Wednesday, September 8, 2010

April Christmas Cards

Yep! You read it right. 'April Christmas Cards'. I fell behind on my Xmas Card Challenge on SCS and I'm still playing catch-up! Only 5 more cards to go, and I'm back on track! Yippee! Now, onto April's Cards:

My first card I made for both the Christmas Card Challenge and the Penny Black 'All Sorts Challenge: Punch Away'. I used a Clean and Simple layout from the Clean and Simple Challenge Blog. I put both Liquid Applique and Flower Soft on the snow and Stickles inside the lamp. The white globes on the scalloped punch were purchased at Archivers. I get to go there a lot now that my son is going to college in Minnesota! There's one store right off the freeway, and another in the Mall of America. Here is a close up of the top of the image so you can see the Stickles and the Flower Soft.

My second card uses the Papertrey Ink Image 'Boards and Beams' and the holiday set that coordinates with it. The sketch is from Midnight Madness and the paper is 'Eskimo Kisses' by Basic Grey. This card is so much prettier in real life. The colors just didn't photograph well.
Here is a close up so you can see more detail:

This card uses a digital image by Cute Daisy May. The sketch is SC295. The cloud is felt that I covered with Flower Soft. I also put Flower Soft on the Primas. The paper is DCWV.

This image was colored with Prismacolored Pencils.

And finally, my last card uses a very old retired Stampin Up! image that an online friend sent me in the mail, so I don't know the name of it. The sketch is SCS296. The large snowflake was cut with a Sizzix Die. I put Liquid Applique and Flower Soft on the main image and glitter on the snowflake. The paper is also DCWV.

And here is another close up of this sweet vintage image.

I already posted my 5th April Xmas card when I did the post on 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Oh my goodness, you've been busy! These are all so cute! I love all things Penny Black, especially their Christmas stamps. I think I really need to buy that Eskimo Kisses paper too! Beautiful!

  2. These creations are just wonderful! You are certainly further ahead than I am ... I'd better get busy! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Cute! Cute! Cute!

  3. These are all fabulous cards Amy. Super fun sketches, and the images are so cute! You are doing a fantastic job working ahead with all of the christmas cards!

  4. These are all adorable - but that HOUSE is - WOW!!!!

  5. Oh my goodness My, you have been busy.

    What a wonderfula aray of Christmas cards, all so different but euqally lovely in their own way.

    I love that house image, it's very similar to one of the new Hero stamps, but looks a little larger to work with. Might need to check it out.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  6. Hi Amy

    Wow.. .. you have been one very busy lady.

    Lots of lovely creations to look at here.

    The one you have made with the Penny Black image is super cute. So well coloured and all the snow finishes it off beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black and Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Amy you are AMAZING...ALLL these holiday cards are absolutely FABULOUS!!! Girl you are gonna be sooooo ahead of the game...I envy you gf!!! Have a great Day!!!

  8. I really like the 3D/texture details on all of these. My fave is the house one becaues of how you paired it with the house printed paper and used non-traditional colors. Way to go getting caught up!

  9. Amy- these cards are so wonderful! I like the flower soft for snow with so many of the cards. Your coloring is outstanding!

  10. WOW! Amy these are all gorgeous! Love the texture with the flower soft and liquid applique. Each one sparkles on it's own!

  11. WOW Amy, these are all stunning
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. your cards are fantastic, I love all the snow. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge with this!

  13. fabulous collection of cards love all the snow...x

    Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  14. Amy, these are ALL so gorgeous! Don't know how you produce so many amazing cards in such a short time!


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