Friday, November 26, 2010

'Twas the night before Christmas

... well not quite yet but that's the theme of this week blog post. But before we get on to that how is everyone enjoying the Polkadoodle blog hop? If you havent hopped yet then scroll down to the next post to read all about it, there are some Fab prize to win.

Also there are some changes to the Polkadoodle team and sadly we have had to say goodbye to a couple of our teamies but yay thats means new friends! So i would like to welcome Colette, Tasha, Dee and Miria. We also have some exciting guest DT people coming up so dont forget to check out the blog and everyones blog links are in my sidebar

This week is was Kris' turn to set the challenge and she asked us to make a card based on the famous christmas poem "'Twas the night before Christmas"

I used the gorgeous fireplace template in A5 size from Paper Boutique Vol2 : Creative Christmas. Its so simple to make cards from this CD as everything is done for you, you just need to print the elements and pop them all together. I printed an extra set of stockings a decoupades the heel, toes and cuffs too. I also decided to change the sentiment slightly from the squares. I printed a border strip and a 2 inch circle sentiment from the same CD and attached them (slightly off-centre by mistake :( ! the glue wasnt dry when I stood it up and it slipped ) in the top section of the card.

I mounted this on some red card that I distressed the edges of just to darken the red. As usual I then glittered everything I could - the baubles, the stockings, the sentiments and the flames.

I hope you like my card this week and have been inspired by the design team this week. For more inspiration head on over to the Polkadoodles shop as Nikky has some gorgeous new products in stock, and I hope you managed to catch the new release on C+C this morning? if not check their website for the gorgeous stamps that I totally ADORE!

Nikky has released 3 gorgeous stamp sets. 1 has the most wonderful sentiments on them. The others are little scenes which you can build up to make the most beautiful little landscapes from. I was lucky enough to see some of Nikky's samples and she has made some stunning cards. I also had a go with the new stamps and this is what I came up with.

Till next time have fun xxx


josie2010 said...

They are all so lovely!!!! xxxx

Saskia said...

Wow! Wow! You're so creative!! Lovely samples for the new stamps!!

Your Christmas card is gorgeous!!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Tip Top said...

Just love the new home cards - inspired idea!

I do that with not quite dry cards too...!! Glad I'm not on my own!

Fliss said...

Hi Tracie, love all your makes which all look gorgeous. Hope you caught the show this morning, I did and saw those stamps sell out in record time!

Colette said...

Love the fireplace card, it looks very welcoming with all those stockings hanging along it. All the cards are fab and I love the dandelion stamp, methinks I will have to have it.
Colette xx

Claire Phillips said...

Tracie - Love your fireplace and those cute little stockings! Great samples for the show - brilliant! Cheers Claire x

Nikky Hall said...

Fantastic projects Fronky-babes! love love love em!! xxx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Fabby cards hun, I think you've outdone yourself with these.

Cheryl said...

I just wanted to pop over to say hello and wow your cards are just stuning hun,love those houses,the easel card is amazing,such detail you have put onto all your projects,look forward to seeing and learning more love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx