Friday, 22 December 2017

Welcome to Friday and, really, the start of CHRISTMAS!

Morning all, 

Now we've reached the "official" last working day (though I appreciate many of my readers may be working over the weekend too) before Christmas - it's time to GET THIS PARTY STARTED .. so, please join me in the happy dance below!

Despite being too late to post for Christmas 2017, I don't seem to be able to stop myself from making Christmas cards ... oh well, there WILL be another Christmas along in around 52 weeks!!!

My card
And a closer view of the image panel
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 15cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • One piece of red card cut to 14cm square
  • Snippets of card in white and red cut using MFT stitched (nesting) rectangles
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle image (set 385 Christmas Crows) and Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour and blended using Sansodor
  • Kaisercraft glitter gel pens to accentuate beaks, bodies and buttons!
  • Stardust stickles to highlight snow

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Let's Craft and Create - challenge No. 132 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Use Your Stuff - challenge No. 293 - HOLIDAY STAMP
  3. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge No. 202 - CHRISTMAS
  4. Dream Valley Challenges - challenge No. 169 - CHRISTMAS
  5. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 21 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES


missgailly said...

Cute stamp! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail
Merry Christmas.

SARN said...

Ho ho ho . . . I really LOVE the look of this festive make Kathy.

Keep up the good work.

Merry Festivities to you and Mr K.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

crafty said...

The red really shows off the image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Viv said...

Great Xmas cards and envelopes Kathy! Also wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas ;) Viv xx

Barb said...

A good start for 2018 Kathy. They're lovely cards. Have a very Happy Christmas. Barbxx

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Kathy, LOVE the snowman. At this rate you'll be starting your Christmas 2019 cards next June!! LOL!
Have a good Christmas and a great 2018. xx

Pat said...

Another great card Kathy and love that cute snowman and the twisted layers in the background go perfectly. You must be well on the way to next year's total In case you don't post anything more before Monday have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in 2018. x

LesleyG said...

Love the happy dance and love the happy card! I too hope to get ahead for next years! Happy Christmas xxx

Cara said...

Another fabulous card. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas x

Amanda said...

That is an adorable stamp! Love the colouring on it!Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 132, Hazel, DT– you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

Chris C said...

What an adorable snowman!! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.