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Monday, February 6, 2012

Merriest Christmas to You - Second Post for Today

LOL, I told you I would be back..... I decided I would do a Christmas card for this month a bit earlier than January's. I still want to try and do at least 1 a month. It was a lot less pressure at the end of the year. If you missed my first post for today just scroll down to take a peep.
A reasonably quiet day today, washed the dog's bedding and hung out under a threatening sky, but it has held off and not rained at all. Mum rang up to ask if I would come with her to the cemetery and cut the grass away from my step-father's plaque, so we did that and gave it a bit of a wash as well. The plaque is set into the ground not standing up, so it does get a bit dirty. Lucky Mum had a bottle of water in the car as the taps there weren't working and she needed some for the flowers and also to wash the plaque. We came back home and had a bit of lunch together before she left. Just pottered around for the rest of the afternoon sorting out another box of crafty bits and pieces and throwing away old envelopes and papers.
Well here is the card!
Basecard is SU Real Red then a layer of white. I stamped the sentiment (Penny Black - merriest) in Real Red and then put it through Divine Swirls embossing folder leaving the left hand edge unembossed. I then stamped 4 various sized strips of white card using some stamps from a Do-Crafts Christmas set and also a snowflake which comes from the same set as the Father Christmas, I'm not sure what I did with the packaging for this one so I can't tell you who made it. I used SU inks, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey and Island Indigo. I coloured the holly images with a blender pen and ink and distressed each strip as well. I used a scallop die and a circle die from Nestabilities.
I am entering this into the following:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 58 - Use a diecut
Christmas Card Challenges week #10 - Create your own background
Christmas Challenges (with sketches) I've just been back to the blog to get the link and read they wanted Kraft card which I can no longer get anywhere! I hope it still meets the requirements as there was a lot of work involved in this one. Oh well, something different to put in the Christmas Stash box - it won't go astray!
(just had a comment saying my card won't be accepted in this challenge, so I am adding it to another Christmas challenge blog)
Make It Monday #75 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Anything goes + No pattern paper ( I've made by background with embossing and stamped images)
Christmas Inspirations Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
It was good to see some of you popping in today, I appreciate your lovely comments.
Take Care,


  1. I love this Santa stamp and what a beautiful card you have created using it


  2. Oh my how gorgeous! I love the layers, and the soft colors with a lot of white is stunning! Beautifully crafted!

  3. Catching up on my reading!
    The Miss You card is so cute!
    Aqua card; clean & simple!
    This Christmas card is wonderful!

  4. Oh! Wow! This is gorgeous, so different, love it. Love the papers you have used and such a lovely central image...

  5. What a great card, love the image and colors and DP! Hugs, Hanneke

  6. Gorgeous card. I do like the sketch from Christmas Cards with Sketches
    Margaret xx

  7. Ohh, what a cute card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  8. diffderent,yet nice lots to look at in colours and mum

  9. Nice card, Sandy! I love the technique on your background papers. They are awesome and perfect image to finish the card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  10. Lovely...wonderful layers and terrific santa face

  11. A gorgeous card Sandy. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft your

  12. Great card, love the layers and image.

  13. Really effective collage type card. Saw your card at MIM.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  14. Fab card - that Santa image is one of my all-time favourites - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 58 - hope to see you again soon. x

  15. SUPER Christmas card .I saw it in real life today ladies and it is awesome Love the embossing and image .
    Good luck with challenges

  16. Love, LoVe, LOVE that image. Gorgeous Christmas card!!!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  17. Hi Sandy, you have made a wonderful card, really. So nice to see (and read) that you have made your own backingpapers. It's so colourful, I really like that :o) Unfortunately we can not let you participate in the prizedraw at CCWS, as you already thought, because of the (lack of) kraftpaper on your card. I'm so sorry. But thank you anyway for showing us your beautiful work. You're a real artist :o)

    Greetings...and hope to see you next time :o)

  18. Great card. Your bakground is very creative and gives to the card a nice look. Loved the main stamp you used on the card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We hope you will play again along the year.

  19. Hello Sasndy. Your card is beautiful Saw this on MIM. Faye

  20. Lovely card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges! :) Hugs!

  21. What a beautiful card. I love how you used the different strips of paper. Thanks for playing with CCC this week.

  22. What a lovely Christmas card Sandy!! Love the layers and that image is fantastic!

  23. what a lovely card but you din't used kraftpaper, Unfortunately we can not let you participate in the prizedraw at CCWS, i'm sorry!

    hugs Betina


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