Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Take one set and make.................

...................5 Christmas cards!!!! Yep you re reading this right and no I haven t lost it I am trying to get organized and thanks to UKS I can. There is a monthly challenge on there and all you need to do is make 5 chrissy cards per month and by the time the fat guy comes you should have a nice stash already. Rock on!!! lol
So I ve taken one set, it is Perfect Presents from SU and this is what I made:

I love this one but I will redo it because at the last minute I ve decided to add some stickles and they bled making a mess but I will fix it... I will lol. Real Red and Old Olive were the colours I ve used for everything even the ribbon, scallop punch and white signo pen. I ve colourede my image before stampin using the markers.

Second one was made using some very yummy coloursSage shadow and Alaways artichoke, I m in love and I think i will make more with this gorgeous combo and the tree looks so much better IRL you ll have to take my word for it, what s hapened here is the dazzling diamonds are so dazzling that it makes the image apear a lot lighter than it actually is, I ve used the same sage shadow ink pad to stamp the tree then heat and stick powder was added and dazzling diamonds poured over.. very blingy!!!!

My third is a fun funky combo

Real red, Basful blue and Pretty in pink, really girly this would be perfect for one of my single girlfriends. See those red dots? arent they fun? I ve made them with the very cute and dinky 1/4" punch, love them.

My fourth card I m not sure about, I just didnt quite get it right, maybe is the colours or the size of the elements I m just not sure but I will post it and if I can make it better then you will have something to compare.





Not quite navy, Bashful blue and Whisper white. I will revisit this one, also I ve got the wrong sentiment as I ve already used this one but there is another one in the set.


My final and my favorite for sure


one that my religious friends would love. Alaways artichoke, Bravo burgundy and So saffron were the cardstock colours while Chocolate chip and So saffron was used to stamp the star and sentiment. I just love the simplicity of this one and the colours really make it.

Hope you all had a good Easter weekend, and you ve enjoyed my seasonal offering wich is quite fitting with the kind of wheater we ve been having. See ya M xx

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19 comments :

Tandra said...

Hey Monica!!! FABULOUS cards youve made!! Your blog is great!!!
I love how you write!
Tandra

Debbie said...

How clever are you!! That's another set of stamps added to my wish list!! I love the blue one by the way!!

Need More Time to Craft said...

Hi Monica, Xmas Cards seem quite fitting, considering all the snow that was about. Hope you had a great Easter Weekend. Love all the cards by the way.
Carole X

karen said...

love the cards monica and what a good idea getting a head start for crimbo.
karen x

Aurora said...

What fantastic cards, I use your blog as inspiration - you never let me down :-)

I love the round sentiment in the first card, please can you let me know where I can get the stamp, and if there are any others?

I'm still learning, how'd you cut out the frilly round backing?

Once again, brilliant cards.

Aurora said...

What fantastic cards, I use your blog as inspiration - you never let me down :-)

I love the round sentiment in the first card, please can you let me know where I can get the stamp, and if there are any others?

I'm still learning, how'd you cut out the frilly round backing?

Once again, brilliant cards.

Aurora said...

Fantastic cards, I use your blog as inspiration - You never let me down.

One question, the first card, you've used a round sentiment stamp, what range is it? are there more - its lovely.

Another question, how'd you cut out the frilling round behind?

Sorry to have so many questions - I'm still learning.

Sadie B said...

What wonderful cards & a fabby idea, 5 Crissy cards a month is not a lot, but by the end of Nov you will have 40 cards made. The chore of Christmas card gone....brillant. Thank you

Clair & Sharni said...

Lovely xmas cards Monica, I love that top red & green one...its looks very classy!! xxx

jenny said...

Fab cards Monica x

Fifi-T said...

As always your cards are so inspiring, I like you love the last one best.

Em said...

These are all delicious as ever, love the "mix, mingle..." quote - how fab is that??

Not sure if I can forgive you the shock of seeing Xmas cards on such a sunny day though lol!

Cindee Stacey said...

These are all wonderful Christmas cards! I really like the blue one with the snowman and wouldn't change it at all!!

Patsy Jackson said...

Monica

Your SU cards are just beautiful - you are definately the right person to be selling their stuff hun!

Patsy xx

Corie said...

Oh my these are just so gorgeous!!

Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards I love that set & fabulous value for only £24 for 11 stamps.
I got that set in my kit.

Stacey said...

They are totally stunning! "Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday..." if it meant I could play with lovely goodies like those! ~x~

Amanda Angert said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the cards!

cindersmcphee said...

Great Cards