Monday, 30 November 2009

Is this getting boring???! More Christmas cards... and a gift!

Hi. I hope everyone had a good weekend. Did you see the X Factor? Thank goodness Lloyd has gone. Cute kid but way out of his depth. I think this week will be the really interesting week as all 4 of them are good singers. I think the finalists will be Olly, Stacey and Joe. What do you all think?

I'm feeling a bit better but not great. I've got to ring the GP for my test results today so I'm hoping it'll be a case of just getting some more antibiotics. Anyway, feeling grotty gave me the chance to do alot of crafting so here are my makes for last week.

This first card I'm really pleased with. I wanted to go for a more elegant style. Using my nesties I cut a circle out of a post-it note and then stuck it down on white card to act as a mask. I stippled a variety of blue and silver inks around the edge of it. I then took off the post-it to reveal a white circle. I then stamped the Papermania deer over the top of the circle. I then used this gorgeous Inkadinkado beaded swirl set to create a frame by stamping off the page. I then double mounted it and tied a bit of recycled ribbon around it. The sentiment is from the Papermania set too. I'm not sure where the paper is from, I bought it as a single sheet.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Papermania & Inkadinkado); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (recycled); Buttons (Recycled); Nesties; Inks & stipple brush; Post-it note

I liked this style so much I decided to do the same thing for this gorgeous Inkadinkado lamp stamp. This time I used an oval nestie and I did the edging on the main background of the card instead of the image. Finally I added a Christmas ribbon and some hot fix crystals.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Inkadinkado); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (?); Hot fix crystals (London Bead Co.); Inks & stipple brush; Post-it note; Nesties

I've had a couple of orders for my handbag charms for Christmas presents so this is the first one I made this week. The photo doesn't really do it justice as the light is reflecting on the colours too much but you get the general idea! This one is called Red Scarlet.

So now on to some challenges! This card is for the Our Creative Corner Challenge who have a sketch with baubles to follow. It came along at just the right time as my friend, Fi, bought me these fab little bauble embellies and I was wanting to use them! The paper is Papermania. I pulled the hanging thread out the back of the embellies to make one long thread rather than a loop. I added some lovely wide silver ribbon with a strip of silver on top and then added a silver Sizzix swirl which I thought would look great as a sort of silvery branch. I then added a sentiment and silver sequins (also from the set Fi gave me).

Crafty stash used: Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Embellies (The Works); Stamp (Papermania); Swirl (Sizzix); Ribbon (recycled)

And on to my final make. This is for the ABC Challenge and Card Patterns and Our Secret Crafter. The ABC Challenge is I for Indigo Blue. I'm not sure if this looks indigo blue in the photo as the flash had to be on but it is! Card Patterns obviously have a sketch to follow and Our Secret Crafters' Challenge is Christmas trees.

The paper is by Doodlebug, the trees are little embellies given to me by the lovely Fi as well! The gems are by Lakeland. I loved this sketch, think I will use it again!

Crafty stash used: Papers (Doodlebug); Assorted cardstock; Embellies (The Works); Gems (Lakeland)

Hope you enjoyed your visit today. Look forward to seeing you all soon! x


Liza said...

Some beautiful creations Steph, your cards are gorgeous and I love the handbag charm.

Liza x

Bev said...

Stunning cards sweetie, lov the colour combos you have used - so classy! x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Steph,what a beautiful cards and creations,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers .

Hugs Riet.x

Silli said...

Beautiful cards it!

mckinkle said...

Hi Steph, Im sorry to read of your illness, I do hope you get some relief from it asap, it just gets you down when things linger on!

Oh I do love your cards! My fav is the top one with the deer flying through the nights sky, your colour choice is beautiful! That lamp stamp is stunning also.

Keryn x

Hels said...

Gorgeous cards and I just love the handbag decoration...hope you feel heaps better soon...and I think it should be Joe to win the X Factor...not that I admit to watching it of course LOL

whoistracy said...

Love all the different shades of blue you used in these cards Steph. It's fun to see how each one has a different look and feel.

Alicia said...

Wow Steph! You have been really busy and what amazing creetions you have made! I have bought a keyring just like that about 2 years ago now. I really love it.
Alicia xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful creations, especially love the first two.
Totally agree with the X factor final but how do you choose a winner.

Samantha said...

How can you say boring! lol! your items are lovely! thanks for joining in on the ABC challenge Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Fabulous creations!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC and ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Terrie B x said...

Hi Steph:)
WoW these are gorgeous..I love the charm..TFS:)x

strawberry fields said...

These are al gorgeous but LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one! Think it's my fav card yet. thanks for the piccies you sent
fi xxx

strawberry fields said...

Oh and thanks for joining in with the ABC challenge Great card! xxx

tiggertastic said...

i really love the effect you have created with the top 2 make, there are pure luxury

Sarah x