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onsdag 13. april 2011

My first two Christmascards in April

I'm still in the mood for christmascards. Even though it's just a few days till easter I found inspiration to make my three aprilcards for christmas.
I am a little bit worried that it will be harder to find that inspiration the next 4 -5 months, when spring and summer is upon us - well, time will show - I'm still determined to join Hjertebodens Juleblogg challenge to make three christmascards per month the year throughout :)

I decided that my April christmascards should be most red coloured.
I chose to use images from three different producers, Ladybug and Friends, Magnolia and Motivet ( I'll show that card later). This, I think make the cards both similar and different :)

On the first card I used stampimages on both the out- and inside. Both images are from Ladybug and Friends. This was the first christmascard I made in April. It took me quite some time to finish, and it is pretty heavy as the inside has the same setup as the outside.
On the right inside the image can be opened (and fastened with a magnet), and you'll find place to write a rather long (more personal) greeting (see picture below). The left inside has a stamped greeting.

My second christmascard, coming here, is for a few other challenges, as well:

I think these two stampimages (both from Magnolia) are so cute together, Tilda serving christmascookies - and Edwin that already has started the tasting :)
The chimneytop and the ribbonswirl are also Magnoliaimages. The candycanes are cut out of an old scrappiece of paper, then glazed with Glossyaccents and tied a ribbon (as a bow) around.
I did the same with the candycanes inside the card - I think it fitted perfect with the backgroundpaper.
To put the card together I used this weeks sketch from Just Magnolia.
I'll put this Magnoliaimaged-card into the challenges at:

Just Magnolia week 101 - Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club #61 - Create a christmas scene
Magnolia-licious Highlites - April sketch challenge
Bah! Humbug! - Candy Canes

5 kommentarer:

  1. Hi what gorgeous cards, Tilda and Edwin are really cute, thats why I do the Bah Humbug to hopefully get ahead with my Christmas cards too, instead of the week before Christmas hee hee lots of love Steph

  2. oh wowza what gorgeous gorgeous cards. Had a quick peek at your Easter ones too - so adorable.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  3. B E A U T I F U L cards ... so much detail and gorgeous results. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  4. Very cute card. Thank you so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club

  5. Ikke så helt enkelt å komme i julestemning nå i april, men disse to ble aldeles nydelige!!!
    Klemmer fra Marianne:)