Thursday, 8 December 2011

And yet more green!

That's all for this week for this over-achiever, I promise.

Why is it that once the pressure is off, it's so much more fun to create? I think I made most of my Christmas cards this year way back in the Australian winter when it was truly chilly and mildly Christmassy feeling. Then once it started to heat up, the job was done and I didn't need to spend hours stewing in my oven-like little room. Or not for cards, anyway, just for scrapping. That worked for me. Next year we'll be back in the UK and goodness knows what I'll be doing. I may not have any time at all for crafting, although I really, really hope that's not the case.

For my final batch of LIM cards, I took my inspiration from Mandi's delicious bauble card to make 3 of these using my Cuttlebug, Hero Arts stamp, Studio G greeting stamp and lots of dye ink:

And 6 of these using an Inkadinkado Peace stamp, Copics and Stickles for the bauble. The bauble tops are punched using a tiny balloon punch.

That really is all. Tomorrow I'll be working at the church most of the day, so no more cards till the next challenge which I'm really looking forward to.

Bizzy Bec's Stores: Christmas
Creative Card Crew: Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: anything goes
Less Is More: green (you knew that LOL)


Kathyk said...

Smashing card - clever idea with the balloon punch - reckon most of the LIM-ettes should have just about finished their Christmas cards now!


Sheila in Cyprus said...

These are lovely cards, I love the first one. Must admit I get a lot of inspiration from Mandi and Chrissie too. I have just done something similar but with embossed die cut circles and die cut leaves. Can't use for the challenge though as I went for a 'gold theme' with them. Love Sheila

Chrissie said...

These are fabulous takes on Mandi's inspiration card!
I love the stamp you used for the second bauble!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Tam said...

Nice! The top is my fave of the 2.
I have those inkadinkado stamps, too.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx

Karen said...

Both are beautiful, but that second one is my fave. It's so elegant Karen x


Beauiful cards Squirrel - the branch and bauble design is fabulous - simple but very effective.
Sylvia x

Vicky Hayes said...

All your green cards have been great this week Squirrel - these bauble ones are lovely but I like your second entry best with that fab corner design. How could you even think about NOT crafting?!

Pauline said...

Fabulous bauble cards, I have the wreath too, and haven't used it yet! I may dig it out today now I've seen your lovely creation!

Sally said...

A very striking design & a perfect card for the green LIM challenge. Love the bauble.
Sally x

Mandi said...

Fantastic cards , I'm so chuffed to have inspired you
Thanks so much
mandi LIM

Jackie Thomas said...

ooh your card is simply stunning. Thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs. Merry Christmas
Jackie xo

Digi Darla said...

You're so talented!!! Great job, Love your cards so much...

Please visit my challenge blog at sometime. XXX~DigiDarla

Shanna Shands said...

Wonderful creation thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew challenge.