Sunday, 26 February 2012

Cold toes, hats & mittens

This is for this week's Facebook Sunday's with Santa 'polka dots' challenge. The spotty paper is from the Papermania Christmas range and the scrpt paper is Arctic Frog phreezing phrases ski bunny, chipboard stickers from Poundland and ribbons were freebies with a magazine.


This is also for:

Little red wagon 121: chipboard (the stickers are chipboard)
Jingle belles: stuck on you - stickers
52 Christmas carddthrowdown embellishment challenge 2: stickers &/or rub ons
Desert island 25: I chose 2 or more patterned papers, polka dots and stickers
My Sheri 79: warm wishes
Crafty Ann 59: bold and bright
The pink elephant 136: print it - something with script on
The pretty little ribbon shop 7: anything goes
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Multifold Christmas card

Having made a lot of Easter cards yesterday (and I still need to make lots more because I'm selling cards for Tearfund at our WEF at church on Friday), I'm back to making Christmas cards!

It was Lizzie's turn to choose the theme for the Christmas Card Club challenge for today and she asked us to more a card with two or more folds. The CCC is a group of crafters who want to get ahead with making Christmas cards throughout the year rather than leave them till panic sets in, so one of the gang sets a challenge every fortnight. There's a list on my sidebar of all those involved - if you'd like to join us, just get in touch with one of us.

For my card I've used offcuts of My Mind's Eye glitter book papers - I love all of these and am determined to use every scrap possible! I used a lovely piece of ribbon that I got last year on a market stall and some chipboard stickers from Poundland (think I got them last year, or perhaps the year before). The Santa picture is recycled from a card received - there is a lot of glittery snow on the bottom of it.

I have to admit that I didn't score and make the card from scratch, it was a ready scored one. I've made some of these before and you will see in the photos that the folds don't sit down as well as they should - I've found before that after a time they settle down and look more presentable - but I didn't want to wait for this to happen because I wanted to be able to blog the card today for the Christmas Card Club.




I'm also linking for these challenges:

Pixie's crafty snippets 9 (no other papers were cut into - only offcuts)
Art with no boundaries Don't waste it 1: use your scraps
Pile it on 9: fun folds
Crafty creations 158: fancy folds
Desert island 25: I chose 2 or more patterned papers, sparkle/bling and stickers
Christmas card challenges week 13: music
Hippity ippity 15: music
Little red wagon 121: chipboard (the stickers are chipboard)
Jingle belles: stuck on you - stickers
52 Christmas carddthrowdown embellishment challenge 2: stickers &/or rub ons
Winter wonderland: glitter and bling
PanPastel UK 7: use a ribbon
The crafty pad 159: recycle it (the Santa picture)
The pretty little ribbon shop 7: anything goes
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Mami doodles 44: use 3 patterned papers
That craft place: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8