Monday 17 December 2012

With Love to Mum & Dad At Christmas

Good morning everyone. As you have probably guessed if you've been looking at my blog over the past couple of weeks, I have been having the classic "last minute panic" and making some quick Christmas cards in batches ... and yesterday I had another little session. However I also spent most of the day making a couple of "special" cards for my mum & dad and for my husband's aunt (his closest relative) - it was nice to get back into my usual comfort zone of "more is more"! :-)  Here is a C5 card I made for my mum & dad.

I love to put a lot of effort into my parents' cards, cos my mum especially really loves to see what I make. I really hope they will like these adorable penguins,

Stamps: LotV "Merry Christmas Penguins"; "Sentiment Tags";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; distressing on trees with blue pigment ink; plenty of glamour dust all around;
Papers: LotV "Frosty Christmas";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and local craft shop (blue roses); white spirals from The Ribbon Girl; berries by Magnolia from The Glitterpot; blue and silver gems by Papermania;
Tools: "curved rectangles" mega nestabilities; Magnolia doohickey "Lovely Fence" die; Marianne Design "Christmas Tree" (LR0136) die.

Marianne Design Divas -It's Christmas!
Stamptacular #194 - Christmas Time
Creative Inspirations #193 - Contemporary Christmas Colours
Allsorts #185 - O Christmas Tree!
Winter WonderlandO Christmas Tree!
Totally Gorjuss #162 - For Someone Special
Joanna Sheen - With Love At Christmas
OSCC #209 - Distressed Christmas
Simon Says - Favourites (LotV stamps, flowers, sparkly gems)
Penny Black & More At Allsorts (December) - It's Your Choice (2nd entry)

That's all for today .... off now to get the cards all written and in the post! Back tomorrow with my other "special" card, plus I daresay one or two more of my quick ones later in the week :-)


Caroline said...

Pauline this is stunning the image is one of my favorites and the layout is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline. I love that cute image and the papers and details are all gorgeous. My favourite Christmas papers too.

Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge and Happy Christmas!


brenda said...

Another stunner Pauline, I can see I'm going to have to buy that tree die.

It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge again this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation just love the interpretation of the tree, thank you for playing along at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs and Xmas Wishes
Kate xx

Craftnut said...

I love these little penguins. Thanks for entering your lovely work at allsorts this week. Happy Christmas. Tracy x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Pauline its so cute.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

NGCARDS said...

A great Christmas creation! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Pam said...

This card is so soft and sweet. I'm sure your mum will love it. The penguins are adorable. You can tell you wrapped a lot of love in this card.

Thank you so very much for playing with us in Christmas Time Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So happy that you could join us this week.
:) Pam

Andreja said...

Vau, very beautiful card you made! I like all!!!
Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, I hope you see the next week :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous Christmas card Pauline, lovely design and colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Pauline so pretty and so beautifully coloured too! hugs me xx

StephG said...

gorgeous adorable. I love all the details! These dies are beautiful. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp (think l need to put this on my list for next year,) the colours and flowers are very pretty too.
Thank you for joining the Its Your Choice challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Tineke van der Linden said...

Heel erg mooi is je winterkaart! Leuke stempel heb je gebruikt.
Dank je wel voor je bijdrage bij MDD.
Een fijne jaarwisseling.
Groetjes Tineke