Saturday, 8 January 2011

Christmas already!

Following the ABC Christmas blog encourages you to get ahead with your Christmas cards. The first challenge for 2011 is 'A is for anything Christmas'- a nice and easy one for starters. I had this image already printed off and so wanted to use it. (It is from Pollycraft.) The sketch is from this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.I have also recycled some Christmas postage stamps which came on the cards I recieved before Christmas. I try to save different stamps, but don't really do much with them and so I thought today I would make an effort to encorporate them onto a card. I hope it doesn't look too bad. I will enter the card into this weeks I love Promarkers challenge (recycle).


Kathyk said...

Smashing card and lovely idea to re-use the stamps, they were great this year. I too have done an "A for anything Christmas" entry - it'll help build up my stock for 2011!


Craftyrose said...

What a good idea Louise. I also collected the stamps and didn't know what to do with them! xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Super sweet card!! I have that challenge on my list to try and do...we'll see if it gets done!!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


mulberry station said...

How fun...I have never thought of using postage stamps. Such a cute creative idea. I love your DP and color scheme and your adorable image. Thanks for joining us!
Nancy SSW-DT

Debs M x said...

what a great idea! great card x

katesacraftybugger said...

fabulous recycling idea , Thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers-Kate

Karen said...

Lovely Louise and what a good idea to recycle the stamps, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

clare said...

Brilliant card louise. x

Anonymous said...

Great recycling! lovely image, Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge! hope you continue to play throughout the year too! hugs Samantha :0)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I SO need to start on my Christmas cards now, thanks for the reminder! Love your card - it is just too adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

sweetbloominscraps said...

What a darling Christmas card! I love the silver shine and all the sparkles!
Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!
Judi - SSW DT

Katiejane said...

What a great way to use your stamps Louise! Hope you had a great Xmas and well done on getting ahead for next year already :)
All the best for 2011.
Katie x

Jeannie said...

A great way to get a jump on the holiday cards! He's just too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh so cute! What a great idea with recycling the stamps!! They make a fabulous embellishment.
Thanks for playing along with us at SSW.

Jackie - DT

Kathie said...

Hi Louise, what a cute card. I just love it. The teddy is cute, great idea using the postage stamps and there are some really beautiful stamps that come and what do you do with them. Fantastic idea and a great take on Arlana's sketch.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Sharon Basel said...

Wow-great card! Love the image and the idea of recycling the stamps! Wonderful papers here too! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Lorraine said...

Good bit of recycling there. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Arlana said...

oh love your polly craft image and the postage stamps darling. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

Genevieve said...

Oh my goodness, you are on the ball! Gorgeous card & I love what you did with the very sweet Wallace & Gromit stamps, great idea. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)


Dot said...

Cute card with some wonderful colors. Thank you for sharing this with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time!
Dorte x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Louise :-) the image is adorable and the colours and sparkle are perfect :-)

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)

Lols x x x