Wednesday 1 June 2011

Die cut Christmas

This card is for Christmas stamping 'to die for' - using a die cut as the main image.

I love these shaped cards and the foiled nestie shape sits well in the middle, with the Kanban die cut topper in the centre of that.

The holly stamped in the corners are Anna Griffin stamps with stazon cactus green, with the berries coloured with a copic.

This is also for:

Cutie Sunday 141: green/pink
Crafty catz 84: pink and green
Creations by Gill M 8: pink/green with flowers
Secret crafter Saturday 136: clean and simple

More reindeer ...

... and the man in the red suit!

This card has a topper like the previous card - this time with Santa and the reindeer.

I'm just scraping in at the last minute (hopefully!) for Jingle Belles challenge 'we three kings' - no, it's not actually the three kings, but using three different design papers (except I've cheated a bit because one of these 'papers' - the red foiled card with swirls and glitter) is in fact a recycled Christmas cracker). The top paper is Bo Bunny and the other is Craft Creations.

This has a glittery gold ribbon across the middle, so it's another for my CHNC challenge 22 and another for Bah! humbug 21: sleigh bells ring - to use bells on a Christmas card.

This is also for:

Pear tree 51: sparkle
Challenge up your life 44: recycling (the Christmas cracker)
Fab n funky 75: what'eva

Simple sleigh bells

Creative sketches 34H holiday/celebration:

I've made the most simple card possible - a red 7 x 5 card blank with a Kanban topper, with gold and red ribbon.

This is another card for my own CHNC challenge 22 'to use ribbon'. (More info about that if you click on the link - if you haven't done so yet, I'd love you to join in).

I chose the picture because it had sleigh bells on it for Bah! humbug 21: sleigh bells ring - to use bells on a Christmas card.

This is also for:

Creative inspirations 114: cute bears/animals only
Secret crafter Saturday 136: clean and simple

I nearly gave up on this one ...

The number of times I put things on and took them off and altered what I was doing ... I nearly gave up on this one.

I chose the shaped card and covered it with Victoria & Albert paper - this is for:

I die cut the brown strips at the sides using the sizzix Tim Holtz alterations 'ornate' die. The friendship word paper is Sandylion. The nestie cut frame is K & Co and the piece with 'thinking of you' stamped is BG - a mixture, using up some scraps.

The colour combo is for Colour create 71: white, cream and brown.

This would work well for a male recipient, so it's also for:

Aud sentiments 29: for a male
Charisma cardz 21: boy oh boy
Simon says: for a male
Polka doodles 21: male theme

This is also for:

365 cards day 92: my favourite thing - CHOCOLATE!
Let's craft and create 20: dies to die for
Cardmakin mamas 21: use your scraps