Saturday, 26 January 2013

Vintage Christmas


The gold and cream picture was cut from a card received, deliberately with a jagged edge. The swirly mirror card is an offcut of Hunkydory card torn at the edge and the sentiment is from Anna Griffin, all mounted on a black card blank.



This is for:

Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 64: holidays
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 36: winter
Gingerloft 55: winter let it snow
Crafts and me 117: vintage
Paper playtime 2: use some brown
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 93
52 card pick up 2.4

Another recycled Christmas card


I'm still sorting and clearing - determined not to put bits away. This DL card was made using a large Christmas card that had been received, splitting the picture in two to mount on the front and back flap of the three-fold card. The inside is decorated with some shiny paper that I've had for ages - still got lots of it and have hardly ever used it, but thought that the colour went well with the stardream card blank and the pictures.





This is for:

Artistic inspirations 25: more than one fold/anything goes
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 64: holidays
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 36: winter
Gingerloft 55: winter let it snow
Crafts and me 117: vintage
Deep ocean 43: anything but square
Sparkle and glitter 8: anything but a square
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 93
52 card pick up 2.4

Second card for CHNC challenge 109: nativity



For my CHNC challenge 109 that starts this morning I'm asking for Christmas cards that in some way depict the nativity. It might show an image of Mary and Joseph, the manger scene, the wise men, shepherds etc or perhaps a scripture verse of phrase from a Christmas carol that refers to the nativity in some way.

There are three sponsored prizes to be won for this challenge - please go over to CHNC challenge 109 for details and, hopefully, join in.

For my second card I've used two images kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Paper Pretties, called 'nativity' and 'wisemen' which I combined together digitally before printing out and colouring promarkers and flexmarkers. As there is quite a lot of detail in the images I printed to a size that would be right for an A5 card.

The main background paper is the reverse side of Graphic 45 Carol of the Bells paper, the turquoise patterned paper is DCWV. The ribbons (the red stuck on top of the gold) were bought this week from Lakeland - did an online order for household products and they slipped into the basket - I couldn't resist buying a few packs because they were reduced. The flowers and sentiment are from stash - the sentiment is red on gold (hard to see here) - it says 'with love at Christmas'.



This is also for:

A card a day facebook
A gem of a challenge 64: holidays
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
I love promarkers 152: anything goes
Deep ocean 43: anything but square
Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dannis challenge 8: anything but a square
Happy campers 9: flowers - use something digital
Mark's finest papers simple salutations 29: card using a flower
Whoopsi Daisy: use a digi
Kaboodle 155: ribbon
Sweet stampin: ribbon
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: 1 word sentiment, 2 pieces of patterned paper, 3 pieces of bling/embellishment - flowers and ribbons
Totally Gorjuss 168: flowers!
Digi stamps 4 joy 59: anything goes
Eureka 23: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 93
52 card pick up 2.4

CHNC challenge 109: nativity


For my CHNC challenge 109 that starts this morning I'm asking for Christmas cards that in some way depict the nativity. It might show an image of Mary and Joseph, the manger scene, the wise men, shepherds etc or perhaps a scripture verse of phrase from a Christmas carol that refers to the nativity in some way.

There are three sponsored prizes to be won for this challenge - please go over to CHNC challenge 109 for details and, hopefully, join in.

For my first card I've used an image kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Pink Gem Designs, called 'nativity Philip'. I cheated a bit and printed out the coloured version and mounted on a snippet of silver mirror card. I've been using a lot of offcuts recently, so I fancied cutting into new papers for this, but could I find something that matched the image? No way! So, in the end I resorted to using an offcut which was originally part of a Kanban kit bought quite a long while ago. To be honest, I nearly got rid of this ages ago because I couldn't really think how I would use it.

Because this already had some silver foiling on it, it would have been silly to try and add anything else, although I was sorely tempted. So this has ended up as a really CAS DL card:


This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 64: holidays
Pixie's crafty snippets week 56
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Deep ocean 43: anything but square
Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dannis challenge 8: anything but a square
Whoopsi Daisy: use a digi
Digi stamps 4 joy 59: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 93
52 card pick up 2.4