Thursday, 30 September 2010

Santa with his reindeer

Another set of simple cards, using some strips of paper left over from last year (or it might have been the year before - time flies!), some Santa and reindeer toppers and a sentiment.


These are for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Totally Gorjuss 49: 'Christmas'
Die cut dreams Christmas 36: 'Christmas furry things'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
Crafty Emma 5: 'animal antics'
Paper pretties: 'animal'
Paper cutz 60: 'critter'
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'

Christmas blessings

'Christmas blessings' is the sentiment on these cards and the vellum wrap also has greetings on it - the pictures are from last year's Dovecraft papers.

These are for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'

Just a tree

For these cards I used a digi from the Charmed card & crafts bumper Christmas set - simply mounted on to a piece of red card; the base card has a mottled finish.

This is for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'
ABC Christmas: 'T is for tree'

Simply words and trees

Another five cards made simply with some DCWV papers and a few Christmas trees, with the addition of a peel off greeting. Just realised that I've used quite a bit of pink on my cards today.

These are for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'
ABC Christmas: 'T is for tree'

Christmas tags galore

More simple cards made today, this time utilising some ready made tags. Each card has a vellum wrap, secured at the back and stuck down with the tag at the front.



These are for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Totally Gorjuss 49: 'Christmas'
Die cut dreams Christmas 36: 'Christmas furry things' (the third set)
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
Crafty Emma 5: 'animal antics' (the third set)
Paper pretties: 'animal' (the third set)
Paper cutz 60: 'critter' (the third set)
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'
Sparkle creations Christmas 43: 'tags'
One stop craft 99: 'snowflakes in September' (first and second sets)

Even more Christmas words

Some more cards using another stamp with lots of names for Jesus - very appropriate for Christmas cards.

The second and third sets have been stamped with versamark and embossed with detail gold (second set) and detail silver (second set).

No designer papers were used for any of these.




My challenge for this month's 25th club on BF forum is: 'I'd like you to make cards where the emphasis is on the sentiment - lots of wording or one big sentiment. There can be images on the card, but the main focus should be wording.' - so these are for that and also for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
Ooh-la-la 63: 'sentiment - main feature'
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'
Practical scrappers: 'stamps'
Pollycraft 63: 'no designer paper'
Glitterbabe's 14: 'embossing'
Other lovelies thoughtful Thursday 28: 'E' - my 'e' is for embossing

Some more Christmas words

A couple more sets of cards using a simple words of scripture stamp. The second set have vellum wraps.


My challenge for this month's 25th club on BF forum is: 'I'd like you to make cards where the emphasis is on the sentiment - lots of wording or one big sentiment. There can be images on the card, but the main focus should be wording.' - so these are for that and also for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Bah! humbug 37: 'stars'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
Ooh-la-la 63: 'sentiment - main feature'
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'
Practical scrappers: 'stamps'

Christmas word tree

Today I've been making more packs of five Christmas cards.

These three lots are based on a word tree stamp, colouring the star and baubles with copics, peel offs on the first two sets and stamped Anna Griffin greeting on the third set.



My challenge for this month's 25th club on BF forum is: 'I'd like you to make cards where the emphasis is on the sentiment - lots of wording or one big sentiment. There can be images on the card, but the main focus should be wording.' - so these are for that and also for:

Creative Inspirations 80: 'Christmas in September'
Charisma cardz 39: 'Christmas crafting'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
ABC Christmas: 'T for tree'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Craft your passion 25: 'clean and simple'
My partner in crafting crime 12: 'clean and simple'
Ooh-la-la 63: 'sentiment - main feature'
One stitch at a time 32: 'as you like it - anything goes'
Incy wincy 61: 'I wonder what it could be? - anything goes'
Pollycraft 63: 'no designer paper' (the second set)
Practical scrappers: 'stamps'

Salt: speak with kindness

For the new challenge topic today on Salt, Julie has chosen: 'speak with kindness' - you can read what she wrote here and see the other lovely creations of the team.

I've concentrated on the verse from Colossians 4:6 that says: 'Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt.'

I've used some of the digital elements from a lovely free kit that I downloaded from here.

I've set this now as my desktop background so that it is a reminder when I boot up my computer - and I'm aware that 'my conversation' isn't just what comes out of my mouth, although that, of course, is important, but what also is typed by my hands on the keyboard - so much communication nowadays is done in this way and it's important to bear this verse in mind in that respect.

We would love you to visit our challenge and create something for this theme - just leave us a comment with your link so that we can visit and see your artwork - this could be a card, LO, ATC or whatever.

I'm also linking this for Cute card Thursday 132: 'tic toc!'