Thursday, 3 December 2009

A couple more christmas challenge cards

Woo hoo... another 3 cards made today, still don't think I'll have anywhere near enough for what I need, and did actually buy some the other week as a last resort (naughty me!).

Well at the weekend we are off to Jimmy's Farm, hubby and I went to the harvest festival, where my fantasy husband James (piccie on the right) was cooking. Sadly he won't be there this visit although there are a couple of other chefs doing demo's. We are taking the girls this time as there are all sorts of things for them to join in with like crafts, competitions and of course Father Christmas will be there to! So I thought it was only right to make a card for Jimmy and all the workers! How thrilled was I when I received my friend Mel's christmas card yesterday to find some images inside, and this little piggie was one of them. Anyone who knows Jimmy Doherty and about his farm will know that he is a rare breeds pig farmer, and this image was just perfect for my card! I used a tartan paper for the top and the paper does have holly and berries on it. I felt that it wasn't christmassy enough so added the eyelet with the christmas tree charm and made with love charm and a few red gems to bling it up a bit! I printed the sentiment on my pc.
I have used the sketch from the One Stop Craft challenge this week.My second card is made using my faberoonie new WOJ stamp which arrived yesterday and was inked immediately!! Now I'm not at all sure about the sponged background and think I might just stick to doing sky type sponging in future, but I guess it looks a bit different lol!! I have used the Friday Sketchers sketch for this card and would also like to enter it for the Secret Crafter challenge which is 'christmas trees'.

As I have used the colours Red and Green on both cards I would like to enter both (not sure if you can) into the Cupcake Crafts challenge which is to use this colour combo.


Nikki said...

A really fab card and perfect for the Farm. Hope you have a lovely day. Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC.
Nikki xx

Donna said...

Love this Christmas tree image Joanne and the papers are perfect, gorgeous colouring :) Donna x

Cathy said...

Perfect Christmas tree.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

JanJay said...

Ooh well done, more cards done & beautifully so!

have a good weekend

Jan x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards.

Helen said...

Lovely cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Sharon said...

Hi Joanne. I hope you're keeping well hunni. I love these cards - that pig is just so stinkin' cute! :o) I love the charms on that card and the bling on the other one is brilliant. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the red and green. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x