Monday, 26 October 2009

Production line - part 2!

Here's the second "batch" of Christmas cards from my mega Sunday afternoon session. I started out by colouring 3 cute "Forever Friends" images which were an RAK from Marcea, and then had a play with a few papers all in similar colours, and followed a few sketches to produce similar but not identical cards. I definitely found this a bit quicker than starting from scratch with each card, t hough it was nowhere near as fast as the first batch that I posted yesterday.

I would like to enter all of these cards into this fortnight's Forever Friends Challenge - Christmas, and would also like to enter the different cards into a few other challenges:

Card 1: I followed the sketch over at this week's Sketch Saturday #74; and would also like to enter this card for Allsorts Challenge #24 - furry friends .

Also I would like to enter this one into this week's Daring Cardmakers' Challenge, which is to use at least 5 favourite things (preferably 10!). Well I have a lot of favourites, but they definitely include .....
2. Cuttlebug snowflakes die,
3. Doodlebug sparkly brads,
4. holographic silver card (used on the matting),
5. white glitter card (for the snowflakes),
6. white pearlised "ice gold" card (for the snowflake edging),
7. ribbon,
8. MS edge punches,
9. glamour dust,
10. teddy images ....

Am I there yet? lol!!

The close up is trying to show my newest "wonder discovery" - polar white Flowersoft used for the fur on teddy's hat. I saw this used on a sample card in my local craft shop Edwin Allen, and was really blown away ... it really does look soft and fluffy, and it even feels nice. I gave it a little more zing by mixing the Flowersoft witha little glamour dust - it looks really sparkly in real life!
Card 2: for this one I followed the sketch over at this week's Friday Sketchers #75.

Another angled closeup ....

Card 3: I used Dutch Dare Challenge #63 - Cathy's sketch.

Recipe (all cards):
Image: Forever Friends, coloured with watercolour pencils. Teddy's hat decorated with Flowersoft in polar white, mixed wtih glamour dust.
Sentiments: Craftwork Cards "Oh! My Words".
Paper: Cards 1 & 2 - Reminisce "Snowflake Spots", Paper Company Studio "Christmas Fun Green Swirl"; Card 3 - Daisy Bucket "Wrapped Wishes".
Supplies: card 1 - ribbon by Paper Company Studio, sparkly brads by Doodlebug; card 2 - ribbon from stash; card 3 - white felt ric-rac & sparkly gems by Papermania, pearls from my stash.
Tools: card 1 - Cuttlebug "snowflakes #2" die, Martha Stewart "embossed snowflakes" edge punch, large classic scallop nestabilities; card 2 - Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" embossing folder; Spellbinders "Make a flake 2" Shapeabilities, large classic scalloped squares nesties; card 3 - Cuttlebug "snowflakes #2" die, Spellbinders "decorative photo corners" Shapeabilities.

I'm feeling a bit maxed out on Christmas cards now, but in reality there's still a long way to go .... :-)


  1. What a beautiful cards Pauline.
    I love them all.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Hi Pauline

    Wow - you certainly have been busy. You must have a lovely stack of Christmas cards by now!

    I love the one you are entering into the Allsorts challenge.

    Beautifully coloured image and so many gorgeous details too. Love it!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  3. These are both so very precious! Great discovery for the sparkly fur.

  4. Gorgeous cards Pauline. That bear is so cute and gorgeous papers.
    Thank you for joining in the DDCC this time.
    Cathy xx

  5. Hi Pauline

    What a productive weekend you had - can I send my order over as I am well behind after such a good start.

    These Popcorn bears really are so sweet and love all you have done with them here.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Super cute cards hun! Love how you have put these together, so adorable. Your FF bears are coloured beautifully. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  7. Gorgeous cards Pauline!
    Helen x

  8. Fabuous Cards and I love the sweet image. Thanks for joining in with DCM this week.

    Lynda xxx

  9. wow! You did well with this batch of cards - they all look lovely and festive.
    Thank you for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

  10. gorgeous cards
    Thank you for taking part in the forever friends challenge

  11. Hi Pauline, Gorgeous cards! Lovely papers and cute images. I love FF bears and the images are perfect for cute Christmas cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  12. Three fabulous Christmas cards Pauline, the FF image is adorable and I love the gorgeous papers and details. Debbie x

  13. Hi Pauline

    These are just gorgeous!!!!
    love the mix of flower soft and glamour dust gives a great effect

    Thanks for playing at FF

    Emma xxx

  14. Hi there hun - wow thats a job well done!! It must be so long since I sent you these, lol .... glad you made such fabulous use of them. Hope you are having a nice week - I must try to catch up with you

  15. Gorgeous cards Pauline.
    Love the papers, colours and cute forever friends images.
    thanks for joining the DDCC.

    xoxo karin


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