For the first card I used one of Bugaboo's cute Fancy Sunbonnet images.... this one is "Fancy Sunbonnet Present", you can get it at here. I coloured with Copics and added some details with Prismacolor pencils, I also added gloss to the holly berries and glitter to the dots on the parcel.
The card itself is Kraft and the papers are from Kaisercraft, the Christmas Carol collection and, mmmm, another pad I can't remember the name of. The green matting was from my stash. The "jingle" was cut in corrugated gold foil card with one of the Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Words set by Tim Holt - or is that "one of Tim Holtz Holiday Words set by Sizzix"...? I dunno!! I added a gold flat back as the dot on the "i"... but I forgot to add one to the "j".... in fact I didn't even think about it until I just looked at the pic :-)
I never do much on the inside of my Christmas cards... and when you make them on Christmas Eve at about 6pm, they REALLY don't get much; just my all time favourite Christmas sentiment (from a now unavailable Tickled Pink Stamps set) stamped in green Staz On ink and backed up with a red mat (stash again)
My second card looked much nicer in real life than it does in the pics - the other thing about finishing one of your neighbour's Christmas cards about 30 seconds before you take it and their gift over is that you don't get a lot of time to take decent pictures of it, lol.
I used Versa Linen card as the card base and for the image... which is a digi from Doodle Pantry, The Merry Deer set (which is fabulous value; outline and coloured images of several different deer, papers and sentiments - all for $2.25); having just visited the site I see that you can get matching SVG files... might just have to go back and grab those :-)
I coloured with Copics and used a Versamark pen to go over the snowflake then embossed it with Bridal Tinsel Embossing powder... it looks white in the pic, but was very glittery in reality. The gold card I used for matting was from my stash as was the sentiment - which were from my embarrassingly large sticker (or peel offs) collection.I used another favourite stamp for the inside, my sister gave me this stamp and all I can say about it is that it's one of the three wood mounted stamps I own, I've had it for years and Fiona had it for years before that... sorry that doesn't help if you like it and want to get one of your own, lol.
|Picture Inspiration, Catch the Bug Challenge|
One or other of these cards fit the following challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room Any Holiday
Hanna and Friends Die Cuts
Cutie Pie Challenge Krafty Cuties
Catch The Bug Picture (reindeer)
Creatalicious Challenges Snowflakes
Simon Says Challenge Critters
Moving Along With The Times Embossing
Pixies Snippets Playground Use Snippets (polka dot strip, matting)
That Craft Place Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts Anything Goes
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Anything Goes
Art by Miran Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
That's it for today. We've had the family over today as it is Australia Day and therefore a Public Holiday.
We celebrate by having breakfast... which we do for a lot of family events.... we used to have a Barbecue brekkie, but for the last ten years or so since we built the pizza oven it's been Breakfast Pizzas (we still have the snaggers or sausages, though now they're cooked in the pizza oven: This tradition nearly came to an end in 2013 when the swallowing of a piece of said sausage WITH FORK ATTACHED came close to costing our little Rocky dog his life, and DID involve costing us thousands of dollars and a lot of stress... if you want to read about it here's the original post... the start of the saga at least!) But the yumminess prevailed so we still do the brekkie pizza thing at a lot of our family get togethers... especially when we have a swim after, as we did today.
|Emily's ready for the pool|
|Nathan and his Grandad... my hubby!!|
|The bigger they are.... the bigger the spash!|
|Glass cleaning comin' up|
Here's a couple of pics of them ready to swim and of MY kids doing bombies (they're big kids now, so they got to clean the glass fence of all the KERSPLASH they managed to create, lol) also one of Emily doing her "Geronimo" into the pool... they simply have no fear!
I'll be back on the weekend with a couple of DT cards, Until then Happy Crafting, Donna