Tuesday, 17 November 2009

More Christmas cards!

Hello, hello! I'm panicking a bit as I'm getting seriously behind on my Christmas cards and I've just had some orders for some of my handbag charms for Christmas presents so I've made some fairly simple cards this week and only one of them is for some challenges as it cuts down on time a bit!!

So the card above is being entered for the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland- St Nicholas
Copic Colour Challenge- Red, green, yellow
The Secret Crafter- 4 Seasons

I don't know where the image is from but I coloured it with copics and then have triple mounted sandwiching between a nestied layer. The papers are all from a DCWV stack I bought last year. The little tag was free with a magazine a few years ago and I stuck it on card, cut round it, made a hole in it and threaded ribbon through.

Crafty stash used: Image (?); Copics; Paper (DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Tag (freebie); Ribbon (Lakeland); Nesties

I then made a few other quickish cards. This one again is using a recycled embellishment from last year's Christmas cards. I mounted the embellishment on gold card and used papers from a Papermania set and then just mounted the whole lot on goldish card and added 3 purple gems. Very quick but I think the colours make it look quite opulent!

Crafty stash used: Embellishment (recycled); Papers (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Gems (Lakeland)

These last 2 designs I kinda cribbed from my Christmas sketch book which I got last week and is totally fab! The tall card behind I basically just used up old scraps of paper, embossed a scrap of card and created a little embellie using nesties, my snowflake punch and a pink hot fix crystal.

The square card was made using Doodlebug papers, again I created an embellie using nesties and a snowflake punch but this time I also added die cut letters. I really wanted to go for unusual colours- hope you like the look!

Crafty stash used: Papers (Doodlebug; DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Punch (Woodware); Hot fix crystals; Ribbon (Lakeland & recycled); Lettering (Sizzix); Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


mckinkle said...

My, you've been busy Steph! There's still plenty of time so 'dont panic Mr Mainwaring'! lol!

I ove the santa image, he is so cute and cuddly. Youve coloured him so beautifully!

Good luck with your handbag charms!

Keryn x

Teri said...

Love your St Nick Steph! Gorgeous papers and fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

karen said...

you have made some fab cards, i am trying to catch up but not having much joy!!!! keep up the good work hope you are well x karen x

Lynda said...

Lovely jolly St Nick card Steph. Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland. Your other cards are fab too!

Lynda xxx

Teri said...

Wonderful! Love all of them!
Thanks for sharing at Winter Wonderland this week - hope you can make it next time too.
Teri x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Don't panic - you look like you are doing fine. Lots of lovely creations here.

I think we are nearly all in the same boat with regards trying to do too much. I think the answer is to try not to need any sleep LOL!!! (or make a note to start my Christmas cards around Easter time!!).

Sounds like your handbag charms are doing well too so that's good news.

Take care

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fab cards.

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi hun,
Thank you for your lovely comments. You have been busy to I see. Lovely christmas cards hun x

Liza said...

Beautiful cards Steph!

Liza x

joey said...

Fantastic card Steph, love the image you used, thanks for joining us at ww


Sarita said...

Wow Steph, you have been so busy, I am trying to finish all my cards so I know how you feel...busy time of year for us crafters!
All your cards are fab, love how you recycle too!
Love Sarita xx

strawberry fields said...

fabulous cards! Was great to see you!