My internet is being a complete pain, I'm going to have to get on the phone tomorrow and do some complaining hehe, it's been hit and miss for a while but it's gone beyond a joke tonight, I'm literally up and down the stairs every 5 minutes restarting the router, so I'm going to have to *try not to* shout at someone tomorrow lol. My boyfriend worked in a TalkTalk call centre for nearly 5 years and he says it was soul-destroying dealing with angry people all day long, so I make it a point to be super nice to people when I ring up about problems like that lol.
Anyway, onto crafty and far more interesting things :) Lili of the Valley's challenge this time round is for a shaped card; I've not done much in the line of shaped cards, but this time I decided I'd have a go! I made two matching circle mini cards using my Circle dies, so here's what I came up with :)
My two cards, a boy Christmas card and a girl Christmas card! I have it in my head to make loads of these for my niece to give to all her little schoolfriends at Christmas :) The image is from Lili of the Valley, and it's really good for either gender! I love this little teddy, it gets lots of use here :) I coloured it with Promarkers and Stickled it up on both cards with a bit of Glossy Accents on their noses :)
The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley, the swirl is a Marianne Design swirl, the snowflake was from some toppers I had from last year and the background paper I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder of snowflakes and inked and Stickled the raised bits.
A closeup of my favourite Christmas stamp (so far! I'm saving my pennies to order some more this week :D) The paper is darkened with good old tea :)
A closeup of my snowflake, I really like this - I didn't think anything that I had from last year would be useful, because I only started crafting just before Christmas so all I used was toppers and peeloffs etc back then haha! But this was in one of the packs and I love it :)
My sentiment from Lili of the Valley, I put tea on the paper to darken it :)
My girly card :) The sentiment is from last year's box of stash, as are the snowflakes. The gems on the flakes are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the paper is from a Me to You pack from last year and the ribbon and charm are from Ribbon Girl. The tulle is cut from my Halloween costume from a couple of years ago - I was a fairy lol :)
A closeup of my girly bear :)
My sentiment, bow and charm
I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Something Old Something New (Old: toppers and sentiment, New: charm)
Boy card: Here Come the Boys - Teddy Bears
So that's me, nighty night :)