I purchased at least three card making and craft magazines before Christmas, very naughty! One of the magazines I couldn’t resist because of the gorgeous little Marianne stamp and papers which came with the magazine.
I know a lot will think it’s way too early to be starting or continuing with Christmas card making efforts. For me it’s necessary because I make Christmas cards for mum too. In fact I’m here today to show you my first batch of 2013 Christmas cards!
I’m attempting to use up the last of some C6 notch card blanks from Craftwork Cards. My Use It Up pledge runs out at the end of January so I’m trying to make a nice round number of creations – that way I’ll actually feel like I have achieved some of the goals I set out with, more of that to follow later on this month lol!
I want to enter the following challenges:
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ #106 – Santa is on holiday!
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ #1 Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://mariannedesigndivas.blogspot.co.uk/ It’s Christmas
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ #14 Anything Goes
http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ #24 Show some Sparkle/Bling
Here are the cards … … …
|The first two: CWC C6 notch card portrait|
|A final look|
|The second two: CWC A6 notch cards landscape|
|Side views: told you all I was playing with the camera lol!|
|A final look|
|The final batch of two: CWC C6 notch card landscape.|
|Side view - I love how this looks!|
For each stamp I use I want to make six cards, which is what I’ve done here, the ‘Merry and Bright’ will be ours and the Merry Xmas will be for mum! I stamped, coloured with my pencils and decoupage these images before matting onto scraps of red card. The printed papers are the ones that came with the stamp.
I’m experimenting with the camera and my daylight lamp at the moment – apologies for the varying quality!
I've a secret lol - pop back over the next couple of weeks!
2012 UIU Pledge: 312 - ends 31 January 2013
2013 Christmas Card Stash: 6