Thursday, December 15, 2011

Red and Green Christmas card set

2 things I decided today - the first is that I am 'over' doing christmas cards and the second is that I am never going to use glitter again!  mind you I say that everytime I go to use glitter but I always go back and use it.
I tell you I am covered with glitter, the craft room has it everywhere and you can even spot it around the house - Neil said that there is a bit in the toilet!!! don't ask how it got there:)
So I made red and green christmas cards for the challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays, I used glitter for Cupcake Crafts -shiny stuff, and for the cards I followed the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches #144.  I am also submitting it for Crafts and Me - christmas theme.

the above photo shows only 2 of the cards that I made - I was chatting to the family the other day and they mentioned that they didn't have enough christmas cards to send out to everyone and could I bring some over after christmas for next year ... at that point I only had 2 extras (try spreading that over 3 sisters and a mum!) so I endeavoured to make some more and decided that I would make each sister/mum a small card box set comprising of 4 cards in each - I made one the other day so that is one down and I thought I would attempt to make 12 (3x4cards) cards so here is one complete set including the box and I am submitting it for the challenge over at Top Tip Tuesdays - whose theme is gifts this week.

all the cards follow the same sketch from ICS #144 but have slight paper variations.  I completed all 12 and just have to make 2 more boxes (which is the easy part)
materials - red and green cardstock; Echo Park 'everybody loves christmas' papers; MFT christmas ornaments and stamp set; Versamark ink; various ribbon; Spellbinders petite scalloped circles large dies; MFT little open scalloped edge die; moss fine glitter; Alison Ellis Designs heat set powder; heat tool; Derivan crystallina kindy glitz; Ranger white opal liquid pearls.
Thanks for looking.

12 comments:

Leintje* said...

What an amazing collection of cards! I like the way you used the ICS sketch!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Rose said...

Ooo, Janet! Your card set gifts are super! What a beautiful way to share your talent with your family! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "Christmas" challenge. ~ Rose

You're right! Glitter finds its way into the most "unusual" places - LOL!!!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Stunning creation!

Thank you so much for joining Top Tip Tuesday in our GIFT challenge.

Maggie
x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous set! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Dawn Mercedes said...

Amazing set of red and green. I like the extra touch of pink! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

Brodders said...

Great set of cards:)

Thanks for joining us this week over at Cupcake crafts and good luck x

Liza said...

Gorgeous creations, I love all the sparkles. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Susie Little said...

So Beautiful! Thank you for playing at ICS! xx

Mynnette said...

These are beautiful cards! I LOVE the traditional coloring of them!!! Just a tip--these would fit wonderfully in the I {HEART} Ribbon challenge over at Nina Dee's blog! :)

Mari said...

Lovely creations!
Thanks for playing at ICS :)

Caroljenks said...

These are gorgeous and what a perfect Gift Set too - Love it! Gorgeous colours and fab little box.

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Gift' Challenge. Hope to see you back next week :)

Carol x

Deneen said...

What a great gift set, very Christmas-y colours. Thanks for joining the Gift Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.