Friday, 10 December 2010

Merry kissmas

For the last couple of days I've been making (or at least trying to) Christmascards like crazy. I need 20 cards and had about 2,5. Some are supposed to be sent today, some sunday and most of them thursday at the latest. Where did the time go?! As I hate to make the same card twice, or a batch of cards - yuck! - I'm in a bit of a pickle. I'm trying to be smart about it though, colouring several images to match the same line of patterned paper. That way I only have to find the matching promarkers once and colour several images at once. Now I just need time to put them together...Having a secret bloghop on monday and accepting a GDT spot isn't helping, lol.

This card was so much fun to make, using one of my newest Kraftin' Kimmie stamp called Raychel. I don't have any Christmas-themed ones so I had to improvise. With the right sentiment, papers and embellishments you can do anything. If you would like to get your own Raychel (or any other crafting item) stop by stamp and create. It's one of my fav internet shops, especially for stamps. Lacey - the owner always has a product spotlight which means that itemss in that category are 25% off. Sometimes she has a whole line of stamps in the category, sometimes a theme ("food" for instance). The prices are already low and the service is superb!

I have used a patterned paper from keisercraft as the background. With a paper like this I didn't feel like I needed many embellishments. Raychel is coloured with promarkers and I stamped different snowflake stamps around her with distress ink (weathered wood and old paper). The sentiment is printed out from the computer. I think the font is called kings and queens and can be found at And as all my Christmascards this year I'm making them look like postcards both to save the environment and my economy. Here's the backside:

The challenges I've used for this card are:

7 kids challenge blog - winter wonderland
A spon full of sugar - Christmas card
Daring cardmakers - snow much fun
Kraftin' Kimmies - let it snow
Promarker challenge - anything goes
Secret crafter - Christmas
Sketch and stash - sketch

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Juls said...

gorgeous!!! I do love this the colours and all the fabulous polka dots! Hugs Juls

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card! luv the image...fab colouring

Thank you for joining us at sketch & stash...good luck

xx Lizzy xx

Gro said...

Gorgeous card. Your image is great. Thanks for joining PFP's Mega Challenge :o)

Keryn Campbell said...

Love your card the image is fab. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers dare this week.

Lynda said...

Love it - the image and papers are wonderful. I'll be checking out that font too! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Joelle said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment it is too cute and she is beautiful! Love the way you colored her hair!

downrightcrafty said...

what a beautiful Christmas creation thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katarina, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful Christmas x

Sue C said...

Lovely card Katarina, your shading is fab! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

coops said...

fantastic card katarina.i love your image and stunning colouring.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP.

xx coops xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Katarina I too don't like making xmas cards lol, love the image and your beautiful colouring thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hope to see you next week when we have a very special challenge 51 hugs Jill xx

Julie said...

Oh she is a stunner as is your card!! Fab colouring! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at PFP, Julie