Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Showcasing Christmas Cards

I thought it was about time I showcased some of the Christmas cards I made for family and friends this year. I ended up making quite a few cards for my local market day and was very successful in selling them so I had to quickly make some more for me to use.

My first one was a card that I had cased from somewhere and unfortunately it didn't have a watermark so if it looks familiar to someone out there please know that I give credit for this idea.I have gone with Crumb Cake as the base and then my next layer is, of course, another piece of the very gorgeous Jolly Holiday DSP. The stamp I used is from Spotlight on Christmas which I coloured with markers.

This next one uses Old Olive as the background, embossed with the Polka Dot folder. I then stamped the image from the Gifted set and coloured in the little baubles with markers. I layered this onto a piece of Chocolate Chip. The ribbon is non-SU and the flowers have been made with the Boho Blossoms punch in Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip.

For this one I tried to get the wreath thing happening with the Little Leaves die cut and when I look at it now I think it could have done with a bit of pruning!!! The base is Baja Breeze followed by a piece of Crumb Cake with a small strip of Real Red. I have also used a lovely strip of Ski Slope DSP. The flowers are also made using the Boho Blossoms punch, pressed down in the middle to give a nice effect.Now I just love the combination of Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla for Christmas cards. This card is using the same idea for the card you can find on a previous post here.

So there we have it, some Christmas cards (mind you I haven't sent them all out yet - my mission for today!!).

I will now take this opportunity to wish you all:

A Very Merry Christmas

And A Happy New Year

Happy stamping,


Karen said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! I love each one of these cards - they're all so different but all so lovely!

I haven't sent out a single card this year - how bad is that? With all I have going on, I realised a long time ago that I wasn't super woman and I had to let some things go - so cards were it for me this year! Thats life sometimes though huh?


Patrice said...

Love them all - my favourite is your Baja wreath card, it doesn't need pruning at all. It's just perfect the way it is.

Christine said...

Beautiful Chrissy cards Karen. Pleased your markets were successful for you. My fav is also the Baja/wreath one. & it doesnt need a trim....
(dare i say it - i bet her again)!MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Hope your not flooded.
Cheers :)

Tammy Hanlon said...

Wow I could not pick a fav out of that line up!!! They are all stunning. Merry Christmas to you and your Family xx