Sunday, 12 August 2012

Tall vintage Christmas

This is a tall and thin card for Crimbo crackers 21. The colour combo for 52 Christmas card throwdown:

 The image and sentiment are from Hunkydory Christmas classics festive memories.


This is also for:

Pixie dust studio: vintage
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Just keep on creating: Christmas is just around the corner
Sentimental Sundays 115: clean and simple
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Papertake: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes

Baubles and bows

The background for this card was made with the piece cut off from a card shown earlier, so this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 33, also Hiding in my craft room 58: super scraps Saturday, Squiggle stamps: stash attack and Waste not Wednesdays 28. All I needed to do was to add a few bits, a sentiment and some bows and the card was done.


Another card based on this photo inspiration given for Winter wonderland this week:




This is also for:

Daring cardmakers: get knotted
The pink elephant 160: ribbon galore
Top tip Tuesday 82: focus on the ribbon
Our craft lounge 129: ribbon
Secret crafter Saturday 198: gold, silver or bronze
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Just keep on creating: Christmas is just around the corner
Sentimental Sundays 115: clean and simple
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Papertake: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Inspire me Fridays 71
52 card pick up week 32

Home for Christmas

When I saw the photo inspiration Holly jolly Christmas this week, it was the fireplace that really caught my eye and brought back childhood Christmas memories.


So I chose a picture from the Hunkydory Christmas classics called ' a Christmas welcome' and chose background card that had some Christmas greenery.

And I used the sketch for Penny's 88:


And, as there's food involved, this is another for my own CHNC challenge 85: festive food or drink.


This is also for:

Stampin' sisters for Christ 152: something that says 'home' to you
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Just keep on creating: Christmas is just around the corner
Sentimental Sundays 115: clean and simple
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Papertake: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes

Metallic Christmas

For this card I've used some pieces from the Hunkydory Elegant Christmas adorable baubles, matting on to some snowflake card and embossing a strip of gold mirror card with a Creative Expressions crackle folder.

This is for the sketch for Always playing with paper Merry Monday 27:


Also based on this photo inspiration given for Winter wonderland this week:


Secret crafter Saturday 198 is asking for gold, silver or bronze - I hope it's OK that I've used all three of them!


This is also for:

Christmas card challenge week 37: texture
Bloggers challenge: add texture
Chocolate, coffee & cards 19: emboss
Tabitha's designs: Christmas in July
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Just keep on creating: Christmas is just around the corner
One stitch at a time 126: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes

Ginger spoon

'Ginger spoon' is the name of the digital image that I've used - it was supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, sponsors of my CHNC challenge 85 this week, so this is another card for that.

This is also for Kerry's sketch for the fortnightly challenge for the Christmas Card Club (names of those involved on my sidebar - if you're interested in joining, please contact Clare):


The main background paper is DCWV and the other pieces are from my offcuts - so this is the first opportunity of the week to join in with Pixie's crafty snippets 33, also Hiding in my craft room 58: super scraps Saturday, Squiggle stamps: stash attack and Waste not Wednesdays 28.

The scalloped circle is a nestie die cut. I distressed edges with brown corduroy ink and added some Prima gems and a piece of spotty ribbon. The image was digitally coloured in Paint before printing.


This is also for:

Tabitha's designs: Christmas in July
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
My mum's craft shop 69: Christmas in August
Stampin with the dragon: Christmas in August
Just keep on creating: Christmas is just around the corner
Christmas cards all year round August: kids Christmas
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 13: food
Robyn's fetish 120: monochromatic cards
Just some lines: layer it up
Whoopsi Daisy: die cuts and/or punches
The poodles parlour: let's see those die cuts
Card and scrap 36: use stamps (can be digi) on your contribution
Jackson's digital: anything goes 17
Crafts and me 96: use a digi
Paper pretties Monday 51: use scallops
Tuesday alchemy 26: bingo - I chose: dies, my choice (distressing), bling (the gems)
My heart pieces digital stamp challenge: use designer paper
One stitch at a time 126: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101