Saturday 20 August 2011

More Christmas!

Five more Christmas cards to be precise! See how my target of 100 is rushing towards me?! All five of these cards have been made with Penny Black Christmas stamps and have been coloured with Aquamarkers. I've inked around the edges of each image with a very worn but trusty blue inkpad.

I've embossed panels with either a Cuttlebug snowflake folder or Swiss Dots plus added either red raffia,
or Tempting Turquoise ribbon from Stampin' Up

or even some red ric rac from my stash. I've used a Spellbinder Nestabilities die to cut all the stamped images out with exception to the first card as I just used it as a template to draw around.
A few snowflake confetti shapes, glittering with stickles and a bit of faux stitching and the cards are complete!

The cards fit the following challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round: Make 5 Christmas cards and choose at least 4 ingredients from list - mine are: Stitching, Ribbon, Inking, Stamping and Texture
Desert Island Crafters: Choose minimum of 3 items from list - mine are: Dry Embossing, Ruffles, Stitching
Charisma Cardz: Negative Space (third card from top fits this best!)
CAS-ual Friday's: Clean and Simple and Embossing

  • Images: Penny Black, coloured with Aquamarkers
  • Embossing: Cuttlebug
  • Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities
  • Ribbon: Turquoise - Stampin' Up, everything else my stash
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. awwwwww ruth they are all super cute hun!! love them xxxx

  2. oh these are fab .. love the little images - so cute
    Lisa x

  3. What gorgeous cards Ruth; all crispy clean and fresh! Love the images and your stitching looks fab - I thought it was real! xx

  4. Love 'em ALL!!! Each and every one of them are just wonderful!

  5. wow super cute, you have been busy

  6. lovely cards Ruth- thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  7. Adorable work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Fab cards Ruth! Hard to pick a fav! How awesome you have so many Christmas cards done already! You go girl!
    Katherine :)

  9. What adorable cards Tip. These Penny Black stamps are just so very cute and I love the CAS style you've used. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR this month and I sure look forward to seeing more of your wonderful inspiration. "Love & Hugs" Carol

  10. Wow! Have you been busy thinking Christmas? Love each and every one. So cute!

  11. I really hate it when I get busy and can't get round to all my fav blogs! I've just scrolled through your last three postings and would have missed so much had I not gotten here today. Love all the Christmas cards, and hope we'll see many more between now and December. You are so clever and creative. Love the simple designs you do -- they are so effective. Your coloring is fantastic, Ruth. I'm working to be more like you in that arena every day. :-)

  12. Love your card with Penny Black stamps! All of them are CUTE and SWEET!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. Very cute! Thank you for joining our challenge at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

  14. Lovely cards! youve inspired me to did out my snowflakes this afternoon!
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week :)
    Emma x

  15. Super cards hun!!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time would love to see you next time too

  16. Oh Ruth these are all adorable!
    Love the simplicity of them - just perfect!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  17. ALL these cards are just adorable! The embossed card base is a great idea. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. Really sweet cards! Love that you didnt go overboard with the coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  19. I love all those xmas cards, well done on making a nice batch of cards!! Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x


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