The best laid plans and all that.......
This past month has gone at such a pace that I completely forgot about getting cards ready for 25th of the month. So Monday afternoon I sat down and made some cards and ruled that as many of the parts had to come out of my Christmas basket of shame. Let me tell you this basket is overflowing with Snippets, embellishments, ribbons, and all manner of Christmas things. It really needs to be cleared and so I have made the decision that if there is anything left in there by September then I will be giving them to my neighbour for the Brownies. Some of the stuff is so old and it is time to get rid of.
I completed seven on Monday which I thought was good going for me, and on Tuesday evening I completed another three which means that for the first time this year I managed to complete my target of ten per month!!! Yeay!!!!!!
So here they all are....
Using Dreamweaver stencil, stencil paste and microbeads onto black cardstock (I did this last year but never used it) I then cut around the image and mounted it with a lot of glue onto the glitter cardstock Snippet (having put it under a heavy book overnight to make the glue stick). I wrapped silver twin, tied a Snippet of recycled ribbon and tied on two bells (from Christmas crackers) and mounted it all onto a card which came from a kit from QVC many years ago.
Chipboard from chit pads used in work using Tim Holtz die borrowed from buddy and inked with Festive Berries DI, brushed with Kiwi Perfect Pearls and then stamped with Tim Holtz flourish stamp. Snippets of patterned papers and Poinsettia cut from TH die with brad in the centre. All mounted onto card, some faux stitching and another completed.
The background piece was made as a mock up for a Christmas Album two years ago. I chopped it up to make this panel. Susan Wilson (NBUS) die cut with Snippets and layered. Some ribbon to tie a double bow. Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment and mounted on a Snippet and pearls added. No 2 completed.
Background paper Bo Bunny and just enough to paper two cards. Punched the corner with Martha Stewart punch and added some faux stitching. The Trees were stamped with Stampin Up stamp (NBUS yet had it for ages) and then punched. The trunks and pot were from the same set. Embossed with clear embossing powder. Sentiment stamp is TH. XCut die cuts, again from Snippets. All stamping is Pine Needles DI. Added some shimmery die cut stars (SSS) and a teeny bow.
Same details as above, but I chomped the corners with Memory Keepers chomper.
This background piece is soooo old I am not sure it was even this century when I bought it! I found a piece of kraft card looking lonely so I cut it in half, chomped the corners and punched a hole using my SU 1/2" punch. I took another Snippet and punched a 3/4" punch and made a hole ring thingie. Stamped a TH stamp and then ran it through the B/S with an embossing folder. Die cut some stars with a K&Co Snippet added it on then added schtickles. The rosette was taken off one of my Tags and I added another punched circle. I took my TH chit chat stickers, ribbon and another for the tin.
Similar to the last one, only I used a different Snippet.
And now for the recycling of my Christmas Tags. I used a freebie piece for the background (I think it is Docrafts), chomped the corners and then added the Tag, having first of all added a TH word card underneath. I took the original paper bow off as it had got bashed in the basket and replaced it with a punchboard bow with a button in the centre.
I tried putting this tag onto a background piece but nothing worked. Whatever I used didn't work so I just plonked it onto the kraft card, chomped the corners and added faux stitching.
And last but not least here is my last card for today. Thanks for sticking with me so far. Another I made for the Funkie Junkie Tags Challenge. This is pretty heavy so it will be a hand-delivered to the recipient. Only thing I have added is a Snowflake die cut from the Snippets basket and a word card from Tim Holtz.
I thought I would share a photo of my lickle Dobby. Does he look comfy or what? Bless him. Some of you may know he has been poorly having had a fall down our stairs, but he is slowly getting better and in the last few days he has been more of his usual self. Only thing is we now have to carry him down the stairs to save him straining his shoulder joints.
Right then. That is it from me. Thank you for sticking with me. Off to join Mo at the Rudolph Day Challenge, Miss Di at the Snippets Playground (Miss is away at the moment on a school reunion so I am guessing there is some mischief going on behind the bike shed with the usual suspects), Cuttlebug Mania as there is plenty of bling on these, and I am joining Hazel at Hazelnuts.
Have a great weekend.