Saturday, March 5, 2011

Christmas Cards All Year Round and a guest DT entry

hello fellow bloggers and crafty friends, am back with some cards to show,  now I am feeling a lot better from being sick. 
I was delighted when Colleen and Lesley picked me to be one of their guest DT members over on Christmas Cards All Year Round, and here are the samples I made for the March challenge - click on this post heading to go to the challenge which runs for the whole month, so plenty of time to get your 2011 cards started.
Its great to have an excuse to make Christmas cards in January and February :) and the first one is one of the cutest images from Di's Digi Downloads which I cut with nesties and used the beyond the border technique which is a bit addictive at the moment - the digi can be found HERE and is called Merry Mice.

... some detail on the colouring and snowflakes. the Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs and the edges are glittered with stickles.
The next card is made with some papers I have had for ages and thought I better use them and I cant just look at them (they were too nice to use!!) .. they are from Anita's and are called Classic Christmas Black Stack. 
The stamp is a Stampin up reindeer one which I embossed in silver on black card and cut the windows with nesties.
the border punch is from fiskars.

and a closeup to show the layering
another closeup.. used three of the papers from the paper stack in case you're wondering!

the last one is made with Craft Creations new A5 landscape fold card blanks so its a bit unusual from the layout of my other A5 cards.
I love Penny Black stamps for anything Christmassy, especially those little hedgehogs!
The punch on this one is another fiskars one, but the border corner type.
The sentiment stamp was from a flourishes set and the snowflakes and die for the sentiment from spellbinders.

Now you know you want to join in the challenge so hop over and take part, its still early in the month!


  1. Beautiful cards Jess. I love the black and silver one.

  2. Hi Jess
    WOW these are just fabulous! but of course i love my little merry Mice best they are just stunning Thankyou
    Hugs Di xxxx