Monday, 20 December 2010

It's Christmas (and freezing cold too!)

Hey!

Celebrating the first official day of the Christmas Holidays today with a cracking temperature of minus 10 Celsius - eek!

And as it's so cold and there's a sprinkling of snow on the ground - I'll keep within the Christmas spirit and share another one of my Christmas cards designs with ya:

It's Christmas

OK so do you notice that I used a new (to me!) kinda stamp on these? Yup. It's official. I'm a fan of Waltzingmouse Stamps! That teeny tree set made my heart skip a beat and then the Frame It set was truly game set and match for me! Love the versatility of those sets and it definitely won't be the last you see of me using them :)

Anyways, this super simple (and flat for cheaper postage *wink*) design was made in a couple more colour combos too.

Nice and festive with red and green:

It's Christmas

And slightly more elegant and regal with this colour combo (great for the guys!):


My photos can't really capture the pretty shine from those embossed stars on the trees but they look pretty IRL!
Y'know I really am not a fan of mass production - but by changing a colour combo it certainly makes it more fun making cards for Christmas. I'm glad to say that all my cards have now been made and should hopefully be making their journeys to their new homes....fingers crossed!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting during this super busy festive season!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{it's Christmas}
Stamps:
Teeny Trees, Frame-It (Waltzingmouse Stamps)/Around and About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Fresh Snow, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)/Versamark
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Detail White EP, Detail Gold EP (Stampendous)/Simply Chartreuse Grosgrain Ribbon, Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

34 comments:

~amy~ said...

excellent my dear....fabbie and flat...something that I'm going to strive for next year....

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

beautiful cards...really hope you will have a great holiday =)

Courtney Baker said...

Those are so cute and I too just love that tree!

Ann said...

Gorgeous AND flat...love them!

It's COLD here, too...& snowy. So much for global warming! :P

Rhonda said...

Love all the color combos! I don't envy you the cold weather. We will get into the 70's today before getting colder on Christmas Day.

Marisa said...

Totally adorable. Love that little tree all decorated up :) Hear Heathrow is shut down for the most part...stay warm and safe!

Maureen said...

oh, wowza!!!Aimes these are so wonderful...I had to mass produce too, but changed colours to keep it interesting (and use up scraps!)...I had some unique ones that I had made for challenges that went to "special friends" (wink!). Are those white stars embossed on the first card? I think so as I read your ingredients list...they are a fabulous dimension!!! Yes, WM stamps are great too :) and Claire is a sweetie AND shipping to you should be cheap and fast? Okay, -10? That's all? (is that celsius?) LOL We'll have to toughen you up if you move to Canada!!! LOL Actually, our cold spell of -29 with the windchill is long past and we are "enjoying" -3 weather. I did hear the news here saying Britain is experiencing its coldest winter...is that true? Stay warm...do you need more mittens? They are selling more Olympic items again, but they look slightly different than the originals :)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

such cute cards!! love them :)

Michele Gross said...

Oh Wow! I think you just made me a Waltzing Mouse fan too!! :) Your little tree cards are fab!

Niki Estes said...

So cute! I love the little stars on the tree!

Melissa said...

So, so pretty, Aimes! Love those sparkly bits on the trees and such a fab layout!

Hope you keep warm!!

Cristina said...

These are awesome! Love the metallic-y first one especially. And, ahem, I just saw another FABULOUS Amy Wanford creation in CARDS magazine! Congratulations, my dear! You're on a roll!!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute cards!!

Alex said...

Love these cards, great layout and colours - especially the traditional green and red one :)

Hope the snow is manageable up there!

Take care,

Alex x

Diane Jaquay said...

These are SO GORGEOUS Aimes! I really want that stamp set (the tree!)

Noora said...

I just love, love, love the smbossed stars!! stunning Aimes, love the cards!

Terri said...

That is cold! Cute cards! Love the silver embossing on the first one. Hope it warms up soon!

Karen B. said...

Love these cards, I have this set and now you've inspired me to make time! So great!!!

Lynn said...

Ohh...I'm in love with those...love that tree...can't decide which one is my favorite!

Carly said...

Isn't that the cutest set ever! I so love what you did with it!! Just simply perfect! Holiday wishes, Carly

Nadine said...

Minus 10 celius? I can't imagine!!

Love your cards and how you showcased the different color combos!! I absolutely adore the first one and the star background along the bottom. I've got both those sets and will be CASE'ing!! ;o)

Cammie said...

Fab design Aimes! Several of the peeps have been using this cute little tree, I love your addition of the sparkly stars. Stay warm and have a wonderful holiday!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh so pretty! Love each card and the little changes you made to them. Keep warm and enjoy the Christmas season.

Monica K. said...

Gorgeous cards, Aimes! I love the colors and the teeny trees. So glad you are a fan of WMS too. They have such wonderful stamps.

And I can't believe how cold it is there! I am freezing here and it's only in the 50s. Stay warm!

Sharron said...

Love your design! The stars along the bottom look great with that little tree. I just got that set and absolutely love it. I don't envy the weather you are having. We are having a few days in the 50s but are expecting cold and moisture by Christmas Eve. Have a wonderful holiday and happy new year. Try to stay warm. HUGS!

Belinda said...

Oh these are just fabulous! Love all the fun color combos and the stamped star bg! Fab fab fab!

Josie said...

WOW... Your card design is so simple yet so serene... I love your style... and i think PTI stamps are really awesome too...

Also dropping by to wish you and your love ones a very blessed Christmas & a Happy new year...

sincerely - Josie

Andrea M said...

OK, now I am officially a fan too! I'm absolutely going to have to order that set!!! These cards are utterly fabulous!!! *drool* The teeny tree and you certainly agree with one another, to say the least!!!

Nerina said...

*Sigh* ... I just adore that stamp set and LOVE what you've done with it here! These are all so beautiful! Love the gorgeous starry design on the background too! Merry Christmas Aimes! I hope that it's good in every single way (will you be spending any time with your Dad? - or is that a silly question?) and I do wish you every success and happiness in the New Year ... and lots of inky successes :0)

Laurie said...

OH MY!!! Everyone of these is fantastic! This is a favorite set of mine for sure! You did a great job with it girl!!

Linda said...

Love your cards! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and get to share time with the ones you love.

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous cards, Aimes!!! You make me want this adorable set!!! Have a wonderful, fabulous, merry Christmas sweet friend!!! Hugs, Vanessa x

Cindy Lee said...

I am loving your cards, Amy!! Have always been! I'm aiming at those WZM stamps but they are way too expensive for me. Merry Christmas to you!

Jen Carter said...

I love these all!! They are gorgeous! I think my favorite is the blue one but they are all fantastic!! Love, love!

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