Tuesday 27 December 2011

Happy Christmas!!!

Happy (a bit belated) Christmas everyone!

Here's a few final Christmas cards that I made in the run up to Christmas. These snowmen just make me giggle, they're so funny!  The inspiration picture led me to stripes, I seem to really like them right now!
 I CASED myself for this card, remember this one using Lawn Fawn stamps??  You can see the detail here
I'd intended to get these cards blogged earlier, but it didn't quite come together.  Thursday in particular was not a good day.  I had placed a food order for delivery of all of my foods for Christmas, missed the delivery time because we were helping my Mum move in and lost track of time and my order got cancelled!  That would have been fine, we could go food shopping, there was still time, but Natasha and I broke down on the motorway on our way to meet our friends for a coffee/shopping/lunch trip, so we were stuck on the roadside for a couple of hours in the freeeeeeezing cold.

This is when you find out who your friends our, my friend drove over to us (about 20+ miles), got out of the car with her daughter and we sat by the roadside on a dog bed with her snuggling us up in some blankets!!!  Now that's true friendship, sitting out in the cold with you while you wait for the man with the van to come along and tow your car away!  We had a good old sing song and a giggle while we were there though.  My poor little car is not happy at all, the head gasket has gone and I can only drive her short distances before having to top her up with water (yes, she's a 'her' - her name is Zazza!)  Do any of you name your cars?  Apparently a lot of women do!

Anyway, you will be pleased to know Christmas has been lovely :o)  Lots of good company, lovely food and presents and some time to unwind.

I created four cards using the latest Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge with an inspiration picture shown further below and Wee Memories Anything Goes challenge.  I hope I'm linking up right to these challenges, if not please do tell me.  I wasn't sure if I needed separate posts for each entry or not??

 I couldn't stop once I'd started!

The next one was Christmas..
This one was also for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to do an envelope as well but I missed the challenge deadline unfortunately...
Another Christmas one..

and finally a more traditional nativity card using Hero Arts stamps.
It was fun getting out my Copics to colour in some of the images on these cards.  There's still time to join in some Copic fun over at Color Me Creative, in our latest challenge.  Why not make the most of the extra time off and get those pens dusted off and used, you know you want to!

Hope you're all having a wonderful time!

ps - Thank you to all of you that have left me lovely Christmas messages, I hope to pop by and visit your blogs as soon as I've caught up on my design work.


  1. Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous cards Ruby! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas ;)

  2. These are all gorgeous Ruby, I do like the traditional nativity scene with the beautiful ribbon and bow.

    Uh oh, bad news for your car! And I can't believe your Christmas delivery was cancelled - what a bunch of meanies, it would have caused them more aggro as they would have had to put everything back! I hope you write them a letter of complaint!

    Looking forward to catching up with you soon, I fear I have a case of Turkey Brain setting in lol! No mojo at ALL!

    Have a great New Year xxx

  3. Wow, that is a ton of goodness! LOVE your take on the SPARKS challenge and all of the other cuties too.

  4. Wow... all of your cards are great! I absolutely adore the first card.... LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along with the SPARKS challenge! :)

  5. Oh my, what an eventful holiday!!! So glad you still had a wonderful Christmas.

    Your cards are FAB as always. :)

  6. What a fabulous bunch of adorable cards!

  7. Fantastic cards!! Thanks for playing along the Wee Memories Challenge.

  8. Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day and Happy New Year, Ruby! You've been on my mind a lot lately. I see you've had quite a bit going on! What a good friend you have, driving to meet you on the highway like that. :)

    Take care, my sweet friend, and let's hope 2012 is much, much better!

  9. OH RUBY! I love love love how many creations you made for this challenge! You rocked it! LOVE LOVE LOVE the different styles of each--and I LOVE that you have been using PS stamps--aren't they great! You always amaze me:) LOVE LOVE LOVE you!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

  10. So many super sweet and beautiful creations, Ruby! TFS! And I'm so sorry about Zazza! It's so hard not to have a dependable vehicle! I've been there! But so glad that you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Oh! And my car is Sally ;).


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