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lørdag 20. oktober 2012

October Christmas Cards

Here come my Octoberchristmascards for Hjertebodens Juleblogg.
I thought their challenge would  be a really easy one, when I first read it "Tallet 3" (The number 3).
We're to use 3 of something.
I always (well, mostly) use uneven numbers on desorations and embellishments, but never seem to think about it. Now that I were to focus on the number 3, it got rather difficult - LOL
I was so happy when I, on Tuesday, found the magazine Cardmaking & Papercraft, with these lovely Holly Hobbie-images.
This character was one of my favourites when I was a little girl, so of course I had to buy the magazine, and couldn't get home fast enough to get the images inked and coloured.

Well, back to the cards:
On the first card I've used 3 papers (Milton & Co), 3 ribbons and 3 pearls.
The image is coloured with ProMarkers.
The panels are sewn together.
I also used the Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch.
On the inside I used one of the papers from the front. For two of the corners I cut out and glued down two poinsettias.
The sentiment is from Papirdesign.
The paneledges are inked with DistressInk OldPaper.
This, first card goes for the challenges at:
Hjertebodens Juleblogg - Tallet 3 (3 of something)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Stitching
Totally Papercrafts #139 - Christmas 9 Weeks and Counting

On the second card I've used 3 papers (3ndyPapir, Papirdesign and Magnolia), 3 pearls, 3 ribbons and 3 poinsettias (I think I used 3 stamps on the frontside, as well :D)
The image (looovely Holly Hobbie, again) is coloured with ProMarkers.
All paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
I used Martha Stewarts Doily Lace Edge Punch on two of the panels.
(Have to admit this card might not be 100% finished yet, I still have the bottle of red GlimmerGlam on my desk, wondering to give the poinsettias a coat of it... but my consultant, Hedda, have been too busy to help her mother with the decision...)
Inside I used one of the frontsidepapers, and Kraftcardstock fro the greetingpanels (these panels are also inked with DistressInk WalnutStain).
This greeting are from Kort&Godt.
My second OctoberChristmasCard will be entered into these challenges:
Hjertebodens Juleblogg - Tallet 3 (3 of something)
CSAYL #33 - Traditional Colours
NSHK #63 - Jul (Christmas)
Sparkles Christmas #21 - Traditional

My third octobercard is completely different.
In a blog (unfortunately I can't remember which one) I saw an image masked over a text, and found it so lovely I just had to give it a try. So my third card is more in a vintage-shabby style than the other two.
The text here is from Kort&Godt, the angelimage is from Papirdesign.
I've used 3 different papers (Pion), here are 3 feathers and 3 pearls on the front (and 3 inside).
Paperedges arevery lightly distressed before I inked them with DistressInk (WanutStain).
This card is an easelcard, here it's shown standing up:
I'll send my third OctoberChristmasCard into these challenges:
Hjertebodens Juleblogg - Tallet 3 (3 of something)
Deep Ocean #36 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad #192 - Distress It!
Panduro - Julekort (Christmascard)


15 kommentarer:

  1. Beautiful card, it's just perfect for the Distress It Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Thanks for playing & Good Luck!
    Dawn xx

  2. All three cards are lovely! The third one is so beautiful with the angels and feathers. Your Holly Hobbie is adorable! Love the three layers and the stitching is perfect for our challenge! So happy to have you play along with us! Come back again soon! Aloha, Joanne

  3. These are all stunning! GORGEOUS papers and images! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  4. Kjempe fine julekort du har laga :)Kortet med englene på var helt nydelig!

    -Ha en fin dag!-

  5. hello, you cards are too cute and so gorgeous, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you soon, biz

  6. A brilliant card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  7. This is such a wonderful collection of cards. Love your vintage card which is perfect for our "Distress It" challenge at The Crafty Pad.
    Helen x (DT)

  8. These are all so pretty! My favorite is the first card. The image is so sweet and I love those loops of gingham ribbon at the bottom of the image panel. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  9. Gorgeous Christmas cards, love the images and your details. Thank you for joining in the Totally Papercrafts Challenge this time. Hope to see you next week.
    Cathy xx

  10. Beautiful cards! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Traditional' challenge xx

  11. Oh my, so much sweetness. Wonderful creations. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

  12. oh how adorable is this.
    I really love it.
    What a wonderful Creation. This is so awesome.
    We would like to thank you for Entering Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge.
    Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.

  13. Flott julekort. Tusen takk for at du deltar hos NSHK. Lene

  14. Pretty cards!!! Thanks for participating in our CSAYL challenge!!

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