Welcome to the last Crafty Cardmakers challenge of 2014!! And our theme this time is Christmas. If, like me, you always intend to make yours early - and never do, then this is a perfect one for you to get going. We have two sponsors this time. Firstly Sir Stampalot, and also we have a prize from our lovely team mate Kim Reygate, who is offering a wonderful array of goodies (check out the picture).
I have a group of friends who I always make cards for - and because we all meet up together, I tend to use the same theme for each of them - but with a twist. This year I fancied going for a really vintage gold feel to the cards.
For each card I used a different one of the many papers from Crafter's Companion Vintage Christmas CD.
I used CC Kraft card to matt and layer a large square piece of the paper for the base of the easel card (these are Craftwork Cards Scallop Circle Easel cards), and for the rectangle across the front.
I then cut a large Kraft circle, and two smaller ones, to use with similarly cut circles of the paper. I also cut out two pieces of holly using the smaller CC Holly die.
I embossed the holly and Kraft circles using either the A4 Embossalicious Holiday Holly or Let It Snow - depending on the paper design.
I inked over all the embossed pieces, and around the edges of all the Kraft pieces, with Old Paper DI.
All the wooden toppers come from the same box of Papermania Wooden Christmas shapes. I did nothing to them, apart from adding a piece of ribbon, and some pearls.
The stopper for each card is a CC Small Fringed Quilling Flower - this is fast becoming my favourite of all the quilling flowers. Some more ribbon and pearls were used as embellishments!
So, you have two weeks to join in with the challenge - plenty of time to get those last minute Christmas cards made. Pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog to check out all the inspiration from the team - and to add your project!!
I would like to enter this into:
Paper Creators - All About Christmas
We Do Doobadoo - Get Festive
Dragon's Lair - Christmas
Crafting By Designs - All Things Christmas