Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Easy peasy Christmas cards

I found this idea over on Helen's blog (It's All Fiddle Fart) three years ago, rushed out and bought the packets of puffy bauble stickers -  then just re-discovered them yesterday whilst looking for something totally different! Super fast and easy to make:
 I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- hand drawn lines and loops

- puffy bauble stickers

- sentiment from the Woodware Clear Magic stamp set - 'Christmas Bubble Tree'

- little peel off holographic stars

It's an unashamed direct copy of the ones Helen made three years ago - apart from me adding a sentiment - and this is where I got the baubles:
Yup, you might know - the Early Learning Centre for kids.  And, I'd bought three packets in their sale at £1 a packet, so I got a dozen cards rustled up in no time - yay! I doubt if they still sell them after so long, and of course they are in Mothercare shops now, but you never know!

Helen's blog is so worth visiting - she has loads of great ideas although, since the tragically sudden death of her beloved Andy in the Summer, she now only blogs once a week instead of every single day. But, all of her earlier ideas are there to browse through, so worth a visit (just check the labels on the right sidebar) - and here's hoping Helen gets her mojo back real soon.



MagsB said...

What a stylish card! i simply love Helen's blog, though my heart aches for her whenever I go on it now. I'm hoping her mojo returns to give her a helping hand. She is one amazingly talented lady!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the great idea! Love this...simple yet effective.

MaryH said...

You always manage to have the most unique, easy-sounding cards (But I bet they're not as easy as you make them out to be!). This is fabulous, and if you can output them quickly, I like even better. This brand is new to me. I need to hunt my PB stickers from years gone by, do something wonderful like you do. Hugs & TFS

~Tammy~ said...

You're so smart! You are also so on it to! I am so far behind with so many projects. We have just been on storm watch here.


cebelica said...

I like the simplicity of your card. It's really beautiful. Must see if I can find some of those stickers too. :D Thanks for the idea! Hugs! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ha ha Di had to laugh when saw the 3-8 years - just our age huh!! at out level totally and yes love the bauble thingys too! great share, Shaz in Oz.x

Anonymous said...

Oh wish l had some of those baubles Di, your card is fantastic.

Hopped over to Helen's place, what a great blog and strong lady. TFS.

Big hugs xx

Amanda said...

Such a great idea, those stickers are fab too wish I had bought some. Been following Helen's blog for a while now too, such an awful thing to happen and I miss her daily posts too. Hugs, Amanda x

Twiglet said...

Now that's the sort of card I might be able to manage - and it looks so smart and stylish too. x Jo

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super Chrimbo card Di. Love it's simplicity and zing.

Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

This is very nice Di and what a good idea to use those baubles so simple but so effective another brilliant card and l have checked out her blog and she is amazing with like you say lots of ideas! xx

Kathleen said...

What a great super quick card, love the puffy baubles. It's amaizing what comes in useful years down the line.
Oh did I say thanks so much for the words to the song, lol don't know what I used to sing but some of the words were not familiar, probably sang what I thought they sounded like. Thanks again.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Just brilliant! I am thinking I could do a smaller version with card candy?

Hazel said...

Great idea - love them x