Monday, 10 January 2011

Cupcake 124 - Something New

Good evening to you.

I have been busy making Christmas cards today. I didn't make enough cards for Christmas 2010 and I have promised myself that I will not be in the same position for Christmas 2011. I ordered some scrummy Christmas stamps in the Sir Stampalot sale and couldn't wait to start inking them up.


I am entering this card into the Cupcake Craft Challenge where the theme is "Something New" and the something new is the tree stamp.

The main image for this card is Hero Arts Decorated Tree (K5440). I stamped onto pearlized card and coloured with Copics, I then added Glossy Accents to the baubles.

I had to trim my card base down for this card so I decided to make a Christmas tag out of the cut off piece.


This also uses a new stamp, Hero Arts Cling - Music Background (CG222) which I stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The cute Penny Black image is from the T-for Transparent set "Holly Day Critters".

I had better get back to making the dinner! See you soon.

Hugs, Clare x

19 comments:

pinky said...

They are both gorgeous:) Take it you got your parcel...me too:0)

Lisa said...

Hi Clare, Beautiful card! Such an elegant image. Your tag is really cute ... love the image and fab background stamp.

Lisa x

Jacee said...

Super cards Clare, you are organised getting your xmas cards made now, I admire your determination, good on ya girl!

Debs said...

Oh Clare
I love the Christmas tree card - the image is gorgeous.
I think I too need to be more organised this year and I now feel inspired to continue making Christmas cards.
Take care
Debs xx

Violets Corner said...

They are gorgeous, the card is clean and elegant and the tag is totally adorable. I really should start with the Christmas cards too, but I'm working with flowers and butterflies! And waiting for a parcel from Sir Stampalot, it will soon be here. Glad you got to play with your new goodies.

Hugs
Maarit

Sarah said...

Hi Clare, really lovely card and stamp. The glossy accents really helps highlight the baubles.
I too aim to make more Christmas cards this year...have done two so far!
Sarah xx :0)

Liz, said...

Oh my goodness, how organised are you gonna be! These are both brilliant.

Liz x

coldwaters2 said...

wow Clare you are being very good, lol, but tell you what they look absolutely great.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Kat said...

Love your Christmas card Clare. I'm determined not to be at the last minute this year. I had enough cards but would have liked to have had them made sooner! And that tag is so sweet, I love these little PB critters.

Kat xx

Sandra said...

It's funny you say this - I've decided not to put my christmas stamps away, but to make at least 5 cards each month - I'm not rushing at the end of this year!. I just love your cards, they'll be really appreciated by those that recieve them.

Sandra said...

It's funny you say this - I've decided not to put my christmas stamps away, but to make at least 5 cards each month - I'm not rushing at the end of this year!. I just love your cards, they'll be really appreciated by those that recieve them.

Juls said...

fab makes!!!! Loving the TAG!!! Hugs Juls

Jules said...

Hi Clare

How good are you?

Well done on being super organised.

They are both gorgeous and I love the glossy accents on the baubles. It sets them off beautifully.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

Wow, both are lovely, but the first is my fav. Thanks for playing at Cupcake! x

itsabrt said...

Wow Clare these are both fantastic!!!
You are wise to get ahead of the game without a doubt, I wound up sending off some repeats that I made in excess the year before I was pretty embarrassed but I ran out of time!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cards...I especially like the first one Clare
x
Vicky

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Clare, what a pretty card and tag. The tree is coloured perfectly and I love the CAS layout. Cute image on the tag and I really like the music background. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

craftimamma said...

You are putting me to shame Claire! I was in a right old pickle at Christmas having made no Christmas cards (other than DT ones) until almost a week before The Day! Talk about panic!!!

Love your new images and the tree looks great with the shiny baubles. Lovely idea for the tag too. Those background stamps are great.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

chris said...

so so special, I love them both. that tree is something else, missed that one. hugs chris xx