Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Christmas Elf Service

For many years now, I've had a small group of close friends who all refer to each other as "The Elves". If any Elf is reading this now - and I don't  think any of them DO read this blog - please look away if you don't want to see your Christmas card!!!

Every year I get a new stamp or digi to make their Christmas cards with, usually elf themed, and this year I chose the lovely Elf set and a sentiments sheet from Lily of the Valley's recent releases.

I picked out three different papers from my favourite 12 x 12 stack, DCWV Stack 9, and used Promarkers to colour the images to co-ordinate with the papers. I also chose two reels of gingham ribbon to go with the papers. It's rather strange ribbon as it doesn't have a selvedge, just a raw edge, so if it isn't firmly stuck down it tends to fray, making it completely unsuitable for bows or tags, so I'm having to use it up in cards like this that don't need such fripperies!

Then it was a case of mixing and matching - I used the full set of images on each card, but for each one chose just two of the papers and one of the ribbons and sentiments, varying the layout each time to give me a set of cards that are "the same but different".

I am sharing these with
Crafting Musketeers - Christmas with a ribbon
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Use Two Papers  (each card uses two different papers)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Christmas 
Glitter and Sparkle - Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes    
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - All Wrapped Up
And here's a collage of all the cards:


Barb said...

Jane these are lovely. Your 'elf' friends will love them! Barbxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 30, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - thank you also for entering this for my CHNC challenge and also for Fan-tastic Tuesday - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

They are so cute love them, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Monika Reeck said...

Oh my Word
you are a busy bee
and all are adorable
cute Images you have Jane
and you have adorable DP
I am so less buying DP I often made it self
Awesome cards Jane

Pat K said...

Wow..these are adorable. Wonderful Christmas colours with such cute images. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x