Friday, 6 December 2013

Six on the 6th

I won't tell you how many days it is until Christmas... I'm trying not to think about it!  The only thing that I know for sure is definitely done though - the cards!  Thanks to the Six on 6th series at S J Crafts, I have a nice little stock of home made cards ready and waiting... Okay so they are not actually written or in the post as yet but they'll get there!

I was using the marvellous Elf Magic collection by Bo Bunny which at first sight is a very bright and child friendly range.  However there are some more muted and sophisticated designs in it to which makes it a great all rounder.

Here are my six for this month.


The three on the left are simply one of the papers layered onto white card to create a great base on the card blank.  A stripe of coordinating paper and festive trim are then topped with a stamped image coloured with Promarkers.

The right hand side uses pre-made toppers and punched shapes on a design where the background papers are in thirds / two thirds and trimmed with silver or gold.

With great papers like this you don't need much on top so they came together really quickly.  Also the range of designs means you can get quite a different look each time.

I made a few more while I was at it because quite frankly I got carried away!

 How are you getting on with your cards?  If you've made any inspired by this series then don't forget to link up over at S J Crafts because you could be in with a change of winning a heap of stash.

I'm off shopping with my Dad today (wish me luck) and then I'll be cracking on with Journalling My Christmas.  Please leave a comment if you are documenting your December in any way and I'll be back next week with how I'm getting on with mine.

Bye for now


  1. 19 days lol trust me I've been counting down since September lol. What fabulous cards, I so wish I'd played along earlier :)

    Happy shopping

  2. I love these cards LJ ... so bright and jolly!! Thanks for participating in six on the 6th!xx

  3. Fantastic cards, you must have quite a collection now, I wish I'd had the time to join in. I'm doing a diary/JYC style album....when I have the time to start! Hope the shopping goes well x

  4. I just left a comment over at SJ Crafts...your cards are full of the stamped images xx

  5. Your cards are all so cute, Lisa-Jane! I still have a ways to go on my cards...starting to feel the crunch!

  6. TSO is keeping me updated with a day total. She has it on her phone and lets me know at the most inopportune moments :)

    Hope you have fun shopping. Your cards are cracking!


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