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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Christmas Card !!

I think this may well be the last Christmas card I post this year..... I now have my bah humbug head on and I am fed up with making anything to do with Christmas - roll on Mother's Day!

I love all things NitWits and couldn't wait to use some more of their gorgeous products on this year's cards. I used this cute pink snowman die cut from their Joyful Hearts range and kept the layout of the card simple to show off the image.
All the shapes are cut with nesties and I've added a touch of bling with pale pink diamantes on the squares and snowflake.

Voila! End of the Christmas cards till at least next July!

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge - Pastelles for Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas card of the Year
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create - Anything Goes

Happy Christmas

Sharon xx

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rockin' and Rollin'

Amongst the odd requests I've had for cards this week is one for a 60 year old Elvis fan... it's not often that these requests stump me but it took a lot of searching the internet to come up with this idea. I found this wonderful Elvis sihouette on an embroidery transfer website, traced it onto black paper and used it as the main image on this card. I also used foam pads to give even more of a 3D effect. I'm so pleased with the result, you can tell who it is immediately!

This card fits in perfectly with the challenge this week over at Less Is More - the theme is 'music' and what better than one of the greatest artists of the 20th century!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Another Sparkling Card...

Nearly finished the Christmas cards now - just another dozen to make! Following on from my previous card, I started playing around with more of my old peel-offs and came up with this...

I've added bling to the trees in the form of red and clear diqmantes and decorated the bottom of the front of the card with an X-Cut border die. The greeting tag has been added with co-ordinating red ribbon and is done on the computer in Copperplate Gothic font for those folk who like to know such things.

This was so quick and easy to make, I made additional ones in green and blue colourways! I've entered this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers #58 - Use It Three Times
Cupcake Card Challenges - Don't Look At The Light (Sparkly, glittery cards)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Bargain Card

When I found these peel-offs in a bargain bucket for 10p each I was determined to make something with them... here I am 2 years later and I still haven't used them - until today!

I'm enjoying the clean and simple look at the moment as I still have another 20 cards to make by next Friday! This card took about 20 min to make - mostly just cutting, trimming and sticking. It actually looks a lot classier in the flesh as I have used heavy linen card and the gold and silver is matt rather than shiney.

I've entered this card into the following challenges...

Polka Doodles - Quick Christmas card
Moving Along With The Times - Last Minute Christmas

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Blue Christmas

After a request to make a special Christmas card for a new baby boy, I scoured the internet for suitable ideas and found this delightful snow baby image by Jenni Hamilton at Card Mad Fairy's creations. There are some lovely images to be had there with prices starting from 50p - it's certainly a site to add to your favourites if you like digi stamps. There's some particularly lovely oriental images that would be fab for Chinese New Year cards.

The papers I've used are just basic pastel stripes and spots from my stash, the matting shape is from Nellie's and I've coloured him with promarkers. I don't know if you can tell from the photo but I've added white glitter to the 'fur' on his snow suit.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges - Blue Christmas
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and sparkle

Season's Greetings!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Wishing You a Green Christmas!

Today's card is one I've made many times before in various colours - the thing that makes them all slightly different is how I decorate the baubles which are cut from nesties. I really need to invest in some shaped bauble dies if I'm going to make this card next year as most people have received a version of this one!

One bauble is embossed with a Tim Holtz folder then highlighted in silver, the second has an Anita's Glitteration snowflake and a green diamante and the third has glittery star peel-offs. So easy! I've entered this card into the following challenges:

LESS IS MORE - use the colour green
CRAFTY HAZELNUT - mainly monochromatic
ALLSORTS CHALLENGES - going round in circles
CREATIVE CARD CREW - monochromatic

Happy Crafting!