Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lost at the mall

I'm feeling the pressure - it's December 7th and I still have Christmas cards to finish making. Yikes! I may actually have to resort to mass production or ... horror of horrors ... buying some. But before that happens, I have 2 one-of-a-kind cards to share. Both cards feature Bugaboo digital stamp images, Create with TLC digital sentiments and Basic Grey patterned papers. If you aren't already a follower of Bugaboo and Create with TLC, then what are you waiting for? There are lots of freebies to try at both sites and so many wonderful images & sentiments to purchase (at very reasonable prices).

Card #1 is a clean & simple design featuring a great snowman that Bugaboo offered a week or two ago as a freebie. I coloured him with Copic markers and then added Glossy Accents to the hat, carrot nose, coal buttons and bells. There is also a bit of Stickles glitter glue added to the snowflakes and snow on the ground. The sentiment was also a freebie, this time from Create with TLC. I coloured "Snowman"in green and then added Glossy Accents for shine & dimension. Both are matted on leftover red cardstock. The background paper is from Basic Grey - I think the snowman theme works really well. Lastly, I added the strip of red rick-rack ribbon.

Creative Belli - use your "R" embellishments (I used "r"ickrack)
CCEE Stampers - snowman
Catch the Bug - anything goes (using Bugaboo)
Digital Tuesday - baby, it's cold outside
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas
Stamps R Us - Holiday cards
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Christmas

Card #2 is actually a gift card. As you'll see in the first picture, the front flap opens to show that there is a gift card tucked inside. This is another clean & simple card with little embellishment. The image is again from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from Create with TLC. I couldn't resist the idea of matching this shopping sentiment with a gift card! I kept the card very simple with only a scalloped border punched edge and a single turquoise ribbon. The background paper (from Basic Grey) and the colours I used for the image are so bold that I didn't think anything more was needed.

Crafty Creations - gift card holder
Our Creative Corner - Christmas using light pink/dark pink/turquoise/kraft (I know it's hard to see but the first layer of the card is kraft)
Catch the Bug - anything goes with Bugaboo
Papertake Weekly - red or green must not be see
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - clean & simple (both cards actually apply)


  1. These are all too cute!! Loving all of the fun images you used!
    Thanks so much for sharing them with us at digital tuesday!

  2. All of your cards are as cute as can be. Thanks for joining the CCEE challenge.

  3. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroline x

  4. Oh my gosh Shellie, these are both WONDERFUL! I love the sentiments in both of them...very clever and of course you coloring and choice of colors is FABULOUS! Really great creations. I'm so glad you played along in our challenge this week. I hope you'll join us again next time so we can see more of your lovely work.

  5. Hahaha! Too cute - both of them are a riot. Terrific job on using the OCC challenge colors. Wonderful gift card holder you have created. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  6. Wow! These are gorgeous!! Beautiful cards in great colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our December Anything Goes Challenge!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  7. Fabby job on both of your cards. Fun images and great dps. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  8. Cute cards Shelly! Your gift card made me chuckle!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  9. What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

  10. Both are super cute.The images are adorable.Thanks for sharing them with us at stamps r us.