After a whole week of not crafting due to a combo of work, not feeling well and trying to make a start on the Chrimbo shopping (don't remind me lol!), I finally managed to sit down yesterday for a really good craft session .... and it made me feel really as if I'd got my mojo back :-)
It's now getting to that time of year when panic starts to set in as I haven't made anywhere near enough Christmas cards; so when I get out a stamp, particular colours of pen and papers, I try to make two cards while I'm there. The general idea is that it doesn't take anywhere near twice as long to make two similar cards ... though yesterday's effort must have been the exception that proves that rule as it took me the best part of 4 hours to make these two! It was great fun though :-). I also made two cards so that I could enter both this fortnight's Wild Orchid Crafts challenge of brown and blue, and also a number of other Christmassy challenges that are around right now.
Both of the following cards have pretty much the same materials - the main differences are the sentiment and the fact that I have followed two different sketches.
Stamps: LotV "Shine A Light" and Christmas Sentiment Circles;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on coat and snowy ground;
Papers: My Mind's Eye "Holly Jolly";
Supplies: seam binding ribbon and flower from Wild Orchid Crafts; lace from Crafts4U2Do; pearls from The Hobby House.
Lili of the Valley #121 - A Christmas Card for Someone Special
CES #62 - Snowflakes
Moving Along With The Times #125 - Let It Snow
Craft Your Passion #84 - Let It Snow
Fab 'n' Funky #99 - Baby It's Cold Outside
Charisma #45 - Lace and Pearls
Bunny Zoe's Challenge #18 - Anything Christmas With Pearls
Deep Ocean #12 - Vintage
Southern Girls #32 - Embellishment Bingo
(lace, 3 patterned papers, glitter)
A Gem of A Challenge #34 - Sketch
All materials the same as above except my sentiment is a Whimsy ticket stamp, with a peel off greeting coloured with Promarkers.
Wild Orchid Crafts #36 - Brown and Blue
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Women Only
Sketch Saturday #182 - Sketch
That's all for today - I'm off out to brave the shopping crowds as I guess I can't keep putting it off forever!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend whatever you're doing. I'll be back tomorrow with a very different card - a very simple one for Less Is More :-)