Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas:-)

How has Christmas been treating you so far? Well I am being pulled in all directions trying to get all my shopping and decor ready:-) It's not easy being a wife during Christmas, and I can tell you now, I have immense respect for those who are also mothers! Yikes!

Anyways, here are a few cards I made to send to my extended family, had to get them sent through UPS cos, well I took forever to make these since I was buried in work. Sigh.

Anyways, I do have to make a few more cards, possibly around 5 more, these are the ones I will be hand delivering during Christmas lunches and dinners.. So yes. I do tend to let things accumulate when I get busy..

Now on to the cards!

What inspired me to make this set was this pretty Hero Arts Silly scape stamp. I was thinking of ways to incorporate this stamp into a festive card design, and I thought, why not highlight a single house in red and green!!

So I chose this gorgeous paper by SEI ( which I totally picked up by accident while shopping at an awesome sale of scrap goodies in Singapore! , I seem to love stripes for holiday cards..) and I also pulled out some of my punches for this and got cracking.

This first card is my favourite, looks so pretty in person with the glittery stickles snow, and the blue distressing I used to create the sky:-) I also love the bright red sentiment, so cheery dont you think?

This little square card uses this fabulous silver tinsel trim I found at a craft store near my home.. Love this stuff, planning to use it everywhere.. as part of decor, scrapping my Christmas journal and cards of course:-)

Lastly this longer card, I used some powder blue cardstock to create a very soft central panel. And used my tinsel again:-)

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and thank you for dropping by:-)

Have a great week!


Stamps- all by Hero arts
Paper- SEI
Stickles by Ranger
Distress inks by Ranger
Punches- Fiskars
Large scallop die - Die-Namics


  1. What a wonderful card grouping, and I love your colors!

  2. Michelle this is such a beautiful set! I love the matching patterned paper on each and how you turned the cityscape stamp into a holiday themed stamp. The touch of tinsel too is so pretty! :)

  3. I like all 3 of these, but my fav is the red one. Just love the look of the cutout window!
    I may have to put this cityscape on my wish list :)

  4. The stamp with city is super and your cards looks amazing - as always :)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS MICHELLE for you and all your family and friends!!!!

  5. Thank you for your kind comments, Michelle! Love the idea how you transformed a non-christmas card into one! Beautiful set. Are you from S'pore?

  6. Wonderful cards, Michelle!

    It has been a long time since I've visit here. Thank you so much the other day. Just pop in to say...
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved one! :)