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Friday, 15 November 2013

Two Christmas Cards

Here are two Christmas cards I have made using two different Sweet Pea Stamps images, Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Inserts, my Graph'it pens and a few other bits-and-pieces.  I have used the inserts as frames for my images.
 For my first card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Poinsettia Fairy".  She was one of my first Sweet Pea Stamps and she is still one of my favourites.  She is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 21, Plate 60 - Poinsettia Fairy comes on the multi-image plate with Holly Night, Holly Fairy and Cherish Christmas).  I have used a gorgeous red Bearly Mine Designs insert with poinsettias on it and kept the colour scheme to red, green and a splash of gold.  I have coloured the card in with my Graph'it pens.  The card has been finished off with some gold Stickles for the centres of the poinsettias on the insert, Papermania Glitterations, die-cut poinsettia and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.
For my second card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Elaine Cox called "Christmas Bird".  It is available as a digital stamp and rubber stamp set (the set comes with a larger image and a smaller image, perfect for use on the inside of cards, on the back or on the envelope).  I have used a turqoiuse/teal Bearly Mine Designs insert as it gave me chance to use my Graph'it "Fresh" set I got for my birthday.  I have embellished the card with some Marianne Designs die-cut trees and snowflakes which I have brushed over Imagination Crafts Diamond Sparkle Medium, peel-off, sating ribbon and some glitter dotted around the insert that I got at the NEC last week (me and glitter aren't a good combination as I hate the remnants left around but I will persevere again.  Normally I just stick to Stickles!!)

I am entering there cards into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenge - Let's frame it
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Outdoors (card no 2)
The Ribbon Girl - Add sparkle (card no 2)
One Stitch at a Time - Holidays
Pile it On - Show us your tools (die-cutting machine used for both cards)
LEJ Designs - Season's greetings
Let's Craft and Create - Glitter
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Happy Campers - Glitter it
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes (card no 2)
Craft Ribbons - Anything goes (card no 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes

19 comments:

fabiola jaques said...

Magnifique Kym, elles sont superbes!! biz

Pauline Wheeler said...

Great design, were glad you entered the crafty ribbons challenge this week
P xs

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and gorgeous images love the dies-thanks for joining us at Happy campers
Carol DT x

Hazel said...

Another lovely entry for CHNC 150 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Eileen Dobson said...

Love your cards Kym, they look amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

Lozzy T said...

Both gorgeous Christmas cards Kym..Hugs Lozzy xx

Hazel said...

Two lovely cards but I do like the second one because of the colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, Kym. Hazel x

Katie Stringer said...

Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

Abbie said...

Lovely card and design. thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight xx

pam hicks said...

love the cards both of them are fab great images and colouring, Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs DT Pam xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Both cards are wonderfully colored & embellished. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch189 Holidays.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
OSAAT DT

Avril Ann said...

Kym, these are stunning cards, as always, my lovely, thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxx

sian said...

so lovely :) thank you for playing along with OSAAT this week,Sian (DT)

Stephanie said...

I especially like the blue & white color scheme of the 2nd card. It gives such a cool wintery feel to it. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Cara Caswell said...

Wow your cards are truly stunning!
Thanks for joining us at the Graph'it Marker Colour challenge this week!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our snowflake challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT@4CC!

Jo Ann said...

Both of your cards are stunningly beautiful. Love the wonderful lay-out and the choice of colors. I am totally blessed by your artwork. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous work Kym! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/all-crafts-challenge-octnov-midway.html

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous work Kym! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/all-crafts-challenge-octnov-midway.html