Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Blue Christmas

I do love blue Christmas cards, so it was a pleasure to make one for the week's Jingle belles challenge.

I'm still using up the stiched paper with stars. The panel on the right was originally a silvery grey colour flocked paper (Anna Griffin), which I distressed with stazon ultramarine. The silver glittered letters are some that arrived today - they are actually self adhesive fabric which has been glittered. Because this panel was then mounted on to silver mirror card it was hard to get a photo that shows what it's really like. Here are my attempts!




Thought I might as well include a scan for good measure! This shows the blue better, but, of course, the silver mirror looks like black on the scan.



This is also for:

Creative craft world: anything BUT birthdays
Incy wincy 105: monochromatic colours
CES 47: feeling the blues
Just for fun: soft and gentle fabric
Just us girls 95: use fabric on your project
Word play 11: sparkle
Corrosive 127: manly - difficult sometimes to make Christmas cards suitable for a man, but I think this is
Theme Thursday: men/masculine
Cards for men 16: clean & simple
Desert island crafts 13: I chose: stitching, make it manly, use felt/fabric
Crafty creations 129: Christmas in July
Fussy & fancy 42: Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss 91: Christmas in July
4 crafty chicks 48: get your bling on
Papertake: anything goes

Robins

This is for the sketch for Christmas challenges with sketches 5 sponsored by Krea Teja. Please click on the link to see the lovely sketch.

I've featured robins for Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 7.

I've used Papermania Christmas classic papers and 'robins' panel. The scalloped circle was cut with a nestie. There's quite a lot of red foiling on these papers, including some of the robins, which is why I had to take the photo slanted to avoid glare - you can get a bit of an idea of the foiling, but much better irl.

This is also for:

Creative craft world: anything BUT birthdays
Stampin' sisters in Christ 100: any type of creature from tiny to large
Ooh-la-la 85: circles
Fun with shapes and more 88: Christmas in July
Crafty creations 129: Christmas in July
Fussy & fancy 42: Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss 91: Christmas in July
Papertake: anything goes

The angels shouted for joy

For this card I've used the sketch for Christmas card challenge week 35, with a bit of poetic licence because I've used a rectangle instead of a circle:

I've used a bit of an unusual combo of black, white and gold - it's a shame that the photo doesn't do the card justice - the gold is much richer irl. Papers are from a QVC Kanban Christmas kit from last year. The stamp is an inkadinkado one by Tin can mail, just simply stamped on to gold matt foiled card.

The strip of black lace is felt, so it's lovely to touch!

This is also for:

Creative craft world: anything BUT birthdays
ABC Christmas: O is for older image - this is another stamp that is more than a year old
Winter wonderland: fairies or angels
Crafty creations 129: Christmas in July
Fussy & fancy 42: Christmas in July
Sweet stampin: it's Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss 91: Christmas in July
Desert island crafts 13: I chose: quote for a sentiment, something with wings, use felt, us 3 different colours (black, white, gold)
Crop stop 30: anything lace
Papertake: anything goes
Come and get it: anything goes
Crafty Ho's: anything goes
Happileigh 33: anything goes
Woodware USA 37: anything goes