Saturday, 25 July 2009

Merry Christmas!

Ok ok I know it's still AGES until the big day but if you remember from last year I was santa's little helper from the end of November so ended up rushing to make any cards! Plus, this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge os 'Christmas in July', so here they are!


This is my quick one! I stamped and embossed a stamp (from goodness knows where!), added a bell and mat and layered it for a monochrome card. The merry christmas is an Autumn Leaves stamp.









This card took a bit more time. It uses a Whiff of Joy stamp that I coloured in with Copics and distress inks. The sentiment is an Anita's stamp I've had for ages, in fact, I think it came from Hobbycrafts bargain bin!! The backing paper is Dovecraft.








A bit different but still festive! This one uses another Whiff of Joy stamp (Im lovin' these at the mo, mainly cos Im lovin' colouring in for some strange reason. Although how hard is it to keep in the lines once your over the age of 12!) I think the backing paper is another Dovecraft set, it looks similar but Im not sure. the sentiment came from the big craft show at the Birmingham NEC last November, probably off that cheapo pound stall cos I never normally buy sentiments LOL

Thanks for look and, if you read the post, reading my ramblings LOL
xx

16 comments:

* Shaz * said...

Great cards Claire.. i should think about getting started on my chrissy cards xx

Ang C said...

Some great Christmas cards Claire - well done you on starting them - I've not even thought about them yet!!!

Seona said...

These are great cards Claire, now my holidays are done I can start to look forward to Christmas!! I love the different look of each one.

Paula said...

lovely cards Claire

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Claire,i love the inmages and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Minxy said...

Great start to your christmas card stock, you can never start too early in my eyes...

sam21ski said...

Gosh you've been a bit busy and getting ahead of yourself - great cards xxxx

Paula said...

What beautiful cards Claire looks like we have the same taste in stamps lol.
Paula xxxx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Well done for 'keeping in the lines' heehee ;0) (that made me smile)
Well, seeing these beautiful examples (I especially love the first one) is giving me guilty feelings- I really should get my act together this year. I always always leave it to the last minute...and I have no excuse of being Santas Helper (what a great job lol).

Sinihilkka said...

Very beautiful cards! I especially like the first card - it's so classy. Whose stamp that reindeer is?

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, very lovely images. Anesha

Emma said...

WOW you are good to have started making your Christmas cards and they are all so pretty.

Thank you so much for entering my blog candy draw.

Emma x

Wendy said...

What gorgeous Christmas cards, wish I could get myself in the mood to make some
Wendy x

Donna said...

Wow 3 cards! Good for you! I can see your going to be more prepared this year than you were last year, I hope I can do the same thing, I always have good intentions to be more prepared but they soon slip to the kerb. Anyway, gorgeous cards and fabulous colouring too. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x

Nikki said...

What great cards and a head start on this years chrismas cards, well done. I love the images you have used. Thanks for joining us this week at One Stop Craft Challenge.
Nikki x

mommabear said...

Great cards claire