Merry Christmas to my Nana & Grandpa

Saturday 15 December 2012

Somehow I have been sucked into the vicious circle of having to make Christmas cards/Birthday cards for certain people, not only from me but from my little girl Sophie as well. How did this happen? My mother.  'oh haven't you made Dad a birthday card from Sophie? What about Grandad?' And so it begun. Apparently signing a card 'with love from Niki, Ben and Sophie' isn't enough. Sophie has to send a separate card. That would be all well and good if she were capable of making one but given that she is only 19 months old, we are a little way off that. So until the day she comes home from nursery with handmade things, it falls to mummy to make cards for her to give.

So I thought I would put this week's Sketch Saturday sketch to good use and make Sophie's Christmas card to my mum & dad. Here is the, as always, brilliant sketch:

And here is Sophie's card. She didn't have any say in what it was going to look like but she seems to approve of it.  She is less angelic than the angel in the middle though! This image from Stamp Fairy was perfect for this card. Even better was that she is a free image and she can be downloaded HERE! I couldn't believe my luck when I found her!

I had a little trouble with the toner on my printer and whenever I touched the black lines some of the ink came away so it is a little patchy in places unfortunately - the problem got worse when I tried to fussy cut her out (I shouldn't have included a close up really, you probably wouldn't have noticed!) I glittered up her wings as much as possible - am now thinking that I should have glammed up her halo and that little star too, oh well.

and as usual when I don't have the exact right sentiment in my sentiment drawer (yes I have an entire drawer full of sentiment stamps!) I printed one off my PC and voila, I was finished!

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Stamp Fairy and they are offering a yummy prize so pop on over to play along and be in with a chance of winning! If you don't win though, they are having a 50% off sale on all digi stamps from 1st-31st December - great time to grab yourself a Christmas bargain!!

I'm going to enter this one into a few challenges this week:

Charisma Cardz - Christmas Makes
Copic Marker Europe - Christmas Card
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - Green, Red and sparkle

Thanks for all the fab challenges ladies xxx

May your weekends be full of creativity and crafting xxxx


  1. Great card! so sweet! thanks for sharing at Craft us Crazy challenge

  2. Aww this is adorable Niki! I love the image and you sentiment looks great! I still have to make Keiran's cards and he's 4!
    Please pop on over to my new blog ( and follow me there and you could win my blog candy! :)
    Lizy xx

  3. This is a fab card Niki, such a sweet image and lovely papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  4. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along in our Christmas projects challenge this time at Charisma Cardz!

    Lisa xox

  5. This is an adorable image. I love your coloring and the papers you used, as well. I had the same trouble with an image last weekend...the lines came off cause I overworked the Copics on it. I took a dark gray Copic and held it on the edge of the paper and ran around the edge to spiff it up so no one noticed as much my black spotty line. :) You did a wonderful job on this card and there's lots of pretty glitter on her...her halo is quite fine without glitter. This is very pretty! Thanks for participating in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge! --Gail

  6. Beautiful cute card, thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

  7. That´s such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons and Happy Christmas! xx Bianca