Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A Christmas prayer

It can be difficult choosing a card to send to someone who you know is going to have a sad Christmas , so this card was made with such a person in mind. This kind of card calls for something simple and thoughtful - it's not appropriate to put lots of 'fanciness' on the card.

The image was taken from an old card, so this is another card for Papercraft star 24: green holidays using recycled or repurposed items. I just mounted the image on to a foiled frame.


This is for these challenges:

Tuesday throwdown 28: clean & simple
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Kort o mania 29: Christmas card
Crafty Hos theme challenge: a card for any religious holiday
Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 8: it's Christmas
Penny's 44: Merry Christmas

Clean and simple red and white

Another quick and simple card using Anna Griffin papers, a red and gold foiled frame and a couple of sentiments.

This is for these challenges:

Corrosive 93: red and white for Christmas
Tuesday throwdown 28: clean & simple
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Kort o mania 29: Christmas card
Crafty Hos theme challenge: a card for any religious holiday
Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 8: it's Christmas
Cooking it up with Katie 41: layer me a red Christmas - red, layers, Christmas
Penny's 44: Merry Christmas

Red, cream, black and green

The colours called for this week on Loonie 121 are:

which are on this Craft Creations paper and also the holly tag. I love this paper (you can also get it in a mainly red colour) but I seem to be almost running out of it now.

This is also for:

Tuesday throwdown 28: clean & simple
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Crafty Hos theme challenge: a card for any religious holiday
Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 8: it's Christmas
Penny's 44: Merry Christmas
Tuesday taggers: deck the halls (with boughs of holly)
Ooh la la 68: Christmas song - Deck the halls with boughts of holly - and The holly bears a berry

Glittered snowflakes

It's so easy to make quick, effective cards with Anna Griffin papers and 3D stickers.

This is for these challenges:

Corrosive 93: red and white for Christmas
Tuesday throwdown 28: clean & simple
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Alota 48: snowflakes
Sew many challenges 34: snowflakes
Paper playtime 28: snowflakes
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Kort o mania 29: Christmas card
Crafty Hos theme challenge: a card for any religious holiday
Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 8: it's Christmas
There she goes 84: bring on the bling
Town scrapper: bling
Frosted designs: glitter
Moxie Tuesday trigger: all that glitters
2 sisters 16: sparkly Christmas
Gingersnap GC82 spicy supply challenge: glitter
Pixie cottage 48: sparkle and shine
Freshly brewed 26: sparkle and shine
Craft your days away 9: texture
Everything but the kitchen sink 28: texture
Cooking it up with Katie 41: layer me a red Christmas - red, layers, Christmas
Penny's 44: Merry Christmas
Paper cutz 70: Christmas using 2 kinds of patterned paper and any colours
Creative belli 106: Christmas embellishments/papers

Christmas Candles for condolence

This is a card I made to send to a friend who was recently bereaved. I couldn't get a decent photo of it so I resorted to a scan, but, unfortunately, the stamped sentiment by Hampton Art doesn't show as it does irl. It says: 'with thoughts and prayers at Christmas'.

The candles image was rescued from an old card mounted on to a frame, so I'm linking this for Papercraft star 24: green holidays using recycled or repurposed items.

It's also for:

Allsorts 81: light up the night - use a candle
ABC Christmas: Y for yuletide - candles
Dollies elements challenge: this little light of mine - candles
Corrosive 93: red and white for Christmas
Wednesday stamper: red and white
Your next stamp 31: it's a CAS Christmas
Tuesday throwdown 28: clean & simple
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Sunday stamper: wonderful Christmas time
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Kort o mania 29: Christmas card
Crafty Hos theme challenge: a card for any religious holiday
Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 8: it's Christmas
Stampavie 120: Christmas
Stamping royalty 49: winter holidays

WOYWW 79

It's Wednesday again and time for WOYWW 79 - if you've no idea what that is then pop along and have a look and join in.

I have to confess that today's pictures are a bit of a cheat. Regular visitors to my blog will know that I like to tidy up, but I thought I'd show you that my workspace does get messy and cluttered - yes, it really does. Having crafted yesterday, this is how my workspace ended up last night:



But before I went to bed I cleared some of it and a bit more this morning so that I'm ready to start afresh. Mind you, the boxes of ribbons that are overflowing and tangled up (how do they get like that when they are supposed to be individually bagged or banded so that they don't get in a muddle) have been moved to the sitting room - sorting them can be an armchair job while watching TV later.

So this is what my workspace looks like this morning:


Happy Wednesday to all WOYWWers!