Thursday, 22 September 2011

LIM CAS christmas!!

Evening all!!

Today I have another few cards to show you that I have made for this weeks LIM challenge. They are trying to get up to 1000 entries this week so every card helps!! As I write this post they currenlty have 568 entries, so come on lets see what we can do to help push that number up!!

I've gone all festive and have started thinking about christmas. I want to be organised this year and get all my card making done before december so I can send out my cards nice and early and then spend most of december enjoying the festivities. So today I have two christmas cards to show you.

Firstly I have gone with the traditional festive colours of red and green using a fab stamp set which is a new favourite of mine.

I have decorated the inside too using the wreath image to create a holly trail border along the bottom, and the fab sentiment is from the retiring Occasional greetings set.

So I really enjoyed the simplicity of this card so I went ahead and made another. This time substituting the green CS for Ivory and the glitzy bejewelled wreath for a more soft feeling pearl adorned wreath.

(Yes, those eagle eyed of you will see one have my pearls has wandered off of the wreath. I only noticed this after photographing it but is now back at home nestled in the wreath).

I decorated the inside again, another trail of ivory along the bottom and a slightly different sentiment (Love this one, definately my favourite christmas greeting from the SU catalogue).

Now, I was perusing around blogland the other day and found a tutorial for a milk carton on Kerry's blog made from a sheet of A4 CS. All u need to do is score, fold et voila!! Well, I just couldn't wait to make one, so I thought what better time than know, so I made one to match the christmas cards.

I stamped the box all over with the wreath stamp and then decorated the front with a matching wreath and sentiment. All held together with a cute little bulldog clip. Or alternatively you could punch two holes through the top and tie it together with ribbon (I might try that one next time!!)

A close up of the decorated front. I have coloured in the holly berries with a marker. This cute little box is the perfect size for some chocolates in a little cello bag. I think I'm going to do one of these for all the girls at work this year (best get cracking as there are 25 of us!!).


CS: SU Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory

Stamps: SU Welcome Christmas, Contempo Christmas, Occasional Greetings (Retiring),
Dot Dot Dot

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig,

Misc: SU Ink pads in Crumb Cake, Chery Cobbler and Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler marker,
Adhesive Rhinestones and Pearls, Clips assortment

Well I hope it hasn't been death by photo's and you have enjoyed looking at my christmas projects for today. Chrissie and mandi, here are another 2 cards for your challenge this week. If I get the chance tomorrow I will see if I can squeeze in a a couple more!!

Don't forget if there is anything on the Stampin Up last chance list you have got your eye on you only have another 8 days until it is gone forever. So if there is anything you just can't live without then get in touch and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Victoria



Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards Vicky, love the red and green wreath design and the carton is just fantastic, I will definitely have a go at that :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

Beautiful cards Vicky. I love the stamp set and the matching carton is fab. Sue.x

Mandi said...

Thank you so much for entering our quest for 1000 entries!

Chrissie said...

This is just gorgeous!
Thanks so much for helping once more in our attempt at 1000 entries to our challenge this week.
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm loving this set too Vicky! Your cards are beautiful and I love the matching gift box. I had to smile at that adventurous pearl! Vx

Viv said...

These are all so lovely Vicky, well done :O) Viv xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Liz, said...

Beautiful, especially the matching carton,

Liz x

Jane said...

Lovely cards Victoria. My favourite is the very vanilla one.
Will have to have a go at these
Jane x

Julie said...

Love both your cards, I like the traditional Christmassy colours too
Julie x

Wishcraft said...

All so gorgeous Victoria, love the matching cartons :o) Lisa x

Juls said...

fabby makes, love the colours and the touches of sparkle! Hugs Juls