Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Back to Christmas cards and birthday stash

Hello folks!! How you all doing? It was my birthday on Monday and I had a wonderful day which ended with seeing Gary Barlow at the Royal Albert Hall! He was absolutely AMAZING!! He sang all the Take That songs, some of his solo stuff and a few covers. I was so over-excited that I must admit I did scream a bit (a bit?!! lol) Anyway, see bottom of my post to see my new birthday stash.

Are you in the midst of Christmas panic?! I'm extremely relieved I only have one Christmas card to make now for my hubbie! Yay! So I have a couple of cards to show you today. First up is another Molly Bloom window card.

So I coloured the stamp exactly the same as with the previous card I made using this stamp (copics) and using Liquid Pearls for the snow. I didn't put the frame on 3d pads this time but I still used acetate behind the windows. I paper pieced the blind and hanging heart.
These gorgeous vintagey papers are by Basic Grey - Jovial. The sentiment is Papertrey Ink from the Love Lives Here- Holiday set and the holly die is PTI too.

I'd like to enter this into:
Creative Card Crew- tis the season
Deep Ocean Challenge- let it snow
My Time to Craft- vintage Christmas
Papertake Weekly- anything goes
One Stop- let it snow
Secret Crafter- photo inspiration
Crafty Catz- colours of Christmas
ABC Christmas- yipee! anything goes
Totally Papercrafts- let it snow

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Molly Bloom, PTI); Copics; Papers (Basic Grey); Liquid pearls; Nailheads; Holly die (PTI)

The second card I'd like to show you is a card I made using the Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here- Holiday set. It basically comes as a mix and match set that you can create a scene with. I have pretty much cased the layout of the stamped image by Melissa Phillips so that's why I haven't entered into any challenges!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (PTI); Inks (Stampin Up); Assorted cardstock; Paper (DCWV); Buttons; Pearls

Lastly here is my birthday stash- sorry for dodgy photo. I got a load of new copics (even tho I said I wouldn't get any more!!!) A Lily Bee Head over Heels pad (can't wait to use this, it's GORGEOUS) and Echo Park pad. Then I got the fence and file tab dies from MFT and Memory Box Primo Labels die. Finally a couple of Stamping Bella stamps (who else?)

Have a fun week! xx


Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow fab card love that window!!!! thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.


downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous take on the photo inspiration, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS a few more days left on my candy if you are interested:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Steph; love the snow effect and the window! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! :o)

Nicki [LittleTed] said...

Oooh, lovely birthday stash, hope you had a lovely day. 2 lovely cards, especially the Deck the Halls design, I really love it.

Nicki, xx

mixamatoasties said...

Love the window!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

helloholley said...

Both are adorably cute cards....but that window is amazing!!!!Thanks for playing along with SSCB!!! ;)

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous cards, I love them both! I love the idea of a window card for our snow theme this week. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Joey said...

Steph these are stunning cards, I love the window scene, so pretty, thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. JOey x

Caroljenks said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Belated Birthday wishes and I'm sooo jealous you saw Gary Barlow! Glad you enjoyed :)

Thanks for joining in with our 'Y for Yipee' over at ABC Christmas :)

Carol x

Franz♥ said...

Fantastic cards Steph!

Thank you for playing with us at Deep Ocean this fortnight, a big hug, Franz.

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge & ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card I love both but the 2nd one is my favourite! Thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Ann Kristin said...

Two lovely cards. Love the window, Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Card Crew.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card!!! Perfect for our "Tis the season" challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x