Sunday, 9 December 2012

Batch Cookin'


I'm currently trying to use up some of my holidays from work, so I had a day off on Friday specifically to try to catch up on some cardmaking .. and catch up I sure did!! I finally got to grips with the harsh reality that I have no way enough Chrimbo cards in my stash, so I made a couple of batches. All day long I laboured and at the end of it I had made 22 cards - that has more than doubled the total of Chrimbo cards I had made all year - yay!

Here's a poorly lit pic of them all standing on the cupboard in our study ...


Today I'm focussing on the kraft card batch I made - back tomorrow with a post about the blue ones :-)






All these cards were fundamentally the same design, with the only differences being different colour card and buttons, and slightly different papers from the same pad. For the red ones I also made some using some over-sized red gems I had found in my stash and never really knew what to do with until now!





This was actually a great way of using up some card scraps, although I had bought a reel of yummy ribbon last week specifically to go with my kraft papers, and I used it all up in one go! (That explains why a couple of the cards do actually have some different ribbon on them!)


Stamps: Penny Black sentiment
Papers: LotV "Krafty Chrstmas";
Supplies: ribbon from Hobbycraft; gems from the Hobby House, Papermania (tan and champagne gems - perfect for kraft card) and my stash; twine from The Ribbon Girl; buttons from The Hobby House (green), The Ribbon Girl and my stash;
Tools: Cuttlebug "Ice Crystal" die; Martha Stewart "Arctic Snowflake" punch.


Challenges:

I've pictured 7 cards above of the 18 kraft cards I made - but I'm listing all the challenge entries together ... so for challenges with a maximum number of entries please assume I'm entering my second, third etc. card down! :-) )

CRAFT #184 - Christmas
Charisma #48 - Christmas
Pretty Little Ribbon #17 - It's Christmas!
Paper Pretties Wednesday #235 - Christmas Inspired
Paperplay #49 - Christmas is Coming
Craft Us Crazy #32 - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ...
Totally Gorjuss #161 - Oh No, Snow!
Simon Says - Snowflakes (2nd entry)
Dutch Dare #194 - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
MAWTT - Clean And Simple
Penny's Paper Crafty #105 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

That's all for today - back with my second batch tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Pauline, what a large batch!!! Love the design on all of them and so glad to hear you've more than enough now. I've ran out and must make a few more on hubby's request. Enjoy a fab day! Ruby x

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  2. These are really lovely Pauline...such a lovely batch. The snowflake really finishes them off beautifully x

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  3. How spooky...I've just made a card almost identical to these! Gorgeous..love the kraft with the icy blue...and all those snowflakes! :0)
    Helen x

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  4. fantastic 'batch' of cards, they all look gorgeous
    Kim x

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  5. Gorgeous batch of cards Pauline! Love the CAS design.
    xx

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  6. These are stunning! Love 'em all! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. What a gorgeous cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  8. Wow hun, you really did have a cracking day! 22 in one go, that is impressive - and what a stunning result, these are brilliant! Hugs Sxx

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  9. fab cards, love the combo
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    hugs
    céline

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  10. Gorgeous cards Pauline! Totally inspired me to get out the kraft!
    Rcah xx

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  11. What a busy little bee you have been Pauline, and WOW what a result! They are all gorgeous...love all the different colours with the kraft. The CAS design is very elegant too. I look forward to a close-up viewing of the blue ones.

    Unbelievably, I have had 4 huge red gems lurking in my stash for AGES, and in a moment of frustration with them always being in the way, and not thinking how I could use them, I tossed them about 2 weeks ago!!!!
    Oh dear, can you imagine what the people at the garbage tip would think if I started to rummage through their many tonnes of garbage???.....On second thoughts, perhaps I should visit my local craft shop again...any excuse eh??

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  12. Absolutely brilliant and gorgeous cards Pauline.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. That certainly was a productive day Pauline and cards are very elegant, the white against the Kraft looks very effective.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

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  14. All of them are gorgeous, love the idea of a kraft Christmas card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  15. These are all so lovely, quite simple but so so effective. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

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  16. Wow 22 cards in one sitting! Go girl, that's awesome! It would take me a whole year to make that many lol, they look gorgeous too, I love Kraft it makes a fab change to white or ivory,
    Thanks for sharing at penny's,
    Hugs Klair DT xx

    http://kraftylittlebox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  18. Stunning cards - I love them all! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge, hope to see you next time.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

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  19. Wow Pauline! You have been busy. I just love winter theme cards and the die you opted to use is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC this week.

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  20. Lovely cards and so many!
    Unfortunatly DDCC don't allow you to enter more than 8 other enteries.
    XX

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  21. Can you do mine too lol these are fantastic love them thanks for playing along with us at PCJ this time good luck
    Jacki xx
    http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. what a huge batch and just love the simplicity but effective layout xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x