Handmade Xmas Cards

 

 

There are many challenges out there, unsurprisingly focussed on Christmas!

Amongst them, CASology wants "Merry".

MyTimeToCraft has last minute makes.

ColorThrowdown has Christmas Creations.

 

 

 

I'm skipping over to Di's Playground since the above mentioned card was made from snippets of below featured Xmas cracker.

I am a magpie, hoarding all manner of shiny remnants, should they come in handy ... Fellow crafters will concur I am sure!!

 

 



One more sleep ....

 


Stampin' Up's Project Life cards are great for rustling up a quick colour coordinated card.


No stamping whatsoever on this card!
Which is fortuitous as I haven't tidied up my crafting desk for ages ...
You can't see my crafting mat and I haven't got an acrylic block spare to stamp with. I do have a toppling pile of blocks with Xmas stamps on them which need cleaning however ...

Thanks for popping by!




Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Die

Allsorts want clean & simple.
Sparkles wants diecuts for Xmas


Just to need to fill my Treat Bags with chocolate, joke and lottery ticket
and they are ready for the Christmas Dinner table!



 

It's the last RudolphDay day of 2015!!

SUonly want to see our fave Christmas card colours; it has to be Stampin Up's Real Red

and UnikoStudio have a 'Christmas' theme as do CASonSunday

 

 

Had better get cracking with my Christmas card production line ...

 

 

 

 

Stampin Up New Home Card

 

Using the colour combo from In{k}spireMe

 

 

 

Card and matching gift for a friend moving home today.

Really not the best day for it - the rain has been torrential all afternoon! Oh dear

 

 

Stampin Up Snow Place

 

It's snowed!

OK so it was only a wee flurry and its all melted now, but still, snow is snow!

So i thought this little project was rather apt.

 

Allsorts want to see at least 3 different die cuts.

PapertakeWeekly have 'Let it Snow'.

DaringCardmakers want 'anything but a card' and

TGIFchallenges have a 'White Christmas' theme.

 

 

 

 

Happy weekend folks

 

 

 

Stampin Up Christmas Star Decoration

 

 

 

Allsorts want anything but a card.

FridayMashUp have a wintry theme and

Sparkles wants Christmas decorations.


 

 

Be prepared for an onslaught of Christmas projects here on in ... !

Starting to feel festive after my Extra Special Xmas Crafting Bash at the weekend!

 

Stampin Up Tags Till Christmas


It's celebration time over at CasColours&Sketches - it's their 150th sketch!


And yes folks, 25 December really is not all that far away!

It's been a little quiet here in my blog front.

I've been planning, designing and prepping for my annual Xmas Crafting Bash this weekend.

A whole afternoon with loads of fun ...

Big goodie bags ... Ribbons, designer papers, sequins and lots of glitter

Tables overflowing with stamp sets, ink pads, embossing folders, dies ... Endless possibilities for crafty fun!

Mulled wine ... home baked brownies and cookies.

Wish you could come along?!

Hope you have a fun-packed weekend planned too

 

 

Stampin Up Zoo Babies

 

 

Using the FabFridaySketch.

AddictedToStamps wants CAS.

 

 

 

I love the animals in the Zoo Babies set

- can be cute or funky depending on which direction you take your card.

 

And it's Friday again.

Time's flying.

Must be having fun!

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend planned

 

 

 

Stampin Up Festive Flurry

 

Using the sketch from In{k}spireMe.

TimeOut want Christmas with pink/purple.

ChristmasCardChallenges have 'anything goes' and

It's RudolphDay over at Scrappymo's.

 

 

Opened up a new super sparkly tub of glitter for this card.

Gorgeous it is.

Just the thing to for festive cards.

My desk is now also looking very festive.

Glitter, stars and mini hexagons, holographic & silver ... Everywhere ...


 

 

Uniko Studio

 

I'm on a roll now

Second card for UnikoStudio's geometric challenge.

Circles this time - I do like to ring the changes ;)

And another for LessIsMore's masculine challenge

Happy Friday everyone ...

 

Stampin Up Amazing Birthday, masculine cards, CAS cards

 

 

LessIsMore wants masculine cards.

UnikoStudio wants geometric designs with the added twist of circles/squares/triangles.

 

 



Half term is just around the corner ...

and sons are coming down with streaming colds and bad throats.

Timing heh?!

 

 

 

Stampin Up, Happy Watercolor
 

Using the SketchSaturday sketch.


 

The sentiment is from the Wetlands stamp set; I do like the sweeping font paired with the simple font.

I dug out my pastel crayons (sadly now retired) for some meditative colouring in with my aqua brush.

 

Hope your day is going well.

 

 

Stampin Up Snow Place, Christmas cards

 

WinterWonderland want to see Christmas with ribbon.

AddictedToCas want sparkle.

 

 

 

 

Christmas definitely equals sparkle for me!

I've dusted off all my Christmas stash & oohed and aahed at all the things I'd forgotten I'd had.

Like this DSP from last year, now liberally dotted with Dazzling Details glitter and adorned with Silver Glimmer paper.

Roll on half term. One day and counting ...

 

 

Stampin Up Butterfly Thinlits

 

 

The ButterflyChallenge wants embossing.

Allsorts don't want to see any designer papers.

CreativeInspirations want CAS and

CASonSunday want washi tape.

If you look (very carefully!) you should be able to make out the very subtly embossed background. I love this effect - just enough to give a little interest.

Off to walk the dog - with warm anorak firmly zipped up!

I don't like the cold. At all!

 

 

 

Stampin Up Framelits

 

 

LessIsMore want jewel colours and

AAAcards want the focus to be on the words.

 

 

 

And in the wink of an eye it seems, that's the end of another working week!

Phew!

 

 

 

Stampin Up Snow Place, One Layer Cards

 

 

OneLayerSimplicity have a "weather" cue;

OneLayerChristmas want silver and

AddictedToStamps want CAS.

 

 

 

 

Hope your weekend was good!