Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Time Card

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

Now I know that its not quite Christmas yet, but I won't get a chance to say it to you all if I don't say it in this blog post. :) I have been very very busy with Uni work and my Diploma dissertation at the moment, so it was nice yesterday to finally be able to give myself some time to do some crafting. After a lovely day with the boyfriend, I commandeered the living room in my shared housing and settled in to do some card making. 

It was fantastic, I had all my papers and embellishments, card and adhesive laid out all around the coffee table and spent a good eight hours playing happily with it all. :) I did have a hour in the middle where my parents and I had tea, but for the most part it was crafting all the way. I managed to make eleven cards yesterday, including my boyfriends birthday card as that day is fast approaching. :P 

One of the cards I made was for the From the Hearts Stamp of the Month Challenge, and also for the i {heart} sketches Sketch045 challenge. For the Stamp of the Month Challenge this month, there was a choice of image from two amazing images (follow the link and take a look :)). I picked the 'For the Birds' image with a snowman feeding the birds, because I already have a large number of little girl images which was what the other image was, 'Candy Cane Anneke'. 

Here's the card I made:
 This card was made using:
  • Gingerbread Lane Papers from Jennier Ellory (a freebie with papercraft inspirations magazine)
  • Gingerbread Lane Stickers from Jennifer Ellory (also a freebie with papercraft inspirations magazine)
  • Make & Create 5" x 5" Red Greeting Card Base
  • From the Heart Stamp of the Month - 'For the Birds'
  • Promarkers - Honeycomb, Sandstone, Berry Red, Pear Green, Lime Zest
  • White Card Stock -Manufacture Unknown

Isn't he beautiful with his little bird friends? :) I love these images so much and the fact that the From the Heart Stamp of the Month Challenge always makes me want to find time to do so crafting, even if its just the one card. Yesterday was the most crafting I've done in months and I'm excited to say that it left me feeling good. Thing is though, it also left me dreaming of a nice big craft room where I can just leave everything out when I have more to do on a project. :) Guess I'll just have to manage with the pile of crafting items on my desk for now. 

Ah yes, before I forget here is the Sketch Number 45 that was the inspiration for the layout of the card:

Anyway I have at least six more Christmas cards to make, so I plan on making them tomorrow afternoon when I get back from Uni. At least then I'll be already for Christmas. Hope you all have a good one. 

Take care. Talk soon.
Sara xx