Sunday, December 08, 2019

Mamoth Card Making.

What a Day. Realized late last night that I was going to be 20 odd cards short of my total needed. Set to and made/completed 18 which are for old school friends and Family all of whom would expect nothing less than a handmade card from me. I even surpassed myself and decorated the envelopes (which I also made) with matching stamped images.
Here's  just a few of the envelopes going in the post tomorrow.

 It is time for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our last cards for the year.  Rachel chose Humour as the theme but I'm afraid I have had to fall back on the option of Anything goes and show two cards that I managed to finally get finished for cousins who don't see my blog so ok to show before they will be going in post on Monday.
I  brought these home from a recent Julie Hickey workshop I attended and finished them as I didn't like what I had done to them in the class so they needed tweaking.

First Card

 The stamp set used is called Festive Joy JH1022 by Julie Hickey.  We had inked up the stamps using white pigment ink but I thought it looked rather flat so I have gone over it using a silver gel pen and now it has a lovely sheen against the red. I fussy cut the images out and adhered to the card using 3D pads for dimension. The gems were also added by me from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Scrapping 4Fun #155 Christmas.
Brown Sugar #296 Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin # Christmas.
Sparkles #122 It's beginning to look a lot like christmas.
Merry Little Christmas #17 Anything goes.
Winter Wonderland # Anything goes.
Crafting with an Attitude #58 Anything goes.

Second Card

This one uses Julie Hickey's Christmas Frame JH1026 and Christmas Frame Word Die JHD-CUT-FR002
We had inked up in black ink which again I thought looked a bit flat even against the red wording.  I fussy cut round the image and also round the aperture in the centre of the card.Die
I went over the design using my silver gel pen and now happy with the resulting card. I had die cut the Christmas from a larger piece of red card and was able to centre it and pop under neath the image before attaching to the black card stock and then onto the card base.  This one is going to a cousin who is only just having her second christmas since losing her husband to a brain tumour so I still did not want to send her a too merry a card. I think this will be just right.

Entering into the following challenges:
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge #49 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #176 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #486 Anything goes last minute christmas.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #119 Anything goes.
Craft Stamper # Anything goes.
Crafter's Castle # Anything goes.


dutchess said...

Lovely cards ValeryAnn you must have enjoyed your workshop they are really special cards xxxxx

Viv said...

Well done you! x

Kathleen said...

Congratulations Mrs A, a super batch of cards and envelopes, especially love the JOY card, bet you had a load of help from your know who.

Kath x

creationsnz said...

Lovely cards ValeryAnn, especially that last one with the fabulous border-frame and the lovely shadow cast by the word. CarolG

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and love the decorated envelopes too
Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow that was a mammoth card making session, well done on getting all your cards done in time. Two fabulous cards for our challenge this week too.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous cards ... well done to you happy Christmas
Hugs Sylvie xx

Suze said...

You have been busy. I like both cards that you shared and agree that the silver gives the cards an elegant look. I hope that Little L'th was helping you while you were making those cards and envelopes as that is far too long for him to be unsupervised!

Margreet said...

Wow, what a busy bee and what a wonderful cards and envelopes!
xxx Margreet

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two fabulous cards, and love so much your handmade decorated envelopes!! It's a thing that I never do, but really adds a professionally look!
The Joy one is my fav, such eye-catching!

LesleyG said...

Well done Mrs A, these are all lovely including the envelopes xxx

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Mrs A and I'm impressed you even found time to decorate the envelopes too.
Kath x

Christine Harrop said...

Terrific cards ValeryAnn, even down to decorating the envelopes!!! Wow. Take care. Christine xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards and envelopes are stunning. I haven't counted my cards yet but I do think I am short. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, these are absolutely gorgeous! Your old school friends and family members are going to be well pleased when these beautifully decorated envelopes arrive in their mailboxes! Gorgeous cards!

terrie said...

Great looking cards....I'm sure everyone will love the cards your going mail out...they turned out fantastic...Merry Christmas

gwen70 said...

2 Beautiful cards , have a wonderful Christmas xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Valery, beautifully designed and lovely colours.
I love your envelopes too, it's something I always mean to do, I never get round to it,Kate x x

Chris said...

Now I AM impressed...18 cards in a day AND posh envelopes too! That is some going Mrs A! Good job you thought to give L'th that book to read, at least it kept him quiet and out of the way!

Kathleen said...

Good grief, it is bad enough having to make the cards let alone making and decorating the envelopes too.
Well done you though, great cards and lovely envelopes. Oh I have just realised that you will have had a really trusty helper to get these done, lucky you.

Kath x

Di said...

Well done - and the envelopes too. Very impressed! Clever little sausage.


Di xx

Pat K said...

Beautiful card the red. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Valerija said...

Lovely cards. Well done!
Valerija xx

Sandra H said...

A big pat on the back for getting them done and decorating the envelopes too!Your cards are just so adorable l love everything about them x

Sue - said...

Wow 18 cards in one evening I’m impressed! I’m afraid I cheated when I realised I was going to be short and bought a pack. They went to people who don’t really appreciate hand nade cards! Yours are lovely.

Bella Création (Iza) said...

Well done, original, love it
Thank you for sharing with us at the Brown Sugar Challenge

Iza DT

Elizabeth said...

Two lovely cards. I'm sure your cousins will be delighted to receive them. Sorry I'm late. xx

Donna said...

Very impressive with all the decorated envelopes, now I am thinking I best not mail my cards yet and decorate the envelopes! Beautiful cards, especially like the Joy one.

KandA said...

Well you've certainly been busy.... your cards and envelopes are gorgeous xx

Pink Rose said...

Hi Mrs A love your cards and wow those envelopes look awesome,well done my friend on your beautiful work xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Great job! TFS it with BSChallenge~

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful Christmas cards
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Very lovely cards and I love the envelopes too. Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
Crafter's Castle
Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

AlisonC said...

I always mean to decorate the envelopes and never do. It doesn't have to take long as you've shown. I like the simple colours of your other cards. Thanks for the card you sent. The glitter on vellum is very pretty. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, that’s a lot of silver pen line work, Mrs A, I’m really impressed.
As someone said recently if you don’t like it, it’s not finished too often people stop too soon, it’s a progression of design! Look great both of them, persistence pays off.

BTW your lovely hand made card arrived chez moi yesterday and am popping over to thank you very much and also huge thanks for your challenge this year, going to try better next year, but struggle with fairies elves mind you I’ve neglected stamps so shouldn’t be! Bad me.

Happy Christmas and every blessing healthwise esp on shoulder in 2020. I blogging for first time in over month tomorrow for WOYWW too, just scheduled it.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Helen said...

A great card.

Thanks for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and Happy New Year!

Helen x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creations

Thank you for sharing with us at 'Winter Wonderland' this month
Hope to see you join in with us again real soon!
Hugs Shell xx