Monday, December 23, 2013

11th and 12th Days of Christmas

Down to the last 2 days now and here is the card for my 11th Day of Christmas challenge
Getting even more difficult to find a design which will take all the images but I think this one is perfect for the digi I have chosen to use.  A tutorial for making the card can be found here on Splitcoastststampers. I altered my card by adding acetate to the window and having the card opening up conventionally instead of stuck down flat.
So here is my:

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me 11 Piper Piping.
Backing sheet  is Dark blue  2 sided Pearl paper.
Blind made from snowflake paper sent to me from USA
Snowflakes, snippets  found  in my stash.
Die cut is Spellbinders 'Deckled Rectasngles'.
Sentiment created in word.
A liberal sprinkling of Glamour Dust also used.

With the blind pulled up to can see the pipers busy piping away.
Image by Digi My World and I have used the pre coloured version here.
There is a little bit of glare from the acetate but not as bad using the light box.
Now hands up all those who just had to count to make sure there were 11?
Thought so!!!

The inside of the card with  more Glamour Dust.
Entering in the following:
Sweet Stamps #148: Glitter.
Creative Inspirations #245: Anything goes/optional sketch.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #103: Use up your snippets (snowflakes).
The Squirrel and the Fox #59: Christmas or Hanukkah,
That Craft Place: Anything goes.
Dream Valley #72: Christmas.
Challenges 4 Everybody #36: Anything goes.
Live and love Crafts #18: Stardust.
Last but not Least my card for day 12 of my self imposed challenge for the 12 Days of Christmas. With twelve images to fit onto the card I really had to push the boat out to find a shape which would work but I did. Another  Splitcoaststampers  a Pop up card  which I have modified to suit my purpose.
So for the very last time I give you:
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my True Love Gave To Me 12 Drummers Drumming.
I will show you the back of the card 1st as I rather like the closure.
Just a band tucked round and secured with 2 circles of card, 2 brads and twine.

The front showing just 3 of the drummers.
Digi is by Bugaboo.
coloured using Graph'it pens and a gold gel pen.
Papers are digis by Raspberry Road from their Auld Lang Syne 2 collection.
Numbering   by Britannia  dies.
Sentiment created in word.

With the card open showing the last nine drummers
with the middle ones on the pop up.

Showing the pop up folding down inside the card.
Entering into the following:
Papertake Weekly #125: Last Christmas card of the yr.
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #82: Anything goes.
Sweet Pea Stampers: Christmas/New yr.
Crafty Hazelnuts #156: Last minute cards not shown yet.
613 Avenue Create #51: Anything goes with no twist.
One Stitch At A time #194: Anything goes.
Scribble and Scrap #8: Anything goes.
Artistic Inspirations #72: Anything goes.


Ali said...

Certainly no lack of mojo here - you've been sch a busy bee xxx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous, a huge well done to you.
Have a great Christmas.

Kath x

Maggie said...

Two wonderful projects Mrs A.
Merry Christmas

vicki said...

Wow mrs A you have been busy your cards are so lovely I love the soilders :)

Wishing you a wonderful christmas

Vic x

tilly said...

Although I have only just caught up with the last few days, I have to say you have done a wonderful 12 days proud of yourself!
Bet you will be pleased when they all leave after Christmas lol

Stacey Schafer said...

cute projects! thanks for stopping by the Curtain Call and playing along!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 156 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Bonnie said...

These cards are all amazing! And you saved the very best for last! I LOVE the drummers drumming! I think you need a liberal slice of Di's Christmas cake! Have a wonderful Christmas, Mrs. A!

Merry said...

Oh so clever….two wonderful cards. I really love that blind idea.

Merry said...

Back again…just have to say that beautiful bag and tag you sent to me for the swap was happily accepted by the 83yo lady that partners with me at the museum. She just loved all the detail, flowers and how solid the bag was. Thanks it finished my gift nicely. :-)

Mary said...

Well done! You did the 12 days not only beautifully, but also creatively! My hat goes off to you! The world is so much smaller and much more friendly because of you and everyone I've met on my cyber journey. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

scrappymo! said...

You deserve a trophy! I think it is amazing that you gave yourself this challenge and stuck with it even when it got really hard to design something to acomodate!

Great job. The 12 drummers is fantastic...I think it is my personal fave!!!

Merry Christmas Mrs. A.
I have been to America and home today, then whipped up my 6th batch of whipped shortbread, and finally made up my piecrust dough for the kiddies coming tomorrow.
We are going to make mince tarts...I think they will like the cutting of the shapes and fitting them intot he little tart pans!

I have earned my Bailey's to put my feet up and watch some British TV!!!

Margreet said...

Wow, what an immense project Mrs A...I enjoyed all of the 12 days...wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative 2014!
xxx Margreet

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Congrats on doing your difficult challenge.

Wishing you and the Doc (and the cat) a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ingrid Mason said...

You set yourself a very big challenge Mrs A but my goodness, you have succeeded in fulfilling it awesomely. Each card so different and so beautiful in every way. I cannot tell you how much I admire your talents in creating these 12 cards and I have enjoyed each and every one of them enormously, Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Di said...

