Saturday, 16 December 2017

Last minute Christmas

Good morning...only 9 more sleeps to go! Well done to all of you who have all their presents wrapped, cards made, written and posted and are just sitting smugly waiting for the big day to arrive...and good luck to all the rest of us!!! Don't get stressed, go with the flow and if all else fails there's always gin! (only joking, don't even like the stuff...give me a (huge) glass of wine any day :)))
I've just worked out that this is my last DT post for 2017,  it's my inspiration card for Sweet Stampin' the theme is 'Last Minute Christmas/ CAS'
I used a cute Stampendous stamp, which has lain untouched since I bought it a year ago. Stamped and embossed the image and sentiment with gold EP onto black card, then added the die cut stars. It looked a bit boring so I stamped the image again onto white card, coloured it quickly, fussy cut and stuck over the first image. Much happier with this and it was still quick to make as the image is small, simple and quick to colour and cut out! In fact I like it so much I made cutting out this time!
Thanks for stopping by at this very busy time of year, it would be great if you had time to pop over and see what my teamies have created...some fabulous ideas for quick and easy last minute cards if you're looking for inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend

Challenges entered:
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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful both of them. I love this stamp Chris, you should use it on all your Christmas cards.xx[aNNie]🎄⛄

Pat said...

What a fabulous Christmas card Chris, I absolutely love the black one, the image is just so sweet and the design is great, looks good in white too. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Chris, your card design is absolutely perfect... in both black and white. I'm loving them both, but if if had been me, the white one would have never happened, because I love the black one.

Kath said...

Two beautiful cards and such a lovely design. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

Chrissy said...

Adorable sweet cards Chris and I love your design and colouring..I'm sitting here all smug..done and Gin either..but I do like a splash of bourbon!!..


Babs said...

I love both take of these cards chris, the black and gold always looks lovely together and the lovely crispness of your CAS card, your image is adorable and both cards are really gorgeous. Merry Christmas.
Hugs Babs x

maria f. said...

Love the design and I'd even say I prefer the black version. Definitely caught my eye in the gallery. Happy holidays - hope you get to enjoy 'em ;)

Lisa said...

Oh, these are so sweet!! I love both!! The image is adorable and the stars are fabulous!! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathleen said...

Really. really sweet image and a superb CAS card, love the black background and the gold embossing.
Give me a large glass of wine everyday!

Kath x

Wendy said...

Awww these are gorgeous Chris, so them both. I,m in the rest of us club, can’t believe it’s so close now.
Wendy xx

Billie A said...

cute darling card. I love the embossed stars and the cute images. So glad you shared over at Craftaholics R Us.
Billie A
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Pamellia said...

Aww, what sweet cards Chris! The image with the angels holding the baby is so precious! Love the trail of stars, wonderfully magical! The sentiment is perfect for this heavenly scene, love it! hugs :)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I did a little squeal when this came through my letterbox! I LOVE this gorgeous card so much! The wee image coloured up on the black is so striking and stunning. I love that you took the time to do that little extra. I looks amazing with the gold embossing behind it too for the wee halos etc. It's as though you always intended it to be that way! I utterly adore it and it's going to be on my craft room shelf all year!!! I hope my parcel for you arrives soon. Fingers crossed before Christmas?! Hugest hugs and wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas celebration and wonderful New Year! Wends xoxo

Tracey T said...

Love the stamp and both versions look fabulous! Your gold embossing is so neat, too - I can't help but get the stuff everywhere! xx

Helen said...

Love them both - that is such a cute little stamp.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge and all the best for 2018.

Helen x