Sunday 7 October 2012

Purple and pink Christmas

Five simple cards to make up another pack, this time using some Kanban purple and silver card (I've hoarded this for ages) with a little bit of torn pink (Kate Knight) scraps tucked underneath. The 'peace on earth' Personal Impressions stamp was inked with memento grape jelly and mounted on purple mirror card - think this qualifies for another catch up on Facebook Sunday's with Santa for week 38: just a sentiment.

These are for:

Clear it out: anything goes - must use orange, purple or black
Dilly beans: pink and purple
Sentimental Sundays 123: anything goes
Crafts and me 104: my sentiments exactly
Nightshift stamping: letters
Clearlyistamp 61: sentimental
St Luke's October: clean and simple Christmas cards
Creative Friday: clean and simple
Pixie's crafty snippets 41

Red and white Christmas

'Red and white' was the theme chosen by Sylvie for the Christmas Card Club challenge for today. The sketch for Christmas challenges with sketches 44 (please click on the link to see the sketch) was perfect for using up narrow pieces of Christmas paper offcuts and I've used a piece of the lovely red and white ribbon that I got on a market stall some time ago. The thick felt reindeer with the lovely gingham bow is from The Ribbon Girl (it was part of a prize I won recently) - I've been waiting for an opportunity to use this! Even the white backing to the reindeer was from an offcuts box. With the addition of a sentiment from stash, the card was done. Another catch up for Facebook Sunday's with Santa - this time for today's 'plain and simple' (only got two weeks to catch up now).

This is also for:

Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Pixie's crafty snippets 41
St Luke's October: clean and simple Christmas cards
Papertake: anything goes + option: make a card to celebrate: Christmas
Cards for men 20: animal magic
Ribbon girl October card challenge: boy card
Here come the boys 37: monochrome
Cute card Thursday 237: lotsa ribbon
Tuesday throwdown 118: cute and cuddly
Anything goes 77: animals
Crafts and me 104: my sentiments exactly
Sentimental Sundays 123: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Forever Friends 46: anything goes
Totally Gorjuss 152: anything goes
Catch the bug October: anything goes
Papercraft star 115: anything goes
Crafty mess 19: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 79
52 card pick up 40

Trying to catch up a bit ...

There's still quite a lot to do following mum's move to a residential home, but I've had a day in today and thought I'd make a card for Pinky's 'a teddy bear' challenge for the Christmas Card Club (I'm two weeks late with this). This is also for Sunday's with Santa on Facebook for week 39 (last Sunday): anything goes.

I've used a couple of Forever Friends bears hugging each other and two or three other elements which were actually part of a set to be used for an anniversary or engagement. I've used Christmas paper offcuts and a piece of glittery holly ribbon that I've had for ages. The sentiment was computer/printer generated and edged with a red copic.

This is also for:

Forever Friends 46: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round October: non traditional image with traditional Christmas colours
Jolly holly Christmas: glitter and bling
Simon says: glimmer and sparkle
Tuesday throwdown 118: cute and cuddly
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Pixie's crafty snippets 41
Totally Gorjuss 152: anything goes