Sunday 28 April 2013

My final Christmas card for today (perhaps!)

This card is for Rudolph Day over on Sandra's blog, so it's quite appropriate that it includes Rudolph - the 3D sticker and the little one with the heart etc was in a pack by Express yourself DIY (they were a reduced bargain at Rymans). The background paper is My mind's eye Merry and bright and the banner sentiment is from that range as well.

The red glittered label die cut behind Rudolph was cut from the remains of a Christmas cracker from a couple of years ago - I've used quite of lot of this over the past couple of years - sadly, I think this is the last piece although there might still be bits lurking at the bottom of the Christmas box. Those crackers were so good to recycle.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 14: recycle (this means I'm up to date now - yay!)
Shopping our stash 98: dollar or bargain bin find (the 3D stickers were reduced)
Frilly and funkie: upcycle for earth day

Monochrome season's greetings

For this Christmas card I've used an offcut of Hunkydory card and three Santa pictures rescued from a card received (probably about five years ago), with just the addition of an Anna Griffin sentiment.

The card is based on the sketch for Christmas card challenges week 22:

This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 70
Sunday's with Santa Facebook week 17: monotone (that's today's challenge - only one more to do now and I'll be up to date)
Joanna Sheen: recycle
Pink gem 77: going green (I chose 'recycle' rather than the colour green)
Crimbo crackers 40: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 19: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: literally anything goes
Cards for men 8: anything goes (think this is suitable for a man/boy)
Card crafters circle 72: boys to men

The Christmas family

Can anyone explain to me why I'm making more Christmas cards when I've got other cards that need to be made ... and I also want to try out my new gelli plate? One of the explanations is 'because I love making Christmas cards', another is that I'm a bit behind with Facebook Sunday's with Santa and don't want to lag any further behind.

So here is my card for week 16: family. At first I was going to make a card with a family around the fireside or something similar, but then I found a recycled picture in my Christmas box and decided that was perfect for the 'family' theme. I've used a Hunkydory card for the background, simply adding a golden sentiment to match the gold of the image. A simple card, but I don't think it needs anything else.

This is also for:

Joanna Sheen: recycle
Pink gem 77: going green (I chose 'recycle' rather than the colour green)
Crimbo crackers 40: anything goes
Celebrate the occasion 109: clean and simple
Inspiration avenue: talk to the animals - I wonder what these animals would have to say if they were asked?
Challenges 4 everybody 19: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: literally anything goes
Cards for men 8: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday April linky: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 100
52 card pick-up 2.17