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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Nearly Christmas, don't panic!

I am panicking as usual, cards not ready to give or post, shopping to do, labels for presents, wrap some presents, and it will all be over in a few days time!

I have cards to write and I know I need more, so here is the first one. Marshmallow Snowman from Meljen's Designs (on offer at $2 right now), coloured with Promarkers and Graphit's, and die cut with Spellbinders rectangle. The very pretty paper is by My Mind's Eye called Winter Wonderland, and I just had to turn the corner down, and secure it with a Papermania brad, so the other pretty polka dot side of this double sided paper showed up too. The stack came free with a magazine, gifts have got so much better.
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. The small stamped greeting in the corner reads Warm Winter Wishes and is from a Marianne set.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - #225 Christmas
Pile it on - anything goes/Christmas (Dec)
Winter Wonderland - fussy and fancy (Jan 2nd)
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Christmas (any of the cards here) (Fri 26th)
Graphit's Markers - festive greetings (Jan 1st)
Pink Gems - Anything Christmas (Jan 3rd)

A batch of quick-ish cards, I had the Hero Arts reindeer, trees and snowflakes stamped, heat embossed and die cut for ages (sadly the snowflake dies have gone missing from the set so I will need to hunt for them and hope they are still in the room and not the trash). So all I had to do was stamp and emboss the background also with a Hero Arts and Sizzix collaboration set, and I used tri-coloured Brilliance ink in pink, blue and purple.

I added the embossed panel to a panel of pink metallic card cut with a Spellbinders card creator die, added some Let it Snow ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, and adhered it to a purple metallic card blank.

A leaping reindeer on this one, and more trees and snowflakes. This ribbon is Papermania.

I have entered these cards in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Winter (Wed)
Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland (Dec)
Die Cut Divas - snow/Christmas (Dec)
Rubber Dance - colour pallette (Dec)
That's Crafty - anything goes (5th Jan)
My time to craft - Christmas trees (3rd Jan)
Incy Wincy - anything goes (5th Jan)
Creative Card Crew - anything goes (Tues 6th Jan)
Pan Pastels - last minute Christmas (11th Jan)

This is a Spyder Lyn image (and is just 99p), I had them coloured (with Promakers) and die cut already (with a Spellbinders deckled long rectangle die) so simply had to add them to a card blank and add a bit of Crafty Ribbon ribbon.

I made three, and each image was coloured differently and one was a smaller size. I did wonder if I should add something else but these went off in the post today so it is too late now!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - the last Christmas card (Tues)
Cards Galore - anything goes (Dec)
I love Promarkers - #250 anything goes (6th Jan)


  1. So much to see on your post today! Fun, cute things!

    Glad you could make your cards quickly and pop them in the mail.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. Wow, zeer schitterende kaart!
    Dank u voor het samenvoegen van ons op Crafty Sentiments Challenge "Christmas Challenge"
    xxxx Anneke

  3. A wonderful selection of Christmas cards Cazzy.

    Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Gorgeous cards Cazzy! The purple reindeer cards are so cool. Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week. x Colette (DT)

  5. Loving your post Cazzy and wow you have been busy with your batch cards which are all gorgeous by the way!! hope you get to finish your cards get them posted wrap your presents then have a relaxing time all the very best xx

  6. This is beautiful I love it, Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour crazy Challenge, Good Luck & Merry Christmas.
    Kevin xx

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  8. What a wonderful selection of Christmas cards, love them all.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Gorgeous cards, hun!! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  10. Fab card and just love the image! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Graph'It Marker Challenge. So sorry this comment is late! yvonne (DT)

  11. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT
    Merry Christmas :)

  12. Such pretty cards! Thank you for entering our challenge this month. Love the leaping reindeer - so cute! :-)

  13. Hi Cazzy - what lovely cards, and thanks for the intro to delightful Spyder Lyn, and the tip about folding down with a brad - brill. Hope you managed to slow down and enjoy your Christmas. Hugs, Chris WOYWW # 10

  14. Beautiful! Image is very funny!
    Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  15. Love the stamp you used to batch make your Christmas cards. Such a fun design. Thank you for playing along with us over at Rubber Dance.

  16. Beautiful selection of cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Rubber Dance Stamps!

  17. This is a fab wintery scene. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Very cute cards, Cazzy! Thanks for joining us at Rubber Dance challenge!

  19. Fabulous Christmas cards!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  20. I love the ideas for these quick card, they look great. Thanks for joining us at Diecut Divas. Cathie Dt

  21. Such a cute card.Thanks for joining us at Festive Wishes Challenge http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs Susan xx


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