Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Card Design: The Christmas Card Panic Begins

Can you believe that this is only the second Christmas card I've made?  I'm in sooooo much trouble.  I've been trying to pull off some really simple and quick designs.  No time to colour right now if I have any hopes of these cards getting to their destinations on time.  I have been working on colouring some images but haven't been able to put a card together for them yet.  Here is the first of two I've made so far.  

As I said REALLY simple.

Here are the details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything...
  • Image of Santa is an AWESOME freebie that I got from Grands9Creations.  It was pre-coloured saving me a lot of time.  I've been wanting to create a card using an image from my wonderful friend Sue, and here it finally is.  It is the first of several I plan to use on Christmas cards this year.  Please go and pay Sue's blog a visit and become a follower if you haven't already.  As of last count she is just one member shy of 100--an awesome milestone that she wants to reach by her blogiversary January 1st.  So help her out if you can.  She provides daily free word art creations so the trip over is definitely worth it.
  • To fulfill the requirements of one of the challenges, "use a sentiment", this image has one built right in to save me time.  Plus there are some words running along the bottom.  They should count too right?
  • Paper:  The base is from a card set I got at Dollarama(R) some time ago.  I've had it over a year so I'm finally using up some of my older stash (a requirement for another of the challenges); the Christmas themed papers are all from a Recollections(R) Christmas paper pad (sorry I don't have the exact name--I'm upstairs and it is downstairs right now).
  • The fabric snowflakes are from Dollarama(R).
  • The sentiment inside is also from a year old stash of rub-ons I also got at Dollarama(R). Amazing all the things you can get for a buck or two, isnt it?
  •  One of the challenges is a doing a cute christmas theme.  I believe that Sue's image firmly falls in the category of cute, don't you?
I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave some love if you have the time.

Until next time,


Unknown said...

i know that feeling, so many to make, well done such a cute card and thank you for joining us at robyns fetish challenge

Doreen said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges.xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

A super card, thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute freebie image! I love the snowflakes on your card. I've made lots of Christmas cards all year long but now I don't think I'll have time to send them out!! Thanks for joining us for the Digi Haven Challenge!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Sandra Carey said...

Love this Thanks for Joining us at Love to Create This week Hugs Sandra DT xx

Lisa xx said...

Oh this is adorable...how sweet is that image!!! Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

lalkygirl said...

What a cute card ,love the image and thanks for the link
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Dragonlady said...

Great card and good luck getting the remainder done. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments and good luck with the DT call.

Hugs Ali x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow. I love your Santa card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at delightful challenges

Eulalia said...

Soooo funny!!! I love Santa!
Thank you to share with us on Deep Ocean Challenge.
xoxoxo Eulalia

Anonymous said...

great card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Mynn xx said...

Great card and an absolutely fabulous freebie find! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!!! :)

Crea-Sandra said...

Lovely card, love the image!
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish!
Hugs Sandra

Karen said...

Fun freebie find for this card. Love the snowflakes you added as well. Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge at Digi Haven