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!