Sunday, December 2, 2012

And so it's Christmastime

So sorry that I have been so absent, but well sometimes life takes the upper hand! I have a few Christmas cards to share with you and actually that is about all the "crafting" I have managed. We added another grandchild which meant another afghan and I am certainly not as quick as I used to be!  So hope you enjoy the cards and a few extras as I really don't know how soon I will get to post. I have 3 male birthdays and 1 female in December so I will try to at least post those. Here goes for today:
Sorry its a bit blurry - The only different thing is that I put white flower soft on his fur. Decided it didn't have the impact I was going for, so I won't do it again if I repeat this card. When I cut him out, I decided to make sure there was enough background with him to add the greeting. The plaids are paper. Colored with copics.

This is Santa's inside. It is simple but matches the outside a bit.
This little bird ornament is actually an Elizabeth Craft's sticker!! Gosh but those are magnificent stickers!! Got them at Scrapbooking Made Simple and don't have the link at the moment. I watch her youtube videos. She is so down to earth you feel like you are right there with her! I didn't realize that there was a bird until I started coloring the ornament!! Just bought the gold ornaments and thought there was just a design!! I cut the ornament out and it's on dimensionals above a die cut circle.  and the next is the inside of this card!!

This is the inside of the ornament - Just messing around and love how this came out. The trees are a die cut - one of those thin dies, probably memory box but not sure. And those are my wonderful stickles!!
I know I did this similar to last year's cards. I just love this stamp. Only this year I colored with copics and like the result much better. The snowflakes are embossed and I used the diffuser to leave the center flat. I think I stamped it first so I could be sure it was flat. The ribbon is a very tiny wired ribbon that somehow was perfect for this card. I am saving my green and red cardstock for use with all my Christmas papers that I still haven't gotten out.  And here is the inside-

Embossed the entire inside and added a greeting on dimensionals.  And hopefully now, I will add my favorite new Christmas stamp
I believe it's called HOHOHO. This is just the image - no card, yet. It was quite a challenge to color as when its all black and white, I wasn't sure what piece belonged to where. And after I got this supercute stamp colored, I decided that enamel accents would just make him! I put the white on the reindeer's eyes and let it dry and then added a tiny dot of black to each eye. It is just sooo cute in person!!! Don't know what possessed me to ramble around the snow with the stickles, but it came out great. The card is white but the photo picked it up and colored it!!! There are a few choice parts that I stickled, like the reindeer's nose and the elf's bell.  Hope this holiday season finds you all well and happy! Thanks for hanging in there! Hugs to you all, Barb F
 
 
 

7 comments:

Christina C. said...

Beautiful cards, Barb....all of them! I adore the whimsical elf on the reindeer (Rudolph?), the beautiful and elegant ornament, the jolly snowmen, the lovely Christmas trees and, of course, jolly St. Nick!
Beautiful job on all of them!

Ellis said...

Fantastic christmas cards you've made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty cards, congrats on the new Grandchild,
Hugs julie P

Snoopy said...

Love your cards, Barb! I haven't even started mine yet

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Gail said...

Barb, these are gorgeous. Absolutely outstanding images and then turned into wonderful cards. Absolutely, some of the cutest cards! Hugs, Gail

EnblogSail said...

Love your card ideas! They bring out Christmas in the air!
XO

Caryl

Paper Tails said...

Wow! You have been very busy. Beautiful cards!

Karen