I do love a sketch when it comes to card making and scrap booking. The only issue I have is trying to narrow down all the ideas that spring to mind.
Today I am playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. And, I’ve made a Christmas Card!! It seems too early to be making Christmas cards, but perhaps I’m just putting it off.
I have used some pretty baubles which I found on a piece of gorgeous patterned paper from my stash. I cut the baubles out and sponged the edges for a little depth. Aren’t they pretty?
The strip of silver along the side and the silver in the ribbon hasn’t shown up sparkly like it does in real life, probably because we have had days and days of overcast and rainy weather which has made my photos turn out a little dull. Not complaining though, we need the rain here.
I hope you like my first Christmas card for the year, I wonder who I will send this one to.
Our current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is, of course, Christmas!
That leaves it wide open for you, you must have heaps of Crafty Christmas stuff you have done by now 🙂
My card features the cute Santa, which has been fussy cut out of a piece of the Home For Christmas Designer Series Papers. And the lovely sentiment is from the Cozy Christmas stamp set, which I have coloured using markers.
Make sure you share your Christmas craft projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Isn’t this little owl just too cute? 🙂
I was sorting through some retired Stampin’ Up! papers recently and came across these ones from a few years ago, and couldn’t resist making up a cute card. The only thing stamped on this card is the Happy Christmas sentiment, just lots of papers.
Back tomorrow with more Christmas inspiration!
Just a quick reminder to share your Christmas projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges this week, for our Christmas in July Challenge.
Once again, my card features a gorgeous kitten image from Aurora Wings, this time in a gift box.
This week at Crafty Boots Challenges we are doing Christmas in July. I have to admit that it has certainly been cold enough here in this part of Australia this winter and we have had falls of snow a number of times. We don’t normally have a white Christmas in Australia, so it is nice to be reminded of what a traditional Christmas feels like.
My card for today’s challenge features this gorgeous Kitten in a Stocking image from Aurora Wings. The image has been coloured with Copic Markers, then fussy cut and mounted over some silver cardstock.
I hope you will share your Christmas cards with us at Crafty Boots Challenges – it’s never too early to get started on those Christmas cards!!
Christmas in July, that is…. and it is most definitely cold enough here to be a white Christmas in July, in fact the snow has been forecast for the next day or two. So what better to do, than stay warm with the fire going, and colour!
I have created a card for the current Just Add Ink challenge, using a gorgeous image I found on Pinterest.
The image is actually a colouring page, which I have reduced to card size. Have you got in to all the adult colouring pages and books? I have just started and am having so much fun with them, I find colouring very relaxing.
The image was printed on to some white blending cardstock, then coloured with Copic Markers. I have simply mounted it straight on to some of the new heavier weight Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock.
Stay warm, and happy stamping!
Winter Wonderland is the theme this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.
I know a lot of people in Australia think it’s wrong to have Christmas cards made with winter themes and snowmen, but I think a lot of us have friends and relatives who live in other countries where it is snowing at this time of year. I know I do. So I have made a couple of “snowy” Christmas cards.
This first card uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set – an oldie but a goodie, especially when it comes to snow-laden wintery trees. I have stamped everything in Versamark ink onto some Silver Foil and heat embossed with White embossing powder, then layered the Silver Foil onto some white cardstock. Simple, but effective. And it’s flat, no bulky bits that stick out, so can easily be posted off without Mr Postie getting cranky!
The second card is again, predominantly white and silver, this time the trees have been stamped in Silver ink, and the cute little bird from For the Birds stamp set, has been stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Blendabilities. I think he is off to decorate those silver trees. 🙂
And in other news, we have a couple of cheeky new members of our family….. here is one of them trying to “help” me type up this post 🙂
Quick post today, with a reminder to share your Christmas cards with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Here is another one of mine for you….
Lots of triangles punched out of the Trim the Tree DSP Stack to create the tree, and then I have run the entire layer through the big shot with the Argyle embossing folder to create the lovely textured look.
I must attempt to take photos when the sun is shining, this one is looking a little shadowy, but we have had so much rain, and heaps of storms recently that it has been difficult to find the sun some days.
So, let’s see ’em! We want to see your Christmas cards! 🙂
Hopefully you have started making some Christmas cards by now, but if you haven’t you can always make one for the Crafty Boots Challenges! Let’s see some Christmas cards! 🙂
Not sure what happened with this photo, everything looks crooked and wonky! Maybe it’s because Santa is stuck in the chimney……..
Anyway….. my card uses the very cute Get Your Santa On stamp set, and has been coloured with…. yes, you guessed it, Blendabilities! The stamped white layer has been punched using the Confetti Stars Punch (love it!) and then layered over some Gold Foil. I think Santa must be scattering some gold star dust as he comes down the chimney.
I do hope you will join us this week at Crafty Boots Challenges, and show us some Christmas cheer!