Saturday, 21 January 2017

Reindeer Games

Woohoo, the last christmas card of 2016, phew that took a while to show them all. You can breathe a sigh of relief now as although I'm going to be trying to make them all year I am going to save the posts for December. 

This is the same style as most I have made this year and I think probably the same as next year too lol. I have enjoyed breaking out my Darcie stamps which up until now have been sadly neglected, I am hoping there will be new ones next year.



Ingredients
Image: "just be claus" Darcie
Paper: "Christmas in the country" Papermania
Dies: blueprints 2 from MFT

Copics
Deer - E49, 59, 57, 35, 34, 31
Bell - Y38, 35
Nose and collar - R29, 24

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Elf on the Edge

After I made the Eskimo Kisses cards this little image was crying out to be coloured, so of course I had to oblige lol. I can't believe how many sheets of doodlebug paper I have used this year, I can safely say its more than any other year as its the first doodlebug pad I've ever cut into lol. I know I have a problem. 

This is almost the last christmas card of 2016, only one more left, will you be sad when I stop showing christmas cards or pleased?


Ingredients
Image: "eskimo kisses" Darcie
Paper: "home for the holidays" Doodlebug
Card: "new leaf" Papertrey ink
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2

Copics
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Outfit - G28, 07, 05, YG17, 25, 03, R89, 39, 37

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Warm Wishes

This is my playday Christmas card this year, I normally make variations on a theme but this time they are all almost the same. The only variations was when I was experimenting with the layout and one lone fox for a friend

I need to apologise for the awful photo, even though I made forty of this card and was making them since September I only photographed it the day before I gave them out, I didn't check the photo either so its very blurry but I wanted to show it as a record for myself.

Although it looked simple it was a very time consuming design to replicate and even though I'm pleased with it I won't be making this one again lol.



Ingredients
Image: "warm wishes" Papertrey ink
Dies: blueprints 29 from MFT and "warm wishes" Papertrey ink

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Eskimo Kisses

I had an idea for the kiddos christmas cards and they look exactly as I wanted, you have no idea how unusual that is lol.

I used the same stamp but added the pigtails for the girl version. This card looks easy but it sure wasn't lol. I had seen a card on the MFT blog using a background stamp and sentiment in the space and thought it was cool but that I would add an image to mine. Once I had decided on the layout they dod come together fairly easily and I used some of my hoarded paper too.





Ingredients
Images: "eskimo kisses" Darcie
Paper: "home for the holidays" Doodlebug
Dies: "stitched hillside borders" Lawn Fawn
Sentiment: "keep it simple - Merry Christmas" Papertrey Ink

Copics
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Bell - Y38, 35,
Deer Suit - E49, 59, 57, 35, 34, 31

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Just be Claus

Firstly I think I need to apologise that this is another christmas card in January and secondly that the photo is so blurry. Hopefully it won't hurt your eyes too much.

As you can probably tell I used my go to design for this year, and maybe next year too.



Ingredients
Image: "just be Claus" Darcie
Paper: "dear Santa" Trimcraft
Sentiment:"think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink
Dies: Blueprints 2 and basic stitched borders both MFT

Copics
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Beard - W2, 0, blender
Suit - R89, 39, 37
Belt - N7, 6, 5, Y38

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Merry & Bright Version 2

Almost finished with the christmas cards, well until I start again in October lol.I have decided that this year I am going to make one design every month and make at least four matching cards. I am hoping this will take the pressure off once December arrives. Of course I need to stick to the plan first.


Ingredients
Image: "merry and bright" Darcie
Paper: "perfectly plaid - winter" Lawn Fawn
Cardstock and Ink: "gravel grey" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2
Sentiment: "think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink

Copics
Snowman - BG0000, 000, E77, 74, YR07, 04
Gloves, Hat and Scarf - BG13, 11, N8, 6, 5, 4

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Merry & Bright

I apologise that I am still showing christmas cards in January but I still have a few designs and as I use this blog as a record of the cards I have made I might be boring you for a while yet, so please feel free to tune out if these aren't your thing

Another go to design and another Darcie set, I feel like a stuck record but I have liked this design and these images are the perfect size to compliment it.Not a lot else to say except I hope the recipient liked it.


Ingredients
Image: "merry and bright" Darcie
Paper: "perfectly plaid - winter" Lawn Fawn
Cardstock and Ink: "gravel grey" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2
Sentiment: "think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink

Copics
Snowman - BG0000, 000, E77, 74, YR07, 04
Gloves, Hat and Scarf - BG13, 11, N4, 3, 2