Wednesday 25 February 2015

Seasonal cards!

Afternoon all, we are just back from a few unexpected days in Portsmouth to look after Charlie and last night I went with Lara to see Hairspray at the Kings Theatre, which was brilliant. It was as professional as the West End show with Michael Ball!!
Anyway back to my cards which I had quickly made on Sunday before we left. The first is this week's Christmas card for CASE-ing Christmas and the card to case is DT Cohenna's:

                               I decided to go with the stocking as my theme, come and see:

The stamps were part of a freebie set from Creative Stamping magazine and I just love this fireplace:)
I stamped and cut out the stockings to create a popped up bunting and thought the sentiment looked at home on the centre of the fireplace. I used my Chameleon pens to colour it all in and added sme silver stickles to the top of 2 of the stockings. I've also been chosen as Santa's helper again for my last card:)

My 2nd card is for this week's Less is More challenge which is WINGS.

I stamped and coloured the butterfly tree from Little Claire designs, diecut it out and inked around the edges. The butterflies are SU embossalicious and I pierced the edges in a scallop pattern as if it was a butterfly trail.

We took Charlie to soft play for a couple of hours yesterday, where was that facility when my boys were young?!! What an amazing place:)

I've just noticed the new challenge over at ATSM which is holiday soI am linking up my Christmas card for that challenge.


Unknown said...

Two great cards Val. Love the way you've turned the stockings into bunting over the fireplace. Love the butterfly tree and colours you've used. Clever to pierce the butterfly trails around the base card.

Sounds like you had a good time, including seeing Hairspray. Did you join in the soft play????? lol

Karen x

Christine said...

Beautiful cards Valerie!

Pia S said...

What a wonderful Christmas freebie set, so perfect for this week's challenge over at Case-ing Christmas. Great CAS card!

Tanja said...

love that stocking theme - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Lynne said...

I promised myself that I would join a christmas card challenge this year but I haven`t yet. I really must put that right. Your card is fab, love the stocking bunting.
Your LiM card is super too, gorgeous shade of blue.
Lynne xxx

Sue said...

Val, your Christmas card is gorgeous, I love the layout and how you have so much detail but still kept it CAS! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Meggymay said...

Two beautiful card. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with Charlie.
Yvonne xx

Meggymay said...

Two beautiful card. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with Charlie.
Yvonne xx

Viv said...

2 great cards Val - love the second one especially with it's pretty pastel colours - haven't made one single Christmas card this year - so much for the resolution to make at least one a week! x

Viv said...

Two pretty cards again Val,great to have some Xmas ones made. I love the soft blue edge to that die on the second card too. Glad you enjoyed your visit with Charlie and the theatre trip too;) hugs Viv xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous and super pretty cards Valerie
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Peanut said...

Both are gorgeous, Valerie!
Thank you for sharing your project with CASE-ing Christmas.
hugs, Asha

Judy V said...

Two pretty cards! Really Ike your fireplace and the cute stockings on your CASE card! Thanks so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Chrissie said...

Love these little butterflies Val, I wore out one of those Embosslits...
Super job!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Darnell said...

Two excellent cards, Val, and so perfect for the challenges! I am interested in seeing your pretty coloring with the Chameleons since they are sitting here on my desk unopened. I think I will like them. I also love how you popped up your stockings!

It's so fun to read how much you enjoy Charlie and the things you do together! You are making wonderful memories!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

You've been busy Val, fab bunch of cards, your Little Claire one looks great!

cm said...

A duo of delights here! Your Christmas stockings hung by the chimney is lovely; your pretty flowers so beautifully eye-catching. You've worked magic with the Chameleon pens; I'm still trying to get the hang of mine (practice, practice!). Thank you for sharing your holiday-inspired gem in the ATSM gallery!

Anita said...

Love everything about this lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas. Hugs.

Sally H said...

Wonderful cards, Val! I love them both! I haven't seen the butterfly tree before - what a wonderful stamp and you coloured it beautifully x

G Peplow said...

HI Val, I've missed so many great makes here, sorry for my belated visit :( Great cards again today and you've been having fun with your lovely grandson again :D Haoppy days, hugs Gay xx


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