Tuesday, 19 April 2016

2016 Christmas Cards #3

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  Hope your day is going well.

At the end of last year I decided I would make at least two Christmas cards each month so that, by the time Christmas came around again, I would be well on the way to having my cards done.  Well, if you have read my previous Christmas card post (HERE), you know that didn't happen.  I have fallen way behind on that schedule but, I am trying to catch up. 
After posting the previous card, I actually surprised myself and got stuck right in and made two more.  Bit of a shock to the system actually but, I survived it .. LOL!!

As you can see, these two cards are very similar.  Similar design and similar elements, just slightly different colouring.  Papers used are from Kaisercraft's Holy Night 12 x 12 Paper Pad. 

Card No. 1.

The baubles and berry sprays are leftover from last years cards (it's great that I'm using these up and don't have to find a place to store them) and the pine boughs were cut with Impression Obsession Die 021-N.

Just to add a little interest, I tucked some gauze in between the circles ..

.. and, of course, I had to add some splooshes and splats of gesso.

The inside has a pocket on the right for a gift card or, I can just tuck a personal message in there.

So, that was card No. 1 ..

.. and this is No. 2.

As I said, they are very similar to each other.  Different colouring of course but this one has an extra paper layer and rounded corners.

The silver baubles were originally red.  I simply painted them with gesso and, while it was still wet, dipped them into some silver glitter.

Added a little gauze underneath the cluster this time and used some different flowers.

As on the first card, the right hand side is a pocket.

I used a different brush for the splatters this time and it went down a bit heavier than I would have liked.  Will have to go back to the old brush I think.

And there you have it, two more Christmas cards done and dusted.  Now that I've started the ball rolling maybe I can keep it going.  Maybe!  LOL!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care, stay safe and God Bless.
Live the life you have imagined.


  1. Both of them are stunning and well done you for keeping it going!! (I should take an example from you...) I love the fact how you always make the inside look so lovely too and the mixed media syle on the front looks fantastic!

  2. Well Marg I think you are wise indeed for getting in and creating your chrissy cards... Just look how the year is flying!! Love these two cards, the clusters are gorgeous, and love the softness of the gauze too! And the inside is just lovely too! Good on you for getting two more cards done! Enjoy the rest of the week!

  3. Simply gorgeous creations Margaret!! I love your work~ The pine boughs and 'sprays' & bits are warm and thoughtful, and I like your spattering too! Adds that Winter feel.
    So glad you shared these ideas with us! Take care~ Karen O

  4. Well done Margy - when Christmas rolls around, you will be sitting pretty with all your cards ready to go. As always, I'm inspired by your layering and tent ion to detail. The insides are always special too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Well done! on getting some Christmas cards done in advance, these are very lovely ones too:) love all the wintery touches to them :)

  6. Wow Margaret, these are just stunning!! I love the colour palette, so wonderfully unique and still perfectly festive and beautiful!! Wonderful arrangements of flowers and foliage! Bravo to you for getting a head start on the stack!! hugs :)


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