Wednesday, 17 September 2008

I've started my christmas cards.

Well after seeing so many of you had started your christmas cards I was beginning to feel inadequate so thought I'd better get a start on mine!

I made this monochrome card first and was really pleased with how it turned out. My OH said he would prefer it if it were in more christmasy colours so I also did it in red/green as well, which he prefers. I think I prefer the monochrome card though, not as traditional but quite contemporary I thought!

The right side of the card was embossed with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. The background paper was from a DCWV christmas paper stack that I got last year. I stamped the santa collage image (from rubber stampede) onto acetate. and attatched it to some irredescent glitter card with eyelets. Matted onto some foil card and secured to card with foam tape to give it dimension. Simple design but effective I though. I think I may do quite a few of my christmas cards in this design. They are really quick to do, ideal to make in bulk. I will make more special one's for family and close friends! I love this stamp. My OH bought it for me last year and I am so pleased he did as it appears to have been discontinued and the only way to get it is off of ebay. Most of these one's have been used and seem to be selling for nearly 3 times what I got mine for!

Anyway, I'd best get a wriggle on as we're going out for the day today. We are both off work for 2 weeks as we were going to go on holiday, but following the recent house move it has been postponed until early next year. Most of the past week and half has been spent organsing the house and decorating, so we thought we deserved a day out. Don't laugh but we are going to Blackpool! In the three and half years me and my OH have been together we have never been to Blackpool so we have wristbands for the pleasure beach and are going to scream ourselves silly on the 'big one' and stuff our faces with donuts and fish & chips! Mmmmm Donuts!

Hope you all have a good day, no matter what you're doing!

Vicky x


Shary said...

Love this stamp, it's gorgeous! And your cards have done it justice. Lovely!

Craftmaiden said...

Wicked cards, I love them both. Really good layouts!

Well done, Siobhan xx

pickle said...

Fab cards .
Hope you've had a great day out.
kerry x

Sandra said...

Hi Vicky,two lovely Christmas cards,love this stamp,i've got it,like you,had it last year,so glad i did if you say it's been discontinued...sorry,back to your cards,i love the mono one,i think this is a more contempary look,clever idea stamping onto acetate and then layering onto glitter card,well done,
oh and i was a Powell before i got married,hope you had a "screaming" good day today on all those rides and some nice fish ans
Take care
Sandra x


You have been busy Vicky and what lovely cards you've made. I love this santa stamp - stunning. I have been surfing your blog and you have so many lovely cards on here. Hugs Linda x

NGCARDS said...

Ooooh these cards are wonderful, great to have in your collection!!! xxx

Han said...

Fab cards that stamp is gorgeous xx

Jill said...

oh Vicky I love the black and white Xmas card, but they are both gorgeous, hope you had a great day Jill x

Julie said...

I like the black and white one best but both look great

Tara said...

What a fab day out you must have had Vicky. Did you dare to go on The Big One?!
The cards are gorgeous, you are very lucky to have that stamp, Mr Claus looks so lovely. I've gone all traditional and festive now, lol! xx

Crafty_Kitten said...

Both versions are gorgeous. That stamp is stunning. I think I agree with you though about the mono one.
Mono cards always look so striking.
xx Lynn xx

Sarah said...

lovely chirstmas cards, I have this embossing folder and haven't even taken it out the packaging yet, I must use it soon and get a start on my christmas cards.

Sarah x