Monday, 8 November 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

I quite like this time of year, when there are lots of Christmas-related challenges around - they focus the mind and have the added advantage of helping me get ready for our own Christmas!  And there's no better way than making little Christmas cards to send or sell.  And I have to say a big 'Thank You' to Laurie Schmidlin of 'Just Give Me Stamps' for her inspiration. Please check out her blog - she's amazingly talented.

So, tonight's project is one that I've put together as a quick and simple gift/project and it's also my entry for this week's Little Red Wagon challenge, which is 'use red' (how easy is that one!?).

I wanted to produce some very simple cards, easy to make in quantity yet stylish.  I saw Laurie's post a few months ago and it stayed with me because I loved it so much, so I decided to use it as the basis for this project.  As you can see, there's plenty of Christmassy red here, although not everything is red, I have to say - take a look:

Images:  Pink Petticoat, 'Tiny Christmas Treasures' collection - these are just six of the 24 cute little motifs.

Papers: Pink Petticoat digital papers, 'Snowflakes' colour collection and 'Gingham Colour Collection'

I just love these little digis - they are supercute, easy to colour, stylish and modern - what more could I want for some superquick makes?  I've teamed each with a colour, used snowflakes and gingham and quickly coloured the digi with my Copics - no fancy stuff, plain and simple this time.  Each is mounted on kraft card (which I love for Christmas stuff) and I found some cute little golden envelopes to go with them. 

Right, I'm off to bed.  Just six hours to go before I start it all again! Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrghhhhhhhhh! Time is flying by.

Happy crafting.


  1. Peri that is an adorable gift set of cards....those little digi motifs are super cute....great job!

  2. Oh this is just beautiful! I love the design of the cards and the little gold envelopes. The gingham inside is a lovely touch as well!

  3. Oh what a pretty and creative gift set!! Just adorable!!

  4. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
    Joanne xo


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