Sunday, October 9, 2016

Marathon card making weekend....

Well my marathon card making weekend is coming to an end... hubby will be home in a couple of hours... it's going to take that long to tidy up the dining room and table

I've had a great weekend - even managed a few chores... this morning washed all the floors and went out to get meat from the butchery.    And a total of 10 cards made since Friday evening.  '

Today I've been on a Christmas card blitz.  Started by using MISTI to stamp a pile of SOA Peppermint Stick backgrounds in lots of colours.  Then with help of MISTI again did a few panels for the fronts

All the stamps and the die are from the SOA Candy Cane Lane Collection.

And did you know you can use the Peppermint stick background to make a plaid!  Well you can...

The blue ink went down first and then I turned the card 90 degrees and stamped in the red.  I die cut it with the little scallop die from one of the earlier SOA collections.  My mini perfect layers made it easy to add a little white mat around it.   Clear embossed and die cut the deer's head.  Cut the Merry in a few colours before deciding on the white one.

I also stamped some envelopes with some SOA goodies for my Christmas cards

My final two Christmas cards were both inspired by cards made by Gayatri Murali over at Winnie and Walter's rerun challenge.  I have the stamp set being highlighted and Gayatri's cards got my creative juices going.

I used the bigger of the pennants to make my pretty pastel trees.  Paired them with a sentiment from the SOA collection.  I embossed it so love the bold black against the soft pastels.  Entered into the challenge at Winnie and Walter.

and for my second one I went monochromatic

Used the smaller pennant and stamped it in the three greens from one of the Altenew inks sets.  Added some tiny die cut gold stars and some sequins from Lucy's Little Things.  The sentiment is made up of three from the Hero Arts Peace stamp and die set.  I used a Lil' Inkers die to cut the panel and to emboss the card base.   This one is going into the challenge at Winnie and Walter as well.
I am also entering it into the Geometric challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

Whew!!!  If you made it this far... Thank You.    Despite all of this creativity my mind is still churning with lots ideas for cards and I could keep going for ages... but reality sets in when I realise I have to clean up and get ready for work tomorrow.    Thanks for stopping by. 


Betty Keefe said...

WOW - what a productive weekend - the pastel christmas trees really caught my eye!!

Betty Keefe said...

and thanks for joining in with A Blog Named Hero's "geometric" challenge - great idea to use triangle trees - so classy!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow you have been busy Dawn, lots of fabulous cards sounds like a fun weekend.

Barb Ghig said...

You are really on a roll with your Christmas cards, Dawn! And, every one of them are fabulous! Your last card is my favorite, but I really do love them all!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful weekend you have had - love your cards, but the one that really appeals is the monochromatic green one - that is amazing. What a pity real life intrudes on our crafting time!!

alexandra s.m. said...

It sounds like you had a fun and very creative week-end indeed!
Your cards are beautiful Dawn!

Greta said...

Maybe you can arrange for hubby to have another away trip--haha! Wish I'd been there--you're inspiring, Dawn! I love the peppermint background & the tree cards for W&W--wishing I had that set!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, what a fantastic load of cards Dawn. I don't get to pop in enough to say hi these days, but I love seeing your cards on FB and you really do have such a talent with the CAS card designs. Love seeing your beautiful creations. Hugs, Wends xoxo