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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

WOYWW 229- The C- cards

Well, you finally shamed me into it! seeing so many people working on their Christmas cards over the last couple of weeks has forced me into starting. Bit of a struggle, I need to feel Christmasy to enjoy doing them, and I do NOT feel christmasy before the second week of December, at the very earliest, lol. Anyway, this is my desk as of Tuesday night:



 My stamped & embossed images from the previous post, cut out and corner chomped. Really like that tool, made a much better job of the corners than my normal corner rounder punch.





This is where I am now, matted onto silver card, chomped again, and some clear acrylic flatback gems added with Pinflair Glue Gel. I think I will be adding a ribbon bow, over the ribbon on the image, just to finish them off.



One more thing on this weeks desk, one of those 'I know I'll find a use for it' type of things:
We went out for an Anniversary meal,and these stirrers arrived in my cocktails! ( Mojito's and Long Island Iced Tea, as you ask),- not all on the same night I hasten to add- we went out again last weekend. They had to come home with me- be honest, would you have left them behind? So, get yourselves over to our Head of Desks, Julia, at The Stamping Ground, and join the fun.

35 comments:

Maisie Moonshine said...

Oh Shaz waht gorgeous cards - they are so very chic and elegant. I LOVE them. MMx #36

Krisha said...

STUNNING cards Shaz! Love white and silver on Christmas cards. I haven't even really thought about CC yet. I have a hard time getting started before Thanksgiving.
Krisha #44

Helen said...

wow, the cards look gorgeous - I knew they would when I saw them in the making... and no, the stirrers would have come with me too! Helen 20

RosC said...

Lovely cards, Shaz. I must admit I was having giggle by the time we got to the second round of chomping. I'll be off to have a look at this tool in a minute. I'm inspired to get a wriggle on myself but do share your lack of C enthusiasm at this time.

Now those little cocktail thingies - no, I would not have left them behind. I'm sure they will make excellent small spreaders of glue or stirrers of paint. Mmmm...and there's more probably.

Take care,
Ros. #43

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oooh! Fun. Can't wait to see what you make of the stirrers. I always have a ton on my desk, useful for so many things (great as a spacer - they are pretty close to 1/4 so handy for sewing stuff too!)

Very nice, easy to duplicate but still stunning card design. That is the trick with Xmas cards, isn't it?

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (40)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz am on my mobile doing desk jumping or hopping cos I can :) well love yr Christmas cards, I make them all yr cos can't cope otherewise, love yrs simple but beautiful, Shaz in Oz.#16

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ps please join my candy cos u were one of my first wonderful encouragers.xxx

Cardarian said...

Your Christmas makes are lovely but as you I have a hard time getting into the festive mood! The stamp you are using is really beautiful!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well your cards are looking fab, I love how you've created a design and stuck to it. I keep making all sorts of C cards, I wish I could just make one design and stay with it! I'm easily distracted. Take care Zo xx 70

Monique said...

Those cards look wonderful. And yes, I suppose I would also have taken the stirrers home with me =)
Happy WOYWW
xx Monique #76

Christine said...

Corner chomping .... corner chomping.... sounds great!
Those stirrers will come in useful one day .... if only to stir next summer's drinks on the lawn!!


Bishopsmate #77

Horace House-of-Bears said...

Stunning Christmas cards. We collect things that could come in useful when we're out too.

The bears #79

Monica said...

Great cards Shaz. I have boxes of those things they put in drinks. I have used as fairy wands in dolls, flag poles and decorative thingies.

Gita said...

Your cards are beautiful. Yes, I think a ribbon would finish it off nicely too!! Brigita #84

Robin Spitzer said...

Shaz, your cards are beautiful. Yep, I would have brought those home also! Somewhere, you are going to find a grand place for these...

Hugs, Robin 23

Mrs.D said...

