Thursday 22 September 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Welcome Christmas

Good morning! It's Thursday and time for another three minute card here at Crafting Clare's paper moments! I promised you fast Christmas cards - and here are a couple more one layer designs. I was inspired by One Layer Wednesday this week, where the challenge is to make one layer cards with a sentiment as the focus. Come and see:

The card base was sponged in the centre with Bashful Blue ink using circular motions, and round the edges. Using Pear Pizzazz ink, I stamped the wreath off on scrap paper then stamped again onto the card base (although I forgot myself and huffed so it turned out to be more intense than I'd intended!) The beautiful 'Joy' sentiment was then stamped over the top in Real Red, using my stamp-a-majig for accurate position, and I added berries with a Real Red marker.

I made another card with this sentiment as its focus:

For this one, I stamped the 'joy' in Real Red, then masked it off and sponged the rest of the card with Bashful Blue ink.

I do like the effect of scoring a line where the ink meets the plain card stock and those two little notches on the 'o' were crying out to be decorated!

I'll also be entering these cards into the Less is More challenge where they're asking for any CAS cards and aiming for an incredible 1000 entries!

Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas
Ink: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Card stock: Whisper White 
Other: Real Red marker, Stamp-a-majig, Basic rhinestones
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off! These items are available only while stocks last - and some have sold out already!

Thank you to everyone who has been sending get well wishes to my son. He's been so much better today and since his recuperation has taken the form of listening to Queen at top volume, I think it's time he returned to school!

I am a little shocked at how fast this week has sped by and some of you will remember that I said I'd show you another version of this little mini album. Well, I haven't forgotten (well, actually, yes I had - but there we are!) and all being well, I'll be revealing it tomorrow. Do pop in to have a look!

Hope to see you then,


  1. I love, love that little house you have made. So clever of you to have done that. The recipient will be bowled over.

  2. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card...the little house is Fabulous
    Hugs sylvie

  3. Love your 'JOY' card, Vicky. Can't wait to see your next little house mini album:)

  4. Love your sentiment card Vicky and can't wait to see the little house:)
    Val x

  5. Fab cards Vicky. They are 'very similar' to a few I made over the weekend. I love this welcome christmas set!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. Love your use of Welcome Christmas, lovely colours too.

  7. Great sentiment cards. Love the wreath one. Glad your boy is better.

  8. Great Christmas cards Vicky, glad your son is on the mend too - Jacqueline xx

  9. Super fast Christmas Cards, really like the JOY stamped over the wreath. Another stamp set to add to my list. x

  10. LOVE the wreath card, so christmassy! xx

  11. Fabulous as ever Vicky

    Glad your son is gettign better, so sorry had missed that 'news'

    Contnued thanks
    Mandi LIM

  12. 2 Fab Christmas cards there!

    Hugs, Sandra

  13. So simple and yet so incredibly effective, you've just given me an idea for a birthday card, thank you!

  14. I love these cards Vicky, so simple (a bit like me!)
    M x

  15. Two more lovely cards although I do prefer the one with the wreath.
    Glad No 2 son is feeling better but I expect you will miss him when he goes back to school!
    Linda x

  16. Two fab cards, with a great cas design!

  17. I love the word Joy for Christmas cards - it can do so much! This is a great stamp. Loving them both!

  18. Two more lovely cards again Vicky, I love the idea of embossing where the ink ends too, must remember that one! glad your son is better also:O) Viv xx

  19. While I like the sponged card, I really love the wreath! And the wreath is perfect as is.

  20. Love these! I think I may CASE the first one for my upcoming stamp camp! Thanks for your super ideas!

  21. Great card and fabulous little house.
    Pauline H

  22. What sweet cards! I love the wreath one, but also the embossed lines on the 2nd card. Such a perfect little detail. TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  23. Super!! Love the Joy with the Christmas wreath - very festive! But I just love really CAS one with the blue background and touch of bling!

  24. Super stuff Vicky
    Thanks so much!

  25. Fab cards Vicky, love the wreath card and the red and blue is such a different colour combo for Christmas :)
    Looking forward to tomorrow's house scrap book
    Jenny x

  26. Vicky, I love that "JOY" bright and cheerful!! Both cards are fabulous...but I REALLY like the first one!!

  27. Superb--these are absolutely fabulous cards! I like the first one the best. :)

  28. Great cards as always, the wreath is my fav.

  29. Such lovely and festive cards!

    They are both just gorgeous!

    Fab job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW65!

  30. The JOY wreath card is just gorgeous! Really fabulous!


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