Fabulous cards Mrs A - you really pulled out all the stops for this challenge wot you gave yourself.

Err, we lost about a third of the Playground fence overnight - Len the Boy Scout is nailing and roping all over the place so watch it if you come to play! He's also asking why we have so many empties hidden in the bushes :)

Have a lovely Christmas!

Hugs, Di xx

Hugs, Di xx

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Wauw! This is just much to see! Thank you for sharing your card at Sweet Pea Stampers "Christmas/Newyear". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-Sweet Pea Stampers

Craftyanny said...

Two great makes
Merry Christmas and thanks for playing along with That Craft Place
Anne x

Viv's Visuals said...

NOW I know what the 'A' stands for Mrs A.... Awesome!!!!
Great makes!
Merry Christmas. x

Sarah said...

Mrs A you are a triumph! I've not commented on every post - you know how it is in the run up to Christmas! - but I've read and appreciated them all.

Fabulous - really fabulous!!

Hope you have a relaxing Christmas day and a brilliant New Year.

Best wishes,


Carol L said...

I've been enjoying your creativity with these 12 days of Christmas cards!! The pipers piping card has an interesting twist! As I scroll down the page the snowflakes on the sides appear to be turning! So cool!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and thanks so much for being such a faithful visitor to my blog :)

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I like both these cards and the clever way you incoporated your images. Is it Christmas yet? Must be time for a drinkie at least xx

cm said...

*wild applause and loud cheering* Congrats on 1000% success with your challenge (the self-imposed ones are the most difficult!), with these two as perfect for 'grand finale' status! Wonderful creations all the way through! Just by the way: a Canadian novelist - CC Benison - is writing a series of 12 mystery novels, each dedicated to the 12 Days of Christmas. I have his most recent - Ten Lords A-Leaping - at the ready for some holiday reading. His main character is Father Tom Christmas, and though the 'premise' may sound quirky, the books are a delight! A most Merry, Merry Christmas to you, Mrs. A!

Sunshine Girl said...

All fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

KarinsArtScrap said...

What beautiful cards MRS A.
Happy Holidays.

Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Mrs.B said...

Wishing You and Yours a Wonderful Christmas.
Hugs, Avril xx

Zue said...

Happy holidays, Val.
Have lots of fun! Hope you and yours are well.
Sue xxx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the 12 Days of Christmas cards. The blind part is wonderfully unique & putting the remaining drummers inside of the one card is creative. Thank you fro entering OSAAT Ch194 Anything Goes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Whimcees said...


I just received your wonderful card! Thank you so much for so kindly remembering me on Christmas! Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season and wishing you the blessings of Christmas!


Barbara Diane

Marisa said...

Very creative cards! Love the venitian snowflake blind and the nutcrackers are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Hettie said...

Well done that Girl! Love the Drummers - my favourite!
Merry Christmas to you and Doc!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'Christmas/New Year' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team

Sally H said...

Mrs A you are a genius! These cards are wonderful and you deserve more than two mince pies for that! Hope Santa brings you loads of lovely goodies and I'll see you in the playground for a quick swig when I can escape the kitchen xxx

Greta said...

I am totally in awe! You're amazing--so creative! Loved your challenge! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Brenda in IN said...

I couldn't wait to see what you would do for 11 and 12 and you didn't disappoint. How cute and clever these are. I wish you a Merry Christmas and want to thank you for your help this year in getting my blog up and running and all your comments.

Chana said...

You certainly nailed both 11 and 12! Very nicely crafted. Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

sue jones said...

Gorgeous project thanks for joining in at Sweet Pea Stampers this time - Good luck.

annewalker said...

That is a very nice and stunning creation! i love those snowflakes against the dark background, very nice holiday card.

Here's expressing my warmest Christmas and New Year wishes to everyone!
Anne Walker @

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is soooo creative!!! Love what you have done for those cards!!!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

NGCARDS said...

Such a sweet image and a wonderful card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xxx

Eulanda said...

WOW what a challenge to take on but you did such a great job!! Very sweet cards and very creative! Thanks so much for joining our last challenge of the year "Stardust" at LLC and hope to see you play again! Happy New Year!
LLC Designer
December Giveaway

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning Mrs A your brilliant xx

Andree said...

A fabulous Christmas card and a brilliant design.

Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Katie Stringer said...

Such a creative design
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

rachel said...

Gorgeous projects - very clever! thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations and good luck - all the best for 2014 too! Hugs Rachel xx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Such wonderful, clever projects. Love it when cards are so different. Thanks so much for joining the Artistic Inspirations Challenge, and Happy New Year. Suz xxx

Lexie said...

Fab card, fab idea!

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Ellis said...

Fantastic pop up card with the drummers! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Susanne Vargas said...

Only now was able to catch up and see that you did, indeed, finish the challenge! Congratulations! And with two awesome cards! Love the venetian blinds! What' will your next self imposed challenge be?

MagsB said...

Hooray, you did it! Mrs A, I am in awe of the clever methods you used to fit the 11 pipers and 12 drummers on their respective cards. A-Ma-Zing!

A belated 'Happy New Year' to you - and also (nearly forgot!) thanks for joining in at Dream Valley! :)

love Mags B x