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.


Leintje* said...

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

Love from The Netherlands,

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.


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.