Monday, 23 November 2009

Yep, you guessed it! More Christmas cards.....

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. I'm under the weather with a bladder infection and hubbie is in bed with flu- what a healthy pair we are! So am feeling as miserable as the weather here in Essex so I thought I might as well get on with the Christmas card making. I started way too late this year so I feel like I'm rushing them a bit which I really hate doing! So this first card is for a few challenges and is based around a cute Penny Black snowman. The paper is last year's DCWV Christmas pad and the top layer has the words to "Jingle Bells" on which is perfect for this week's Allsorts Challenge which is a Christmas carol or song. I even found a rub on which said "Jingle Bells" too! I added a punched strip, some raspberry ribbon, a punched snowflake and blue hot fix crystals.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:

Penny Black- Winter Wonderland
Allsorts- Christmas songs

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Copics; Papers (DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Punches (Martha Stewart & Woodware); Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Hot fix crystals (Bead Co.; Rub on (K & Co)
This next card is for the Crazy for Challenges sketch which really suited a quick and easy bit of cardmaking. The image is Stampendous coloured with copics, I wanted to use really bright colours on this card to reflect the bright paper which I think was DCWV again. I made use of my snowflake punch again which is new for this season and which I've used on just about every card I've made. The little white snowflake is a gorgeous snowflake embellie which my lovely friend Fi bought me- you'll be seeing more of these!! (Thanx so much, Fi! x)

Crafty stash used: Image (Stampendous); Copics; Paper (DCWV?); Assorted cardstock; Punch (Woodware); Snowflake embellie (The Works); Sentiment (Lili of the Valley)
Finally here are a few more cards I made. The images may be Hero Arts I'm not sure. I coloured them all with copics- just added highlights which you can't really see that well in this photo. The paper is by Artic Frog. More use of my punch and snowflake embellies!!!

Crafty stash used: Sentiment stamp (See D's) Images (Hero Arts??); Copics; Paper (Artic Frog); Assorted cardstock; Punch (Woodware); Snowflake embellie (The Works); Ribbon (Recycled)

Hope you enjoyed visiting today, have a fab week! x


Beth said...

Wow these are all so gorgeous! I love this PB snowman and the funky papers look great! Thanks for joining in with our Christmas blog hop!

Beth xx

Kath said...

gorgeous card steph and I so love that snowman image...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC and hope you both feel better real soon....hugs kath xxxxx

brenda said...

Hello Steph

Wow, you have been busy with Christmas makes.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week and good luck with the draw.

B x

Littleted62 said...

Wow, what a bunch of lovely cards! I love the polar bears - they're by Hobby Art, I've got the sledging one. Hugs, Nicki

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Steph,i love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

StampOwl said...

wonderful cards

strawberry fields said...

fab cards Steph as always

Sue said...

Hi Steph
wow you have been busy, gorgeous set of cards hun, sue,x

tracie said...

Oh wow you have been busy with your Christmas cards and there all gorgeous...Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC, good luck with my candy
Tracie :)x

Pauline C said...

Wow Steph you ahve been busy - fab set of cards. Love the PB snowman - great papers for a winter wonderland and carol. Thanks for joining in thi s week's PBSC blog hop and good luck wiht my candy :-)
Pauline x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

What brilliant Christmas makes - I need the world to go to sleep for about 2 weeks so I can catch up with all of mine!!! LOL!!!

Loving your creations and your snowman is just gorgeous.

Everything is so beautifully coloured and well made.

Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

oh wow what a gorgeous bunch of cards.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Steph

Loving your Jingle bells card hun th colour combo is fantastic

thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

maxine said...

lovely cards

Sarita said...

Oh Steph these are all so lovely. I'm so sorry that you and hubby are poorly, hope it all clears up before Christmas,
Love Sarita xx

Kathy said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! I especially love the little snowman and santa stamps! Tres cute!

Susie Sugar said...

Wow !!!These are stunning makes
Hugs Susie xx

Debbie said...

Simply just love all of them! They're just so sweet and funny!