Saturday, 19 January 2013

Lady Annes Getting Ready for Christmas!

Happy Saturday everyone! It is very cold and a bit snowy here and definitely the weather to stay indoors!
Today see's the start of Lady Annes Christmas Progressive Freebie Challenge and to start off the challenges you will get two images from Crafting with Jack.

I couldn't wait to get started when I got mine, the first one for me will be a real 'go to' image as you can whip up a card in no time that looks stunning

I managed to print six images to a sheet of card (so I made six,lol). I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some glitter to the starts to make them pop. I cut them out into squares then rounded the corners with a clorner punch. I had some delish paper that I bought in a funny little shop we call the shed shop. He sells end of line stationery and sometimes some craft stuff and this one I spotted and got 12 sheets for a pound, what a bargain! I think it is the perfect background for this image and gives it some richness

and as I said, I made six! So quick and easy and great effect - fabulous to make six cards in an evening!

The second image is equally a 'go to' image.

Again coloured with Promarkers, I added a touch of glitter to the flame and the centres of the poinsettias - what a universally lovely Christmas image! I cut it out using a Spellbinders label die and glittered the edge to match my background paper - I made four of these (I got four on a sheet) in an evening so another quickie to make some cards in a hurry (I always forget someone!) I think they look great with different backgrounds too

I'm sure I will be making some more of these too!

Why not join in this challenge and get a head start on Christmas there are some fabulous images coming up and as long as you enter a card into the challenge each time you will get the next images so its a win, win situation! If you want to check it out click on the page for Lady Annes Challenges at the top of the page - there are some great challenges with something for everyone so come on over and join in the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by I do appreciate you taking the time and I hope I'll see you over at the challenge too!
I will enter these cards into these challenges


  1. Laurian, I love this pretty Christmas project. And I am so jealous that you are getting a head start on Christmas cards. EVERY year I say I am going to have my Christmas cards done early and every year I fail miserably at that goal. :) Thanks so much for sharing your card at the CDAC Anything Goes Challenge.

  2. Laurian, you might want to add a link to the CDAC challenge in your post. It is hard to remember all those just a little reminder. :)

  3. Beautiful creations to get a head start on next years holiday cards Laurian! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at CDAC ... we're so glad you joined in the Anything Goes Challenge.
    CDAC Mgmt Team

  4. Very cool.. you are going to be all ready for this year huh? You are more disciplined than Nice job and thanks for displaying your cdac badges :) Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

  5. Very pretty. Good start on Christmas cards for 2013. I have clicked over from Simply create to say HI!

  6. Laurian, I just love both cards! Great images too.

    Pattie ♥

  7. Great Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenges this week.

    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  8. Lovely set of card thanks for sharing at craft this week

  9. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with us in the Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes Challenge!
    Leslie, DT


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