Monday, November 16, 2009

Show & Tell Monday

Well, with the horrible wind and rain we had over the weekend, it seemed a good idea to spend as much of it as possible indoors playing with paper!

Actually we did go out on Saturday, but yesterday I settled down at my desk and made another big batch of Cword cards, I've not counted them yet, but I think I must have made it to 100 which should be plenty, and will hopefully mean that I'm not still making the blessed things during Christmas week when I discover I didn't have enough for the neighbours.

Anice and Funky Hand released her brand new Christmas Digi Stamps at the weekend. The Funky Hand Gang have been playing with them for a couple of weeks or so already and have made some fabulous cards. Check out these great downloadable/printables HERE
As I seem to be having a bit of a "snowflakes" year, those are the ones I homed in on. I converted them to cut on the Robo and have had a great time making up a batch of cards using the snowflakes along with the Blue Christmas download paper collection. This is the first card I made, using different snowflakes in different sizes and papers all layered up onto squares cut from the Blue Christmas papers and a little bit of silver and glitter for seasonal bling.

For some reason the colours haven't photographed particularly well, the papers are much more like the colours on the next set.
For these I resized the designs and cut lots of small snowflakes from plain white card, then made "tiles" from some remnants of paper left over from the one above to make this one with lots of snowflakes

I still had lots of snowflakes, and lots of scraps of the papers, so in the end I made these too.
You can click on them for a better look - I thought you might start feeling chilly if I made them all full size!

I enjoyed last week's DCM challenge so much that on Friday afternoon I ended up setting myself a secondary challenge - actually it would be great if anyone reading this would have a go at this.

The idea is to use a sheet of A4 to make a "big" card and a scrapling in the same style.
Here's my twosome

I wish I'd ordered more of this gorgeous dark green card now, it works really beautifully with the MME Merry Little Christmas papers, doesn't it?

Today I have vacuumed up the mess under my desk so it's all ready to mess up again. I failed to find the bag of glitter card scraps that I've mislaid - I've even tidied a couple of boxes while looking for it. I wonder where it could have gone?

Anyway, that's it for today, I'll show the rest of yesterday's haul next time - yes, there's more AND they're not snowflakes - how about that then!

Hope you didn't get blown away at the weekend


Carol said...

great cards Kathy - had to laugh at you losing your glitter card scrap bag tho' - I've recently had a big tidy up and I can't find anything!! seem to spend more time looking than crafting!! lolxx

Will try and have a go at your challenge xx

Caroline said...

Gosh, you have done well Kathy to have made that many Christmas cards! I can count on one hand the amount I have made, haha.

Angelnorth said...

Lovely frosty look to this batch - fab cards! Love your big card and scrapling combo too!

Kaz said...

Oohh lovely cards again Kathy, could you help me out now and make some for me??!!

Glad to hear you did the hoovering! xx

CLARE said...

Those snowflakes look so delicate - very pretty. I can relate to the not finding anything situation. I definately must have a sort out, just not today!

Wipso said...

Didn't get blown away over weekend but it's very windy here today. I spent my weekend felting bears so my show and tell is just that. A x

Traceyr said...

Well done on all the Christmas cards - have you tried the Paper Mill in the Galleria? I have just recently bought a whole A4 box of that dark green card from them.


Julie said...

love your set of cards

Lynda said...

Another fab set of cards Kathy and I love the card and scrapling duo - might have a go a that one! I think Paula's set a trend there.

Love Lynda xxx

Janice said...

Well done Kathy! Lovely cards.

Hazel said...

Lots of lovely snowflakes cards. I like the idea of making the card and the scrapling to co-ordinate - haven't made my scraplings yet, so I think I'll have a try at this - thanks for the idea x

Mel X said...

Lovely cards Kathy - fabulous snowflakes. Love all the papers and colour combis

Mel C

lisa said...

Fantastic cards Kathy. They're all so lovely and you've made so many. I've only done about 15, Mmmm I've think I've got a lot more work to do.
The weather wasn't to bad here in Yorkshire over the weekend, but tomorrow looks awful, oh well, no excuse to get those C Cards done now is there!


kathj said...

great cards love the blue ones

Lynda said...

I've completed your challenge Kathy - here's my card and scrapling

Love Lynda xxx