My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 21 December 2013

CAS Xmas Cards For Natalie's Friends

Hello everyone are you getting ready for big jolly fella in red? I'm excited although stressed as well, worrying as always if everything is going to be done & ready...........I do it every single year. Oh worst part is I've got food shopping to do yet..................aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Anyhoo's I thought I would show you the cards I made for Natalie's group/class at her daycare centre. The groups are small, luckily for me lol, so all I had to do was 9 cards. So I went & got some digi images that would not take me as long to colour............... & grabbed the perfect paper pad with fab colours ;0)
90% of these images are the DigiStamp Boutique thanks to my lovely blogging/DT buddy Lisa who makes fabulous cards & therefore drove me to purchasing these images ;0)
Seriously though they are fab for those quick makes, especially for people like me who normally take 3-5 hours to make a card, thats not counting how long it takes me to colour an image.

This cute snowman is called 'Sketchy Snow Person' & is seriously so easy to colour I used him 3 times. However as I dont like making the same card twice each one is coloured differently.

These 2 have very similar papers so just thought I would show you that they are in fact different, so still each card is unique & not repeated exactly ;0)

These 2 images are the ones I saw on Lisa's Blog & what made me go over & spend my pennies lol. Look how cute they are ;0)
The image with the spotty paper is 'Cute Polar Bear' & the one on the right is 'Festive Hug' & I added drops of snow with white enamel.

These images are the 'Cute Christmas Frames', I love how they pop out of the frame a little, especially the snowman ;0)

Ok now this image I fell in love with but its from a different digi shop & one I havn't used for soooooooo long. However when I went over & saw all her yummy images...........well lets say this isn't the only one that went into my bastket lol.
This image is 'Hedgehogs Kiss' from Di's Digi Stamps. I also added glitter & snow drops.

I had to use pink card behind the cards to show them as the white was blending in with the white background of my photo booth lol.
The insides on these are blank as they are quick & simple makes.

Ok products used were Card Blanks & red & green card from my stash. I used a Martha Stewart around the page punch to do the fancy edges top & bottom of the red card. The sentiment is the same on all of them & its LOTV 'Handwritten Christmas Phrases'. The paper pad I love because of the colours, its perfect for younger peeps I think........... its MME 'Mistletoe Magic'. All images were coloured with Copics, sorry I didnt write the colours down as I basically grabbed a load & threw them on my kitchen table & set to colouring lol.

Well thats it from me for now............or until I get time to come back on again lol. I actually meant to post these yesterday but had last minute christmas present shopping to do & other stuff that by the time I finished I ended up in a dark room with a migraine lol.

So I will be round though this morning & later today day today, my fave day of the week. Hopefully Natalie is up to going out as it was after 5am this morning before she settled in her bed. Yes I've told her santie is watching her. If not everyone will just come here so its all good anyways lol.

Ok enough babbling from me thank you all for your lovely comments mmwah
you are all gems.
Lotsa huggles from me to you

All words in highlighted red will take you directly to that product used.

Challenges I'm Entering..............
Digi Design Challenge - Anything Christmas (Hedgehogs Kiss card)
Digistamp Boutique - December Competition (Any of the above 8 lol)


Sue said...

WOW! Such a wonderful selection of cards Vicky. I LOVE all those images, your colouring is fabulous and the papers are gorgeous too. The layout with the shaped card looks so effective.
I hope you enjoy your family day and that Natalie is up to going out.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Tracey T said...

Brilliant cards, Vicky, perfect for young ones with those vibrant colours. I've got the big food shop to do today; Gregor's off to his pal's house, so I'll head on over to Castle Douglas and get the supermarket shopping done. Hopefully the winds will have dropped by the time we set off. Enjoy your family day! Hugs, Tracey xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic set of cards your colouring and bright happy Christmas colours and the images are just gorgeous.


KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome cards sweetie and I just know they are going to be treasured at the homes they are going to.

Christmas Blessings


Carol S. said...

Hi Vicky, I usually am not a user of Digi stamps and have never bought any. However, these are the best I have seen and I am going to visit both sites. So thank you for the inspiration. All gorgeous cards and I am sure they will be well loved. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your very special family. Looking forward to your masterpieces in the New Year. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Beth Brovold said...

Oh Vicky I so love reading your posts!!! Your family is VERY lucky to have YOU and you THEM!!!!! Family and health are the two most important possessions a person can have!!! I hope that your little Arjay is coming along nicely after another surgery!!!....Now to your FABULOUS cards...I don't think that I could pick a fav!!!! They are all so very beautifully done and so adorable!! Wishing you and your WONDERFUL family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!!

Carla S. said...

These are fantastic, Vicky! What a brilliant idea for making lots of cards! Hope you won't mind if I borrow your idea for next year! Hope your migraine is gone and you have a wonderful family day!

Sandra H said...

Hi Vicky, Wow those Digi stamps are sooo cute! your cards are truly amazing Natalie's group/class at her day centre will love them too! your so talented you can put your hand to anything......May l wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

Rachel B. said...

Great cards!

Shazza said...

these are fabulous Vicky xx

heidy said...

Oh these are so sweet,love them all!!
Big XXX Heidy

Sue B said...

Wow! these are all so sweet Vicky!! the images are adorable and you've coloured them beautifully… love the festive red and green… they are lovely and bright and cheery!
Ah we are the same - we still have food shopping to do… as we had to defrost the freezer… at least now it is done and ready for Monday when Tesco hopefully bring all our lovely goodies! :-)
Hope Natilie is well
Have a lovely weekend hun!
Hugs Sue xx

Juls said...

Such a fabulous collection of cards ! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet cards.

fabiola jaques said...

trop joli, quelle belle série, elles sont toutes adorables, biz

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my Vicky, these are all so very beautiful, Natalie's friends will be thrilled! Hope your migraine has left you by now, I know all too well what it's like... Take care. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, big hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Kat W said...

These are all adorable and it's just so easy to get tempted by digi stamps 'cos they are such good value! I think the sketchy snow person is my fave though as I just love snowman images for some reason!
I am also glad to hear that it's not just me that usually spends so long making each and every card :-)
Your colouring is fabulous - such great shine on the images.
I hope you are all recovered from the migraine - I have them too and it's so frustrating especially when you have stuff you need to do.
Sorry for my rambling and hope you have a lovely family day :-D
Hugs, Kat x

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous, fabulous image...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.
Wendy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Vicky
Wowee these are all gorgeous.... So different from your norm....
Have as super Christmas....
Sending you and your family lots of love
Hugs Sylvie xx

Wishcraft said...

Oops... sorry for making you spend your pennies lol, but you've done such a gorgeous job with those images! They're all fab cards. Merry Christmas hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jennifer said...

Wow Vicky, this is a fabulous collection of cards! The images are all so cute, and your colouring is amazing. Love the CAS design too.

Jennifer. x

MagsB said...

Wow, Vicky, these are fabulous! Such cute images! And your papers are so cheerful and Christmassy, I bet Natalie's friends just loved them!

I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas, and I wish you a very happy New Year!

love Mags B xxx

MagsB said...

Also I should add - 2013 was certainly very dramatic for you, and I'm so glad little Arjay came into the world into the care of his lovely grandma!!!

Also, the RVI saved me in 1954 when I was born a month early. They are amazing!

With much love and best wishes to all your family for 2014 -

love Mags B x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

I am your newest follower. Your blog is amazing-love your work.
This winter colection is stunning
Wish you and your love ones one healty, happy and lucky year 2014
hugs with/from sLOVEnija Tamara

Lynsey said...

Hi Vicky, you have done a beautiful job on these CAS cards! Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
hugs Lynsey x