Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A bit more.......for six cards on the 6th

I'd already made my six cards on the 6th for Sarah's monthly challenge.......but then my lovely new stamps from Steph's christmas release at Clearly Besotted Stamps arrived......they are such gorgeous [high quality] stamps......I wanted to use them immediately......and once I'd started.......I couldn't stop!!
I stamped lots of poinsettias on kraft and white card........and cut them out while watching TV......took about half an hour in total.
 The cards themselves took about 2 minutes each to put together.....quickest cards I've ever made!!
The only differences between the cards are that I used 2 different washi tapes [which is actually stuck on straight....unlike my photo taking].....and a variety of gems.
I decided to be brave and stamp a large sentiment directly onto the card.....not something I often do......due to my precision issues!!
I enjoyed making these cards so much......I really couldn't stop......and ended up making 8!!! And I still have all the poinsettias that I stamped onto white card.
I don't know why I have these long card blanks in my stash.....I never make cards this size.....so I'm pleased to find a design that works well with them.
I think these stamps will get plenty of use this year.......and that's 26 christmas cards now made.

18 comments:

Sian said...

Wow, keep this up and you'll have a card for everyone on your list. I'm very impressed :)

Jane said...

I love these, easy but very stylish.

Cheri said...

These are very pretty but they just don't say "Jacky" to me. Guess I've gotten used to seeing your square cards with lots of layers!

Sarah said...

Lovely Jacky!! xx

Melissa said...

Very nice!!

Beverly said...

I really like red and kraft together. Cute cards :)

Sandra said...

Oh I like the kraft background. Great use of those lovely stamps, you're on such a roll

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Just my kind of card. Lovely.

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are delightful! And what a great stash you are building. I'm planning a nice crafty weekend around the 24th because Paul and Clara will be gone. I was thinking Christmas cards, but I might outline my December Daily instead.
Rinda

pinky said...

Wow go you Jacky, they are gorgeous!

Louise said...

you are on a roll Jackie. These are lovely x

alexa said...

I am not noticing any precision issues from where I am looking :). These cards look so festive - the kraft is a great foil for the poinsettas. You are streets ahead!

Abi said...

You are going to have such a lovely supply of christmas cards come December.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh man, I'm getting a little stressed just thinking about how far ahead you are, Jacky! I had a fleeting thought the other day that I need to start thinking up ideas for Christmas cards but quickly pushed it to the other side of my brain! Haha! Yours are lovely!

Lynne in NI said...

What a great poinsettia image - the red looks fab against the kraft bg too :)

JulieJ said...

Gloriously simple and effective.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These cards are lovely!!

Missus Wookie said...

I like these - simple but stylish. Kraft and red are a favourite combo here - and my cards last year used that size of card blank.