Monday 11 November 2013

Santa's Helpers

I'm back! I took a few days away from crafting and the computer to spend time with DH.  It was lovely to have him around for a long weekend, even if some of it was spent shopping, working (him), gardening and DIY.

Today I am back with my 3rd card created with the Penny Johnson Santa stamps for Stampavie, and another effort at using the Fancy Labels 8s.  I've stamped the image then coloured with my Copics before cutting out the image to fit inside the medium die cut shape - but found that my plain label 8 was either too big or too small so I had to cut by hand to get the image to fit the shape properly.  A little inking around the edge hides any unevenness, hopefully, and gives a shadow at the same time.  I found some old gold card in my stash so have used that for the fancy cutting, and it wasn't too bad so I reason some card is better than others with these dies.  The base is a kraft card that I'd chopped a piece off for some reason, and rather than keep it for chopping up I went with the shape .. .. ..

Here you can see inside a little where I've added a greeting stamped onto a fancy white cut square I had in my stash, and then decorated with the Marianne die cut holly sprays.  The red paper is also from a Marianne Christmas pack, but I can't remember which one.  To finish off I found the little square green gems in my stash - they need glue so are a bit fiddly to put on, but eventually they look 'squared up' and the glue dries clear anyway!

I'm too late to enter a couple of challenges that I had in mind when I created this card, but thankfully there are plenty of Festive ones around just at the moment.  Fab 'n' Funky are looking for traditional Christmas colours, the Winter Wonderland challenge is a Christmas card for a child, and the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog are looking for Christmas creations too.

I don't have anything else to share with you just at the moment so will probably disappear again for a few days.  I do have to get into Bodmin for shopping and would like to finish tidying the garden if the weather improves this week.  And of course there is still DIY that needs to be done .. .. I need to find someone to hang wallpaper that's been sat on top of my wardrobe for over a year, just on one wall in the bedroom, but I've decided it's too much for me and my wonky neck to tackle these days.


  1. Oh Annie yous Cchistmas card is really lovely, sweet image, beautiful colours and die,
    hugs Dorte

  2. What a jolly image this is - lovely card and great dies. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Gorgeous card, super cute image, great colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  4. This is fabulous - thanks for sharing with fab n funky
    Beccy x

  5. A beautifully coloured festive image, Annie, and I like your card shape, image framing and interior decoration too. This image looks so happy and shouts of friendship. A lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

  6. Glad you had a nice weekend and managed to spend the time with DH.

    Beautiful card - your use of dies is just amazing.

    Maybe see you Saturday?

  7. Lovely fun Christmas card and beautifully coloured - perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  8. Beautiful Christmas card.
    Hugs Urška

  9. Gorgeous, adorable card, sweet image.

  10. Super card thank you for entering our Challenge over at Sweet Stampin' Good Luck. Debbiex

  11. I LOVE this card Annie, the red and gold looks so rich and lush. Yet another PJ stamp I wish I had as this is a fabby image !

    Glad you persevered with the fancy labels 8 die as it looks amazing. Love the gold holly spray on the inside that you can just see in the second pic.

    Hope the sun is shining in your bit of cornwall as it is in mine, chilly and windy though !!!

  12. This is a such a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for entering the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x P.s I have some candy if you are interested

  13. A lovely and unique card! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' Challenge and good luck.


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