Friday, 13 December 2013

12 Days to Christmas!

With only 12 days to go it is of course the busiest time of the year for most people but especially the card makers! When I finally went through my list it came to nearly 60 cards!! So it has been a busy month and now am finally winding down as am nearly there and have a few other Christmas projects to share soon too. Its also time to think about Wish Lists of stamping "needs" - yes we all "want" certain things but when they become "needs" you know its something serious LOL! Saleabration starts January 28 and the thought of some lovely freebies to compliment purchases is always exciting!

But for now, its back to Christmas cards :-)

The design here  is the same as the card box and card set you can see here and I decided to just experiment with a few different colour schemes. This was the first though not my favourite :-)

Card stock: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay
Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Accessories: Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits (Merry), Silver Embossing Powder, Frosted Finishes Embellishment

This next card is one of my favourites and I've since made quite a few of them - glad now that I splashed out earlier on the Frosted Finishes!!

Poinsettias are such classic Christmas symbols and this time is silver embossed onto Whisper White card stock. The banner is again using the Winter Frost DSP - am getting so much use out of my one pack its wonderful!! The Expression thinlits are used again for the Merry - so all in all there is very little  stamping involved, just the poinsettia! I have had a sneak peek of the coming Occasions Catalog that has some banner framelits so soon there will be no more uneven banner layers:-)

Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals a Plenty EF, Expressions Thinlits, Silver EP, Frosted finishes Embellishments

Sally has been visiting her friend Monty regularly this week and they always love a play. Here is a common sequence of events….
Monty on his back, begging for attention and Sally pretending to ignore him - just teasing him until he gives a little bark as well :-)

Get ready Monty…she's coming to get you!

A reminder to be careful what you wish for!

But he obviously loves it, look at that tongue hanging out :-)

And a little kiss as they really do love each other :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Lovely cards Jan!!! Although Monty and Sally look like having fun too!! -Katerina

    1. Thank you Katerina! Yes, I know Sally gets depressed if more than a couple of days go by without a play....puppy love :-)