Monday, 16 November 2009

Christmas Flurry number 2

Not exactly a snowstorm but a few more Christmas card flurries!

Have decided to do my latest offerings in 2 lots as one card I am submitting for a challenge so will post that separately.

Quick descriptions - the top cards were made using Papermania 'Christmas Carol' papers. Played with my new Martha Stewart punch for the maroon one, and mounted the paper onto maroon card, added some broad ribbon and a silver Christmas tree charm secured with an organza bow. The two 'snowflake' cards were matted onto dark green card, the stamp is also Papermania and co ordinates with the backing paper. The snowflake and words were stamped stamped using a mix of Antique White and Holographic embossing powder.
The holly decoupaged card was a quick one made from a kit.. just distressed the edge os the backing card, added some red ribbon and matted onto dark green card - made in about 10 minutes!
And finally St Nick and the Christmas Cake recipe was stamped onto white pearlised card, matted onto a grey background then mounted onto a silver grey/white/blue Christmas script paper (which I bought at the NEC and have no idea who makes it....!) , which had been layered onto grey and white card. Added a sparkly white ribbon to finish.
I have suprised myself that I have been so disciplined to carry on making cards... when all that luscious metal and other bits are sat here waiting for me to play..... but cards it is for the next few days! I am staying with Maureen at the weekend as I am at a Presentation Dinner near where she lives - the metal stash is also coming to stay with me!


Jan said...

Oh Wow! What a lot you've done! You're certainly making up for last week. They're all so different too..... I can't make up my mind which I like best. Probably, if push came to shove, it would be the St Nick one.... or the holly, or............ LOL

Unknown said...

flipin nora you have been busy and i want the pink card for have my addy hint hint lol!!!! its super and pink right up my had better them all you really have done good...lvs sassxxxxx

Ange J Lee said...

Great cards...and I LOVE that Saint Nick stamp! You've made a lovely card with it (and the others are equally as good)...but is it two stamps that you've layered or is the script background part of it?
Have a great time with Maureen...send my hellos!

Anne said...

Very nice bunch there Viv, love the charm you've used. I feel very noble when the pile of Christmas cards grows. After all, look how much money I'm saving by buying a few craft things LOL!!!

Iowa Sunshine said...

I love them all! Yellow would be my fav color tho. =) I'd probably faint if i got a card like that! I don't have any crafty friends left here. I love looking at all your creations. HUGS