I love Christmas so I don't know why I always take so long to start my Christmas cards!!! (Just to explain to those of you reading this through facebook... All the other cardmaking girls have been making their Christmas cards for months - yes, really! MONTHS!) Now I'm afraid I can't take much credit for this one.... I went to a demo at my local craft shop and it was my fave lady doing the demo - Stamping Stacey! I wish I'd got a link to show you her stuff - I must ask her next time I see her.... She showed us how to make a card very similar to this, this is my version of it.
I cut two holes in a scrap piece of card with my nesties and fixed it over the card blank with low tack tape. Then I used a sponge to sponge red ink from the edges to the centre to create the baubles. I then used a Christmas text stamp from Forever Friends (the whole message reads "Hugs make it Christmas in your heart") to stamp over the top.... The branches are actually a Christmas tree stamp from the same Forever Friends set turned on it's side. I stamped it numerous times before re-inking to get different effects for the branches.
I tied a couple of little bows in some sparkly stuff I found in my stash and hey presto! Incredibly quick and simple card. This might just be my saviour when I run out of time to make my cards (again!) this year!
And just because Charlie wanted to join in on all the fun I dug out an old Christmas card making kit I've had for years and let him have a go! He loved the glitter and punching out the snowflakes - we got into a right old mess but he loved it :-)
Little Claire's - Christmas
Right I'm off for a nice warm drink.... it's been getting chilly these past few evenings! Might need to put the heating on too.... :-)
Love 'n' hugs,