Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Santa's Elves

I totally fell in love with the MFT 'Santa's Elves images on a very sweet friend's blog. Next thing I knew, she'd stamped and die cut a little bunch for me to play with. You know who you are my friend, and many thinks again! But of course, now they're on my very long 'wish list' :)

I made six cards in total, two of each design:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blanks, side opening

- black, very slightly sparkled, card (looks a bit like the dark sky out in the wilds far away from light pollution when it's just filled with swathes of twinkling stars) - die cut using a Spellbinders die from the 'Wonky Rectangles' set. As usual I then ran a ball ended tool around the ready cut die whilst it sat in the die itself to add the little inner raised edge

- the little images, which I spent a very happy afternoon colouring with Pro markers

- my friend had also thoughtfully included some stamped sentiments and I used the elf themed ones, just trimmed them down and then backed with a slightly larger snippet of SU's 'Real Red' card stock

- and all I had to do on Bank Holiday Monday was sit and assemble the cards, and I was extra lazy and just used a small tape runner so I hope they hold together OK! Another six for the box

Such adorable images and you can mix and match to your heart's content. I must say that this is one of those stamp sets where the matching dies are likely to be so helpful - I certainly wouldn't fancy fussy cutting some of the intricate detail!

Sitting here in a heatwave, thankfully with a fan belting away, it was a bit surreal making Christmas cards I must confess.

And I'm also a bit behind with Playground commenting - blame the sunshine!







22 comments:

Carole said...

What 'elf' have you got to share Di?..lol these are super cute. it takes me all my time to look at Christmas cards in May...but these I couldn't resist :)

Di said...

Thanks Carole! x

Christine Alexander said...

Di I love this set, awesome job playing with your gift :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Such adorable Christmas cards with these cute images!! Really fun and sweet and so beautifully coloured!

scrappymo! said...

These are so adrn cute!!!
The images are great but love that fact that they come with matching dies. I like the little one holding the present the best. Something about the face calls out to me. The sentiments are fabulous.
This one is on my wish list now too! Perfect for the grandkids to make for their friends!

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - such cute images and lovely colouring too Di.
Kath x

Maxine D said...

OH Di what a lovely friend :) - your cards are gorgeous. As we have Christmas in summer here it would not seem odd to me to be creating Christmas cards in the heat.
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

Great to have thoughtful friends eh?? These elves certainly are adorable and might go onto my wishlist even though I don't NEED any more Christmas 'stuff'. Enjoy the sunshine

Sandra H said...

Oooh super cute they are too! you have a very good friend there Di xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a lovely friend to send you the image for you to play with and I'm not surprised that you fell in love with them either, a great collection of cards too,

Luv Sam x

Sarn said...

How kind of your friend to send you these little cuties. Great cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Such sweet images and you have made some super cards with them Di. What a great friend to send you a selection to colour and use, and you have coloured them beautifully too. x

Brenda in IN said...

These are the cutest cards. I love the elf and the sentiments are perfect! What a great friend to send these.

Kathleen said...

These are really super images and dies, fun sentiments and really lovely cards. Well done on the six cards.

Kath x

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a super set of cards to add to your Christmas stash, I love the little elves you have used and I love the fancy frame cut from black glittery cardstock the elves stand out really well on the dark background... Enjoy your summer heat... Megan

Tina Z. said...

ah, they are super cute! I have the same stamps but I have never use them :(((.
hugs xx

Lia said...

Ooo, these are so cute and you made lovely cards with them!
Lia xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute! xoxo

Fikreta said...

So wonderful cards.
hugs

SHartl said...

These are just the cutest cards Di! I love the busy little elves are adorable and what a sweet friend you have to stamp and die cut them for you. I love the idea of you, sitting and putting those cards together on a crafty afternoon.

Trina P. said...

I meant to come by when you first posted these, but I’m here now! 😉 These are my favourite elves! Your set of cards are adorable. Fabulous design and execution. Trina xx

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