I do make lots of Christmas cards but I don't want to make the same design twice, so all the great challenges around help me with new ideas. Here I combined stamps from 3 sets, coloured with Promarkers and with added glitter pen and glitter paste.
I read this book when it was fairly new in the 90s but I've seen the film several times since then and I must confess that I'm not sure which bits were in the book and which were just in the film! The Christmas jumper , worn by Mark Darcy, for example : was that in the book? Well, it was part of the inspiration for my card above.
I was inspired by some challenges to make this card - I always like a rain theme and a bit of paper-piecing. The girl and dog are all one stamp and the sentiments are from the same set. The paper was an old freebie - it's a long time since I bought a paper copy of a craft magazine but I still have plenty of freebie papers! The rain was added with an embossing folder.
The current challenge at The Library is The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and I made an extra card - it was supposed to be in the Reminder post but I didn't get it finished in time!
In fact this is The Lion, The Donkey and The Squirrel etc. The animals are all one stamp, coloured with Zig Clean Colour Markers. The sentiment is from another set and I spray the card with yellow ink and added black enamel dots.
Just a quick post to link up this card I made at the weekend using the sketch from Case This Sketch. Not sure why I took the photo from that funny angle! The eyeball-looking-thing top right is actually a clear gem and I used dots of glitter glue on the snowflake panel.
For my DT card, I went zigzag crazy. I made a stepper card base (which in itself is just a zigzag of card) . I chose an image of a polar bear with zigzags on his outfit, I stamped chevrons and added some orange zigzag washi tape. I hope you'll join in the challenge.
Yes! Ramp up the Christmas card-making because it's only about 5 weeks before international mail will be sent out. And I'm ramping up the layers and embellishment (for me lately) on this card.
I used a digital image by Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Promarkers and adding glitter and shimmer pen. I used some old freebie paper , a big wooden button and some blue pearls. The senteiment is by Little Claire.
At The Library , Lynda is the Visiting Librarian (Guest Designer) and she's chosen the challenge - The Lion , The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis . I read this book as a child. I was really fascinated by the idea of going to another world through a wardrobe. And I actually had a little taste of what that would be like at an interactive Abba exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London, earlier this year. We looked around a recreation of the hotel room in Brighton were Abba stayed when they won the Eurovision Song Contest. In the corner was a big old wooden wardrobe, not dissimilar to the one on my card. Suddenly, the guide opened the wardrobe door and led us through the wardrobe to a recreation of the Swedish countryside! It was amazing! Back to my card, I used a wardrobe cutting file from the Silhouette store. The sentiment 'believe in the Magic of Christmas' is by Little Claire'. I stamped and coloured the deer and trees, and stencilled the snowdrift - there's a lot of glitter on the inside panel of the card but it doesn't show in the photo. We'd love you to join in with the challenge...
I saw the inspirational photo at Inspired by and had hoped to make a sophisticated project inspired by the tartan flasks ... and ended up making a cutesy card with a bear bingeing on sweet stuff and a tartan tablecloth.
What occasion is this for? It's got some Christmassy colours and patterns but doughnuts are not really Christmasssy are they? I know some people who don't celebrate Christmas , so it's the kind of card I could give to one of them if they were there when I was giving out cards.
Here I tried to make a card that was both distressed and CAS.
When I bought a copy of The French Lieutenant's Woman on Ebay, I was annoyed when it started to fall to pieces while I was still reading it. But I've had many years of use of its pages on craft projects and recouped the cost of the book many times over!