Monday, December 26, 2011

Almost the end of Christmas cards!

Where has the time gone?  It seems like just a couple weeks ago was Labor Day weekend. People who say that time goes by faster the older you get are very right.

At any rate, I have been furiously trying to finish my Christmas cards.  I think I have only one more that is a humorous one not needed until next Sunday.
Here are the pictures ---
This one is for Jeff, my son-in-law.  The front is the same as the one for my son.  The inside is very different though.
I added a mix of Shamrock Green and Christmas Green Flower Soft to the Christmas tree and added a gold star brad at the top.
The Sweet Christmas Welcome scene is colored with pastel Copics. Lightning Edwin is colored  in brighter colors.
The lights on the string are colored with glitter pens.

Here's the inside of Jeff's card.  The designer paper is from Webster's Pages Botanical Christmas. 
The red ribbon from the stash.
The charms are a spatula and crown - Jeff is King of the Grill at their house.  He does a lot of grilling even in winter.  It is not unusual to see steam from the grill when it's zero outside!
The jotting panels were cut using the Nesties Labels Three set.

This is for my daughter, Becky.  This is one of the four I made using the "no lines" Tilda images from the Inventory Reduction Challenge a couple weeks ago.

My granddaughter Megan received this blue card from the "no lines" group. 

My grandson Jake has always loved the snow, snowboarding, building snowmen - anything outside in the winter.  Shoveling the driveway - not so much.
I don't remember where the background paper came from, but it looked like a winter sky.  I added the snowflakes die cut from Cuttlebug Snowflakes #2 set.
Edwin on Christmas Eve is from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams and is colored with Copics.
The inside of his card carries along the snowman-snowflake theme. The charm is a snowflake from Magnolia.

The ribbon is from the stash. (If any of you are wondering about how often I say "from the stash", believe me I have a HUGE stash of everything. While I was working, I was preparing supplies for years of card making after I retired!) 

The large snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch; the smaller one is a Cuttlebug die.
The label is a Stampin' Up punch.

This little cutie Halo Tilda was for my great granddaughter Dakota.  Tilda was colored with Copics, with Clear Star glitter on her wings and  yellow glitter pen on the halo.
The mitten was die cut with Nesties Mittens die.
 I cut one pink checked and one blue and offset them just a bit so the pink would show against the background.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia.  The papers are from the Magnolia Fairytale Paper pack.

The inside of Dakota's card was lined with another Magnolia paper and one from SU's Sweet Pea tablet.
The ribbons are from my stash.
The mittens are smaller dies in the same Nesties set.  I stamped Merry Christmas on the tiny mittens, threaded a 1/8" ribbon through the slots in the cuff and tied them together.  I added a tiny rose and leaf.
The medium size mitten is the jotting panel.

My granddaughter, Paula, who lives in Colorado and is going to college out there will get this card shortly. Her birthday is in a couple days, so both cards will go together.

I love Tilda with all those presents!  She too was colored with Copics.
The tag is a Magnolia Doohickey die.  The ribbon is from the stash.
The corners are from a Cuttlebug die set.
The designer papers are from the stash.

I think the stripe papers are from Webster's Pages; the holly paper is Magnolia.
The ribbon is from the stash.  The Christmas carnations are from Hooked on Crafts.
The charm is from Magnolia.

And last is the cutesy card I did for my stamping friends.  Not very intricate or fussy at all, but a quick fun card to do.

The stamp is House Mouse Wrapped and Ready.  I colored them using Prismacolor pencils.
I added Vintage Christmas Flower Soft to the shadow lines.
I found the very small bows while browsing the Christmas aisles in WalMart.  They are a little large for the mice, but do look very cute.

When I ran out of bows, I used glitter pens. 

Inside was stamped "Welcome Christmas into your heart" - from the Stampin' Up set Heard From the Heart.

This is a really long post. Thank you for sticking with me to the end!



RenateKreativ said...

Wow....wonderful card you have used.
Hugs Renate

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Kathy, wow, wow, wow! Your cards are all very wonderful! You really have worked hard to get so many special cards made for your family. I can't believe your a GREAT grandmother! Love each and every card...hugs...Barb

Norma said...

Kathy, these are great!!! I can see that you have been super busy. And they're all unique. I bet your relatives were tickled pink to have received such beautiful cards.

Danielle said...

Wow Kathy, your cards are all lovely, and will make the joy of everyone receiving them. I have a coup de coeur for this red one, with tilda and her gifts, so cute...
Very nicely done beautiful work.

Linda said...

Wow Kathy everyone of these cards are fabulous!!!!! I am sure every one will treasure them!!!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, I'm sure the recipients were delighted! Happy New Year to you and your family!
Hugs Julie P