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Saturday 25 December 2010

Sketch & Stash with a Copic Creation for my Husband plus a Stamptacular Spoon Full of Sugar

It has to be considered a bit sad to be blogging on Christmas Day but I only finished this card at 2.00am.  It's not one of my best either which is terribly sad given that I made it for my hubby.     Next year I am going to make his card not later than September to be sure that I give it my best efforts.  I am entering my card into Copic Creations who want to see "sparkle" and Sketch and Stash who allowed us to choose any of their previous sketches.  I chose Sketch No. 20 seen here:
Instead of the vertical ribbon, I cut out a lamp post with my cricut.  I substituted Nestie Labels 4 for the circle and added a large Marianne Die Pointsettia and a Sizzix swirl.   I couldn't work out where to put my sentiment and so I added an SU tab punch to the top.  Papers are some of my favourite K&Co and the Magnolia Santa is coloured with Copics as is the lamppost.  Stickles create the required sparkle on his fur trim and although not terribly visible the K&Co paper is also sparkly.  Inside it reads "You light up my life at Christmas and always".  And boy did he light up my life today.  Sooooo much craft stash.  So little storage space!  I can see I'm going to have to have a really good change around to fit it all in!
For my second card, I used the "Treemendous" theme over at Stamptacular  and I am combining the challenge with a Spoon Full of Sugar who want a "Christmas Card".  I made two of these for my neighbours using Papermania paper for the tree and a gorgeous new Penny Black santa image; coloured in a Copic/Promarker combo with a little bit of paper piecing for his sack.  The sentiment is Stampin  Up.


Lizzy said...

Hi Lesley, 2 beautiful cards ..fab images & colours on both

Thanks for joining in with us at sketch & stash...great take on challenge 20.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Karita said...

Both cards are so stunningly beautiful! :) Images are wonderful and your card designs are great :)

Thank you for joining at SSC this week :)


Anonymous said...

Really fabby creations sweetie!! I love your Santa image and your coloring is awesome!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas sweetie!!HUGS

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Lesley I too was making my cards for family at the last minute thanks for joining us at Sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Sue said...

your card is fabulous,loving your cute santa:)

thank you for your lovely comment on my blog:)

thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


Julie said...

Two super crimbo cards, Lesley!!Your lampost is wonderful!! Great embossing on your flower too!! Juliexx