Friday, 12 September 2008

Alota Christmas

Helene from Alota stamps sent me a bumper DT package the other day of gorgeous stamps. So I sat down and made two cards straight away. These first two are Christmas cards.

This one uses the Alota stamp "Santa with candy cane". I've coloured him in with promarkers and a little bit of diamond stickles. I then layered him onto an oval piece of cardstock, cut out with my Cricut. The papers are from a Stampin Up designer paper set called Dashing. The "ribbons" are in fact sticker ribbons from Dovecraft and have a little bit of glitter on them, although you can't pick that up from the photo. The brads and the tabs are from HOTP.

The second card is again using an Alota stamp called "Two deer with light garland". Again these have been coloured in with promarkers and layered onto an oval cardstock. All the papers are from Papermania and are called "Naughty and Nice". I've used some Ellison thin cut photo corners , cut out of the same papers to decorate two corners. The two other corners I have added some pink gems.

I've got a lot more stamps from Alota to play with and I'll be putting them on my blog soon. Helene has some great stamps on her website and some wonderful cards on show made by the Design Team. It's well worth a visit to the website! You can find it here

Have a great weekend, I'm off to the Mekka tomorrow. I'll put some pics up on Sunday of it.


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two great cards Shary, love the images they are such fun. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

Suzanne said...

These cards are just so cute and I love the pink papers. Sue :o)

MichelleO said...

HA! how funny... I colored on the same images last night, just didn't get my cards made! Yours are adorable!

Andrea, said...

Fab cards Shary, love the images they are so cute. Hope you had a fun time and spent loads of money

ink'n'rubba said...

love those fun and bright christmas cards Shary, and have a great time at the stamp show tomorrow! Hugs, annie x

Debbie said...

Brilliant cards Shary. I love both of the images but have to say the reindeer image is sooo cute. Beautiful colouring as always. Debbie x

Jo said...

These are gorgeous Shary and the papers you've used are fabulous. Ooh, fancy having all those fab stamps!!

Sorry I haven't visited in a while but just trying to get back into the swing of things :)

nessy said...

two fantastic , dazzling xmas cards!! they are such fun!
vanessa xx

Claudia Rosa said...

hei shary,
wonderful cards with the Altoa stamps :-)
gosh.. i can not wait to see the pics you were telling me about

did you meet jaqueline too?
i told her to take lots of pictures of the stand and everything.

see you tomorrow

cats whiskers said...

Two Great cards again Shary love the images and the colours and DPs you have chosen for both of them cannot wait to see more. Have a great time at Mekka don't spend too much, no forget that spend loads. Look forward to seeing what you bought
Hugs Jacqui x