Sunday 26 July 2015

Wet Sunday.....

It's wet here today....very wet! What better place to spend a wet and miserable Sunday than in your craft room! Doesn't matter what it's doing outside then! I've been very lazy today, got up late :), then sat around reading, then visited a few blogs....there are some extremely talented crafters out there, and I'm often amazed at how creative and imaginative my 'bloggy friends' are! The time, effort and love that go into cards and creations are staggering!

I'm sharing a couple of Christmas cards today. This year I'm so determined not to leave making them until it's a panic rush to get them finished, and although I know I'll never be in Kath's league, she's probably making next year's now :D, I'm feeling quite proud of myself! I'm also trying to use the stamps I have already (don't know how long I'll hold out!) and these beautiful Penny Black deer stamps are some of my favourites so I thought I'd give them an airing! I used the same stencil (Memory Box) for both cards, just quickly dabbing over them with distress ink, then stamping the deer on top. I've kept the designs simple, just adding greetings and some die cuts (OK the dies are new....I said no new stamps...). These are flat enough to post :)
Thanks for visiting, hope you're having a good day....whatever the weather!

mytimetocraft Christmas
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cardz4guyz Christmas


Cazro said...

I love the soft subtle wintery scene, with the fabulous reindeer. So pleased you shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris it has been wet here as well but the sun is now trying to come out and it is a tad warmer. Chris I love, love both these beautiful cards that tree stenciled background looks awesome a perfect backdrop for those magnificent reindeer
lorraine x

craftytrog said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Chris! I love that reindeer!
Alison xox

sally said...

I love both if these, very classy!


Jan said...

Gorgeous cards xx Jan

Chrissy said...

Ooo...another stencil I NEED Chris..these cards are beautiful.Love the Deer and embossing and dies...gorgeous and elegant.


AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at The Crafters Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sue said...

Love these card Chris..I've only made one Christmas card so far LOL there will be so much panic going on if I don't get a shift on!! huggles Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

These are lovely, Chris. The reindeer images are beautiful and your winter scene of trees background looks fab.

I too am trying hard to use up what I have...but I do cave in for absolute bargains...teehee

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Tracey T said...

Beautiful, Chris! I have this stencil and have only used it once, but your cards have given me the inspiration I needed to get the stencil out again. xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous card Chris and love the two totally different versions using the same background. That was my idea too, to use what I had this year till I bought the dove stamp. So very pleased to see that you have joined in the Rudolph Day challenge, it is fun and can give you idea's too.
Thanks also for the mention in your post and the link to the Blast image, which I have now bought and I think my youngest Grandson will love it, but I have a card to make for a neighbour for a 7 year old and it will come in handy for that too.
Very wet here also and my Hubby says it is in for nearly all of next week.
Once agin two gorgeous cards.

Kath x

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge. Wonderful cards

aussie aNNie said...

love using that stencil Chris and looks like you love it too as your card turned out so beautiful...xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh Chris, these are just stunning! I have been on the fence about purchasing that stencil, but not anymore! I just love the scenes you created, so stunning! hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Chris love the theme. The deer stamp is super.
Rose x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris...Two stunning the stamped images on both.....Joolsx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a beautiful showcase of the gorgeous stencil
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

chrissy xx said...

GOrgeous cards Chris.. I LOve your designs and colours .
Great to see you 'cracking' on with Christmas cards lol..
I'm in tired mode today! A glass of wine goes down a treat!!

Helen said...

Beautifully made - love the scenes you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Helen x

Sharon said...

These are stunning Chris. Love the trees ad the reindeer are so beautiful.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. X

Penny said...

These are both so gorgeous, Chris! Love the stamped deer on each of them! Really pretty backgrounds and great designs! Good for you on getting more Christmas cards done. :^)
Have a great week!
Hugs, Penny

Gail said...

This is just wonderful! What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our "Oh Deer!" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Danielle Vincent said...

Very elegant creations! I'm so glad that you joined us this time at My Time to Craft!

Marilyn said...

Love this card. That is a fabulous deer stamp and I love the sketchiness of it.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', good luck and I do hope you'll be back again.