August 2009 is House Mouse again.
October 2009 is Penny Black at Christmas.
November 2009 is a very sweet Tilda with a Present.
Well I'm off now to see if I can find a little bit of inspiration for these last two cards!
And this is the one for Oliver. I had already done this one for challenge a wee while ago.
I posted most of my cards yesterday. And yes it was the last day for 2nd class mail!! I was so busy at work that I was having bother getting the last of them signed. Of course I hit one or two snags. I went to put my cousin's card in the envelope and discovered that it didn't fit. So next year I need to send them a square card cos I've got an envelope with their address label on it. But my best was when I opened my brother's card to sign it and discovered that I had put the insert in upside down. So I had to take it home and sort it. At work I have 3 to hand out and 3 spare!! I think I'll make the gift money holders now and think about my husband's, son's and daughter's cards tomorrow. It's been a long time since I've read the papers properly. The other night I read the births and death's in my two papers for about a week just so I could put them in the re-cycling bin lol!
By the way if anyone read yesterday's post where I said we didn't have much snow - I was wrong. It came on about 1pm and by the time I went to work at 1.45 there was quite a lot lying. I live on a minor country road which tends to drift so today coming home from work at 12.30 was not a lot of fun. This is the sort of weather when I miss my Freelander. Thank goodness Volkswagens are really good in snow. A VW Golf is not very big but it sure can go through snow.
I am also entering a couple of challenges with this tag:-
Passion for Promarkers :- Anything but a card and any colours.
Allsorts challenge :- Anything but a card.If you look at my next post you will see how this gift tag forms part of a theme for Poppy's Christmas!
Since we are doing "Free and Easy" this time Net has also put the next card on the challenge blog too. I made lots of easel cards on Thursday and Friday and this is one of them. The DP is the gorgeous Wonderful Winter from MME and the cute image is from Penny Black. Another of my favourite snowflakes plus a small Martha Stewart one. The card candy, sentiment and flower are all from Craftwork cards again.
I love these easel cards. I must be one of the last people in blogland to make one though LOL!! It is so long since I first saw one that I couldn't remember where there was a tutorial so I just did my own thing.
The second card fits these challenges:-
Pile it On :- Tinsel Town - glitter.
Simon Says Stamp :- Let it snow. Stickle snow under sledge.
The Secret Crafter :- Snow.
Create 4 Fun :- Easel card.
Stamp Something :- Winter wonderland.
Daring Cardmakers :- Polka Dots.
Hope you want to go over to the Totally Gorjuss blog to have a look at the rest of the DT's creations. As usual they are amazing and this week we have a great prize for you.....a surprise stash bag. Hope to see all your amazing entries during the next week. And now I am off to make some more cards. Think I still have at least 20 to make....oh dear!!
I managed to make this card this morning just to see how it worked and whether I would make any more similar to it. I think I might. The large snowflake is a Sizzix die. The image is Penny Black again coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment and card candy is from Craftwork Cards again. Not really much to it but it would be quick to do and I could vary the image and the DP which this time is MME colourful Christmas.
I've used a sketch that I followed some time ago because I thought it would be simple and quick to follow to make a few cards. After checking out some of the challenges I often enter I think it would fit the Creative Card Crew challenge which is gold or silver.
I'm off now to explore another couple of ideas I've had. I really need to get a move on because once I've finished these cards I'll be the lucky person who has the privilege of writing them. I also know for a fact that I need to revise my labels to sort the ones I don't need any more and the ones where the details have changed.
Maybe if I'm really quick (lol) I'll be back with another card later.
I used the wonderful MME signature Christmas DP. I coloured the lovely Gorjuss Girl with Promarkers. I added a sentiment and card candy from Craftwork Cards and finished off with some flowers and some glittery ribbon. And I think that's it. Nice and simple and if I use different images and papers I could make some more Christmas cards reasonably quickly.
Silly me I nearly forgot to say that this week we are sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen who has donated a £10 voucher for the lucky winner to spend on her fabulous website. Joanna has lots of gorgeous goodies in her web shop at great prices and there is no p&p to pay. Added to that her customer service is fantastic, you often get your order by the next day - even up here in Aberdeenshire. So why not enter this week's challenge you could have £10 to spend on goodies next week.
I'm hoping to enter some challenges with this card too.
Crafty Cardmakers :- No red or green.
A Spoon Full of Sugar :- No red or green.
Cute Card Thursday :- Swirly Girly.
Paperplay :- No red or green.
Hope this is ok. I'm off now to try and prepare some things to take to a crop tomorrow.