Sunday, 9 October 2011

Christmas dreams really do come true

Having chosen the theme for this week's Sunday's with Santa facebook group - food - I discovered that I'd got little left to use for this theme that I hadn't used before. And then I remembered some DCWV paper. The shiny and glittered gingerbread people seemed OK for the theme, but the phrase running across the bottom was just a bit too wide for my widest square card blank, so I had to use an A5 card landscape and cut it down - it worked, so that was good. All I've done in addition is to stick a piece of organza decorated wired ribbon across the top - this has a lovely sheen that is semi-transparent and is also very glittered - I've had this ribbon for ages.

This is also for:

Bah! humbug 40: glitz and glitter
Fab's big Christmas October: something shiny and/or snowflakes
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 9: Christmas songs: The gingerbread man (to the tune of 'the wheels on the bus)
Crafty Ann 51: inspired by a Christmas song: The gingerbread man (to the tune of 'the wheels on the bus)
Just some lines: reminds me of a song: The gingerbread man (to the tune of 'the wheels on the bus)
Cute card Thursday 185: time for cake
Simon says: sparkle and bling
Secret crafter Saturday 155: anything goes as long as it sparkles
Sentimental Sundays 76: anything goes (plus a sentiment)
Ribbon carousel 23: anything goes
I did it creations 76: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes
One stop crafts 152: anything goes

Carols round the tree

Today's challenge for week 45 on Christmas card challenges is this inspiration photo:

I've concentrated on the Christmas tree, using a very simple recycled picture:

This is also for:

Fab's big Christmas October: something shiny and/or snowflakes
Winter wonderland: the colours of autumn
PanPastel UK 3: autumn colours
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: go green (the picture was originally from a card received)
CES challenges 57: seeing red
I did it creations 76: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes
One stop crafts 152: anything goes

The morning stars sang together

It's time for another Christmas card for the Christmas card gang (two weeks go by very quickly) and it was Claire's turn to choose the theme - silver & blue with embossing (heat or dry).

The background pale blue and white matted on to silver is a piece of card taken from a card received a couple of years ago (too good to throw out). I stamped the lovely Inkadinkado tin can mail stamp with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver. I used a matching piece of blue card to emboss with a creative expressions folder run through my cuttlebug, inking up the front side of the folder with brilliance starlite silver before embossing. I then threw detail clear powder on to this and heated - this has given it a distressed look. I used an offcut piece of silver foil embossed paper, a sparkly silver ribbon, three habico rhinstones and a sentiment to finish the card.

The card was based on the sketch for Christmas challenges with sketches 10 - please click the link to see the sketch (I took so long blogging that I missed the linky, but have left a comment to acknowledge that I used the sketch).


This is also for:

Bah! humbug 40: glitz and glitter
Fab's big Christmas October: something shiny and/or snowflakes
Little Claire 14: Christmas
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 9: Christmas songs: Hark, the herald angels sing
Crafty Ann 51: inspired by a Christmas song: Hark, the herald angels sing
Just some lines: reminds me of a song: Hark, the herald angels sing
Oldie but a goodie 28: wings (stamp is at least six months old)
Simon says: sparkle and bling
Secret crafter Saturday 155: anything goes as long as it sparkles
4 crafty chicks 58: monochromatic
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: go green (the background pale blue and white card was originally from a card received)
Jules always with a heart: crafty snippet challenge 40
Hiding in my craft room 15: super scraps Saturday
Stamptacular 133: so distressing
Sentimental Sundays 76: anything goes (plus a sentiment)
Ribbon carousel 23: anything goes
I did it creations 76: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes
One stop crafts 152: anything goes