Thursday, 23 September 2010

First Christmas Cards of 2010!

It's only about 3 months until my favourite time of year! Yes - Christmas is just around the corner and I can't wait. Robert is after an i-pod touch and Ross wants the contents of the Argos catalogue (well - the toy section anyway). I'd just like more Time - anyone know of a good shop that sells some?

I have managed to make 2 Christmas Cards so far, but am quite pleased with them. Guess which one I love the best!

The stamp is by Lily of the Valley - one of their new Teddy James stamps. He's such a cute wee bear, and I love that he's all tangled up in the tinsel.

He's coloured with my Koh-i-noors and Promarkers and there is about a ton of glitter and glamour-dust on him - all sparkly just like Christmas should be.

I added some glamour-dusty snowflakes and wee gems to the centres of them and a bit of snowflake ribbon the same colour as the backing paper.

Finally a wee sentiment from my stash of stamps and that's it! Quite a quick, simple card to make, but I think it looks great.

Next is the same teddy in more traditional Christmas Colours.
Again I have used my Koh-i-noor pencils and Promarkers to colour him.

I was originally going to colour the sentiment, but think it looks great just the way it is. I added a little bit of bling to the left hand side of the card to balance it a little.

Then I die-cut a Christmas Ornament, coloured it with my Promarkers and went a bit daft with the glamour-dust again! The ornament is hanging from the sentiment on silvery beaded thread, just to set it off.

I hope you like my first two Christmas cards, hopefully I will get the chance to make more.

I think I will enter the first card (as it is my favourtie) into two challenges (my first time doing this - ooooohhhh) as he is my favourite card - have I said that already LOL.

LOTV's Challenge Blog - Untraditional Christmas
Keep It Simple - Bling It

Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave.



  1. beautiful cards and fab colouring!

  2. This is really gorgeous i love it, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs pops x

  3. Two fab cards i love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at KIS hugs Pascale

  4. Fab colouring, love your cards and image choices

    Thanks for joining us at Keep it Simple


  5. Thanks for joining us at Keep It Simple, especially this being your first challenge entry. I love your choice of colours, two fab cards.
    Good luck.

  6. Thank you for joining us at LOTV this week your cards are just stunning
    Hugs Jacqui

  7. Gorgeous stamps and fabulous colouring, I've been bad and bought some of those pencils too!! He is so cute and you've brought him to life!


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