Once again, apologies for my lack of posts on here this week. As I work full time I only have time to craft in the evenings and this week I just haven't found any time at all.
I have finally managed to put my Christmas decorations up, after countless trips up and down the loft ladder, and have spent a little time writing out my Christmas cards which are now all in the mail...phew, I thought it was never going to happen this year!
So, as my cards are now on their way to the recipients I thought I would share my design with you. I like to make Christmas cards for challenges and these I just add to my stash. But as I need to send quite a few cards I have decided to choose a design each year and make multiples of it, this way I know that no-one will be getting a similar card the following year.
So this year I made six variations, ten of each, all based around the same design, just changing a few images and colours. I chose to use Clearly Besotted Stamps 'Signature Christmas' and 'Signature Christmas Additions' as my main focus, and used Clearly Besotted Stamps 'Merry Little Christmas' and 'Basic Stripes' for additional elements. I have used some die cut elements but to keep mailing costs down I have adhered these directly to the card rather than popping up on 3D foam. I used Versafine Onyx Black for all the sentiments and I've detailed below the different ink colours I used for each batch.
Versa Color - Green Tea and Cardinal
Versa Color - Winter Green and Boysenberry
Versa Color - Lavender and Celadon
Versa Color - Sky Blue and Mint
Versa Color - Tropical Green and Pink
Versa Color - Evergreen, Sage and Bronze
I'm entering these into the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday #23 - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Traditional Christmas Colours (red and green card)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Use some red (first card)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Last Minute Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas using Non Traditional Colours
I had great fun making these. I did miscalculate how many I needed though so had to use a few extras from my stash. There's just a handful left to make for my nearest and dearest and then I'll be finished.
Thanks for popping by, hopefully I can get back into the flow of regular crafting again now and enter a few challenges, I've missed out on far too many these last few weeks! Note to self, start A LOT earlier next year! :D
I hope all your Christmas plans are coming together.