December | A Card a Day challenge

Buoyed by the fact that I managed to make a card a day in November, I signed on for a rinse repeat in December. 

Unfortunately, this time I only made it to Day 16. On Day 17 I was just so pissed off with the world and myself and the thought of making a card felt like such a chore. Which is when you know you need to pack it in for a while. Which is what I did.

I spent the rest of the month crocheting; made two lovely scarves, some chickens and penguins; started on a new blanket. It was a busy second half and by 31st of December, I was ready to make some more cards 🙂

Here’s the first 16 cards I made in December.

Day 1

The background is Paper Artsy Infusions on gel medium. I stamped the owl on a book page, water coloured it in and used gel medium to adhere it to the card. 

Day 2

I like the background on this one. It’s been Cricut embossed and then coloured using Paper Artsy Infusions + gel medium. The reindeer was a freebie die from a magazine. The sentiment was heat embossed.

Day 3

Just a simple stamp that was watercoloured with a doodle border. The wordsigs are from Tim Holtz’s Words stickers

Day 4

I bought some dies from China and this is the first of the lot. They work really well and are so much cheaper than the branded ones. 

Day 5

This one I am very pleased with. It’s simple but so effective. I reversed embossed it using some green ink and added a ribbon and a poinsettia. Easy peas!

Day 6

Simple but effective, no? 

Day 7

I’ve used the free stamps from Creative Stamping’s. I messed up the heat embossing on the sentiment, but there you go

Day 8

This is a messy card but I really do like it. It started life as something entirely different and ended up being painted over and over with Winsor & Newton inks. I think the sentiment says it all.

Day 9 

Another Winsor & Newton card. I like how colourful it is.

Day 10

Laurence bought me this lovely Dreamweaver stencil; couldn’t wait to use it. Used Pebeo iridescent acrylic paint with absolutely no water to give it a raised look.

Day 11

Another Dreamweaver stencil; this time I used dull gold acrylic paint. In retrospect the reindeer might be too tone-on-tone. I tried several colours but nothing seemed to work!

Day 12

Thematically, it’s the same as Day 9 and as you can see, I was beginning to flounder. It’s still a pretty card and am sure it will be well received when I do send it.

Day 13

I do like this one; the stamps are from Blade Rubber Company and the inks are Memento

Day 14

Can’t wait to send this one out! The stamps are Paper Asylum and the inks are the mini Memento pads.

Day 15

I love this stamp set:) I used crayolas to colour it in and a Poloroid die-cut to frame the stamped image.

Day 16

I have used this image before. It’s cut out from a Rab tag (I had bought Laurence a fleece 🙂 ) 

And that was as far as I got in December.


Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a Happy New year!