18 November 2010

Blue Christmas wishes

"It's going to be a blue Christmas with out you"- For some reason this song kept going through my head as I was creating this card -other than having blue in it I can't understand it. Anyway Three cards in one day after three months no blogging. I was actually trying to get one or two of these cards posted yesterday but Murphy's law - didn't get there - so now you have three in one day -sorry.

 JustRite Friday Challenge 044- Color, Sponsored by Spellbinders is challenging you to use Navy,Rust and Gold in your project- I didn't really have a Rust coloured anything so I got what was as close as possible from my stash- hope they accept it as rust. This card sort of came together by itself in about two hours-which for me is quick, I usually take ages trying to find just the right papers or layout but not this time. The sketch is 2S4Y Kazan's Sketch 66 current challenge and I think that fact and the colours picked by JustRite helped heaps because it took away a lot of the procrastination I usually go through when creating.

I made another Christmas card because I still have heaps -like about 50 or so- to do before the end of the month or Christmas anyway and had better get a move on with them.

I love Just Rite stamps and because at the moment I only have their original stamps (I bought this set for that particular stamp-I just love it) -I will use them. They are a bit difficult to get here unless you buy online(which I don't) but thanks to their blog hop I won a set of their new ones- check out their blog to see all the cool new designs and for those without the original system these ones are on cling so will work on normal cling blocks. The new set I won was "Quiet Moments" - such a sweet little set with pretty little fairies and some gorgeous sayings on it I am sure you will be sick of fairies when I get it in the mail and have a play. The last 7 sets have all been illustrated by the lovely Elizabeth O.Dulemba- a great illustrator and author in her own right. Thanks Sharon.

I could also possibly enter this into the Caardvarks Holiday Die Cuts challenge of using die cuts although they are not from Creative Cuts and More as I don't have any of their dies and they are not actually a holiday die cut but they are around a holiday stamp so maybe that counts - but would love to own some one day- they look so neat. I think it might be a bit late for the deadline for that challenge though so anyway I'll try.

I would like to explain something here as you may all be wondering,or not, why I keep referring to things from my stash - Before I started making cards for blogs and I really haven't sold any. I bought imagelots of supplies and unfortunately threw away a majority of the packaging so I have no recollection as to the origin/manufacturer of a lot of my stuff in my craft space especially regarding makers and where they came from. I am sorry but that's the way it is, I have heaps of papers off cuts and bits and pieces which is one of the reasons I started blogging so I had the incentive to use it.I only use a small amount when I take my card class and those cards are kept for examples. I gift most of my work or use it-like the Christmas cards I make. Hope that explains a bit about me and my creativity. If anybody sees something they recognize from a particular manufacturer please let me know and I will give them credit

This card is a tent card and is a 4.5"x6" card. The brown has been stamped with the snowflake from the Original Merry Little Christmas set with versamark- to give it a watermark effect then I stamped it with the bronze ink and then I was happy with that effect so I stamped again with versamark watermark and embodded with a bronze EP. although you can't really see the other layers in the picture they are visible IRL. The gold paper behind the main image has a glow to it as well and the ribbon I bought from a local quilt shop when it was shutting down- neither had labels so I don't know the manufacturers-the brown is a velvet.image hope you can see it a bit better in this shot.I mounted the central image onto foam tape to give it a bit more dimension.

Recipe-Card base- Navy cut and folded to the above size. Papers-stash, Stamps- Just Rite 3 1/4" stamps Christmas Treasures and Merry Little Christmas Set Originals; Inks- Versamark watermark,Grant-Bronze; Dies-Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped circle; Helmar tacky Craft Glue; Scor-it Scoring tool. Other- (From stash)Embossing Powder- Bronze and Blue;Gem; Ribbon; Double sided tape and foam tape.

I am sorry this was such a long post hope I didn't bore you all

Hope you enjoy, thanks for visiting and any comments greatly appreciated.

Catch you later


Kathy s


  1. So pretty!!! I just love the image stamped in blue!!!

  2. So pretty! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

  3. oh my that is one of my favorite JustRite stamps - AND I love the blue!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Sketches 4 You this week
    :) Kazan