Thursday, 30 August 2012

Christmas Cards For A Couple featuring Rose and Alfie

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've all had a lovely day with lots of crafting.

The painting continues so I'm still holed up in the craft space ... because of the fumes I even resorted to eating lunch up here today ... such a hardship :))

As you can see I've been busy. It's not like me to do this, but I have used all the toppers on a sheet and made five cards altogether. It all started with Hazel's challenge, CHNC Challenge # 87, to make a card for a couple. I spotted Rose and Alfie on a visit to the craft centre on Sunday and thought they would be perfect for the challenge and make a nice addition to my Christmas card drawer - after all I have a few couples to send cards to and two of the toppers, the ones with a snowman, would even be suitable to send to a child.

Here are the cards individually.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

Card #5

Whilst the basic materials are all the same, the papers and embellishments are all different ... I'd find it nigh impossible to make five identical cards and take my hat of to all those of you who make hundreds of identical cards, e.g. wedding invites, etc. This is the nearest I'll ever get to that.

Materials used:
For all cards:
Card Bases: white scalloped-edged cards - the smaller ones measure 5"x5" square and the larger are 8¼"x5½"
Toppers: Kanban Rose and Alfie Christmas Toppers
Other materials:
Card #1: Kanban Snowflakes and Swirls Mirri card; gold mirri card; gold ribbon; green heart-shaped gems and green flat-backed gems; iridescent glitter
Card #2: Docrafts Papermania Noel 12"x12" paper pack; snippet of smooth white card; Spellbinders Regal embossing folder; gold peel-off edging; gold cord; gold flat-backed gems; iridescent glitter
Card #3: Docrafts Papermania Tree/Stripe Patterned Xmas Paper; red/gold printed ribbon; chipboard greeting from Papermania Noel collection; red flat-backed gems; iridescent glitter
Card #4: Kanban Bouquet Stripes Green card; gold mirri card; snippet of ivory pearlescent card; snowflake embossing folder; Spellbinders poinsettia die set; snippets of two shades of gold and green/white polka dotted card; green patterned ribbon from Ribbon Carousel; Docrafts green gem brads; green card candi; iridescent glitter
Card #5: Docrafts Papermania Noel 12"x12" paper pack; gold mirri card; polka dot embossing folder; gold and red organza ribbons; chipboard embellishments and greeting from Papermania Noel collection; gold card candi

I have managed to use quite a lot of snippets in making cards 2, 4 & 5 - most of them from my boxes of bits from test driving embossing folders and the mammoth die-cutting session I had lately ... I do like it when a plan comes together ... making them suitable for submission to Di's Snippet Challenge #35 - my third visit to the playground this week :)

That's me done for the day ... it's been a long one and I'm more than ready for my bed.

Take care wherever you are and thanks for looking.

Happy crafting,


  1. Oh my got so many done! You will be well ready for Christmas this year!!!

    I have got to get cracking on with mine. Had a bunch of appointments today and now I am holed up in my scrapbook room, sorting and organizing and even doing a little purging of some really old wooden stamps. They have very dated looking images...threw them into a box for the charity shop near me.

    That pretty gold swirly edging is lovely on your cards. The images are really favourite is the snowman and teddy!

    Will show them to little Miss C as she is coming for a sleepover tonight...she wants to make cards or colour images all day tomorrow!!!

  2. ah really love these, Elizabeth can see why you snaffled them whilst at the shop and you have done a really grand job - with you on not being able to make five or so cards the same.. Shaz in oz.x

  3. Fabulous Set Of Cards, Love the images....

  4. These are just gorgeous Elizabeth.

    What fab toppers.

    I took a leaf out of your book last weekend and have been USING THINGS UP. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Sarn xxx

  5. ?Gorgeous cards, I've bought a huge amount of toppers to make my cards with this year, but will like you, get the most out of each sheet. I'm toying with making tags to send people this year too, you know just to be different! Take care Zo xx

  6. Gorgeous cards, love those bears. I am a bit like you and struggle to make two the same and I get cold sweats at the thought of wedding invites lol. I have made some cards the same though all be it a few months apart. It certainly looks like you will be ready for christmas too. Hugs, Amanda x

  7. What gorgeous and sweet cards! I love the way they are all individual and the card layouts are fab. xx

  8. Hope the painting's finished soon - mind you, the longer it continues the more crafting you'll be doing. Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 87 with these delightful cards - those toppers are just right for the 'couple' challenge - hope to see you again soon. x

  9. Wow Elizabeth, They are all so beautiful all so different you have been busy and glad your showing them they really are great toppers and all your layouts peel offs ribbons well all of the embellishments used just finish the cards of to perfection you have many a winner here good luck:) xx

  10. WOW Elizabeth these are fabulous and those images are just adorable. Love them all. Hope the painting will soon be over so you can have some clean air to breath. When we had out painting done we use a low fume paint. Still smelled some but lots more tolerable. Anyway I know you'll be very happy when the job it done, in the mean time hiding out in you craft space isn't so bad is it.:)

  11. Great cards and all different enough not to have that samey feel.
    Couldn't do cards all the same. My worst nightmare would be to be put on a production line making hundreds and thousands of the same component. Just the thought has given me a headache! Hugs Mrs A.

  12. You have been a busy bee! They are all lovely. Thanks for joining us at CHNC!
    Fiona x

  13. Wonderful cards Elizabeth - love the way you used the snippets and those toppers are fantastic! Hugs, Di xx


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