Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sending Christmas cheer

I don't usually make batches of cards that are virtually the same (except when I make packs to sell for Tearfund), but time was running out and I needed to make another five cards, so I used the lovely Papermania bauble decoration stamp inking it up with versamark and heat embossing with detail silver on to navy blue card which was then mounted on to silver mirri card and mounted on to a lighter blue base card. You'll notice that one of the cards has a different greeting stuck over where the others are stamped with 'Christmas cheer' - this is because the stamping was a bit feint so I decided to cover it up.



These are for:

Colour create 86: blue and silver with the option of embossing (I used heat embossing)
Papercraft star 75: a bell or an ornament
CCEE 1150: Christmas ornament
Glitter geeks 28: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 4: embossing
Mark's finest papers Speedy the cat's challenge 86: make a Christmas card
One stop craft 162: Christmas sparkle
Pile it on 49: bling it up
Cupcake 172: don't look at the light
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green
Crop stop 50: unique and non traditional
Scrapbook sisters card challenge 64: two colours
4 crafty chicks 68: Christmas
Joan's gardens 14: quick Christmas card
Crafts and me 65: Christmas
Little darlings 13: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Allways something creative 20: merry Christmas
Creative card crew: tis the season
Creative Belli 132: winter and Christmas
Penny's 68: merry Christmas
Paper-crafting journey: Christmas challenge
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
Crafty boots: Christmas
Lollipop crafts 61: happy holidays
Victorine 23: Christmas
The pixie cottage 100: anything goes Christmas style
Crafting for all seasons 16: Christmas
Little red wagon 111: another Christmas challenge
Stamptacular 142: Christmas glitz
Sunday stamper 184: Christmas
Inkspirations 100: Christmas
The stamping boutique 21: no traditional Christmas colours
Aud sentiments 43: more winter holiday sentiments
Cutie pie 7: use a sentiment
Prairie fairy Fridays 68: holly jolly Chrisstmas (no red or green)
Stampin' with the dagon: Christmas bling
Drunken stampers 80: glittery holiday
One crazy stamper December: Christmas/holiday theme
The artistic stamper creative team December: Christmas
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Simply create too 2: embossing
Hiding in my craft room 25: embossing technique
Crazy amigo: embossing


Simply stamped and embossed

I needed to make another couple of cards to get in the post before 12 o'clock, so this is one of them. The Kanban stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail.


This is for:

Nadia 20: Christmas black and white with one colour
Dutch dare143: tic tac toe - I chose the middle line: embossing, stamped image, die cuts
Annabelle: say it with ... Christmas 3 - cards
Glitter geeks 28: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 4: embossing
Paper sundaes 99: anything Christmas
For fun: Christmas - anything goes

CHNC challenge 51: Anything goes

Would you believe that we're only just over a week away from Christmas Day?! And it's time for challenge 51 on my CHNC blog. This week's challenge can only be 'anything goes', to give you the opportunity to show any of those last-minute cards that you are still making. Or perhaps you've made some recently, but not had time to blog and show them - now's the time to do so.

I've actually made a lot of cards in the last couple of weeks - I took photos of most of them, but haven't had time to blog them. I made two black and gold cards a few days ago and managed to get photos taken outside, but had to take them at strange angles because of the reflection on the gold mirror card.

The black and gold card on the first one is Kanban and the holographic gold trees on black on the second one was recycled from a card I received last year. The little black and gold trees were part of a QVC kit a couple of years ago and the glittered ribbon was from Hobbycraft.



And I made these yesterday, using more of the Kanban black and gold card, strips of black gems from Poundland and larger versions of the trees, this time adorned with Anna Griffin bows.



I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Mark's finest papers Speedy the cat's challenge 86: make a Christmas card
One stop craft 162: Christmas sparkle
Pile it on 49: bling it up
Cupcake 172: don't look at the light
Hooked on craft 14: Christmas - anything punched or diecut
Craft room: die cuts and punches
Paper pretties Monday challenge: use ribbon
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: ribbon
Really reasonable ribbon 38: anything goes & ribbon
Pretty little ribbon 5: Christmas with a bow
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green
Crop stop 50: unique and non traditional
Scrapbook sisters card challenge 64: two colours
4 crafty chicks 68: Christmas
Joan's gardens 14: quick Christmas card
Crafts and me 65: Christmas
Friendship's garden 6: anything goes Christmas
Little darlings 13: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Allways something creative 20: merry Christmas
Creative card crew: tis the season
Creative Belli 132: winter and Christmas
Penny's 68: merry Christmas
Paper-crafting journey: Christmas challenge
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
Crafty boots: Christmas
Lollipop crafts 61: happy holidays
Victorine 23: Christmas
The pixie cottage 100: anything goes Christmas style
Crafting for all seasons 16: Christmas
Divas by design 17: merry Christmas
Little red wagon 111: another Christmas challenge
The sisterhood of crafters: Christmas (celebrate the holidays)
The paper variety: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Prairie fairy Fridays 68: holly jolly Christmas (no red or green
Meljen 89: no rectangle cards