Saturday 21 December 2013

CHNC challenge 156: Last minute Christmas cards or any not shown already

Well, would you believe that by the time CHNC challenge 156 finished, Christmas will be over?!?! I don't know about you, but I found myself having to make some last minute cards despite making Christmas cards throughout the year. Please click on the challenge link and show any Christmas cards you've just made or perhaps some that you made a while ago, but didn't have a chance to show earlier.

This is a set of cards that I made a while ago and hadn't got round to blogging - LOTV art pad pictures, matted on to offcuts and then on to small square embossed card blanks - quick and easy.

These are also for:

Pixie's snippets playground 103 (snippets of backing used)
Papertake: last Christmas card of the year
Aud sentiments 96: Christmas
Creative Belli 185: Christmas
MilkCoffee: any Christmas creation
Left of center 21: Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Cute card Thursday 300: celebrations
The paper shelter: Christmas challenge - anything goes
PumpkinSpice 51: anything holiday
Totally gorjuss 215: quick Christmas
Deep ocean 67: something old (the card blanks)
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
Brown sugar 73: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R155: anything goes
Crafty little fairies: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
LEJ 84: anything goes
Crafty creations 253: anything goes
Sister act 38: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge : white Christmas

Oh dear ... just before I made my design card for today's new Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 8. When I started my card I remembered (so I thought!) that the theme was 'white on white' ... there was no doubt in my mind really ... so I got out lots of white stuff to play around and see what I wanted to create, using a Lacy Sunshine image that had kindly been supplied (they are the sponsors of this challenge), 'Emily - winter wonderland, and I thought that for a change I would make a birthday card rather than a Christmas card. Well, when the card was finished and the photo taken, I prepared to send it ready for the challenge and discovered that the actual theme was 'white Christmas' - oh dear! So, big apologies that it isn't exactly 'white Christmas', but it's a white on white Christmas birthday card.

I coloured the image very lightly with some flexmarkers, tearing around a perspex oval and inking the torn edges with one of the flexmarkers. I used some pieces of offcuts taken from embossed pieces of pearlescent card that had originally been run through the eBosser with Embossalicious folders. I cut into the swirls of one of the embossed pieces to house the oval. Flowers are craftime.

As is usual when trying to capture white cards, it was difficult to get an adequate photo - in trying to show the white sufficiently, the flexmarker colouring isn't really showing.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafty sentiments: birthdays
Polka doodles 51: anything goes/Christmas birthday
4 crafty chicks 173: distressing
Polka doodles digi choosday 9: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
LEJ 84: anything goes
Crafty creations 253: anything goes
Charisma cardz 49: anything goes