Thursday, 10 November 2011

Christmas Alphabet - letters N - Q

Morning Folks,

Thought I'd post the last four cards I've manage to complete for the Alphabet Series as they are piling up beside the computer here.

First up is N for New Year:


Not exactly Christmas but as this card will be sent to a Scot who won't be home for the holidays it's very appropriate. The punch used on the insert is a favourite - I like the effect of the flourish.

Materials list:
  • Cardstock: Hero Arts ready made Kraft Folded Notecard; Black Magic Core'dinations, Spell Caster
  • Design Paper: Docrafts Papermania, A Silent Night
  • Dies & Embossing Folders: Spellbinders Shapeabilities, Layered Poinsettia; Cuttlebug All-In-One, Cupcake Celebration 
  • Stamp: Fiskars Easy Stamp Press Stamp Set, New Year
  • Ink Pads: Memento, Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz, Victorian Velvet
  • Sundries: Heat It Up Gold Embossing Powder; topaz coloured gems
Second is O for Owl:
Owl's wearing pink aren't strictly Christmas either but this one from Docrafts Papermania Festive Frolics paper pack is really cute. The felt fir trees were an inexpensive purchase from a supermarket a couple of years ago.
Materials List:
  • Cardstock: Create & Craft fancy square card base: snippet of Black Magic Core'dinations, Spell Caster; snippet of smooth white card & turquoise card for greeting
  • DP & Topper: Docrafts Papermania, Festive Frolics paper pack
  • Stamp: Polkadoodles stamp set free with Papercraft Essentials magazine
  • Ink Pads: Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet ink pad; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
  • Sundries: Deep pink edge-stitched grosgrain ribbon (Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn; deep pink felt Christmas trees (Tesco); Small aqua gems - from stash
Next Up is P for Penguins
More felt fir trees and I've used a couple of matching felt snowflakes to mat the greeting on.  The snow was made with Flower Soft.
 Materials list for P for Penguins
  • Cardstock: PayPerBox black/white patterned card for base; white hammered card; white pearlescent card
  • Stamps: Anita's Magical Christmas; Polkadoodles stamp set free with Papercraft Essentials
  • Topper: Penguins cut from a sheet of Docrafts Penelope & Percy A5 paper pack
  • Insert: white copy paper stamped with turquoise ink
  • Sundries: Stampin' Up oval punch; Studio G turquoise ink pad; clear embossing powder; Flower Soft, Polar White; turquoise felt snowflakes and Christmas trees & clear gems from stash
Finally Q for Quiet

I have to thank my friend, Marie-Louise, for the beautiful Kanban mirri card I've used to layer the topper on - love the colour. Ah, what do you do with the letter Q - I really struggled to come up with an idea until I thought of finding a scene that suggested the quiet that comes with deep snow and this Kevin Walsh painting of a lone man walking his dog seemed perfect. The copper pearlescent card is one of my favourites ... I buy it in loose sheets from my local craft shop.


Materials list:
  • Cardstock: Copper pearlescent card for base; Kanban Duo Mirri - Swirls & Snowflakes in Gold
  • Design Paper: Brown textured paper from Rupert Bear Collection
  • Toppers & Insert: Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia Collection CD2
  • Sundries: Iridescent glitter; die-cut label; VersaMark; Greeting stamp from free stamp set from Let's Get Crafting, Issue 26; Heat-it-Up gold embossing powder; Papermania ink pad, gold; Card Candy, Choc-a-Mocha
Two of these cards, the Owl and the Penguin, have been made with tons of snippets so I'm submitting to Jule's Crafty Snippet Challenge - Week 44.

It's the wee small hours of the morning now so time I got off to bed. I have a busy day tomorrow and I'll have a few more cards to post then.

In the meantime I'll bid you goodnight and wish you happy crafting,


  1. These are fantastic Elizabeth - you are never lost for ideas. The Kevin Walsh picture is so serene - beautiful.

  2. They are all gorgeous cards Elizabeth, but the last one is so beautiful, what a tranquil scene :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Wow Elizabeth ... what a mega post!!!!!

    Brilliant makes all of them.

    I am pleased the owl card was a snippet one .. .. that was my favourite .. .. but all are gorgeous.

    You are able to turn your hand to lots of styles.

    Thank you for sharing in the snippet playground again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Beautiful. Your cards are very elegant.

  5. What a great collection of cards Elizabeth and I especially love the first one - I ahve a thing for poinsettias.

    Hope you are well.

    B x

  6. Beautiful Snippet makes Elizabeth.


  7. your cards are gorgeous, love the way you stamp inside too

  8. wow!! what amazing cards ~how clever are you?? love them all!
    vanessa xx

  9. What a beautiful set of cards! Love the owl card, I have those papers but not used the owl yet. Now I must after seeing how well yours turned out.


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