Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Christmas in June

Here we are with the last card from my June swap parcel with Terri.  I am afraid it is another card from a tried and tested style that I will no doubt use again this year!!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Simply Christmas

This was a very quick make from my June swap parcel with Terri.  I felt quite guilty making it such a simple card but I made it all the same!!!  I took the card front from the parcel and trimmed it to size and then mounted on a piece of brown card from my stash.  Voila!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

CHNC Challenge extra for June
Pixies's Crafty Workshop Snippets Playground

In the pink

I have just finished another of the rag dolls; this time it is for my youngest grand daughter who currently lives in Hawaii but will soon be living in Seattle.  Naia will be 1 next month.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Mr Snowman

This is the final card that I made from my "non traditional Christmas" swap parcel from Pat.

The backing paper and the paper I used for the scallopped nestie came from this swap parcel.  The ribbon came from a previous swap parcel and the snowman image came from my stash.  The colours went so well together it was like they were meant for each other!!

I have entered this in the following challenges:

Tando Creative Goodies

Last week I was lucky to win a challenge over at CHNC and this morning the postie came with my mystery prize from Tando Creative.  I can see I am going to have fun with the goodies which were little chipboard shapes.  I received a packet of Hearts, Leaves, Owls and Arrows.  I love them all but those owls are so sweet!!

Thank you Hazel (CHNC) for organising  such a lovely prize.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

p p p pick a penguin!!

.......that was our challenge swap this month: an alternative coloured Christmas.  I made two cards from Pat's parcel and then went on to make two more but they did use some more of my bits and pieces from my own stash.

This time I have used one of the papers from my swap parcel and a snowflake embellishment.  I have teamed it up with a penguin topper I had and some silver glitter strip.  I have told you I love that glitter strip, haven't I?   .....of course I have!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

CHNC Extra for June
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Letter S  (I have used a snowflake)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

O Christmas Tree

Here is card no 2!!  There was a lovely little coloured Christmas tree and it cried out for a small square card along with the backing paper and gold ribbons from the swap parcel.  A scrap of dark green card and a greeting came from my stash.

I have entered this in the following challenges:

CHNC Christmas Extra - June
Jingle Belles Rock:  tie a ribbon round the Christmas Tree

Monday, 3 June 2013

Snowy nativity

I haven't read anywhere that there was snow on the ground at the time of birth of Jesus but they do have snow in the Holy Land so it is just possible that my card my be truly reflecting the scene at the time.

This months swap parcel has a Christmas theme and I opened Pat's today whilst I was having my crafting day with Terri.  Gosh it is hard to get your head round Christmas cards when you have the balcony door open, the sun is shining and the birds singing.  My inspiration seemed to have gone; it must have taken a different train to mine and landed up somewhere in the opposite direction.

I made two cards and had kitted up two more cards before it was time to come home.  Since being home I have finished off those two other cards.  I must now get down to blogging them.

I loved this paper as soon as I saw it and new I wanted a silvery theme with it.  The glitter strip was mine, the greeting came from a previous swap and the paper, image and backing mirri card was in my swap parcel.  I love glitter strip; no more tucking ribbon round and underneath backing card.  I was glad my friend introduced me to it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CHNC:  #127 Use your favourite embellishment
CHNC Extra for June