit that I used for the previous aperture card. The background striped paper is from the inside of an envelope, the sentiments paper was free with a magazine and the snowflakes and sentiment were from the PP kit.

This is also for:

Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Christmas stampin' all year long 57: 'bling it up' - glitter on the house picture and the sentiment and snowflakes are foiled
Mixed media Monday: 'something blue'
Stampin' sisters in Christ 48: 'card that is 'built' using a set of plans' - the house

Guest designer spot on Sparkles

I was priveleged to be asked to be a guest designer for today on Sparkles Christmas card challenges blog for challenge 33.

We were given this picture as inspiration:

I used a digi fireplace background, importing the actual fire into the picture.

The stockings were stamped with a stamp that I received last year as a prize for a challenge. They are attached with brads, so they can be moved from side to side, so they hang. Santa's hat and the chipboard snowman were added to the left and right stockings; the middle stocking has used the entire stamp with the doll sticking out of the top.

It's an A5 card because it needed to be large enough to show the stockings hanging in the fireplace.

I very much enjoyed being part of Sparkles team for today. Please go over and have a look at the super crafting of the regular team. And, if you haven't yet started making your Christmas cards, perhaps you will be inspired to do so.

I'm also linking this for Bah! humbug 27: 'Christmas stockings'