Monday, 9 July 2012

If it Walks like a Duck and quacks like a Duck it must be Christmas

My nan always used to use that saying and it has sort of stuck with me over the years, so yesterday it was cold like December and it rained like December so I made some christmas cards lol.

I never spend as much time making a christmas card as I do one for a birthday, new baby etc as I know come January most will find their way to the bin. I still spend as much time colouring the images just go for a simpler way of putting it all together and this little card is no exception. I used everything from the snippet box except the image and it came together really quick too. I have about 6 of these gorgeous Chester images coloured ready to go, I bought quite a few in the closing down sale and printed them straight away and they have been sat patiently waiting to get made into cards ever since.



Ingredients
Image: "Chester Letter" Pollycraft
Papers: Winter Wonderland (was a freebie but the link no longer works)
Card: Stampin up "Real Red"
Dies: MFT Postage Die

Challenges: 
2 Sisters - Christmas
Allsorts - Red, White and Blue
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Christmas in July

20 comments:

Di said...

Lovely card Amanda - Chester is adorable :) I like your philosophy of not taking too much time over the actual making of Christmas cards - wish I could stick to it meself :(

Have fun in the playground! Hugs, Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

really cute Amanda and happy birthday for last month! Shaz in Oz.x

coops said...

so stunning amanda.i love cheeky chester ;D

xx coops xx

Lynne said...

Super card. I wish I could get my head around Christmas cards in summer (summer huh!)it wouldn`t be such a rush come november then.
Lynne xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Great card there Amanda. I know what you mean about cards ending up in the bin. However, the girls in work always give me their cards in the hope I want to recycle them. LOL!
Thanks for your visit. If you want to use my bathroom you are most welcome!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, he's adorable and fabtastic job of coloring!!

Christy Beans said...

Simple, but so fun and colorful - great for a kid! =) Thanks for joining us for the Christmas in July challenge at SAS4K!

If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

Deonna Bemish said...

Great Card Amanda and Chester looks wonderful. Thank you for joining in on the fun at Send a Smile 4 kids.

Karen Hasheck said...

What an cute holiday card for a child! Love the image you have chosen and so would anyone receiving this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

butlersabroad said...

That's a great image and I also have that free digi paper too! My philosophy is that it gives me a great deal of pleasure to make so I put as much or as little effort into it as I see fit at the time, I try not to think about where it might end up, lol!

Hugs
Brenda

Victoria said...

Cute image and love how he takes centre stage!

Annette said...

Fab card Amanda Chester is so sweet. I've not made one christmas card and i know i'll be panicing later in the year. Maybe i should start and make one today. Thanks for the comments on my box. I love altering things there are no rules, no measuring well not in my house. And you get nice and mess. It's easy no lessons needed lol
How are you now?? xx

ahlers5 said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Sisters this week.

kay said...

aaaawww chester is such a cutie amanda,x

Jules said...

Hi Amanda

This one's a cutie!!

Great use of your snippets and great colour combo too.

Love the backing paper.

I always have to draw a little mouth on my Chester images LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Mrs A. said...

Simle image but the colouring and backing paper pull it altogeter brilliantly. Hugs Mrs A.

mandy said...

Lovely card Amanda, love the stamp and your coloring is lovely and I love the backing paper

Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge

Hugs Mandy DT xx

Bernie said...

How cute is this!!! I love the backing paper and your coloring is superb!
I only make Christmas cards for special people on my list and keep them rather simple as well. The people we only hear from once a year get store bought.
Hugs
Bernie

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fun Chrimbo card! Like your philosophy for them . . . xxxx

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a sweet image, love the background paper with your wonderful coloring! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids for our "Christmas in July" challenge :)