Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christmas Cards Done!

 - Use 4 items from this list: Chipboard, Hand stitching, Ribbon, Inking, Stamping, Textured Paper (embossed is good), Metal Embellishments, Alphabet Stickers or rub-ons for Sentiment, Stripes.

 - Anything Goes

OK I was in the middle of placing this all in my post when i hit a magic button and lost it all...I also just about lost it. So there are many posts here but first off for CCAYR they had this huge list and it was fun to do! I did not do Chipboard or stitching as it is hard enough for me to sew on a button. The first card is also for Mono. I have to admit when I first read that I thought the poor lady got the illness! I then realized, after my blond moment she meant Monochromatic. I used brown for the theme. I also entered this in the Colour Create Challenge. There is white in the sparkly snow and the Red is the crystal for Rudolph's nose. I actually thought of Rudolph and Clarisse being adult and happy...You know that song..."there's always tomorrow, where Dreams do come true..." hmmm I wonder what they are like behind closed doors. This would have been good for my inner animal from Craft Creations but I missed that challenge. I don't think I am a deer anyway...I wonder what animal I am...maybe ir depends on my moods(hahahaha). The second pic has stamping and coloured with tombow markers, the ribbon surrounds the look and thegreen backing was cuddlebugged. I placed the star for the metal embellishment. The third is Happy Feet:) That penguin who got lost and was fixed up and recently brought back to the wild. I thought that was a good celebration! Heis so happy so he has a fish for a gift, the stripes are on the backing of the border punches. Alcohol Ink dyes were used for the watery effect and The little fat angels(cherubs) are his guardian angels. I hope i got the challenge right for Crafty Creations in regards of the dyes. The Angel was stamped and water coloured with tombow markers I actually used an image from Simon Says...their card pattern but I believe I missed out on their weekly card too...bummer. I placed the ribbon on the side and around her (pale lavender). I realized after that the white paper she is on has stripes in it:) The top and bottom alcohol inks were used and i used the cuddlebug on them and the word "joy" is on the side. The last card are with bells on green and dark red background and also alcol inks again used and then cuddlebugged (I like my word). I used punches too from the cuddlebug on the 2 corners. Ribbon and a metal star embelishment and the gold is a lovely textured backgound paper. So my lengthy blog is done! Everyone have a great day...and i hope i do the bloghop correctly:) oh and no time to reread what I wrote so if ny mistakes...oh well next time will be better:)


  1. Wowza - you've done an amazing job with all those Christmas cars. You're all ready to send them out! LOL!

  2. I've been making some x-mas cards too! Funny about the "mono" challenge LOL!

  3. are WAYYYY ahead of me! LOL! Fantastic set of cards you have created!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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  4. Hallo Birgit
    Deine Weihnachtskarten sind wunderschön und Dein Deutsch ist super!!!
    I think, your german is better than my english!!!!!!!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen tollen Tag mit vielen kreativen Einfällen!
    LG Gisela from germany

  5. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  6. Hi Birgit, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Black Magic card. To answer your question, I'm sure Tombow markers would work just fine. Also, when I saw your entry for FlutterbyWednesdays, I decided to enter a new card I had just finished, so thanks for the tip! I just posted it. Your cards are gorgeous, by the way. I've never tried alcohol inks, but maybe one day I'll be brave enough! xoxo

  7. Can't believe you already made so many Christmas cards, maybe I am faffing around too much with each individual one cause I don't have nearly as many! Thanks for your comment on one of my cards, I just had a bit of time now to come and see your blog! Lovely cards, all the best!

  8. Wow!! You are so ahead of the game with all these lovely Christmas cards!! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty creations challenges!

  9. I started stamping because I wanted to make Christmas cards. Your cards are beautiful! I know the person you give them to will treasure them!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell

  10. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations with us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

  11. Woo Hoo, got five done this month and a big congrats for sharing your wonderful Christmas cards. Thanks so much for joinig us at CCAYR this month. Hope to see you back next month. "Hugs"