Wednesday 19 November 2008

Just Because...

Hi everyone,
Well I've been busily making more christmas cards with little cutie-pies, but couldn't seem to find any challenges to fit the bill. Then while blog-hopping this morning, I noticed that Fran said she often forgot that she could make a card just because she wanted to, and not because it was a challenge. So, with that in mind, I'm posting a couple of cards 'just because' I wanted to make them.

The first card is another little Tilda, she's looking very festive in her red and green dress and I think she's wondering what can be in those beautifully wrapped presents. She has been mounted onto a gold foil circle that has been cuttlebugged, and then onto some green and red backing paper. I've added some gifts, and a christmas bauble as embellishments and a little PC made sentiment.
The next card is a bit of a change from the normal cuties and features a Rubber Romance image, again mounted onto a cuttlebugged circle and some DCWV backing paper on top of some holographic miri card (which is actually silver IRL and NOT the weird colour that my scanner made it) The star embellishment and sentiment come from my stash.

I've been using some Duncan True Snow on my cards that have snow scenes, just to give it a little texture and then finishing off the snow with some Stickles glitter glue, to make it sparkly. I'm of the opinion that a girl can never have too much glitter and sparkle, I hope you agree!
Thanks again for visiting me and I hope you'll pop back again soon.


Beryl said...

I agree that sometimes the challenges take over so it's lovely to see your 'just beacause' cards. Perhaps someone should start a 'just because' challenge. They are both lovely.
Beryl xx

Beryl K said...

Two really great cute cards Chrissie, I've not heard of that snow you are using - I've used fluffly stuff. Thank you for your comments about my penquins. I have actually given them a haircut today and they don't look quite so bad. Beryl x

Annie said...

Both gorgeous Chrissie - I love them.

Ann xxx

Irene said...


Another 2 fabulous cards, I love them.


Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Chrissie. Your right we should make cards sometimes just because we want to.
I love your use of the circle behind the images.

Chrissie x

Chrissie said...

Two beautiful cards Chrissie. Love how you have used the Cuttlebug circles behind the images. Nice when we can make cards 'just because' isn't it.

Chrissie x

Anne said...

Both readdy lovely cards Chrissie but especially like the second one 'because it's different' x

Bev said...

Chrissie these are gorgeous, I absolutely adore the Magnolia one - the colours and layout are stunning!!

big hugs
Bev x

PixieHouse Creations said...

Great cards Chrissie and i dont mean just on this challenge,I just havnt had the time lately to look..Do forgive me so much going on at the moment,But you really have done an excellant job with all your cards ....NO i havnt finished mine..Only just started and ive got loads to do lol
wendy xx

Sandra Wright. said...

Both cards are fabulous, just love Tilda's leggings.....I've got socks like that!

Hugs Sandie x

Irene said...

Two great cards Chrissie, are you finished making them yet ??


Carole said...

Oh wow Chrissie...two amazing the magnolia card :-)
Carole :-)

Anonymous said...

Fabby cards Chrissie :)
Love 'm both!!
The colouring on Tilda is awesome!!

Hugs, Marlene x

Frances said...

Hi Chrissie, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! Love both your 'just because' cards - I find them more fun to do and I'm with you with the glitter/sparkle - I can't seem to finish a card without adding some somewhere!!:) xx

Ila said...

These are both Gorgeous!! I love the cb foil..what a great idea...and you papers and coloring are Wonderful!!...and I agree with making a just because card as well...Hugs, Ila

Andrea, said...

Fab cards Chrissie, I love making cards just for myself as well. thank you so much for the lovely comments on my card

Kim Dellow said...

The cards are lovely. Isn't it funny how we just get obsessed with the challenges and forget to create for ourselves! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog.