Saturday 21 April 2012

A pack of cards

It's time for a time for another challenge for the Christmas Card Club and it was the lovely Clare's turn to choose the topic. She asked us to make 'anything but a card' and added ....

 "I do not want you to make "a" card. You can make a set of cards ie, a gift box of cards, a pack of Christmas cards (like say 4). Or you can completely go different and make something other than a card. Some idea's are a gift tag/s, gift bag or box, scrapbook page, Christmas decoration, Christmas gift which is handmade..........anything you desire as long as it's Christmas."

So I've made a set of five cards because I make packs like this to sell for Tearfund when it gets nearer to Christmas.

I've used different pieces of offcuts of papers that I've had for a few years now - by using three different papers on each card I managed to find enough offcuts to use on all five cards. I've added some sparkly trees that I got in a candy win from Handy Hippo and the Father Christmases and the holly are remains of a kit I bought a long time ago.

I'm also linking this or the following challenges:

Moving along with the times 144: merry Christmas
Pixie dust studio 123: texting! - to use text in some way
Emergency crafters: plain and simple
Siimply create too 11: earth day or arbour day (trees)
Do you stack up 68: stripes
Pixie's crafty snippets 17
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes
Make it Monday 85
Inspire me Fridays 55

Suzie's 365 photos day 112: precious

I've already put a few photos on facebook following the visit the other day of our DIL and the girls. This one of the four granddaughters is just right for Suzie's day 112: precious:

CHNC challenge 69: lots of layers

Saturday seems to have come round quicker than ever this week - it's been a busy week here with ups and downs and not as much crafting time as usual, but at least I managed to make my card for my CHNC challenge 69 that starts today. I'm asking for a Christmas card with lots of layers - well, at least three. Please click on the link and go to my Christmas blog to learn more about the challenge and, hopefully, join in. And if you haven't yet discovered my CHNC facebook page, please go there and press the 'like' button to be up to date with what's happening.

For my card I've used papers and card from my Christmas offcuts box, so this is for Pixie's crafty snippets 16 (I haven't been in the playground as much this week - will have to make up for it soon!). The background paper is Papermania, the circle frame was what was left after cutting some circles on my cricut recently. The poinsettias are made up of My mind's eye Christmas glitter papers and pieces of recycled Christmas crackers from a couple of years ago (and, yes, I've still got some of these). The recycling is for Jingle belles: peace on earth (day), also Do more with less: recycling with Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, Tuesday throwdown 94: recycling, Stamp, scrap & doodle: recycle, Our daily bread 105: go green (recycling) and The sisterhood of crafters: recycle, reuse, renew.

I had to make an A5 card because I wanted to easily include two of the poinsettias. it's a bad hard to see here, but the little banners in the corners say Merry Christmas and the one across the middle is Season's Greetings.

I'm linking this for these challenges:

Moving along with the times 144: merry Christmas
Delicious doodles 17: loads of layers
House of Gilli 31: flowers
Joan's gardens 15: one or more flowers that you have created with either punches or dies
Lily pad: flower challenge
Card and scrap 30: use flowers
Truly, madly, crafty April: handmade flowers
Unique crafters April: paper flowers
Prairie fairy 77: anything with flowers
Just some lines: give a gift of flowers
Hiding in my craftroom 43: handmade flowers
Craft your passion 106: die cuts and punches
Fussy & fancy 61: punches and dies
Whimsy 35: punches or die cuts
Lexi 63: use your punches and dies
The poodles parlour: going round in circles
Crafty catz 129: stripes or checks you choose
St Luke's April: bling
Victorine 32: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes
Make it Monday 85
Inspire me Fridays 55
52 card pickup 16