Saturday, 23 December 2017

A Christmas Trio

Hello everyone and welcome to my bloggy place. 
Thank you so much for stopping by at this very busy time of the year.  I hope all your Christmas preparations are going to plan.  

Hubby and I have just returned home from Victoria where we helped my sister celebrate her 80th Birthday.  Just have to point out that she is a bit older than I am .. LOL!!  We had a wonderful time while we were there catching up with family and friends but, it is so nice to be back home again.  The only thing I don't like about coming home is all the washing that has to be done!!  I hate housework.  I can think of many, many better ways to spend my time .. such as crafting for one!  Ha! Ha!  I am looking forward to catching up on everyone's beautiful works though!  Might take a little while but I will get there!!

I would like to share a few more of my Christmas cards with you.  These three cards are basically the same design with just a few different elements.

The papers I used are a mix by Kaisercraft and Crafts Smith.  I die cut the top layer on two of the cards with a Tim Holtz MM die.
I found those little plastic pine cones in one of our cheaper outlets but I can't remember which one.  Duh!!   I only bought the one pack and have been trying to find them again but not having any luck.
The pine branch is a die by Impression Obsession and the flair is handmade.  Simply printed out the greeting, used a circle punch to cut it out and then covered it with an epoxy sticker.

The poinsettia was made with a Poppy Crafts die and I simply added some prills for the center.
I randomly swiped the flowers and pine branches with Liquitex Matte Medium and then sprinkled on some glitter.
This time I used a scallop punch for the flair and covered it with Glossy Accents.

Lightly highlighted the flowers and pine cones with gesso and used some gold twine to make the bows.

As I said at the beginning of this post, the design of these cards is the same  but I used different papers and elements so they wouldn't all look the same.  Easy peasy!

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and have a look.

I would like to thank you all so much for the encouragement and support you have given me over this past year and would also like to wish you all  a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year!!

Have fun, take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. WOW!!! These are gorgeous Margaret!!! Love the simple yet so striking design and all the pretty embellishments. Happy Holidays to you and family.
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  2. Three more absolutely stunning cards Margaret! I just love the effect of the die cut layer, I must try and remember that idea for next year. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. So beautiful and each one unique! I am loving that pine needle die. I agree with you...crafting is a much better use of time!! ;)
    Merry Christmas,

  4. Beautiful creating Margy - love that each card is unique with it's own special twist. The Tim Holtz die adds interest without bulk. I'm a big fan of the swipe of glitter on the blooms and the white lace adds a touch of elegance. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and see what gorgeous projects you've been working on. Thanks for your visits to me and your kind words of encouragement throughout the year. Have a Blessed day tomorrow with those you love. xx

  5. Hello Marg~
    I hope you had a peaceful Christmas. Your cards are so beautiful; little decor pieces
    and lovely works of art! <3 (The dif colors of pine branches really give them dimension; so many elegant touches) Wishing you a happy new year and thanks again for sharing your amazing art~
    love & hugs, Karen O

  6. I'm amazed at how detailed your Christmas cards are. Go you for making so many! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that 2018 is a fabulous year for you :)

  7. Hi Margaret. Such beautiful Christmas cards, as always! Just wanted to drop in and say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support in 2017! You have been such an inspiration, and your friendship has been a huge source of happiness to me. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

  8. Hello, Margaret! Wow, you do make the best cards, and I giggle when you say easy peasy! Maybe for you, but they sure don't look easy. In fact they are quite elegant and so very festive! I love how you've used the MM die cut so the papers peek out below. I'm so going to have to remember that. I have several of these dies and rarely use them. The floral/pine cone clusters are just stunning layered over the lace! Gorgeous! Happy New Year to YOU, and I'm so happy we've 'meet' this year! Thank you for so much inspiration! Sending hugs!

    PS I totally get the lack of appeal for housework and laundry. We took a short trip to see my Mom right before Christmas, so I got a little behind. Turns out the dryer and hot water heater didn't work when we got back. Uggh! Insult to injury! All's good now, though!

  9. Hi Margaret, your cards are stunning. Each of them pieces of art.
    I have been MIA for a long time because I had a very severe operation.
    Hugs Veerle

  10. Wow oh wow these are amazing, your Christmas cards never cease to amaze me....... I bet people love opening your cards at Christmas xx


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