Thursday, 24 April 2008

I'm still on target...


Yay... I am still on target to make a few Christmas cards by the end of every month, this month I have made TEN! I'm so glad I took advantage of the post-Christmas sales to stock up on Christmas background papers, I think I'd have trouble getting a nice selection throughout the year. So far, I'm not doing too bad with my target, I have quite a few Christmas cards made already!

This month I have used this lovely sketch on the Papertake Weekly challenge blog for one of my Christmas cards.



I love all the layers in this sketch! I used three different background papers and a scrap of green card run through the Cuttlebug for a bit of texture. I watercoloured this cute Penny Black image and added a liberal amount of 'Star Dust' Stickles to the fur on his hat. For the circle, I used a scrap of vellum with glitter dots... the glitter meant I couldn't stamp directly on to it so I stamped the sentiment around the edge instead. I'm really pleased with how this card turned out, I'll definitely be using this sketch again!


Here's another of this month's Christmas cards...


I just love this background paper, another of my bargain buys! It's from the 'Wrapped Wishes' range by Daisy Bucket. The hAnglar image has been cut out this time and mounted directly onto the background paper. I added a few white glitter snowflakes which were die cut on my Cuttlebug using the gorgeous Sugar Coated Doodlebug cardstock. The greetings stamp is from the Christmas Messages set by SeeD's.


And these are the other eight cards for this month...



These tall skinny cards will be for workmates and neighbours. I've watercoloured images from Pink Petticoat and added a little doodling.The blue papers were free with a magazine and the green paper is more from the 'Wrapped Wishes' range by Daisy Bucket. I used scraps of card for the sentiment embellishments - cut with Nestabilities and the 'Dec 25th' stamp is by Stamps Away.

So there you go! I know I've only used a couple of different designs of cards... but that is still ten cards for my Christmas box!

13 comments:

debby4000 said...

WOW brilliant Christmas cards, love the papers and the stamps you've used. I alway make some on the 25th each month or at least try.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, I must try and make some more. Love the stamp you have used on the PTW card

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow stunning cards. So lovely work. Love them all.

betty said...

wow, these are adorable cards! really beautiful!

Debbie said...

Wow you have been busy these are fab.

Katharina said...

Wonderful creations! But now I feel stressed about starting with Christmas cards too ;)

All Pink girl said...

Wow how good are you doing your christmas card fabulous cards ,Dawnx

My Little Space said...

super cards, how organised are you !!

Mandy

traciejane said...

wow these are all fabulous - must start mine for this month. I love them all :-)x

Deb said...

wow, fantastic, I love your cards, I must try to get on track with mine!

steph said...

Wow these are great cards! I really need to do a few Christmas ones each month lol Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

Jackie said...

I love these cards but ....

how do you manage to watercolour the pink petticoat images, I print on an inkjet printer and the image always run when I add the watercolour.

Julie said...

These are all fab but I just love the penny black one