Monday, November 22, 2021

Gotta get my skates on

Good afternoon blogland,

Minimal chatting today - want to get this post linked up to a couple of challenges - so only subject of conversation is, isn't it turned cold!!!! Weather seemed to change overnight from 'ooh it's too warm to be November, feels more like September' to 'where's me blooming woolly hat at then, I'm freezing!'.

Also in my head I've taken a decision with those blooming Christmas cards, I will be separating making them out from the actual thing of Christmas itself - I mean I make all types of cards with no-one particularly in mind to send them to, just do it for the fun of 'making' so why not the same with Christmas cards? Makes me feel better than all the angst I have over not particularly liking Christmas itself.

So to join in with a challenge or two, here's my latest creation (please try to ignore the dodgy printing - my printer wants new ink and so is throwing it's dummy out of the pram):

Digital stamps:
Pollycraft - Maurice Christmas Socks
(coloured with Copics)
From an etsy seller - a set of them listed as for making vinyl signage but I thought they're .pdf's so why wouldn't they work as sentiments. Proof in the pudding!
Patterned Paper:
First Edition - Arctic Wonder
Creative Expressions - Noble Collection: Double Stitched Squares
Anything else:
MDF glittery triangles

What I did:
Re-sized and mooched around a bit with the image and sentiment until I was happy with how it looked, printed off onto Copic friendly paper (after swearing at the machine a couple of times because it's being a pest).
Coloured with Copics.
Die-cut with square die.
Die-cut a bit of patterned paper out with different sized die from same set.
Glued paper to 5x5 card base, popped 3d foam on the image panel and popped that onto the base.
Glued the corners onto the image panel.

et voila, job done!

I showed this card to TTT she actually laughed and said 'that's good!', of course then carried on with 'why are you making Christmas cards this early, don't you know it's a month off?' It seems parents are sooooo dim they don't know when Christmas is!!  Here's hoping someone can tell me, when should I expect it to be Christmas - please help out an old, out of date parent, eh! ;-)

Hope you are all well in blogland and I'm signing off now,
See you soon,

Challenge /s:

Passion for Markers: Week 618 - Anything Christmas

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Challenge #540 - Check it Out

Watercooler Wednesday: WWC 329 - Cathy's Challenge - All Things Masculine

As You Like It Challenge: Favourite - Dies v Stencils - for me dies all the time!  I have a few stencils (a steadily growing collection it has to be said!) but I'm much more of a die person, I just feel they either create a great embellishment or hide the fact I really cannot cut straight when used for matting and layering. 


  1. fab card and thanks for sharing at PFM with our Christmas challenge

  2. Super cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

  3. Hi Sarah, what a fabulous card. Great image, coloured beautifully and I do like the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  4. LOL, what a great image and coloured brilliantly too. The perfect sentiment to accompany him. SO pleased my boys are out of their teens, always controversial they were!! xx

  5. I love this fun, festive card Sarah your colouring of the image is ACE, the sentiment is great this will bring a smile to someone's face for sure at Christmas.
    lorraine x

  6. LOL that sentiment made me giggle, a few too many kiddos out there that believe that I think! Hehe. Fabulous card hun and perfectly coloured. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  7. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  8. Love your card! The image is really fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.



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