Sunday 14 November 2021

Christmas Puddings

I'm now hopefully back in blogland after our summer of campervan travels, Steve's heart attack (thankfully he's making a good recovery), and a kitchen and bathroom refit.  As I've not done much crafting over the summer I'm behind with my Christmas cards so have made seven cards in this simple design - perfect for the current ABC Christmas Challenge.

I used lots of snippets of white card to make these quick cards - although I still have lots left!  I embossed the holly frame onto some of the larger pieces of card, trimmed around the border and attached them to the centre of the card blanks.  I stamped the Christmas puddings with brown ink and the holly with green ink onto lots of smaller pieces of card.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I added Diamond Stickles to the top of the puddings and when they had dried attached them to the centre of the cards with foam tape.  I coloured the holly berries with a bright red pen and added a Wink of Stella before attaching the holly to the top of the puddings.

To make these cards I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card 
     Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Pudding' stamp and dies
     Apple Blossom 'Holly' embossing folder
     Versafine Vintage Sepia and Olympia Green ink
     Copic Ciao - R29
     Diamond Stickles
     Wink of Stella
     Snippets of white card

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge - X for Xerox
     Allsorts - Christmas
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Christmas Snippets
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - November Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 416

Kath x


Di said...

Oh Kath, these are so lovely! I must get my CB pudding stamp and die sets out and have a play - brilliant for batch baking a few cards at once!

I totally missed the news about Steve, how worrying it would have been and really so lucky you were at home rather than potentially marooned up in Norfolk. So glad to know he's on the mend.

Commenting wearing two hats here - the Playground and also Christmas Kickstart!

Take care of yourself and of course Steve.

With love

Di xx

Sarn said...

Such good news about Steve’s recovery. Glad you’ve found some time to make a lovely batch of Christmas cards. Great embossing.

With my DT hat on for Allsorts I’d like to say thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge this week.

As a Snippets Playmate - I’ve got a nice mug of hot chocolate with your name on it up in the treehouse if you can join us to catch up on your homework.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Aquarius said...

Great cards,remind me that I have that stamp but sadly not matching dies. Pleased to hear your husband is making a good recovery

meg said...

Your embossed frame makes a beautiful background for the gorgeous Christmas pudding stamp Kath a gorgeous selection of cards.Pleased to read that your hubby is improving take card Meg

Christine Harrop said...

Kath these are fabulous. I love them. Christine

Carol S. said...

Glad to hear that your husband is making a good recovery. As for your cards Kath, they are simply stunning! Love the little pudding, so cute. Stay safe, hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Pauline C said...

These cards are really beautiful and really caught my eye. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts Challenge this week
Pauline x

Liz said...

Great news that Steve’s recovery is going well, Kath.
Your cards are fabulous. I love everything about them. xx

brenda said...

They may be simple but so very elegant Kath, beautifully crafted. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts Christmas challenge. Please hubbys is on the mend, it's a worry time, we've been there.

B x

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Lovely to see you crafting again.

Cute cards.


Ellibelle said...

Such great CAS cards, they are so pretty with the embossing and sparkle!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week!

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards, Kath! It's good to see you around Blogland again. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

JulieP said...

Wow! These are absolutely lovely. I love all of the textures. Thanks so much for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge!

Pat said...

I love your cute and glittery puddings and the holly embossed background was tailor made for each to fit in the middle. So glad that Steve is making a good recovery Kath and it's great to see you back blogging. x

Amanda said...

These cards are too cute, you have managed to achieve elegance too. Pleased to hear hubbie is on the mend that must have been a scary time. Hugs, Amanda x

Lynda said...

What a great set of cards - and making multiple of this great design is perfect. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT xx

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful. Love the texture and the single cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT