Thursday, 18 December 2008

On My First Christmas......

Hi everyone! So....are you all ready for Christmas?! I think I am nearly finished with all of the preparations now. All presents bought, family visited, food order placed, tree bought and decorated. All that's left is to wrap the presents and write my cards. Phew! For some reason, this years prep seemed 1000% more hectic that usual - I barely feel I've spent anytime at home the last couple of weeks! Anyone else feel like that or is it just me being a drama queen?!

I have managed to make a few things though. I made some gorgeous little gift bags and also some nice pieces of jewellery to give to friends and family for Christmas. Unfortunately, I forgot to take any pictures..... Silly Stacey!

However, I did manage to snap a few pics of these cards which I was asked to make by the daughter of one of my colleages. She wanted cards for her little baby boy to give to his grandparents for Christmas. For both of the cards, I adapted one of the Pink Petticoat 'Sweet Cheeks' images simply by adding 'on my' in Paint Shop Pro.

I layered up some plain New Leaf Pink Petticoat paper onto a square card blank and matted onto this some Olive 'O Christmas Tree' paper. I coloured some white ribbon with Promarkers so that it coordinated and wrapped this around the card. The main image was altered slight in Paint Shop Pro and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Sansodor. I highlighted with Stickles, mounted onto a Nestie rectangle and added the panel to the card with 3D pads. I finished the card with adhesive gems in each of the corners.

This second card is {secretly!} my favourite! I matted Duck Egg Blue solid paper onto a card blank and then followed this with smaller coordinating layers of 'O Christmas Tree' papers in Merry Christmas and Snowflake designs. I tied white satin ribbon around the central panel and added my Sweet Cheeks image to the card using 3D foam pads. Once again, the finished card was embellished with adhesive gems.
I'm planning to do a little bit of blog hopping today as it is dead at work {naughty I know!}, so don't be surprised if you all get inundated with lots of comments from me as I try my bestest to catch up on all of the beautiful projects you have made over the last couple of weeks!
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19 comments:

Terrie B x said...

Stacey Your cards are `Gorgeous`..They will be loved for sure...Those images are `gorgeous`
and so beutifully created
Have a lovely Day:)~X~

debby4000 said...

I love both these cards they're gorgeous.

~amy~ said...

Sweet cards Stacey!! It seems to be the concensus on the holiday's this year...hectic. We've been hit by a cold snap and snow so I haven't been able to finish all my shopping :( I'm almost done though :)

Julia said...

These are both lovely, fab layouts and images. x

tracey said...

great cards
merry christmas
xxx

Vicky said...

Cute cards Stacey. I'm sure they will be appreciated! I also think this years preparations have been hectic. I am kind of under control now, just got presents to wrap!
Have a great christmas!
Hugs, Vicky x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Stacey and what a great sentiment. I'm sure your colleage must have been so happy with your beautiful creations. Hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas and best wishes for 2009, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards Stacey,such a cute PP image.I'm with you with this Christmas seeming somehow more hectic,i think i'm getting there now,not much left to do...
Take care
Sandra x

Percy said...

Cute cards!

Sam said...

Beautiful cards Stacey. Glad you liked the bags, they are so easy but very effective, the children at school loved them! I am an SU demo, altho haven't done any workshops yet, only got my kit at the end of Nov, so too busy with Xmas prep. I am hoping to have a workshop early next year to set me off, can let you know if you would like to come to me. I would be more than happy to do a workshop for you or if you would like to order any items just let me know.
Finished work now, hoping to catch up with Xmas prep, crafting etc...
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Catch up soon, Sam x

mel4christ said...

So cute! I know what you mean about blogging. I was glad to be able to finally post something but I still havent had time to create. Thanks for stopping by. It was nice to see you. Love your cards!

Melanie

Terrie B x said...

Just popped over to
`Wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas` Stacey Have a fabulous time sweetie:)~X~

Janet said...

Oh these are just gorgeous Stacy!!X

Love to Doodle! said...

These are fabby dabby Stacey - I absolutely adore them...fabulous colours and designs....Hope you have a wonderful christmas...xx

(PS - gonna pass my latest award to you so just a little bit more work for you - hee! x)

Vicky said...

Merry christmas Stacey. Thank you so much for your lovely christmas card! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time over the festive period!
Hugs, Vicky x

Bev said...

Stacey these are so adorable! Love the darling images and beautiful colours

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and Santa brings you lots of crafty stash!!

hugs Bev x

PawsN2Stamp said...

I LOVE those cards!!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Terrie B x said...

Best wishes for a `Happy and Healthy New Year` my friend:)~X~

lyzzydee said...

You have some lovely cards there!!!