Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas is in the Air

Hi everyone! I have to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my PTI Blog Hop card the other day. Really made my day (and yes, I loved the card so much, I made another one and intend on trying more colours!) ;)

I thought seeing as Christmas is a couple of months away, I should get cracking with the annual mission. I suspect I will be busy one work starts end of November.

My challenge is to make different cards from last year - not an easy one when your stamping mojo is still lost somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and you haven't got a single new Christmas stamp (well, there are a couple on the way!) - but it's a challenge for that reason. I didn't want to send out same cards to people as last year, and I try to make different cards for most people.

Since I kept you all waiting whilst I was enjoying the tropical sunshine in Aitutaki, Cook Islands for 9 weeks, I thought I'd throw in a couple of cards today. I do have another but intend to share another day just to keep the flow steady.

First card is reasonably simple. I am having a horrendously difficult time coming up with new ideas for the Damask Snowflake dies. I used it so much last year, I think I may have depleted of new ideas for this year!

 Next one is another simple one using the In the Meadow set. It looks awfully a lot like other cards I made using it in the past, but it looks great with white cardstock and a bit of shimmer mist!

Thanks for coming and I will have more cards to share soon :)


{Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men}
STAMP: [PTI] Wonderful Words: Holiday
INK: [StazOn] Jet Black
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiiam Shores
OTHER: [PTI] Damask Snowflakes die collection, Wonderful Words: Holiday die collection; Tin Types impression plate, grosgrain ribbon (Fresh Snow); [Studio Calico] Mister Huey's Color Mist (Calico Shine)

{Good Tidings to You and Yours}
STAMP: [PTI] In the Meadow
INK: [PTI] Dark Chocolate; [SU!] Old Olive
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White
OTHER: [PTI] In the Meadow die collection; In the Meadow Silhouettes die collection;
[Studio Calico] Mister Huey's Color Mist (Calico Shine)


Luanne said...

These are awesome. Love the green pine tree behind the sleigh, it really is a great look!

Tricia said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

carol (krillsister) said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the scene you created with in the meadow. the green tree is a great focal point.