Friday 19 September 2014

Friday Focus

Just grabbing a slot of time to share a card I made for three challenges.  I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches, the wonderful Autumn colours from The Card Concept and the theme from Time Out's extra challenge to celebrate the birth of DT member Bev's twin boys.        Grab Our Badge!

So I listened to what Kimberly and Patricia said - in my comments here - and decided it's ok to make Christmas cards this early and turned the fabulous Autumn colours into Christmas colours.  And that got me to thinking about what a very different sort of Christmas Bev is going to have this year and so the double the joy theme was satisfied.

I started by stamping a pattern onto a scrap of card and then hand cut two stockings using a self drawn template. I used the Lil'inker stitched mat die to emboss a panel before stamping the greeting and adding the stockings.

Stamps: Uniko Studio, Background Builders Christmas, Sweet Baby; Clearly Besotted, Holiday Sentiments
Inks: SU, real red, daffodil delight, wild wasabi
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Embellishments: washi tape 

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  1. This is so cute! I love the stockings! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Such a great idea to use the colours for Xmas and also cool that you made this made first. Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT for Bev's surprise challenge x

  3. Clever, clever you, Jane, to make this gorgeous Christmas card in these beautiful sweater or stocking patterns AND make the card work excellently for the TOC for mommy-of-twins, Bev!! I love how you did that!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What an adorable set of stockings! I love that you fulfilled three challenges but still manged to keep it so clean!!

  5. Brilliant idea to stamp first then cut out the stockings. So cute!

  6. This is just too darn cute and so so clever! I love the sweet little teddy bears peeking out of the stockings. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

  7. Such a sweet Christmas card! Love those little stockings and the traditional colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Very cute and such a clever idea too :) Love those Xmas stockings!! Thanks for sharing at Time Out :)

  9. Those stockings are so cute! Thanks for playing with us at The Card Concept. You really combined all the challenges well! Its something I have never been able to pull off... i just hit my head against the wall every time. That takes real ability! Nice job!

  10. This is such a cute card! I wasn't expecting to see and Christmas cards with the Fall it! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept.

  11. So cute!! You are so clever that you made Christmas card with autumn colours!! Fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept! - xoxo Yoonsun Hur


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