Tuesday, 28 October 2014

WOYWW Two Months & Counting Down !

Well, we hit the 25th October over the weekend & with the "two months to Christmas" date looming over me, I thought I had better get my act together and get card making !

So as I was home alone, with Much Beloved in Manchester for the footie on Sunday, I was able to spend the afternoon crafting !

I have been putting Christmas stuff into a project box for a few weeks, so it was handy enough to haul it all out & make a start.

I started with my 2 Chloe Poinsettia stamps and stamped them with sparkling white embossing powder onto burgundy card, layering the larger & smaller petal stamps to make up the full flower.

Then I set to creating a few cards - each with a similar colour scheme of burgundy on cream card made with a selection of other stamps, ribbons & buttons etc. - but each with a bit of a different design.

Then as I have mentioned before - whilst I do love all the mixed media inky, painty stuff - sometimes I just have an attack of the cutes !

I saw these découpage Pippenwood Christmas cards & papers & couldn't resist !

I do like a bit of laying up now & then !
Then making them up with the matching papers.

Well, these may not complete what I need to send to the people on my Christmas card list - but it feels good to have made a start !

One last crafty project for the weekend was another page for my Journal 52 - this topic was Magic - so it really was a perfect excuse to get my Lavinia stamps out !

Have a great crafty week !
Ali x


  1. The only time of year I do cute is Christmas, when I run out of time for more intricate cards ( like now, when I've done 2...will you stop with the countdown!) I turn to my cute Penny Black creatures.. lol! Your cards are gorgeous, love the colour scheme, so unusual. Helen 2

  2. I agree with Helen...stop with the countdown! I can't handle it...makes me crazy! Now I know definitely...I'm behind!
    Glenda #33

  3. Gosh, you're right, it's less than two months now till Christmas! And just two months left of 2014! Eeeks! I love the simple cream/red colour scheme of your Christmas cards and your journal page looks fab too! I'll have to look into Journal 52 - I've seen other people refer to it. Have great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #32

  4. Wow! You have the march on me ... I better get cracking!
    Love the cards
    Bishopsmate #42

  5. Bravo on the beautiful start to your Christmas cards!!! I'm late too, but trying to get them finished in time! They have to go out early to reach the States in time.

    Jeannie #27

  6. Love the christmas cards, been pretty much concentrating on them myself lately.
    Need more quick ideas. Have a great crafty week, Angela x 34

  7. A lovely selection of Christmas cards there, Ali. The colourways are so great - and yes, those last ones really are rather cute!
    Take care. God bless.
    \Margaret #16

  8. Gorgeous cards, Ali, and the journal page is really lovely. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 24

  9. Wow Ali, a prolific days crafting! Love the colour you've chosen on the cards, and I really like the scroll of holly above and below the greeting on the tall card. Gosh, you won't be too afraid of the deadline for posting at this rate!

  10. Wow! You've been busy! I love that poinsettia stamp! Do you fussy cut it or have you got the die too? Beautiful cards.
    Thanks for visiting my desk tonight.
    Have a good week,
    Thank you for letting look over your shoulder,

  11. I really love the burgundy and cream combination of the Christmas cards, very different yet so elegant. A good change from red and green! I like your Lavinia stamps too :-)
    I wouldn't mind a return visit to the quilt museum as I only had half an hour there....I'll let you know!
    Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

  12. You really have been busy, those cards are so beautiful! I love the dark red an cream. It is so elegant!
    Gabriele 31

  13. That's a terrific journal page, Ali, and thank you for the marvelous array of Christmas card inspiration!! They are all fantastic! I need to sit down and do the same thing or I'll never get mine made in time! Happy WOYWW and thanks for coming by to see me!! Enjoy the coming week!! Hugs, Darnell #66

  14. What truly delightful cards you have made. Love the colours you have chosen, different from what you see and so effective.
    Fab journal page!
    Hugs, & Thanks for the visit earlier - Neet 29 xx

  15. It really makes me smile, all those people that are working on X-mas projects. I don't 'do' X-mas projects but I DO look forward to the 'festivities' on my blog in the week between X-mas and New Year... thát is my (and other's) annual 'creative Top 2000 Musical Blog Party' on my blog... can't wait! (I will give info about this on my blog in November, in case you wanna join the creativity-party) Hope you have fun with the cards, they look amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week, happy crafting and a hug from Holland. Marit #63