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Sunday, 30 October 2011

A couple of Christmas cards

I really need to get a move on with my Christmas cards, so I have been having a play to find some quick and easy makes ...
 I love the latest Christmas stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, especially the baubles and Nordic Winter sets.  I stamped the bauble in cherry cobbler ink and the masked and stamped the pink detail from the Nordic Winter set.  I used the square frame from WMS Frame it set to frame the bauble and added the sentiment from the Frame it set.  Finally I doodled a hanging loop.  The dp is BG Eskimo Kisses and I added some white seam binding, tied a knot and added a pink button.

Waltzing Mouse Stamps - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - borders and frames
Just Add Ink - blushing bride, cherry cobbler, neutral
Come and get it - anything goes

IMy 2nd play involved some Marianne Creatible dies I bought a couple of months ago and haven't used yet!  I cut the branch out of TH Coredinations paper and sanded it to age it a little.  I covered a scrap of cardstock in red and gold decopatch paper and then cut out the star bauble.  I added a bow to secure the bauble to the branch.  The dp is Nitwits and I used olive and crumb cake cardstock.  Finally a few teeny pearls to finish.

Less is More - Stars
CAS-ual Friday - sketch
One Stop Craft - no sentiment


  1. Love your ornament card and the masking technique was perfect for it! Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.

  2. Super LIM card I really love that DP.
    Great job!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"
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  3. Love how the background paper matches the image. Very nice. Thanks for taking part in this week's challenge on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

  4. Both these cards are just super. I love the Nordic Winter card with the bauble and matching paper - genius! The star diecut is so elegant!

  5. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Your ornament card is so lovely, Cathy! So smart to use the masking technique to change up the inside section. The pine bough die cut with the intricate star is such a lovely Christmas card, too. So glad you could play along with this week's sketch challenge!

  7. stunning card, love the image
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  8. Effort is important but creativity is more important. Very sentimental pattern.

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  9. Two fabulous cards Cathy! I love the delicate die cut star.

  10. The pink and red bauble cards is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

  11. Great Christmas cards Cathy! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)

  12. Two great cards, the colors are perfect. Thank you so much for playing along in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  13. Just gorgeous, thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx