Monday, 9 January 2012

Christmas shopping

No, I haven't been Christmas shopping - lol! - it's the lady on my card - a decoupaged Jolly Nation character. The background paper is DCWV. This is for Winter wonderland: let's go shopping - and another for Jingle belles: no time like the present(s) - by the smile on her face it looks as though this lady has managed to get some of the presents on her list.

This is also for:


Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 40
Make my Monday 71

That important date again

Following on from the last 'save the date' card, this is another that emphasises the 25th as an important day - another one for City crafter 90: save the date.

This time I've used sketch 1 for 52 Christmas card throwdown:

I've also gone with the numbers theme for Moxie fab world Tuesday trigger: by the numbers, where this photo prompt was given:


Papers are from My Mind's Eye Christmas Glitter book and the Santa is a chipboard element.

This is also for:


Drunken stampers 80: glittery holiday
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 10: sparkle
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 40
Make my Monday 71

Save the date

City crafter 90: save the date made me think straight away of 25 December, so here is a Christmas card that incorporates that all important date.

The background paper is My mind's eye Lost and Found Christmas trees. The elements I've used are chipboard, so this is also for CAS-ual Friday 34: chip off the ol' block - a clean and simple card using chipboard.

It's another entry for Sparkles forum Christmas 12: Christmas stockings - and another for Jingle Belles: no time like the present(s) (the presents in the stockings).

A big apology:

I had quite a few other links for this card, but somehow, unfortunately, I've deleted them - I am so embarrassed about this and sincerely apologise to those challenge blogs involved.

Black and white Christmas

I love black and white cards, so it was no trouble to make a card for Crimbo crackers 6: black and white. The background is a piece of wallpaper, so this is also for my own CHNC challenge 54 to 'give something a new lease of life' - recycle something - also for St Luke's January: new year, new start - to give a new lease of life to something.

The glittered and silver foiled stockings are from an old kit, the glittered stars are left overs from an Anna Griffin kit and I can't remember where the sentiment came from.

This is also for:

Christmas cards all year round January: non-traditional colours
Sparkles forum Christmas 12: Christmas stockings
The pixie cottage 102: monochromatic
Pixie dust studio 108: mono-tize-it
The craft garden January: monochrome
Drunken stampers 80: glittery holiday
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 10: sparkle
Some odd girl: bling me - glitter and silver foiling
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 40
Make my Monday 71

So far so good ...

... although it's only 9 January - lol!

I've managed to keep to my crafty resolutions so far  (you can see my crafty resolutions here) - I've been using up scraps (although, admittedly, I've accumulated others because I've cut into new papers), I've been making Christmas cards ... and this morning I spent time putting inserts in, labelling and bagging the cards I've made since last Monday.

I wonder how long this will last?

Lovely goodies

I've been so fortunate lately to be the winner of some fab prizes for challenges. The stamps on the right are from Victorine, I bough the embossing folders with a voucher for Joanna Sheen from Rainbow Lady and the bag of goodies on the left arrived this morning from Crafty Ribbons.


I've also won lots of digital images recently, some of which you've already seen and some will be used soon, no doubt.


Caroling snowmen

This is for Seems a little sketchy 3:


The image is 'caroling snowmen', which is one that I chose from Meljens as part of my prize for winning Meljens challenge 89, so this is for Shopping our stash 33: use a Meljen's image.

This was a ready-coloured image and I thought it would go well with the offcuts of Papermania lemon sorbet papers that I had left over from the previous card, so this is for Pixie's crafty snippets 2 and There she goes 137: new year, new new start - depicting your new year resolutions - to use up scraps and Creative craft: resolutions -  to use up scraps (you can see my crafty resolutions here)

The snowflakes were made with a woodware punch.

This is also for:

Paper creations ink 16 die cuts and/or punches
Pollycraft 121: punch it
Creative card crew 1: snow day
Everybody art: snow
Creative belli 134: snowflakes
Do you stack up 53: let it snow
My craft spot 39: winter wonderland
Christmas cards all year round January: non-traditional colours