Friday, 27 November 2015

Christmas Cards

Hello my beautiful visitors.  A very warm welcome to my blog, so nice to have you visit!
So, here I am, back again to share another Christmas card.  I have to give you fair warning, I will be sharing quite a few Christmas cards with you over the next week or so, I hope you won't get too bored.  (I'm really hoping you'll keep coming to visit regardless.  LOL!!)

This one is the very first one I made this year.  It was actually completed at the beginning of November!!!!  Shock!!!!  Horror!!!   Yes, I actually started making my Christmas cards  early this year.  Well, early for me anyway.  Some of you may remember that, last year, I started making them in mid December.  Talk about a rush!!  Anyway, got myself sorted this year and have made quite a few already .. Sweet!!!

The papers used are from Kaisercraft's Holy Night 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I don't usually buy the 12 x 12 as the patterns, I feel, are usually too big for card making, but this one was ideal.  Traditional colours (which I love) and fairly basic designs.

Sprayed a bit of watered down acrylic paint on the base paper  (it actually is green although it doesn't look it here) and added a touch of texture with a stencil and some texture paste.

Layered some labels from another KC paper line and topped it with the lovely little word circle from 2Crafty Chipboard.  The chippie was coloured with Fired Brick Distress Ink and then covered in Glossy Accents.

Coloured a small piece of gauze with Distress Inks, my flowers with watered down acrylic paint and wrapped some twine around the top layer and finished it off with a couple of twine bows.

Decorated the inside with my usual strips of paper.  The chippy on the side (I have no idea what brand it is) was coloured with VersaColor stamp pads and then coated in Glossy Accents.

Can't believe it is less than a month till Christmas.  Where has this year gone??  Hope you are all staying on track with the preparations!!  We're actually going to our older son's house this year for Christmas and our oldest grandson is cooking the dinner!!  So looking forward to it, going to be awesome!!!

Thank you so  much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy Christmas crafting!!
Take care and God Bless.


  1. OMG stunning.. beautiful colours, layers and great design..

  2. Hi Marg! Another hot day up here today! I love your cards and this one looks so lovely! Love the flowers and the papers look wonderful! And the inside is fabulous too! Have a great weekend Marg! And yes the year has gone so fast!

  3. Oh yes! This is sooo Christmassy! And the gauze- I've forgotten mine - love the softness it gives ... Thanks for the reminder to get mine out!!! Not possible to get sick of your creations - they are all so individual & carefully created :)

  4. You are sooo organised to begin in November. I could never grow tired of seeing your beautiful creations and this one is no exception. Especially like the Seasons Greetings all glossed up and the string which reminds me of parcels. The inside is lovely too TFS

  5. Love them all Margaret but this would be my favourite to date.Keep them coming.

  6. You just keep them coming. I am NOT so organised and always end up with a mad rush at the end of the year. So nice to come here and get inspired. Love it. This card is beautiful. I would not want to give them away.

  7. Holy cow Margaret, this is just gorgeous!! Love the touch of mixed media with that stencilled design and your foliage arrangement is stunning! A perfect mix of shabby and vintage! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment, you put a big smile on my face this morning!! I am your newest follower, so hugs til next time! :)

  8. Stunning Margie, what a beauty! Love the mix of texture and beautiful layers and embellishment, that cluster looks superb! And well done you starting early this year!

  9. I would NEVER get bored looking at your cards Marg! This one is amazing!

  10. Artsy and gorgeous and love the string! Christmas always creeps up! The speed of time doubles from October!!


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