Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Last of my Cards for Christmas

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  Thank you so much for visiting.

This year has simply flown by and here we are with just two days to go til Christmas day.  Unbelievable!!  Happy to say though that I'm pretty well organised for the great day.  It does help that we are celebrating  at our son's house this year so I haven't had to worry about the meal or anything.  Really looking forward to it.

Well, I thought I would share a few more of my Christmas cards (seeing as I have nothing else to share at this point.  LOL!!)  Once again, these are variations of the original theme.  

The background is a little different on this first one.  I've still layered two sheets of DP (from
 Megs Garden of course) but, this time, I have torn the center out of the top layer to reveal the one underneath.  This is an idea inspired by Di Garling, an amazing scrap artist who creates the most stunning projects.  I visited her blog not so long ago and she used this technique on one of her scrapbook pages so, I thought I would try it out on a card.  I think it looks great!!  Thank you Di!!  You can check out her blog HERE.  

Did a little stamping on this one and also slightly changed the way I added the snow so as to make it look like its dripping (melting).  I have put snow on all of my cards this year, which may seem a bit ridiculous because we have been suffering through a heat wave here in Adelaide, but I really love the look.  Have to thank Pamelia Johnson for that.  I mentioned in a previous post that she has a wonderful step by step showing exactly how it's done and I'll give you the link again HERE.  Have to say, hers is so much better than mine, but I still love it!!

A bit of hessian ribbon added to this one and, once again, I have torn the center out of the top DP layer.  Also, I have been using some Quick Release Die Paper from Couture Creations while cutting my pine branches (it really works to release the paper from the die so much easier)   and, on this card I decided to add it to my branches under the flowers.

Added some deep red cotton ribbon on this card and again included the quick release die paper.

More of the hessian ribbon but, this time, no baubles, just a couple of berry sprays.

Using the same basic design made it so easy to make my cards this year and yet, just by changing the embellies and colours slightly on each one, they do look quite different.

This will most likely be my last post for 2015.  I am taking a little break.  I'll probably still do some crafting but, even if I do, I won't be posting anything until next year.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all you wonderful people who have visited my blog and especially those who have taken the time to leave me some comment love.  Thank you all for your support and encouragement and I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and wish you all the very best for 2016.

Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day!!
Take care and God Bless.
See you in 2016!!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous cards Margaret. You've rounded the year off in perfect style here. Looking forward to many more in 2016. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jenny x

  2. Oh these Christmas cards are beautiful too. You have been so busy making all your cards and they all look great. Fab papers and designs. A Merry Christmas to you and your family. hugs, Marlies

  3. I adore your cards, they are always such thoughtful works of art. ANd the snow looks amazing:) Have a wonderful break with your family & ENJOY not making lunch, heehee!!! WTG;) See ya next year...& remember, at least 2 Christmas cards a month. I'll be checking!!!

  4. Awesome Christmas cards Marg! There's just so much gorgeousness here but I have to cook Christmas lunch so will have to pop back. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Al the best for 2016. Karen.x

  5. These are such stunning Christmas cards, Margaret!! I adore the pine needles and snowy accents! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2016 brings much joy and many blessings your way!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. Aaaah I'm sorry I missed so much. Cape Town was hopeless wifi wise and now that I'm back ai haven't even put on my laptop - only found it today, minus the lead!! So chaos reigns as we pack up to move and are still unpacking from our long road trip but I'll get organised again soon :). Lovely cards and hope you had a wonderful Christmas and of course have a great 2016!


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