Monday, December 01, 2008

Happy Monday!

I caught a cold and hadn't been feeling too well since Friday night, but I did manage to make this card to enter PCP's 12 days of Christmas, for Day 2. In the traditional 12 days of Christmas, "On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two turtle doves...." I didn't have a dove, so I used two turtles. You were supposed to use a turtle, dove, or any other amphibian in your card. So, I chose Dandelion Design's turtle image. I had just bought those plastic watch covers to make the shakers, same idea as the paperclip that Lianne had made (several posts down). Added some plastic bubbles, ribbon, and did some faux stitching. It took me awhile, but it was fun!

I also made this gingerbread man mini card, but I missed the deadline to post the entry, "Ohh Nicky". This was for a challenge on MDC, but I didn't follow the guidelines anyway, another "Ohh Nicky" moment. It was a color challenge and you got bonus points for using a gingerbread man image. I only had the idea of using a gingerbread man, and forgot about the colors. Plus I wanted to use the rest of the red gingham paper and the same ribbon. Thought it matched the gingerbread men so well. Oh well...I still enjoyed making the card. This was a Penny Black stamp.

I spent the rest of my weekend finishing up another card using Dandelion Designs' Snowmen image and making a non-stamping craft project. I'll share that later this week...I still need to take pictures of it. Christmas is right around the corner...are you ready?


Jean said...

ha! ha! TURTLE doves!!! Never thought these would be used for a Christmas card...but, it's sooo cute!!!

Cathy Y. said...

I like your shaker card w/the turtle image. Cute! Gotta get me some of those plastic covers. Hope you're feeling better!

Heather said...

Both of these cards are just way to cute!!!!

I love the turtles!!!

My Mom collects turtles!

The Gingerbread men are adorable to!!!

I am in the process of posting right now and I am leaving a surprise for you in my post!


Fay said...

Great job with the cards, Nicky! Love 'em....thanks for sharing!!!

Dawne said...

WOW nicky!! Sooooo cute!! I love it =)

mudmaven said...

These are just adorable! ~chris