... I'm so far ahead with my Christmas cards this year - and it's a great feeling, especially as I have a feeling I'm not going to be crafting much in November!!! Last year I left it all to the last minute and had an intense three week period of making Christmas cards - this year, it'll be lovely to be ahead. I think I've got about 70 cards made - I need 150!!! I'll do a count later.
Anyway, this is another towards my 2011 Christmas Card Collection and it's based on this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC68.
I started off with the idea of making a clean and simple card like the sketch. And it's sort of CAS, but with added bling!!! I love the colours here - really bright and fresh.
I've used one of my favourite sets - Festive Foliage - I think I've done too many berries around the border but I couldn't remove them once stamped!!! I stamped the grid and layered it onto some red card, and it was only when I started to attach the gems I realised that it wasn't quite straight. Actually, I quite like it - sort of jaunty!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage; Prima Marketing - Grid Stamp (#541903) - from QVC
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Green Grass
Accessories: Gems and card from stash
I've taken a quick break while sorting out room. I've decided that the painters can do our bedroom tomorrow - it's going to be much easier to move things out of our room than Kathryn's!! And tomorrow I can sort out Kathryn's room.
While I like freshly decorated rooms, I'm not so keen on the smell of paint! Still, at least it'll be sorted quickly. See you tomorrow.