Monday, 31 December 2012

Christmas Card Catch Up

Christmas must nearly be over as we are onto turkey soup now! The best part of the festive season - the soup that is, not that it's almost over!

I didn't get a chance to blog all my Christmas cards before the 25th so this is going to be a marathon post. I hope you have a St. Bernard by your side because you may well need a just a wee sip from the brandy barrel before you get anywhere near the end!

Here we go.

The Chocolate Baroque stamp that was  the freebie with December's Craft Stamper made an appearance on most of my cards this year - it stamped so beautiful.

I joined in the world wide annual Christmas card swap on the Cardmaking Paradise forum. Here is my make  -


Card Recipe
Card/Paper
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Xerox Colortech+ card
Papermania kraft card
Tartan scrapbooking paper
Inks
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain
Memories - Sand Memory, Soft Leaf
Stamps
Father Christmas - Blue Moon
Snowflake - December 2012 Craft Stamper magazine freebie
Sentiment - Hero Arts C2850
Other
Red chalk
Glossy Accents
Ultra fine crystal glitter - Stampendous
Spellbinders die cut tag
Ribbon
Brads

This is the swap I received from Australia. Thank you Colleen!


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 I intended having silver bows on this next card but I couldn't get them to stick even with Glossy Accents. The red bows looked less garish in real life.

Card Recipe
Card/Paper
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Silver card
Inks/Embossing Powder
Tumbled glass Distress Ink
Versamark
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Judikins EP - Lapis Lazuli
Stamps
Snowflake -December 2012 Craft Stamper magazine freebie
Bauble - maker unknown
Sentiment from Reindeer Swirls set SSC1064
Other 
Organza ribbon
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I'm sure the image was straight on this card and it's just the angle of the scan that's making it look wonky!
 
Card Recipe
Card/Paper
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Silver card
Inks
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Memories - Sand Memory
Brilliance - Poppy Pearlescent
Stamps
Snowflake -December 2012 Craft Stamper magazine freebie
Main image - Crafty Individuals CI-169 
Other
Red organza ribbon
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I won this Darkroom Doors word block stamp in the Craft Stamper giveaway at the end of 2011 and this has been the first chance I've had to use it.

Card Recipe
Card/Paper
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Tim Holtz Core'dinations card
Inks
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Memories Sand Memory
Brilliance Poppy Pearlescent
Stamps
Snowflake -December 2012 Craft Stamper magazine freebie 
Word block stamp - Darkroom Door DOWB006 Christmas
Other
Spellbinders snowflake die cut
Ultra fine crystal glitter - Stampendous
Ribbon 
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My next offering was based on a card in December's Craft Stamper.

Card Recipe
Card/Paper
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Gold paper from Craft Creations
Maroon card
Stamps
Snowflake -December 2012 Craft Stamper magazine freebie
Sentiment from Reindeer Swirls set SSC1064 
Inks
Memories Sand Memory & Soft leaf
Brilliance Poppy Pearlescent
Other
Red flat pearls
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This tag had a hinged back on it so it could stand unaided.

 
Card Recipe
Card
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Inks/Embossing Powder
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Versamark
Personal Impressions Clear Gloss EP
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Stamps
Patchwork Robin personal Impressions PICST001
Snowflake Crafty Individuals
Other
Seam binding coloured with Broken China Distress Stain
Sentiment free from Birds Cards
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I made several variations of the next card - quick and simple - and yes it's that free stamp again!

Card Recipe
Card
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Inks
Memories Sand Memory
Brilliance Poppy Pearlescent
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Stamps
Snowflake -December 2012 Craft Stamper magazine freebie
Sentiment- Crafty Individuals CI-142
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 The template for the stocking on this card and the image on the next card both came from Birds Cards, a site with free digital cutting files, digital stamps and more.

Card Recipe
Card/Paper
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Scrapbooking paper
Glitter card
Inks
Archival Jet Black
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Stamp
Crafty Individuals CI-326
Other
Ultra fine crystal glitter - Stampendous
Snowflake brad
Red organza ribbon

Card Recipe
Card/Paper
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Snowflake paper from Craft Creations
Red card
Image
Digital image from Birds Cards
Inks
Broken China Distress Ink
Promarkers/Copic markers
Other
Spellbinders snowflake
Gem
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 Phew! that's Christmas all done and dusted for another year!














2 comments:

gardenpinks said...

Hope you enjoyed your turkey soup Maggie! We love turkey soup too.
A lovely lot of cards you made and that freebie stamp from Craft Stamper had a lot of use here too lol. I love your interpretation of the card that featured in Craft Stamper too, they are all beautiful.
Lynn xx

Glennis said...

They are all fabulous Maggie, I must try and get Craft Stamper here - it's a great magazine