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.
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
Papercrafting Journey - 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
Paper Pretties Monday #68 - Use Ribbon
Christmas Card Challenges #2 - Die Cuts
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.