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 🙂
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!
I whipped up this Christmas card very quickly earlier, using one of the card bases and some elements from the Everyday Occasions Kit, which you can find on Page 196 of the current Annual Catalogue.
The card is the same as one of the pre-designed cards, and to make it “Christmassy”, I have just punched out a tree, and a star, stamped a sentiment, and there it is….done! Very quick! The Christmas tree is punched out of the Under the Tree DSP, and the “Merry Christmas” comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.
Continuing on with our current Star theme at Crafty Boots Challenges, this week I have a masculine card to share with you.
I know a lot of people find masculine cards difficult to make, to be honest though, I really enjoy making them, and I know a lot of men enjoy getting lovely handmade cards, just as much as the ladies do 🙂
The background of the card uses some Sahara Sand cardstock which has been run through the Big Shot inside the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder. I have then sponged some Basic Grey ink over the raised areas. The stars have been cut out using the Stars Framelits, and the birthday greeting comes from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set. Just a couple of small finishing touches – some Candy Dots which seem to be getting used a lot at the moment, and some paper piercing around the stars.
I do hope you will pop on over the the Crafty Boots Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and why not make a starry project to share with us? We would love to see it!
A bright and cheery card today, using the sketch from this week’s Mojo Monday sketches:
A little bit of colouring today, I have stamped the image from For The Birds stamp set, and coloured it using both Blendabilities and Markers.
The layers of patterned papers are both from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Papers, and other than lots of layers, that’s pretty much it! 🙂
This week’s Just Add Ink challenge is this great sketch:
For my card, I have used just the leaf stamp from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, along with some markers in different colours, to create the lovely autumn coloured background.
I stamped a couple of extra leaves and then fussy cut them and placed them to frame the sentiment, along with a couple of Candy Dots.
I like this sketch, maybe I will make a Christmas card as well 🙂
I am keeping busy at present, making Christmas goodies for the upcoming Christmas markets in a month’s time here in Cooma.
I have made some of these cute little boxes that perfectly hold 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
If you are interested in making some, I found the youTube tutorial by Linda Parker here:
Here’s a closer look:
The Designer Series Paper is a retired one from a few years ago, but lovely traditional Christmas colours! 🙂
Hope you are having a crafty weekend!
It’s sad when a beautiful stamp set gets retired. This one, called Ornamental Keepsakes was one of my favourite ever Christmas stamp sets.
I have used it with some retired papers to create a quick and easy Christmas card.
The baubles have been heat embossed with silver embossing powder onto white cardstock and then cut out using the matching framelits die. Too easy!
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I had so much fun colouring the butterflies from my post yesterday, that I did some more last night while I was enjoying watching our fantastic Australian Cricket Team beat the South Africans! 🙂 (Love my cricket!) (And colouring).
I kept the cards more clean and simple this time, so that the butterflies are really the highlight.
And here are the cards individually.
Which one is your favourite?
Mine the the pink and purple one, but then those are my favourite colours, so it’s not really surprising. The stamps I have used are from the Papillon Potpourri set, and Million and One, and are of course, coloured with Blendabilities 🙂
Some more cards for the SUO Challenge I think 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping!