Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A few more traditional Christmas cards

My challenge 50 on CHNC this week is to show traditional Christmas cards, so here are a few more I've made using Anna Griffin supplies - they are all 7 x 5:











These are also for:

Paper sundaes 99: anything Christmas
Polka doodles 49: quick Christmas card
CES 65: a traditional Christmas
One stop craft 161: traditional Christmas colours
Unstampabelles 6: Christmas + bonus: stickers
Cupcake craftroom December: traditional Christmas
Come and get it: colour - red, green and your choice
Cupcake craft 172: don' look at the light - shiny stuff - sparkles, shine, glitter - the last three cards

I've been busy ...

... making lots more Christmas cards and still no time to blog them. I've managed to make forty in the last couple of days.

I thought it was about time I stopped and showed some of what I've been doing, so here goes.

Because I've needed to get a lot of cards done in a short time I decided to use a favourite Tin can mail stamp several times. To save time colouring in I stamped with memento cocoa bean on to various Basic Grey papers to give a bit of variation of colour. So I'm submitting these for Basic grey 59: anything goes.

The first three cards have the image stamped on to BG porcelain, with backgrounds of porcelain and also strips of My Mind's Eye paper:



For the next card the image is stamped on to a piece of BG pyrus and the background is pyrus and a strip of MME paper:

The next two cards feature BG cappella papers and Tim Holtz tissue tape (the second one has some MME paper too):


The image is stamped on to BG Indian summer for the next card and the background paper is DCWV:

For the next card the image was stamped on to a piece of BG lily kate; the background is a piece of card that was given to me and the ribbon with gems was from Hobbycraft. This card is for Paper pretties Monday challenge: use ribbon, Inky impressions 36: use ribbon, Timbro scrap mania 38: bow, Pretty little ribbon shop 5: Christmas with a bow:

BG urban priarie was used for the background of the stamp on the next card - background a mixture of the same star card as above and some more MME paper, with the addition of some Anna Griffin stitched ribbon:

These are also for the following challenges:


Crop stop 49: music is all around us - inspired by 'Hark, the herald angels sing ...'
2 sisters 69: Christmas
Creative card crew: tis the season
Creative Belli 132: winter and Christmas
Penny's 68: merry Christmas
Joan's gardens 13: show us your Christmas card, anything goes
Moving along with the times 127: last minute Christmas
Paper-crafting journey: Christmas challenge
Our craft lounge 95: a clean & simple holiday
ABC Christmas: Y is for yippeee!! anything Christmassy goes
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Raise the bar 86: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Jingle belles: wrapping it up
The paper shelter: it's a celebration - Christmas
Cute card Thursday 194: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas
Dream valley 22: Christmas
Sunday stamper 184: Christmas
Kaboodle 97: let's get together for the holidays
Flourishes timeless 148: opposites attract
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green (most of these cards)
Celebrate the occasion 43: Christmas - no red (most of these cards)
The stamping boutique 21: no traditional Christmas colours (most of these cards)
Lollipop crafts 61: happy holidays
Victorine 23: Christmas
My time to craft 168: vintage Christmas
Little red wagon 110: vintage Christmas
Paper and such: quick Christmas card - CAS and get it done in a hurry
The pixie cottage 99: last minute gifts and cards
Aud sentiments 43: more winter holiday sentiments
Crafty creations 147: card with a sentiment
Cutie pie 7: use a sentiment
Hanna and friends 123: winter card
One crazy stamper December: Christmas/holiday theme
Let's ink it up December 18: Christmas projects
Stamps R us: angels
Sweet stampin: things with wings
Jules always with a heart: Crafty snippet challenge 49 - all the MME paper pieces were snippets and some of the pieces of BG that were stamped on
Hiding in my craft room 24: super scraps Saturday