Friday 10 November 2023

Santa's Sleigh

 Santa's sleigh appears to have been hijacked by everyone's favourite bunny 🤣.  I was hunting around for items to pop into this lovely sleigh and I die cut a parcel and a candy cane, then had a rummage in the oddments pot on my desk and came up with a left over Christmas tree and a bit of greenery.  Who should also be in there but bunny so I thought 'why not' and here he is playing at being a Santa's little helper.  I've used some of my favourite design paper and a die cut skyline scene; finally adding a fun greeting.  This one was cut once in red and again in gold so that I could carefully trim the baubles to layer on top.  So that's another Christmas card to add to my collection - don't seem to be able to stop making them as ideas pop into my head each time I trawl through my box of seasonal crafty items.

Background - printed from Season's Greetings CD Artylicious
Skyline - die from Memory Box
Sleigh - Gilded Sleigh die from Memory Box
Parcel, tree and candy cane - Sizzix dies
Bunny and Ho Ho Ho - unbranded 

Tuesday 7 November 2023

CAS Christmas

 As I seem to be on a roll making seasonal cards I thought I'd take this one along for the November challenge at Stamping Sensations where the theme is ** Get Ready for Christmas**.  The little winter village scene is a triple layered image using three matching stamps in different colours.  It was stamped onto a snippet of white card and popped behind an aperture which was then surrounded by the die cut sentiment.  Lovely prize this time so good luck to all who enter.

Village scene - stamps from retired Stampin' Up set Classic Cloche
Sentiment - die cuts received from a generous friend last Christmas

Sunday 5 November 2023

Ho Ho Ho

 I've been lucky enough to have some happy post to open two days running - firstly I won a prize in a recent Allsorts Challenge and yesterday an envelope arrived from a generous friend who'd decided to share some mirri card die cuts with me.  As we seem to be hurtling towards December I thought I'd use one of them to make a Christmas card - well what else would you do with 'Ho Ho HO' die cuts 🤣🤣.  I went through my box of Christmas-themed items and right at the bottom came across the Santa die which I've had for some time and I know for a fact he certainly didn't get used last year which should tell me that maybe I have too much 'schtuff'.  Found a left over tree in the little oddments pot on my desk and set about assembling the card using a piece of patterned paper as a background.  Snippets were used to cut the white circle which I embossed with falling snow, then cut a narrow border circle because it appeared a little flat.  I decided the words could maybe have a backing layer so I cut one freehand from some matching red card.

Background - printed using a download from Buddly Crafts
Santa - from a set of three by Tonic, probably discontinued
Tree - from a Tim oltz Sizzix die set
Snow Effect - discontinued embossing folder from Creative Expressions