Thursday 26 March 2009

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Challenge - March

I know, Christmas cards in March! The monthly challenge on Christmas Cards All Year 'Round is:

Since this is the month of the lucky leprechauns and Spring I thought it would be fun to create an all (or mostly) green Christmas card and include some kind of leaf on it. (for eg. a holly leaf)

This time I decided to try and make 5 similar cards but to use the holly leaf as the main focus. The holly is my own template cut from a lovely green card that has flecks in it. I've chalked it and then inked the edges in black. A little bit of glitter glue was added to the tips and also the centre of the leaves. The berries are card candy with a large dollop of red glitter glue!

I've printed directly onto the card stock again (makes life soooooooo much easier!) and I've used Big Mini Dots download from Pink Petticoat - there are actually two shades of green that I've used as I wasn't sure which one I liked the best.

I've doodled around the edges. I started using my trusty thin marker but that gave up on me so then used two black gel pens - one was glittery so there are subtle differences. And the ribbon is from my stash - it was wired but I took that out.
Sentiment is an acrylic Studio G stamp.

  • Printed directly onto cardstock: Big Mini Dots download from Pink Petticoat
  • Leaf: My own template
  • Card Candy: Craftwork Cards
  • Sentiment: Studio G acrylic stamp
  • Ribbon: From my stash


  1. Good idea... starting making X-mas cards already!!!
    These cards are really beautiful!! Great work!!!


  2. oooh these are lovely Ruth
    your cricket things went in the post yesterday- hope they arrive safe and sound

  3. Oh these are gorgeous and your doodling is fabulous!


  4. oh I likey very much...just my kinda card....absolutely gorgeous
    Hugs Kath xxxxx

  5. oooh these are great hunni! love them


    Amanda xxx

  6. From a distance the cards look like they have been sewn round the edges - they look fab!

  7. Wow Wow Wow these are lovely I still need to do mine a few days before the end of the month

  8. These are so great. Lucky you to be way ahead of the game with Christmas cards!!!

  9. These are so pretty, I wish I would have thought of making my own holly leaf, dahhhh, thanks for reminding me.


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