Saturday, 26 November 2011

Another set of 5 cards

This is another set of 5 cards I made yesterday for today's sale. This time I've used colours for Play date cafe 108:

As with the previous set, materials were from a kit received as part of my Handy Hippo prize, including some lovely little felt trees that came separately.

This is for:

Pixie cottage 97: make a set
2 sisters 67: holiday
Hiding in my craftroom 26: mix it up - holiday
Paper creations ink 13: Christmas theme
Papertake weekly: Christmas crackers - but not literally
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Everybody art 169: Christmas card
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Little red wagon 108: Christmas theme
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Scrap-card 17: Christmas trees
Our creative corner: O Christmas tree
Quirky crafts 24: clean and simple
Created by hand: thanks/square die cuts

Frosty the snowman in the pink

For this card I've used pink text Papermania Christmas paper, with an offcut piece of pink, white and black striped DCWV paper. The lovely snowman stamp is from Stampotique by Jo Capper-sandon, coloured with promarkers. Flowers are from Poundland.

This is for:

Sunday stamper 181: Frosty the snowman
Stampotique 43: it's a non-traditional Christmas - no red or green
C.R.A.F.T. 130: unusual Christmas
City crafter 84: a pink Christmas
Everybody art 169: Christmas card
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Sundays with Crissy November 23: Christmas card using non-traditional colours
Little red wagon 108: Christmas theme
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Pattie's 34: Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes - Christmas
Gingerloft 29: lace, fabric or felt (the flowers are felt)
Bah! humbug 46: fabric (felt flowers)
Craft your days away 34: buttons or bows
Glitter fairies 4: non-traditional Christmas - no red, green, gold
All kinds of cards 41: black + white + 1 colour of your choice
Paper creations ink 13: Christmas theme
Papertake weekly: Christmas crackers - but not literally
Kaboodle 94: baby it's cold outside
Stamp n doodle: it's snow time!
Oldie but a goodie: let it snow (this gorgeous stamp is over six months old)
Party time Tuesday 43: snow us what you got
Phindy's Friday 83: a sprinkling of now
Quirky crafts 24: clean and simple
I love promarkers 93: anything goes


Set of five Christmas cards

I needed a few more sets of 5 cards to sell in packs at today's Christmas Fair, so I made quite a few yesterday. These were easy to put together as I used a kit that was part of my blog prize from Handy Hippo. The gold foiled rectangle toppers layered with vellum were from my stash from long ago, the rest of the items were from the HH pack.


These are for:

Pixie cottage 97: make a set
2 sisters 67: holiday
Hiding in my craftroom 26: mix it up - holiday
Paper creations ink 13: Christmas theme
Papertake weekly: Christmas crackers - but not literally
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Everybody art 169: Christmas card
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Creative card crew: monochromatic
Crafty Ann 54: sketch and/or monochrome
Quirky crafts 24: clean and simple

This morning's Christmas Fair

It was the Christmas Fair at mum's sheltered accommodation this morning, so I thought I'd show my table - quite a lot of people come to it and there isn't much room there, so I have part of a table. So this is me as I was finishing setting up - I did move the Sainsbury's bag before we started - lol!

Because of limited space I didn't take all my stock, but sold quite a bit.

Although I've been making Christmas cards throughout the year, I've sold so many for Tearfund, at our church's minimarket and supporting other charity events, that I now find that I need a lot, lot more for our own use, so I need to get going now and use up some of my stacks of Christmas papers pretty quickly!

CHNC challenge 48: vintage and/or distressed

This week seems to have been a very busy one, but I don't seem to have got done everything I wanted to. As this post goes live (scheduled last night) I'll be on my way to where mum lives for their Christmas Fair to sell my cards. So I'm trusting that blogger will play nicely and publish this post. I'll be back later in the day to link to the challenges I've included.

Can you believe that we're on challenge 48 today on my CHNC blog. Not long to go to the big day, so let's make the most of the time left and get those Christmas cards made. Hopefully my challenge will help you - I'd love to see you there. The theme for this week is vintage and/or distressed.

I've used graphic 45 double sided 'we wish you a merry Christmas' paper from their Christmas Past collection. I stamped an oval background with antique linen DI and stamped the Docrafts Father Christmas stamp on to it using versafine black onyx. I've had this stamp for ages, but, until now, hadn't used it - I'm not sure why I hadn't. I then tore round the image paper using a perspex oval and inked the edges very lightly with shabby shutters DI, using this on the left edge of the card as well. The addition of some lace, glittered ribbon and Martha Stewart daisy stickers and the card was done.

I'm also linking this for the following challenges:

Ribbon girl: Jingle all the way to Christmas
2 sisters 67: holiday
Hiding in my craftroom 26: mix it up - holiday
Our daily bread 86: recipe - lace, ribbon and glitter
Crafts and me 62: shabby chic/vintage
Paper creations ink 13: Christmas theme
Papertake weekly: Christmas crackers - but not literally
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Sparkles forum 25: vintage Christmas
Everybody art 169: Christmas card
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Sundays with Crissy November 23: Christmas card using non-traditional colours
Little red wagon 108: Christmas theme
Truly scrumptious 70: Christmas projec with pearls or vintage
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Pattie's 34: Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes - Christmas
Gingerloft 29: lace, fabric or felt
Rogue redhead 5: only one piece of designer paper
Papercraft star 72: anything goes