Wednesday, November 17, 2010

October Christmas Cards

Yes, I know its November! I'm behind on my Christmas Cards again. But then again, maybe I'm not behind at all, because I bet most of you haven't even STARTED your Christmas Cards yet, and I've already made 50! Ha! So There!

As you probably already know, I participate in the Christmas Card Challenge on SCS where we make Christmas Cards all year long so were not scrambling in November/December to get them done. I committed to making 5 Christmas Cards a month, I've already shown you three for the month of October, so here are the last two.

The first one is for the Penny Black All Sorts Challenge Blog. This month's challenge is 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. I actually used a regular Penny Black stamp from 'Critter Party' to make my Christmas Card because I thought the image would work for Christmas too! The frame and embossed background are one of the new Cuttlebug Dies which cuts, embosses, and pierces all at once! I love them! I put Stickles all over the raised dots on the embossed paper. Here is a close up of this cute image.
My second card uses a digital image from 'Fred, she Said'. The background is also embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then swiped with a white ink pad. The design on the right is retired SU! embossed with white embossing powder. I also added adhesive sequins.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas Cards today! Only 5 more cards to go and I'm done for the year! Yippee!
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Oh boy - you've got LOTS of adorable-ness going on there!!!!

  2. Gosh Amy these are gorgeous that embossing looks amazing always gives a classy look to a card I think, the images are gorgeous.
    Lorraine x

  3. These are beautiful Amy!! How clever to use that stamp from critter party, you definitely made it look so christmas-y.
    Super cute second card too. Love that FSS image and how you layered it on that beautiful shape.
    I'm so happy you played along at Penny Black @ All sorts this month. Good luck with the drawing!

  4. Hi Amy

    Two super cards, both so different.

    I especially like the first one, the simplicity of the design and colours makes it truly elegant and shows of the versatility of the stamps.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month, good luck and look forward to seeing what you create for us next month.

    B x

  5. I like the first one too, it's so simple but so happy and merry, both are beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing this with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge
    and good luck;-))m

  6. Two gorgeous cards Amy and very difficult to choose between them. I love them both. Your images are coloured beautifully too.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and we hope you will join us next time.


  7. Beautiful cards! Love the hedgie one with it's fab white and red colours, it's perfect!

    He he, I've been making Christmas cards since summer, but guess what, I'm out of cards as I sold all of them. Need to make my own now!

    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts, hope to see you soon again.


  8. AWWW Amy these are sooo sweet, I LOVE hedgie and all that white, just beautiful! LOVE the blue and the pink on the second one...sooo darling! Oh yeah I LOVE the bling you added too that looks fabulous!

  9. Fabulous work little hedgehog with his present really works for Christmas on your smashing card. Thanks for sharing with us at Pennyblack@Allsorts. Yep you are way ahead of me but at least I've done a dozen or so LOL xx Zoe

  10. Congrats on being done..woohoo.. I think I am too.. It feels so good. Your cards are beautiful.. I love the snow angel..Brings back great memories..

  11. almost done???? omgosh Amy, I'm so proud of you! I only have a handful done eek!

    These are adorable cards, love the embossing on both!
    hugs & blessings!

  12. How cute!! I love the first with hedgie and all the white embossed background. The second with the snow angel and all the bling is gorgeous!

  13. Hi Amy

    Well done you on being so well forward with your Christmas cards. I'm very envious!! LOL!!

    The two you are showing here are gorgeous.

    Love your Penny Black image that you have adapted for Christmas .. .. a great embossed background!

    The SU stamp on your second card is gorgeous too. A great finishing touch. What a shame it is retired!

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

    Love Jules xx (I am sorry it has taken me a while to get to you .. .. my internet has been out of action - but thankfully it is all sorted now).

  14. Both cards are beautiful, Amy! It will be so nice for you to have all those cards finished already! :)

  15. Both cards are totally adorable Amy, love the little hedgehog!

  16. they are beautiful Amy! love the hedgehog and I love the embossing/framing of the image on the second!

  17. Amy these are both amazing! Your hedgehog is coloured perfectly and I love the soft colours and the use of the flower(?) die on the second!

  18. Holy cow!!! You are done?!!! These cards are just adorable!! Love hte fun PB image and the colors on the second one are gorgeous!! HUGS

  19. I love the clean and crisp look! Thank you for entering the PB@Allsorts november challenge and good luck!

  20. Awesome cards! Love the sweet puppy's face, PB hedgies are one of my favs and make me smile, and the third card is so soft with that sheer ribbon!

  21. What an adorable hedgie image. I like the embossing you used with it. The sunflower die cut is a fun mat for your winter girl.


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