Sunday, 5 December 2010

Special cards for men

These two cards are similar to those that I've shown here - supplies etc are the same.

Cards for men 24: Christmas cards
Paper Sundaes 47: gift it - can be a special 'over the top' card
Paper players 27: Christmas theme

Special Christmas cards marathon make!

I've come back to edit this post - just in case any family members should be visiting my blog - please look away NOW!!

I wanted to make something a little different for the 'special' family cards, so I started to prepare these a couple of evenings ago and finished most of them yesterday.

The base cards are Kanban tent cards, ready scored, so they only needed to be folded and stuck. I've noticed from the photos that a few of them needed trimming a little on the edge - amazing what you pick up after you think you've finished the cards.

I've used a mixture of papers, mainly from Webster's collection combo pack 'waiting for Santa' & 'sweet season', with some 'Father Christmas' papers from pinkpaislee and a few Basic Grey pieces here and there. If you'd like to get your hands on some Webster's papers for yourself, then why not go over to my Christmas challenge blog and take part in the candy draw to win 18 Webster's papers - you never know, you might be the lucky one to be randomly drawn after it closes at midnight on 23 December - details of how to enter are here.

On quite a few of the cards I've used Forever Friends 3D stickers and various other bits lurking in my Christmas stash.

For each card I stamped a greeting and, in most cases, a relative, using PM stamps - heat embossing with either detail gold, silver or red. On each card I've lined the inside of the front piece with paper matching the outside piece and will put a piece of white or cream card on this with our written greeting.

These are for the following challenges (apologies that I've posted them all together, but couldn't face doing individual posts):

Moving along with the times
: for someone special
Southern girls 7: it's heating up - heat embossing on every card
Lots to do: words - large sentiment words stamped and embossed on every card
Paper cutz 70: Christmas using 2 kinds of patterned paper and any colours
My time to craft 117: vintage cards - Mother card with the picture of the church
I did it 32: vintage Christmas - Mother card particularly
Raise the bar 46: trees - on Auntie, on both Niece and husband cards and one of the Niece cards
Wild orchid 11: an old fashioned Christmas - a few of these qualify, particularly the Mother card
ABC Christmas: Y for yuletide -on some of the cards I used 'holly & berries' and quite a few of them are 'red & green'
Cutie Sunday 121: red and green
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 32: red and green
Stamp magic 25: Christmas baking - the card that only has Happy Christmas and has FF bear with Christmas pudding and mince pies
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Rainbow lady 129: Christmas animals - presumably FF teddy bears count
Kort o mania 29: Christmas card
Challenge up your life 33: advent and/or Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
Created by hand: Christmas countdown
Sunday stamper 132: wonderful Christmas time
Dutch dare 92: Christmas card/tag or ornament
Let's ink it up 7: Christmas - twist: add sparkle/bling - the heat embossing and gems on some of the cards
Order of the Opus Gluei 82: let's get frosted - glitter on some cards and heat embossed shine on all of them
2 sisters 16: sparkly Christmas - glitter on some cards and heat embossing on all of them
One stitch at a time 42: old stash new stash - the Forever Friends stickers etc were from old stash and the new is the Webster's and pinkpaislee papers
Crafty Hos theme challenge - a card for any religious holiday - Christmas
Forever friends: a card in 45 minutes - once I got going with these I was able to make one within the 45 minutes - and quite a few of them have FF on them
Teddy stampers 25: Christmas teddies - the cards with FF on them
Little paper shop 96: let's get funky - put a funky edge on your card - one of the cards for Niece and one for Niece and husband has a funky edge all round the paper
For fun: make a card that is not A2 or square
Aly's 31: favourite Christmas movie - Santa Claus is coming to town - on the Brother and SIL card, Santa is coming to town in a hot air balloon
The three muses: the world of movies - Santa Claus is coming to town - Brother and SIL card
Crazy challenge 43: on the go - Santa in the hot air balloon on the 'brother and sister-in-law' card
Tuesday taggers: jolly old St Nick (on the Brother and SIL card) - challenge is being sponsored by The Craft Barn
Tuesday throwdown 27: embellish it
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Paper players 27: Christmas theme
Frosted designs: glitter - particularly on the cards with Forever Friends on them
Fun at fairy knoll: all that glitters - particularly on the card with Forever Friends on them
Stampavie 119: snow/snowflakes - on some of the cards
Alota 48: snowflakes - on some of the cards
Sew many challenges 34: snowflakes - on some of the cards
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
A crafty little place 66: anything goes
Top tip Tuesday 12: anything goes
Going grey (scrap creations): anything goes (there are some BG papers on some of these, although not in the majority - I'm sure that avid BG fans will be able to spot them)
Artful inkables thin ink Tuesday 34: die cuts - the papers for Mother, Auntie and one of the Niece cards