Friday, 27 January 2012

My Christmas card...& more tags

This is it...finally my last Christmas project from 2011 & it's my Christmas card.
Unfortunately, circumstances meant I didn't get to finish or send most of them, but I wanted to post it here anyway, as I was really happy with how it turned out & disappointed I didn't get to send our Christmas greetings to friends & family. I did think about using it for next Christmas, but decided to show you all instead.
Here's a closer view, so you can see the detail a bit better. (which I still have to show you!).
The colours are wisteria wonder & elegant eggplant. I've always had a thing for purple & I love love love this monochromatic combination.

This card includes some of my favourite images & things. I'm sure you recognise Dasher the reindeer. I combined him with the gorgeous Peace on Earth (from Four the Holidays), Merry Christmas (from Delightful Decorations) & a beautiful image from the new Charming set in the Summer Mini. Charming isn't a Christmas set, but I just HAD to use the image as it's soooo pretty. I clear embossed it on the purple card (much shinier irl). The ruffled wisteria ribbon is just yum & the top note shape got a little nod too! well as many punches!

Anyway, while I'm raving about the Charming image, I made matching Christmas gift tags using it & the scallop tag from the Two Tags die. The light was bad when I took the pic, so the eggplant doesn't look quite right.
I also used it for tags on Cara's school dance teachers gift bags which I made with DSP.
Jolly Bingo Bits is back
And finally before I go, I have two more tags to show you using Jolly Bingo Bits.
Cara had a male teacher this year - always tricky for gifts. I decided to go with a more manly night of navy & riding hood red combo for the tags & used the star/snowflake from Jolly Bingo Bits. I like how the smaller image lets you layer the punches & not obscure the lovely scallop stitching....which I realise in hindsight is not very manly, but c'est-la-vie! I'm sure he still liked the wine inside the bag!
His second gift had a definitely more manly look too!
Anyway, I think that's it for Christmas for me. I hope even though that Christmas is gone for 2011, that my projects give you some inspiration for this year...or the next.
Until next time, inky wishes from me.

My Christmas card
Stamps: Dasher, Four the Holidays, Delightful Decorations, Charming
Card: wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, whisper white
Ink: elegant eggplant ink pad, versamark pad
Accessories: wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon, basic pearls, clear embossing powder
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Circles die, Circle Punches -1 3/8 inch, 1 1/4 inch, 3/4 in, 7/8 inch, heat tool, embossing buddy
Eggplant Charming Tag
Stamps: Charming, Four the Holidays
Card: whisper white, elegant eggplant
Ink: elegant eggplant ink pad
Accessories: basic rhinestone
Tools: Big Shot, Two Tags die, Circle Punches -1 3/8 inch, 1 1/4 inch
Riding Hood Red Tag & Bag
Stamps: Charming, Four the Holidays
Card: whisper white, riding hood red, choc chip, retired DSP
Ink: riding hood red
Accessories: Accessories: riding hood stripe ribbon (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, Two Tags die, Circle Punches -1 3/8 inch, 1 1/4 inch
Melon Mambo Tag & Bag
Stamps: Charming, Four the Holidays
Card: whisper white, regal rose, melon mambo, Flirtatious DSP
Ink: melon mambo
Accessories: white organza ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Two Tags die, Circle Punches -1 3/8 inch, 1 1/4 inch
Jolly Bingo Bits tags
Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Four the Holidays
Card: whisper white, night of navy, riding hood red
Ink: night of navy
Accessories: riding hood stripe ribbon (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, Two Tags die, Circle Punches -1 1/4inch, 1 inch


Kathryn Ruddick said...

Wow, these are great! I never noticed that image before and had to go look up Charming and see what else was in the set - it's cute isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

Paula Dobson said...

You can still use these gorgeous Xmas cards next Christmas, just make sure you send one to me! They are lovely Di *mwah*

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Once again I was privliged to recieve another of your beautiful creations Di! Thank you xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Di this is such a lovely collection of Christmas ideas, looove your Dasher card and that Peace on Earth gift tag with the big luscious satin bow is beautiful, TFS.

H2 :) said...

Wow, gorgeous Christmas card Di. The monochromatic scheme is so elegant & the details are perfect. (That "charming" image is lovely BTW.) All your gifts are beautifully adorned as well. TFS :)