Saturday, September 13, 2014

A few more Christmas cards

I am doing quite well this year thanks to challenges, well ahead with the stash of cards I need ready for the festive season. Here are a few more I have made this week, I have been trying to use up last years Christmas papers before buying any more. I haven't succeeded and have succumbed to two new collections, both Kraft based.
 After every Christmas creating season, I look at my array of stamps and dies and think I can't possibly need anything else. However, another year rolls around and the companies come out with their new catalogues and I can't resist buying more. This wreath is one of my new faves along with the stars die on the card below.
Here is one of the new papers I couldn't say "no" to, it is from SU's Under the Tree set.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Takeout box

 Anyone who follows my blog knows I love packaging, so I couldn't wait to get these delightful boxes from the new SU Christmas catalogue. I have decorated this one with some of last years Christmas DSP and of course Cherry Cobbler.
I have used the new Festival of Trees stamp set for the tag. These boxes will be used to wrap my edible gifts for work colleagues and neighbours.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #39

Here is my entry for the challenge. I have used some of the new Christmas stamps and framelits from Stampin' Up! Loving that wreathe stamp! I have chosen Old Olive and Encore Gold for the leaves and teamed it up with my favourite Christmas red - Cherry Cobbler.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A couple of Christmas cards

This was a nice, quick and easy card to make, using paper from the new Stampin' Up! Christmas catalogue. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted stamps.

More Stampin' Up! paper for the centre of the bauble as well as one of last years sentiment stamps.

Memory box dies: Bauble and pine border
Marianne's dies: Solid pine leaf

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy birthday Jackie

Here is the card I made for my good friend Jackie who is celebrating her birthday today. Sadly Jackie and I don't get to see each other much these days as we live thousands of miles apart but when we do, it is just like old times.

Stampin' Up!: Cardstock, Embossing folder, Birthday sentiment stamp and paper
MFT: Alphabet dies, tag die

Friday, September 5, 2014

40 and fabulous

Here is a card I have created for my lovely neighbour who is celebrating a milestone birthday in a few weeks. It is hard to see from this photo but I have embossed the background paper with the larger polka dot folder.

Stampin' Up!: Cardstock, Paper, Starburst framelit
MFT: Ampersand die and Fabulous sentiment

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just Add Ink challenge #226

Here is my card for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. It is for a wonderful friend of mine who I am having lunch with today.


Below are the presents that I have gift wrapped. I took inspiration from the Just Add Ink previous weeks colour challenge.











 Here they are all together.