Yes it is, but fear not, the lovely Scrappy Mo will be taking over next year for we can keep making our Christmas cards and keep playing along each month. We have to make two cards each month, so I’m setting the bar high for this final challenge with Sarn as I made more than two… just!
Have a look at this lot, lol! Just call me Miss Over-Achiever 2014!
Simple cards made with a large Hero Arts script cling stamp, stamped in Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough, covered with Versmark ink and heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder and then cut into four pieces.
Each piece was backed with coordinating card that had been edge punched in a festive theme and popped on to a small size card blank. Like many folks I have lots of little bought embellishments that I rarely touch these days, what with the advent of all the wonderful dies and things, so I took the opportunity to use a few of them up.
I repeated the set using small kraft card blanks this time and I’m really happy how they came out. They were made over a couple of weekends, with the stamping and embossing done last weekend and the putting together done this weekend, but overall they didn’t take long to make.
- Card: Blanks from Michaels (kraft) & The Paper Studio (White) ~ Various red scraps from unknown sources ~ Scraps of greeny and bluey shades of Bazill card
- Stamps: Hero Arts Be Jolly cling
- Ink: Distress Ink Festive Berries & Evergreen Bough ~ Versamark Embossing Ink
- Embellies: Tim Holtz Holographic Embossing Powder ~ Prima & Hero Arts Poinsettias ~ Jolee’s Boutique Snowflakes & Christmas Tree ~ Recollections Epoxy Snowflakes.
- Tools: Heat Gun ~ EKSuccess & Martha Stewart Punches
Rudolph Day ~ Make More Than One Christmas Card
Sister Act Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes w/Embossing
Crafty Catz ~ Winter
Pixies Snippets Workshop ~ Use Up Your Scraps (the red card and some of the greeny card)
Less Is More ~ Jingle All The Way
Brilliant cards B!! Eight of the little beauties at that – phew!
I love these Brenda. Simple layouts with stamping, embossing and pretty embellishments . . . they work a treat.
I DARE not call you “Miss Over-Achiever 2014” after calling you “demanding” the other day for fear of reprisals! LOL!
Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Mrs A. said:
I like those dripping icicles.
Jenny Lawrence said:
what brilliant makes, and so many lovely creations.
You have set the bar high for all of us.
Love them all.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
These look fab, wonderful design and quick makes just perfect, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol
Sally H said:
Wonderful cards, Brenda! Lovely design, and I love the punched borders
I really like these…proves that simple is effective! Love the punched borders too, and clever idea to use up that stash of embellies. Hope you don’t mind if I ‘case’? xxx
Plain and simple and perfect cards, love them, don’t really read other comments but as I scrolled down it stopped at Mrs A’s “love those dripping icicles” so I had images of Pork fat dripping, 9if you know what that is) on the card.
All the same, but so very different. May just have to CASE these.
Beautiful set’s of card’s thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
Dianne x DT
Someone has been super busy with some fabulous makes but sadly at Less is More we only allow a maximum of 5 challenge link ups and are therefore unable to accept your card on this occasion. Do hope you’ll come back and play again sometime.
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Super set of cards Brenda, but sadly you have linked them to too many challenges for us at Less is More where we have a max of five which may be combined!
DO join us again!
Thanks so much
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Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for November with your lovely crafting – hope to see you again soon. x
These are wonderful Brenda! That stamp is fabulous and made up into some great, eye catching cards. That graphic wordpress look is so on tread at the mo…they look great!
Hope to see you at my blog, for the January Rudolph Day Challenge.
So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
Hope to see you back for our next challenge 🙂
Kate Perry said:
Simple is often best, especially at Christmas. You´ve made a nice set of cards here. Kate x
Anne Ray said:
Sorry to be so late visiting you this week, what a super bunch of cards!
Thanks so much for entering the LIM Challenge
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