Now, if like me, the very mention of the seasonal C word is beginning to make your heart sink and brain go into overdrive about things to do, why not head over to Here Come the Boys. Our new challenge starts today and we are going to
ROCK AND ROLL
Perfect if you need a break from men in red suits!!
Hope you can join us over at Here come the boys, we have a great prize on offer and this challenge is staying open until January 6th to give you plenty of time to enter!!
While you're over there don't forget to sign up for the Christmas candy (Linky on the sidebar) and also the Cricut prize draw which will be drawn on Christmas Eve if we get 500 followers!! Nice pressie!!
Whatever you have planned today, I hope it goes well!!
Crickey , what a nightmare I had trying to get a decent picture of this card this afternoon!
Still not sure I've managed it but anyhow...
I made this yesterday for my husband for Crimbo. The stamp is a clear one from a pack by Habico which I fell in love with 2 years ago in rubber when they were going for silly money on ebay. I'm not sure but I don't think Habico done the original (???) . By the time I managed to find this set at a more realistic price, it was too late to use it and then last year I forgot about it (Shame on me) so this is it's first outing into the big wide world!! This card is very loosely based on the tag on the front of last months Craft Stamper magazine, I decided it would be good for me to do something challenging...Halfway through I began to think I was mad but after another cup of tea I got there and I'm pleased with how it turned out:
Hope you can see this!!
The image was heat embossed with silver embossing powder and then inked over with distress ink. The kraft coloured corrugated card is from some packaging. It was dry brushed with white acrylic paint and then the edges were inked and torn. The pale blue paper was dry embossed through the cuttlebug using a papermania folder and then dry brushed with paint, followed by tearing and inking the edges. Then added a couple of lines of stitching to add interest.
Mounted onto a piece of very precious Basic Grey Blitzen paper which I have been hoarding and added a ribbon knot and charm to the bottom. The tag at the top says Believe and has been inked over with a promarker because it was a bit too shiny!!
Just wanted to share another Christmas project I have managed to complete this week, it's an idea from Split Coast stampers to make a gift bag from an envelope, you can follow the tutorial here. I made one of these at Easter and it was really quick and easy, so I decided to make a Christmas version! I'm intending to give it to my sister who loves sheep, so I've used this very appropriate Penny Black stamp!!
Here's a closer look, hope you can see the bling gems in the corner, the light is rubbish for taking pics with today ;-(
Hope everyone is OK and keeping warm and cosy - it certainly seems a bit nippy here!
I managed to get this card finished yesterday but the camera batteries were dead when I came to photograph it :-(
I've made this card for my cousin who has a birthday near Christmas. I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl and used a Sugar Nellie stamp that has only been inked up once before - slapped wrists!! It's called Maggie with Dottie Scarf . Have to say it made a nice change not to be doing a Christmas card!
Here's a closer look, doesn't she look warm and cosy:
It's time for another challenge over at Here Come the Boys and this time it's very simple, we'd like to see something for
THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE
I found these plain red gift bags in Tesco last week and decided they were a bit of a bargain - I think they were 40p each and on a 3 for 2 offer - and they just shouted out to be altered!!
So I have given one a bit of a makeover and I am planning to use it for Lewis' main present at Christmas! I was good and used up the leftovers that were on my desk from making my Santa Bunny card so he will be getting the matching card and bag set!!
The super cute image is a freebie from Digi Stamp Boutique, it's called Rudi and it makes me smile - that would be me on ice skates for sure - sat on my bum in a helpless state - LOL!!
I've coloured him with promarkers and added some glittery ric rac which I think was an old magazine freebie and mounted him on double scalloped circle nesties. Simples but I'm pleased with how it came out!!
I hope you can join us over at HCTB this time, check out the main blog for the prize details and some great inspiration from the rest of the girls!!