Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Christmas post .....

....  I thought it was time I made some Christmas cards - I'm not sure when the last posting date to the UK is, but as I've got over 100 cards to make, I'd better get started.  I used three challenges to make this Christmas card:


I thought that this week's colours from Colour Q would be just right for a Christmas card, but I did substitute Milled Lavender for Pale Plum.  Here's my card:


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Text It, Festive Foliage, Santa Was Here
Inks: Stampin' Up! - So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive; Distress - Milled Lavender
Spellbinders: Postage Stamps (S4-348) #3, Squares Sm (S4-128) #4, Pinking Circles Lg (S4-170) #3, Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #2
Accessories:  SU Card; Card from stash

I really like the theme at Jingle Belles to go postal - use postage stamps or images on a Christmas card, but I've been struggling a bit with it.  That was until I saw this week's Waltzingmouse sketch - it all suddenly fell into place.  I stamped the pine cone images randomly onto white card and then selected the areas to cut out, I didn't emboss the image layer as I wanted it to look like a stamp.  In the sketch there's a place for a ribbon, but I decided to suggest a ribbon by stamping the elf footprints.  I adapted the sketch a bit more by adding my sentiment in the centre of the card using this fabulous sentiment from Santa was here.


Despite all the layers on this card, it is still fairly flat so I might make a few more based on the sketch for my stash.



That's all for now - off to be some house stuff!!  See you soon.


23 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card and just love those colours together...


Anne

Jean Martin said...

Deb! This is fabulous! And those little elf boot prints!!!!! Adorable! :)

Sylvia said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Deborah, love the small squares and the pine cones! So happy you joined us this week at the colourQ.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW! You've got the Santa stamps aready - I'm so envious!!! Your card is wonderful - perfect stamping and fabulous design!

Jeanne J said...

Thanks for the smile! I love the elf foot prints at the top and the green and browns you used. Your stamped pinecones look perfect!

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness, YES, that is the PERFECT sketch for our postal theme, and you have certainly done it AND the "faux postage" idea proud!!! not to mention the color palette, which is gorgeous for this lovely card! well done, no wonder the "chief elf" approves wholeheartedly! ♥

Kara said...

Beautiful!! Love those pine cones! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!!

Buffy said...

Lovely card Debs. Can't pick a single thing out as it's just brilliant
Hugs Buf xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Deborah this is so pretty, I love that pinecone image. Thank you for joining us this week at the colourQ!

LeAnne said...

Hmmm....what a great JB challenge--I'll need to check that one out! Such a fun sketch, too! We're so glad you played with the CQC colors this week!

Cathy Weber said...

Deborah, love how you used so many different stamp sets together to create a perfect sketch card...love the postage frames and the pinecone images...even see some little elf tracks in there too. Great job. I always enjoy your cards.

Sue W said...

Fabulous card Deborah......Just perfect for both challenges!

Marybeth said...

Deborah, love the beautiful card you made. The pinecones are beautiful stamped like this. The Christmas stamp in the center was a great idea! Good for you getting in so many challenges.

Kelly S. said...

What a GORGEOUS design, Deborah! I just love the colors you chose. The Chief Elf emblems looks wonderful with the Festive Foliage...like this came from Santa's ACTUAL stationery store :) Love the postage nesties and the little footprints...his wee elves must have been busy getting this all stamped and ready to send out :) Keep them off the inkpads, hee!

Renee said...

Fabulous colors for this...
and love the postage stamps!!
So perfect for the Holidays...
I think it's my favorite kind of Holiday card! :)
And those gorgeous images...
and the Chief Elf sentiment...
love! :)

Claire said...

How cute are those elf footprints! Gorgeous colours - it's deceptively simple but it's got lots of beautiful little details. Love it!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card and love your color choice!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful!!! Love how you used the colors and sketch! Elf prints are adorable!!! Wow....100 cards!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love this Deb!! Love the foliage with the Chief Elf emblem. And the postage framing is perfect!! Charming card!!

Helen said...

Love this card Deborah-those pine cones are really pretty and the chief elf label and footprints are the perfect Christmassy stamps! Wow, that's a lot of cards you're making - lucky recipients to get lovely cards like this though - good luck ;).

SmilynStef said...

Love that Chief Elf sentiment ... and what marvelous colors ... so glad you had some postal fun with us at jingle belles.

Sharron said...

You included such wonderful elements. Your colors are fabulous! Love the postage dies and pretty pine cones. And the elf label and fun footprints are so cute!

Vicky Hayes said...

You always do wonderful things with this set and this card is no exception - I love the postage stamp grid layout. Vicky x

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