What super cards, you put me to shame with the number you have done.
Chris #45

lisa said...

well done on starting your christmas cards, they look great. I'm afraid I've still not been shamed into it yet!!
Love the stirrers, bet you'll find a crafty use for them eventually.
Hugs Lisax '56

Debs Willis said...

I started my Christmas Cards on NY Day, cos I was we'll into the Christmas Spirit (complete with cocktail stirrers lol!) - I find I really like making them actually in the Christmas season - totally justified in playing Christmas music & watching soppy movies at same time :-)
Love the embossing
Happy woyww
Debs #81

Lindart said...

Haven't even begun to think about those "C" cards! My head is still in Halloween, and I haven't even done anything Haloweeny yet! Hopefully will before Halloween. Same with my "C" cards - hopefully before Christmas! Yours are lovely! Lindart #94

Jackie said...

The cards are looking great!
Would love to see what u do with the stir cocktail things!
Jackie 42

Caro said...

Gorgeous cards...lovely and elegant. I must investigate the chomper! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#74)

glitterandglue said...

The cards are lovely, Shaz - well done. No, I wouldn't have left the stirrer thingys behind, either - but can't for the life of me think what to do with them...
Thanks for visiting - glad you enjoyed seeing the finished calendar pieces!
As for making Christmas cards - I always play carols whilst doing them - gets me into it all...
Have a great week.
Margaret #64

Karen Ives said...

C Cards, oh my! They look really pretty.
Karen #54

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just as I thought, beautiful cards - the rounded corners work so well. Chris102

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Too true I would have brought those stirrers home!! Not that I would have known what to do with them but there is a principle to be upheld!!
I adore that wreath stamp, Shaz...those cards are the ones that I would buy for my use. I love simple silver and white cards, extra bling is a bonus!
Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Love the cards - so elegant and stylish. I need to find the time to make some more myself. Ali x #49

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
Ahhhh long island iced tea!!! and I don't like tea. I never leave these behind either, sound like a challenge, most imaginative use?
have a great week
janet

Danie May said...

Loving the silver sparkle of your embossing powder and that wreath stamp is stunning. And there you are saying you need to be in the mood to master Christmas. I think you are right on top of things and I may need to take a page out of your book and get seriously cracking onto mine. Have a great week! Danie #25

BJ said...

Adoring your Christmas cards, they are so delicate and sparkly like a crisp frost on bare branches. Thanks for the visit this week BJ#26

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous cards, Shaz - love the swirly pattern and the bling! What a production line you've got there. As for the stirrers, that is the sort of collecting I do too - I've picked up loads of redundant stuff left at the end of wedding receptions etc. There's often lots of ribbon that nobody wants too. Look forward to seeing what you make with them!

Thanks for your lovely comment - what you saw in the photo is about the only organised bit, but it's gradually coming together. Once I've done a bit more sorting in the rest of the house, and unpacked a few more of the endless boxes, I might feel like creating with a clear conscience!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #65

The Taming of the Glue said...

The Xmas cards look gorgeous. Now you're shaming me into really getting started! I'm sure you'll find something to do with the cocktail stirrers...it would have been rude to leave them behind!! Hugs. Pam#38

Anne said...

The cards are gorgeous. Afraid I've not started mine - can see me buying them!!!! Thanks for popping by. Anne x #99

Julia Dunnit said...

I would not have left them either, but am happy to as that by now you've prolly found a jillion ideas for them..and mine would be floating around in a 'to do' pile for the next year! Love your Christmas cards..they're beautiful..I understand about being in the mood..and I figure if you are in the mood we should all look out, you'll be producing masterpieces on a level unknown!

Kyla said...

No, not you too with the 'C' cards?!?!
I love them, so simple yet effective. I may need to buy this stamp as I could do TONS of cards in one session (which sounds perfect to me!).

Cocktail stirrers eh? Far too good to leave behind :-)
kyla

Twiglet said...

One day I will get my head round my C card design!! I love those- so elegant. I am so late getting round this week but just needed to snoop a few desks! x Jo

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