Sunday, September 04, 2011

wish you were here this xmas

I am really into yellow at the moment so here is another card using mainly yellow!  I took inspiration from the challenge over at Jay Gees Nook blog, used the sketch from CRAFT, used 3 different dies for Crafty Creations and added a handmade charm for Crafts & Me

a close up of my handmade charm - I cut a large circle out of shrink it using my circle dies, stamped the second title on it and then punched a hole and then shrunk it using a heat tool.
It really is a non traditional xmas card in both colours and theme and me being me I love non traditional things!  I was complaining the other day to Neil about how the christmas stamp ranges are coming out and it is the same ole thing each year - what I really wanted was a set of stamps with the theme of 'not being together at xmas time' - my family live in NZ and every 2nd xmas we are not together so when I saw these wish you were here stamps by Hero Arts I thought they would be great for this and then I would have to somehow make up the rest of the title using alphabet stamps!  I suppose when you think about it I am not the only one that has family that can't be with each other at xmas time - so why is it so difficult to find a set of stamps with that theme?
materials - Bazzill white card, yellow cardstock, AC coffee card; Echo Park 'country road' papers; Hero Arts 'wish you were here' stamps, Stampendous typewriter alphabet stamps; Stazon timber brown ink; Shrink it; 7mm split rings; MFT little open scalloped edge die; Provocraft circle dies and dot embossing folder; Creative Memories circle cutters; Sizzix scalloped frame; 16mm yellow and white ribbon.
Thanks for looking.


Jay Gee said...

Oh, I agree Janet... my family is in NZ too, so Christmas is usually a quiet affair now. Love your homemade charm, so sweet and your non-traditional card is fun! Thanks for joining us again at Jay Gee's :)

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us this week at CRAFT with this great card design.


Crafteezee said...

So different, love it. I like to do traditional and a I also love the untraditional too, never tried yellow but why not. It's fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Meadie said...

I Really love your card - its nice to see a christmas card with a different spin on it x x

Nana Donna said...

What a wonderful card with such a great message. I love the non-traditional look and the yellow is fabulous.
Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week

kim edmonds said...

lovely card,thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges. good luck x

Ange Kelly said...

A beautiful card Janet ... and I love the DP you have used for the background and on the chair. Thanks for playing along with us this month..Ange