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Monday 6 July 2015

You better be good, you better be nice....Santa Claus is coming to town - Quirky style

I am so late, it is gone 1:00 in the morning and I really really need my bed now. I was late to bed last night 2:00 in the morning in fact, and had to get up at 7:00 and all because we were helping at the Cannon's House fete and having a stall which I really needed to prepare cards for - not that I really sell many, normally only 2 or 3 but I felt I had to get as many ready as possible, and take display racks etc.
Anyway it is challenge time again at Quirky Crafts and we have three great sponsors, Crafty Ribbons, Bugaboo and Limited Runs, what a great combination! The challenge set by Lyn (we are so pleased she is back with us) is her favourite Christmas in July and it is a great time to start on those Christmas cards - if only I can keep it up!
So I started with Stella Note to Santa, it was too funny and I couldn't not choose this one! I know a few Stella's, maybe I am one!
I coloured the image with ProMarkers, die cut it with a Spellbinders postage stamp style die with matching ribbon slider which I hand wrote on. I added two ribbons from Crafty Ribbons amazing range of Christmas ribbon, much of which is exclusive to them. I added a bit of Ice Stickles glue to the white fluffy bits of Stella's outfit, and added gold gel pen to the baubles. The paper is by My Mind's Eye.

My second card features one of Limited Runs great cupcakes, from a set of two called Penguin Set Cupcake, the other cake has a blank sign. I coloured the image with ProMarkers and die cut it with a Spellbinders die, mounted onto a die cut rectangle of red. The Singing Penguin ribbon (which I really love) is a Crafty Ribbons exclusive. The snowflakes are all Spellbinders die cuts, and again I added some Ice Stickles in Star Dust to the image. I can't eat cupcakes but I can never resist the wonderful Limited Runs ones!

So now I can go to bed, at 1:30am hope I get a lie in! You, on the other hand, might like to hop over to Quirky Crafts to see some wonderful examples by the team and play along with us to maybe win great prizes.

Now to enter some challenges:
Inspiration Destination - #40 anything goes (Wed)
TTCRD - anything goes (June 30 - Jul 6)
Addicted to Stamps - anything goes (Wed)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes (Thurs)
Coffee, chocolate and cards - seeing red (Fri)
Creative Fingers = #86 anything goes (Fri)
Crafting from the Heart - #67 anything goes (Fri)
Winter Wonderland - all that glitters (Fri)
Crafty Cardmakers - Sentiment  (Sat)
Sketch Saturday - sketch #368

Christmas card challenges - colour combo or anything Christmas (July 20th)
The Ribbon Girl - anything goes or stars and stripes (July)

Challenges won or top 3 etc:
Cute Card Thursday - we love cake 


  1. Carol! Lovely cards! Stella look great!

  2. Wonderful proyects Carol...love Stella!!!

  3. Cazzy, your card is soooooo cute! I love the "Stella" series, she's just too funny! Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


    PS: Your Penguin card is also very cute!

  4. Well done getting some Xmas cards made!! I just love the first card, the image of the 'older woman' is hilariously gorgeous and the sentiment is so funny. Beautiful colouring too. And your second card is such a sweetie, love the penguin and you colour so well. Very glad you shared these with us at ATSM this week!

  5. Fun cards! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  6. I got a chuckle out of the first card. I love the sentiment, your coloring and mix of papers. The same for the second card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week.

  7. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.


  8. Love them both! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.


  9. Super Cute , love your card . Thanks for joining our Seeing Red challenge at Chocolate ,Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal

  10. great cards Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges we hope to see you again next week. Stacey S DT xxx

  11. Two fantastic card there, love those images and always love seeing Chirstmas cards in July! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  12. Great fun cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

  13. A really fun Christmas card. Your list to Santa is great and your choice of papers and ribbon are wonderful. I love the sparkly red glitter card and the belt buckle style sentiment is a fab detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  14. What a lovely fun card - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


  15. lovely card, thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge, Gail DT

  16. Great cards. Love the cute images. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.


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