Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Evening all!

I'm having a lovely week off work so far. Although I'm missing my lovely man who is away for the week, it has given me the opportunity to get into my craft room and craft up a storm. I am way behind on my christmas cards this year so though I'd best make a start. So I spent most of yesterday making quick christmas cards for my work friends. I wanted a design that was simple and quick, as it's a multiple make design, but that still looks stylish! I also wanted to use a stamp that I bought months ago with christmas in mind, but until yesterday had not even mounted! So here's what I came up with....

.... and another with the same LO but slight variations on the colour way.

I made a mixture of both of these cards, 25 in total, they are a small card 10cmx10cm. Think I prefer the first card though, I like the snowflake background, gives it a bit of extra texture. I'd love to know which your favourite is. I love this dasher stamp, so simple but so sweet!

A quick piccie of the inside, simple sentiment but finishes it off nicely I think!


CS: SU Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Red CS from my stash

Image: SU Dasher

Sentiment: SU Tiny Tags and Paula Pascual christmas sentiments (inside)

Tools: Rollagraph Snowflakes wheel, SU Oval punch, SU Ink in Choc Chip and Ruby Red

Misc: Sponges for inking/distressing the edges

I'm a bit dissapointed at how the pics have turned out, they looka bit drab. They definately don't do the cards justice, they're much nicer IRL! I've been busy making a few more christmas cards today, only 8 today though as they were a bit more time consuming and involved more colouring. I'll share these with you later in the week.

Well I'm off to my mum & dad's tomorrow for a few days. They live 30 miles away in Doncaster and it's always nice to go back home! I'm having a girly day out with my mum tommorow and then having tea out with a friend who I haven't seen for a while. On thursday I'm going to my mums crafty evening that she goes to every thursday evening with some of her friends. I've already packed my little tote bag withsome crafty goodies in it to play with. The only problem I had was deciding what to pack to take with me, seeing as I can't take my whole craft room! I'm never good at packing light as those who know me can testify, and this is no exception. I'm sure I can rustle something up with the goodies I'm taking though! I'll be sure to share them with you next week.

It's been craft day today on QVC, but I haven't bought a single thing. I enjoyed watching the ranger show, as I do love a bit of distressing. I was going to invest in Tim's blending applicator and foam, but it sold out before I could get to it! Oh well, I'll have to keep on using my make up sponges! Obviously not the one's I apply my makeup with. I have special one's I use just for distressing!! Lol!

Well I've waffled on enough tonight. Sorry it's been such a long post. I'm off for a cuppa now and catch up with eastenders before bed!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Suzie Q said...

Hi Vicky,
stunning cards but the top one does it for me best a i am a great lover of kraft!!
sounds like your having the perfect week x
Suzie qx

joey said...

Hiya Vicky

these are gorgeous, I love this colour combo, I think the top one is my fave too, have a fab time at the crafty evening and with your mum and dad.


Zoe said...

These are lovely. I really like the one with the snowflake background!

craftyb said...

Hi Vicky, i think i agree with you and prefer the first card - think its the kraft card which is so hip right now!! lol Gosh you fairly got to work girl making 25 of these...i need to get cracking with my cards - time is motoring on!! Enjoy your time at home with the folks!! bx

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Vicky.

Hugs Riet.x

Tara said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love this style of card and I'll definitely be making mine like this! Enjoy your week ahead, hope you have fun! ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Michelle said...

I love your cards Vicky, so beautiful, the reindeer stamp is stunning and I love the colours you have used. Thanks for the comment about my carft room/storage. I bought the dvd cases from the Artistic Stamper, they are Kling On ones here: http://www.theartisticstamper.com/Kling-On.htm I hope you are well xx

Becki said...

lovely cards Vicky x will see you Thursday night x

Deb said...

your cards are so gorgeous and very elegant, hope you enjoy your week off, hugs Debx