Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Six cards on the sixth

I'm joining in with Sarah's six cards on the sixth challenge again this month......hoping to get a few more christmas cards in the bag!
I don't do decoupage.....even though I love layering......there's too much precision cutting which I'm c**p at.......it takes too much patience which I'm c**p at......and requires too much fiddly layering which I'm c**p at!
Having said that.....I found some cute decoupage bears in my stash.....a freebie from a magazine......and DD1 and I had some saved TV programmes to catch up on [Ray Donovan....a bit weird....but we keep watching....anyone else do that?]....so I decided to cut and stick while I was watching.....and I soon remembered why I don't do decoupage!
But the bears did look cute once they were rather imprecisely cut and layered up on the little piece of backing paper that came with each one.
I then used a snowflake embossing folder on white card.
Found lots of pieces of blue card.....all from my scraps box which is why there is such a mixture of blues.
All the decorative papers at the back of the card were from an old Dovecraft pad.....virtually finished now.
One punched snowflake added to each card.......and finished off with a sentiment.
They look like this
I don't think I'll be taking up decoupage anytime soon.......but I do like the finished cards......and that's 18 christmas cards made now....thanks to Sarah's challenge......why don't you join in here.
Some more challenges.....Created with Love want 'any holiday'.....Crafty Cardmakers want 'cute and furry'.......and Crimbo Crackers want 'embossing'

24 comments:

Amy said...

You make me laugh ... I am c**p at those same things!

Thanks for the clock suggestion ... have tried it - to no avail. Seems she wants the human presence, though, she's had a good day today and seems to be settling - I say that like she's a mad thing, nothing could be further from the truth, she's a very gentle puppy with a fondness for company!

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous cards Jacky! The teddies are so cute!! Did have a little giggle at your thoughts on cutting and decoupage!! lol! Thanks for joining in with the six card challenge this month!! Sarah x

Chris Hanselman said...

Absolutely adorable. I love them all. Great images. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Any Holiday Challenge!
~~Chris

Sian said...

These are really cute Jacky! Looks like you can work a pair of scissors with panache to me

Lin said...

I feel your pain!!!! LOL. I am not a fan of decoupage either, even if it's ready cut for me, but these are all gorgeous and worth your effort.

Thanks for sharing them with us

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers

Abi said...

You are so organised Jacky! The bears are very sweet and I did have a chuckle when you mentioned how fiddly it is!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow love all of them jealous that your so far ahead of me in getting my cards done. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Created with Love challenges this week.
Linda K. DT

Louise said...

wow these are so cute Jacky x

Sandra said...

I'd say you were pretty good at fussy cutting :)

I must admit I started watching that show, even gave it I think 3 epsoides than gave up lol

rachel taylor said...

lovely cards thanks for sharing with CWLC this week
Rachel DT

Karen said...

What a cute set of cards! I have not one card made for Christmas and I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it.

Beverly said...

I think I will actually make some Christmas cards today, thanks for inspiring me!

Maria Ontiveros said...

This post made me laugh! I know exactly what you mean about certain techniques that are just too fiddly for me. I try to box them up and give them away so that I'm not even tempted by them.
Cute cards though!
Rinda

Helen Philipps said...

Your post made me smile! And I love your cards, I love blue snowy cards for Christmas, they are one of my favourite things. The embossed snowflakes work especially well!
Helen x

J said...

I love all your cards - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Jackie

Sandie said...

Made me laugh Jacky. I don't do decoupage for the same reason - far too time taking but well done for your achievement!

Melissa said...

These turned out lovely & I like the fact that you used up lots of blue scraps, too. I think I have 34 Christmas cards completed, so probably halfway to what I need for this year!

Karen said...

For something you claim to be c**p at you do a fine job! Lovely cards

Rebecca said...

Well I think it's adorable, thanks for playing with crafty ribbons, Rebecca x

Lilian said...

Great cards they are so cute. Hugs
lilian

Lisa-Jane said...

I wouldn't have known you didn't like it because I absolutely LOVE them! I'm impressed with your cutting and your layering and your using scraps and I think they all look really snazzy and cute! Well done you!

Maria Rud said...

Wonderful set of cards! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

Hugs,
Maria

Julie Reed said...

Great set of xmas cards, thanks for sharing with us at CCM, jules :)

alexa said...

I am so impressed at your persistence and skill! These are all lovely and you have put so much work into them ... You must be pleased that your card tally is mounting by the week!