Monday, February 25, 2008

Christmas in February?





I know, I know. Maybe you are sick of Christmas cards, but I worked on so many of them last week and this past weekend, that I just wanted to show them off a bit. I really LOVE to have my Christmas cards done ahead of time, so this is a great way to do it. I only create 10 each month, so here they are all at once for the month of February.

I believe I showed you the GinaK Designs penguin earlier this month, so I forgo another up-close image of those two. I made five of the Jesus is the Reason for the Season card shown here -->
Then I had three House Mouse (HM) images left over from a HM swap last year that I have been wanting to use. They were all colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsoled to blend. One has dazzling diamonds on the berries, the other has sparkling glitter on it from my sakura gel pen and stickles for the ice/snow (wasn't quite dry in the picture hence the lumpy look--sorry), and my favorite of all three is the Warm and Cozy one.
Items used on total group:
Card stock (cs): white, vanilla, almost artichoke, hunter green, choc chip, close to cocoa, dark blue (not SU) and a little sage green.
Inks: Basic black, versamark for gold EP, and some sponged on hunter green
Designer Paper (dp): DCWV for the light blue in the penguin card and Figgy Pudding on the HM cards
Accessories: brads, stickles, liquid pearls, clear embossing powder (EP), gold EP, paper clip, ribbon, dazzling diamonds (DD).
Tools: Coluzzle, Spellbinders nestabilities classic scalloped oval and Stampin Up (SU) tab punch, SU pastels/chalks, prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.


I hope you enjoyed seeing them. :) Kelly


12 comments:

Tammy said...

That little HM is too cute roasting his treat:). Great idea making a few Christmas cards each month. I cheated and went ahead and ordered ours for Christmas 08'.......

Tammy
SBS4

~KRISTY~ said...

ALL YOUR CHRISSY CARDS ARE FABULOUS KEL!YOU ARE KEEN & ORGANISED!IM STILL GETTING OVER MAKING MINE FROM LAST YEAR..LOL

Trina said...

These are adorable!!
I especially love the house mouse ones!!
Very cute!!

catt871 said...

Wow, I wish I had the motivation to make my Christmas cards already!! That would be the smart thing to do!! THESE are all FABULOUS!!!!! LOVE them, but you know I love what you do with the HM's!!!! :)
Chris

Tracey said...

How cute is that mouse toasting his marshmallow! Great cards Kel and a great idea starting early:)

Yanitza Ramos said...

Wow, they all look gorgeous! I truly admire you for working on your Christmas cards this early... I always say that I will do the same and then I never do :( BTW thanks for your kind comments!

Catherine said...

such a great idea doing your christmas cards this early. I promised myself to do atleast 10 cards per month but haven't started ... thanks for the inspiration =)

Seleise said...

I love Christmas and your cards are just beautiful! The house mouse stamps are adorable!

Donelda said...

wow, you are amazin Kelly. I can't imagine doing Christmas cards in February! I admire your determination to spread them out over the year. I just cram them in to the last few months and then buy some to finish off my list!! I should learn something here.... :-)
I love all your cards, especially the house mouse ones, of course.

Marcia said...

Now I know who I have to come and see when I need cards. These are great!

Deb said...

oh yey, Kelly well done you, I love those house mouse stamps!

Tickle Me Pink said...

These are too fun!! I adore the mouse one with the marshmallow!! TOO CUTE!