Saturday, 3 December 2011

For a special couple

Because the family were meeting up today to celebrate mum's 90th birthday (which was on Tuesday) we all took the opportunity to exchange Christmas cards/presents and also a lot of birthday cards had to be given as well.

So yesterday I needed to make some cards and this was one of them for one of my nieces and her husband.

The background paper is from Cosy Christmas collection given recently with Quick Cards. The image and sentiments were part of a kit from QVC a year or two ago and the piece across the middle is a snippet left over from some English Paper Company paper.

This is for:

Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Pollycraft 120: Christmas fun
Bah! humbug 47: cute Christmas critters
For fun: Christmas card
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Raise the bar 86: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Cupcake craftroom December: traditional Christmas
Craft your passion 86: tis the season
Jingle belles: wrapping it up
Joanna Sheen 1: Christmas wishes
Stamp, scrap & doodle: holiday card
Alphabet: V for very vibrant
Mami doodles 39: make it shine (glitter)
Ooh-la-la 94: lots of sparkle
Crafty catz 111: the colours of Christmas with the option of sparkle
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Jules crafty snippet challenge week 47 (the strip across the middle)
Catch the bug: December anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 62: anything goes

CHNC challenge 49: mainly monochromatic

It's time for challenge 49 on my CHNC blog - now that December is already here, we're heading more and more quickly towards the Big Day! I don't know about you, but I've still got loads of Christmas cards to make ... and I've been making them all year! It's the penalty for selling so many for charity ... I now need to make lots more for us to send!

For my card for CHNC challenge 49, which is to make a monochromatic or tone-on-tone card, with a limited use of other colours if you wish as long as there is one prominent colour.

I've used 3 stockings digital image, which was kindly supplied by StretchNBubbles who are sponsoring the challenge - the randomly chosen winner will be able to choose 5 digital images - and there are plenty of lovely ones to choose from. I've used the sketch for Passion for promarkers 128 using poppy promarker to colour:

The striped and snowflakes papers are from the Cosy Christmast collection given recently with Quick Cards and the polka dot paper is Wild rose studio traditional Christmas.

I'm also linking this for the following challenges:

Creative card crew: monochromatic
AiFactory 98: something red
Addicted to stamps 18: Christmas card
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Ribbon girl: jingle all the way to Christmas
Stamp dreams 109: Christmas
Pollycraft 120: Christmas fun
For fun: Christmas card
Digistamps4joy 33: merry Christmas but no mouse in the house
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Raise the bar 86: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Clearlyistamp 41: Christmas
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes - Christmas
Cupcake craftroom December: traditional Christmas
Craft your passion 86: tis the season
Jingle belles: wrapping it up
Bee crafty: it's Christmas
Joanna Sheen 1: Christmas wishes
Stamp, scrap & doodle: holiday card
Meljen 87: inspired by a holiday song: Little Christmas stocking with a hole in the toe (lyrics here)
Alphabet: V for very vibrant
Ribbon reel 16: anything goes - use ribbon
Southern girls 35: ribbon madness
Victorine 22: ribbon
Catch the bug: December anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 62: anything goes