Tuesday, 13 December 2011

I did what I had to do ...

According to the news, Monday was the busiest day of the year for the Royal Mail, as they had to cope with approximately double the normal volume of post - so I bet a lot of people must have been writing their Chrimbo cards whilst watching the X-Factor Final on Sunday evening lol!!

For me this was crunch time though, as I looked at my sorry stash of cards and could no longer deny the fact that I had made nowhere near enough!

So ... time for "Plan B" !! I visualised a simple card based around die cuts and a simple embossed greeting .... and I went for it major league!! 3 hours later I had made 16 cards that looked pretty much like this ....

Stamps: Pink Gem Christmas sentiment (heat embossed with gold powder);
Supplies: two shades of dark green glitter card, gold and holographic silver mirri card;
Tools: Marianne D Creatables "Fir Branch", "Baubles" and "Bauble/Star".

One Stop Craft Challenge #161 - Traditional Christmas Colours
CES #65 - A Traditional Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut #50 - Traditional Christmas
Paper Sundaes #99 - Anything Christmas
Dream Valley #22 - Christmas
Hooked On Craft #14 - Christmas
Rainbow Lady #182 - Trees & Baubles
Crimbo Crackers #4 - Embossing
Cupcake #172 - Don't Look At The Light (sparkle & shine)

I also made another 12 cards based around other simple themes, but I was in such a rush to get them written I never took photographs - hey ho never mind!!

Back tomorrow with a new I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge - here's a sneak peek :-)

Have a great evening!


Hazel said...

Super card - I've been the same this week and have had to be busy making lots more cards - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 50 - hope to see you again soon. x

Brodders said...

Lots of sparkly wonderfulness :)
Thanks for joining this week at Cupcake and good luck x

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful & elegant card!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Hanneke said...

Wow, great way to make all those last minute cards! Love the idea of that branch with the baubles hanging on it! Hugs, Hanneke

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A lovely card, Pauline. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Louise said...

Beautiful card love the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Hugs Louise xx

ElizabethR said...

Great card, very elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Pauline.

Hugs Riet.xx

mags said...

Super elegant card. Love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

Jen said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's.
Jen x

Jackie Thomas said...

This is simply stunning Pauline. Thank you for joining us at HOC. Merry Christmas.
Hugs Jackie

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Pauline. Thanks for joining us at the Dream Valley and CES Challenge!

Rainbow Lady said...

Perfect card both for the challenge and those who receive it. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Julie said...

Wow, a gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything Christmas' challenge at Paper Sundaes. Fabulous die cuts - now i neeeeeeed some too. :)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers