Sunday, 4 December 2011

Family Christmas cards

I've had a wonderfully crafty weekend. It's been hot as Job's boils here this week (any advance on 37*C anyone?) so DH and I have had a good excuse to stay in with the air-con. He's caught up on odd jobs, work and a little much-needed shut-eye, and I've been gluein'n'stickin'. We did pop out to the church food fete yesterday for some yummy Burmese chicken biryani, and to church and a Robo-Fair at the local university today, but they were kind of timed around the "you overheated yet? Me too, let's go" rather than the relaxed weekend amblings of the winter.

Before I show you me on a Segway at the RoboFair ("wheeeeeeeeeee! I'm a Mythbuster.....") here are the fruits of my weekend fun.

For Basic Grey "lost and found" (Eskimo kisses papers from 2 years ago which I thought I'd used up), Colour Create "red, green & white" and Simon Says Stamp "anything goes":

Creatalicious "Christmas and sparkle" and Charisma Cardz "spots":

And for Less Is More "green" (LOVE this!) and Stampavie's "easel card":

Don't you just love that koala bauble stamp? I've been so excited about using it ever since DH got it for me last weekend from Stamp-It, our local LSS. Just adorable.

Oh OK OK, just because you've been waiting so patiently.


Anonymous said...

Lush cards...great use of spots! Really nice colour choice too!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz,best of luck!

Viv said...

Great cards, esp. the bauble one. Love the pic of the segway too tfs :O) Viv xx

Georgina said...

haha! that looks like a lot of fun. I saw something similar on groupon recently and was thinking it would make a good christmas gift (segway thingy). Love the cards too - you've been super busy - that baubaul one is adorable. wish it was hot here - I'm freezing! Oh and thank you so much for my christmas card it arrived yesterday! :) love it

Tam said...

Great cards! One of these days I'm going to make one of those kind.
I love your shirt!

NGCARDS said...

Great card! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Hello From Texas said...

Oh how cute. Yes that is an adorable stamp and your coloring is wonderful.

Mandi said...

I agree that koala bauble is fabulous!
your cards to the family are stunning
LOVE the piccy of you, that looks like lot of fun

Thank you mandi LIM

Viv's Visuals said...

Cute koala! Lovely card (and at the mo your weather is preferable to ours - 5*C - wet windy and miserable!!!

Chrissie said...

Great LIM card and I love the look of concentration on your face in the photo!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Allison said...

such a cute card
Thanks for joining us at Charisma

Sharon said...

A fab collection of card. I love how you've done one contemporary and one traditional tri-shutter fold Christmas card. They both look brilliant.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge,
Sharon xx

Kathyk said...

FAB projects, love your LIM card and you look to have mastered the segway too!


Aileen said...

Super cards and the Koala is adorable! x

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I'm still wowed by any card that doesn't open like a regular book and you have 3 here!! They all look great! Cute papers and the way you wove the ribbon through the 3rd card looks fabulous! : )

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Zoechaos said...

Great collection of cards, the little bauble really made me chuckle XOXO Zoe

Leah the Orange said...

these are all so much fun! love the funky folded cards - they look like a lot of work! gorgeous job combining papers, too. thanks for sharing your projects with the Charisma Galz this week, and good luck! xo

Kiki said...

Wow, so busy! Each card is fantastic!

Thanks so much for joiing us at SAM this time.

Hugs, Kiki

Gemma said...

a beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

Karen said...

These cards are stunning, love the way you've used your papers for the first two. That koala stamp is so cute, would love to have one like that he is so adorable, you've coloured him in beautifully, perfect for LIM Karen x

Marrigje said...

I like the tri shutter cards. The Koala bauble is great, I just love this stamp. The card you made with it, is beautiful.

Giò said...

WOW!!! A lot of fabulous cards!!!!
Thanks a lot for joining us at BG challenge.
Hugs, Giò