Should have posted last week but Hey Ho I am here now with the latest selection of cards for the Christmas Card Club. The theme was Santa's little helpers. I have just purchased this trio of Gnomes from Woodware called 'Gnome Friends' and The Penny Black stamp ' Holly Jolly Critters' and thought both fitted the bill.
/ well quite a few Christmas Embossing Folders which I never remember to use till I have finished a card but this time was determined to use at least one . This is by Crafts -Too called Merry Christmas. I had a ready made red blank card with a matching envelope in my stash so popped them both through my die cut machine with the embossing folder. Really pleased how they came out, especially the envelope. Simple pleasures!! The sentiment is by Jane Nestorenko. Gnomes have been coloured using my Graph'it pens and die cut out using a Tattered Lace rounded corner rectangle die.
For the card above I used up scraps of christmas design papers . The 2 papers to the left (behind the string and image) are a Paper Crafts Special 2017 and a Nitwits Snow Flake Red from their Believe too pack. The others I have no names for but they were freebies from a magazine. Gnomes coloured again with my pens and edged round with a silver gel pen. Silver spots are stickers from my stash and much flatter than gems for posting I find.
Whilst mice and hedgies are not especially known for helping out Santa at christmas these little characters are helping out with the decorations so in my book they pass muster. The sentiment comes with the stamp and on both cards I have used a corner punch . the papers above are a snippet of small tartan by Making Cards from their christmas edition 2015 and the larger tartan is by Trim Craft. Both magazine freebies. White cord and ribbon from my stash and are the from tags on clothes and the ribbons they attach to the inside of jumpers and dresses that I have never found useful and tend to show if not tucked in when wearing the said item. Much easier to cut out and use! Images coloured using the same pens as above and the black spots are glitter stickers again perfect for posting as they are flat.
So with these 4 cards it takes my total this year to 100. Phew. Whilst I don't need that many it does mean I can now start stock piling for future years as friends and family always look forward to receiving a hand made card and I don't want to stop doing that.
Just had out invites for our booster vaccines and used the web site links to book. Much easier and simpler than back at the beginning of the year. Won't be having the flu jab at the same time though as I think that will take me way over the top for having a reaction.
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Take care and stay safe
Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie
Lovely cards Mrs A…loving the gnomes and mice just perfect….
Had our booster jabs this week.Rich was okay and I felt lousy for 24 hours ..all better now….hope yours go okay…take care xxx
Oh how cute are these l just adore your gnomes absolutely brilliant cards Mrs A x
Great cards Mrs A. Love the Gnomes and I have even put one I have made, on my blog last night! Love the Woodware Gnome stamp and PB Hedgies are the best. Stay safe and well, hugs, Carol S.xx
These are just too cute, all fabulous cards Mrs. A!
Great cards Mrs A! x
Your Santa helpers cards are just adorable, the gnomes look like they’re up to mischief, and the critters look very jolly indeed. Well done on reaching 100 cards! Xxx
A lovely set of cards featuring cute gnomes and hedgies, love the embossed envelope - what a brilliant idea. Very impressed with your 100 card total!
Beautiful cards, images, colours and fabulous styles....x
Super cards, I like the fun gnomes and your critters are so cute.
I hope your booster goes well, had mine last week and all was fine.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
Fab cards, I don’t emboss enough either. The PB is fab, love these critters. Had my flu jab Saturday, just a sore arm that’s all, booster next Monday, spreading them out
Love these cards. The Woodware gnome stamp is brilliant and you can't go wrong with cute mice either. I seem to be stockpiling Christmas cards too although not intentionally
Aw these are all sooooo gorgeous and very cute too! 100 Christmas cards, wow! I have bought mine this year (I know, shrieks with dismay!) Has been more difficult keeping up with birthday cards whilst waiting for cataracts to be done so Christmas cards have taken a back seat. Might still try and make some though, fingers crossed! First op cancelled as no beds. Hopefully in three weeks if not cancelled again! Fingers crossed! Take care. Hugs xxxxxxxx
A lovely festive selection of gnomes and Christmas critters here Mrs A. You have been busy colouring I see and they are gorgeous.
The gnomes and the sentiments sure do work well together and loving how you did the dry embossing flap on the envelope x. The last two cards are super adorable and all your cards are wonderful Mrs A. Well done you on reaching 100 cards x.
I'm a sucker for cute gnomes, and these gnomes are just as cute as the hedgies on your cards! I love how you colored them all up for Christmas in festive colors and that embossed envelope looks very special too! NJ on everything!
What a marvellous selection of cards Valery, lovely them all, the images are all so cute, fab designs too.
Hope you don't get a bad reaction from your jab, take care, Kate x
LOve all your cards and cute images-hope you don't have areaction to the jab-John had his booster and flu jab a week apart with no ill effects
What a gorgeous collection of cards Valery Anne.
I love that embossing folder and glad you remembered to use it! The gnomes are so cute and those hedgies are adorable.
What a wonderful selection of festive creations Mrs A, Gnomes are making a big impact in crafting at the moment and so they should they are so cute and versatile, love the little critters one as well
What a beautiful selection of very sweet cards Mrs A! I agree about the embossing folders. I just dug a pile from a bottom drawer, one of them I won on one of your challenges, and I am determined to let them shine!!
Cute collection of cards Valery. Zoe x
What a lovely cards with the gnomes and the mice and hedgehogs. Love them all.
Good luck with your booster. Here, we are not sure when we can get it. I hope in December.
What a great collection of cards, I love those little critters. The embossed envelope is beautiful. There is so much to try and so little time! x
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