Sunday 25 October 2009

My First...

...Christmas card!

Yup, today I made my first Christmas card of the season! Pretty amazing for me as I usually start making them mid-December! The thing that made me finally get crafting for Christmas is the PTI Blog Hop. This month it's a Holiday Hop so everyone is sharing their creations for the Holiday season - I'm hoping to get a good dose of inspiration from this month's hop!

For my part of the hop I made a Christmas card:
This card was made using the super fun Stocking Prints set. This is such a fun set that I could be tempted to make many more Christmas cards well before December approaches!

Now this card isn't just a card...just pull out those candy canes and satsumas....


Yup it's a Couch Surprise Card converted into a Stocking Surprise Card LOL! Had to fiddle a little with the original concept to get it to work for a stocking but it works! I have to say it made me giggle the way the sentiment worked with the idea - now that's my kinda stocking exchange LOL! The fireplace is hand drawn, I'm hoping the glitter I applied to make the flames sparkle will avert your eyes from my drawing technique ;D

Card Recipe Stamps: Stocking Prints Card: Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Vintage Cream/Kraft/Vellum from Stash Ink: Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Distress Inks Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Accessories: Promarkers/Stickles Glitter in Red and Crystal/3D Foam Pads/£10 note LOL!

This card will be for my bro - I certainly don't plan on making a load of 'em as I'd not only be poor but I'd have no time to go Christmas shopping! We always exchange some money and treat ourselves to something we really like. Put it this way, after we've both shopped for our family (7 nieces and nephews!) we're too pooped to find a gift for each other!

I hope you all had a super weekend (and an extra hour for us in the UK!) I'll be back soon as I've got the week off work and I'm hoping to get inky fingers - hurrah for half term!



Lola G. said...

What a wonderful card!! Your brother is lucky to be the recipient of such gorgeousness -- I'm expecting my Papertrey goodies (only my second order) tomorrow. It always feel like Christmas when you're waiting for packages!

Emma said...

Aaaaaaaahh you are killing me with these amazing cards Aimes. So brilliant, so beautifully drawn - another awesome card.

Have a great inky week off :D

Ann said...

Another brilliant idea for presenting money as a gift - this one is very clever Aimes - love it!

Saxo Stamper said...

So clever Aimes and totally gorgeous

K x

Unknown said...

Love it Aimes :-)

Have a good and wonderfully inky week!!!!


Olga Clemencia said...

Linda , linda felicitaciones

Antje said...

How amazing - the idea with the money out of the stocks is just great!!! Love every little bit and detail of your card!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very cute card Aimes! So different & interesting! I love the lil' stocking hung with care :) TFS

Vicki said...

Oh wow this is so cool, I love it!

Vicki x

Mandy said...

This is gorgeous Amy and a brilliant idea!


Caryn said...

Wow Aimes, that's fabulous - I love that set most out of all the new releases. How long does an order normally take to get here? ;0)

Great idea with the money hidden iside too.

Caryn xxx