Friday, 23 December 2016

Welcome to the last Friday Funny before Christmas

Morning all,

Oh I DO love Christmas .. I've had a Christmas lunch this week, a pre Christmas primp at the hairdressers and various pals "dropping in" for coffee and mince pies ... fa la la la la!

Right, following the arrival of new (Christmas) stash and despite the fact I have completed all of my cards for 2016 - I have another batch of Christmas cards to share today! I just can't help myself!!!! Whilst they were made as a batch I have tried to make each a little different, as you can see, card 1 is DEFINITELY for hand delivery!

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

My batch of envelopes

The batch, front and back of my cards
Materials used:
  • White A5, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • White card, gold card and red card (outer panels 14.2 x 10cm, matted panels 13.7 x 9½cm + snippets)
  • Organza graduated colour ribbon, narrow deep red satin ribbon and wider polka dot red ribbon
  • Habico Santa in two sizes stamped using Ranger Archival inks in jet black and watering can
  • Kaisercraft and Penny Black sentiments stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Alcohol markers and Kaisercraft glitter gel pens to colour
  • Stardust stickles to add twinkle
  • Plaid dimensional gloss added to look like the glass in Santa's glasses

Goodness me how I LOVE this Santa!! I just HOPE I shan't bore you by ONLY using him for the Christmas makes .... but I can't be sure.

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Dream Valley - challenge No. 146 - CHRISTMAS - card 1
  2. Christmas Card Challenge - December 18th challenge - MUST BE CHRISTMAS - card 1
  3. Delicious Doodles - 1st December challenge - CHRISTMAS - card 1
  4. Crafting By Designs - December challenge - HERE COME THE HOLIDAYS - card 1
  5. Come and Get It - December 18th challenge - CHRISTMAS - card 2
  6. Crafting when we can - challenge No. 134 - CHRISTMAS - card 2
  7. Dragonfly Dreams - 4th December challenge - CHRISTMAS - card 2
  8. Creative Inspirations - challenge No. 264 - WHITE CHRISTMAS - card 2
  9. Cards in Envy - December 19th challenge - CELEBRATE THE SEASON - card 3
  10. Pile It On - challenge No. 123 - CHRISTMAS - card 3
  11. Holly Jolly Christmas - challenge No. 86 - Pt 2 - CHRISTMAS CARD/ANYTHING BUT A CARD - card 
  12. Inky Chicks - challenge No. 76 - CHRISTMAS IN TRADITIONAL COLOURS- card 3
Whilst there are quite a few challenges listed above I've tried to ensure that neither of my cards is entered more times than allowed by a particular challenge.

Now, what is one of the staples we all associate with Christmas these days? A James Bond movie, right? So, this seasonal Friday Funny is kind of topical if slightly risque - I snagged it on facebook!

Didn't like that one? How about this one then?

Have a great weekend and MERRY CHRISTMAS


SARN said...

Hee hee . . . Fab Santa cards & hilarious Friday funnies. What's not 2love? Xxx

Debs M said...

Great cards and love the FC's - hope you have a lovely Christmas x

Pat said...

Well Kathy you have been busy and you are definitely getting good use from your new Santa which is a gorgeous stamp and love the cards you have made. Great Friday funnies too. Have a great Christmas and I look forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful creations during the coming year. x

serendipity said...

Hi, more lovely cards with the delightful Santa stamp, super funny funnies too.

Rene said...

Wonderful!!! Thank you so much for sharing these with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

Rema said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CWWC, good luck!!! Amy DT

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
My best wishes for a very merry Christmas!
Monica - CCC DT

Robin said...

Beautiful cards! I love this Santa image! Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck! Merry Christmas!! Hugs, Robin

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful vintage Santa cards Kathy! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy. Merry Christmas.

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful cards, love the Santa image. Thanks for playing along with Christmas Card Challenges.

chanya13 said...

This work is lovely and perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Agnieszka

Lori said...

That is a beautiful image and a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT


Fabulous and wonderful card's Kathy tank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx

Rema said...

Fabulous card!Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.