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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

CCS#10 - Naughty Or Nice?

Good morning all, I hope you have have had a fab weekend so far. This week has gone by in a massive blur for me, its been a bit hectic. I've made loads of cards, baked loads of goodies and got a fair bit of uni work done!! I'm impressed with myself! Although uni and the massive workload has got my head on the verge of exploding!! LOL. Anywho.. Welcome to CCS#10. Can't believe I have made so many Christmas cards already.. :) Although this one has got to be one of my faves!!

I would like to introduce you to Lil' Christmas Luca from Tickled Pink Stamps, isn't he gorgeous? I can see me using him on many more Christmas cards! I think the senitment from Whimsy Stamps Holiday Ticket sentiments fits perfectly, what with the mistletoe and what have you! :)

Cardstock: SU! Crumb Cake and Garden Green
Patterned paper: Making Memories - Mistletoe
Extra: recycled corrugated cardboard
Digi: Tickled Pink Stamps -Lil Christmas Luca
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Holiday Ticket Sentiments; SU! - Music Notes standard wheel; 7 Gypsies - Avignon
Ink: SU! - Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; Dew Drop - Moonlight White; DI - Old Paper
Die: Whimsy Stamps - Ticket Die; Nesties - Labels 14,
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Basic Grey - Snow Cap
Ribbon: Rexunter - Rustic Charm
Tools: sewing machine; WRMK - Corner Chomper
Misc: brown thread; The Ribbon Girl - brown bakers twine; Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold; red pearls; red Basic Grey button; Platinum Stickles

I have coloured Luca with pencils and cotton buds - I'm not sure whether this is the conventional way, but it sure works for me! :) I love the effect this gives. Plus - I can sit in front of the T.V and colour a load of images this way - not having to worry about finding matching coloured patterned paper and cardstock later on when I come to put a card together! Smart, you see!

I made some more of those sprial flowers - I seem to have an addiction to them - this time with some olive green felt! I've added a little red pearl to each of them. Some brown bakers twine threaded through the button makes it look all that more finished.

I would like to enter this card into the Tickled Pink Christmas Challenge #1. This is the first challenge, this time round it is Traditional Christmas Colours - Red, Green & Gold. I couldn't wait to get stuck in! Why not pop on over to the Tickled Pink Challenge Blog now and join in.

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - How Much Bling Can You Bring?
× Die Cut Dreams - Inspired by a Christmas Song [Santa Claus is coming to town]
× New Christmas Card Challenge - Embossing

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day. xo


  1. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 10 - hope to see youa again soon. x

  2. a fabulous card. hugs rachxx

  3. Cool card Lou, am loving that image, can't believe you are making Christmas cards already!! But then again maybe its not such a bad idea, would stop me panicking a week before Christmas that I hadnt got enough cards hehe xx

  4. oh my gosh - I love this card! Thanks for playing along with our bling challenge at CSAYL!

  5. your card is great - love all the details on it.

  6. Love the image. Thanks so much for joining us at Dcd Christmas club.

  7. Another great card! I love the way you color with the pencil, here it makes santa look both naughty and nice.. Scary and elegant - cool!
    I also love your flowers, what's the secret? How about making a tutorial on those??
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. What an original and unusual card - just the kind of thing my almost no longer teenagers would love to receive! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thats one very classy card! What a clever way to colour your image,I always feel I have to add colour to mine, but I can see that is not so and now Im keen to try just one colour as well. Thankyou for the inspiration.

  10. Beautiful card!! I love the bling around the edges and the layout!! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!
    Jodi =)

  11. Great distressing and I love that image
    Thanks for joining us @ the DCD Christmas club this week
    Hugs Susie and the Christmas Dream Team xx

  12. Fantastic card! love the image!

  13. Lovely card you made for our challenges.Thanks for playing with us at CSAYL.

  14. Lovely card, love this image too, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  15. Oh boy, this is fab! I love the vintage feeling and the tickets... Very, very nice!
    Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs Ingrid

  16. So yummy!! All the details just blow me away!

    Thanks for joining the Christmas Challenge at TPSC!

    / Jeanette


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