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Monday 15 October 2012

Simply Christmas

Hi Folks
Sorry I'm a bit late posting this but time always seems to slip away from me in the evenings.  By the time I have got home from work, had tea and cleared up it is nearly time for bed lol.
Hope you are all well.  I had quite a productive weekend on the crafting front with several DT cards made.  I did have a little break on Sunday afternoon when we went to see my daughters future in-laws new puppies.  A couple of weeks ago they added two new bundles of joy to their household.  They are Spanish Water dogs and are the cutest little puppies.  When they get older their coat looks a bit like dreadlocks, all spirally and curly.  Next time I see them I will have to get a photo to show you.

Anyway, I need to really get some christmas cards made as time is running away from me.  Once a month I go to a cardmaking workshop at my local craft store.  At the last workshop we played around with using christmas verse inserts on the front of your card.

Here is what I have come up with using that idea.

I tried to keep them all fairly simple using just black, white and one other colour.  The verses are just a pack of christmas inserts that I bought.  I used my spellbinders snowflake dies and spellbinders poinsettia dies.  Lots of glitter card for christmas sparkle and various gems.
I really like the way these turned out.  Simple but effective.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Simplicity
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Whimsy Inspires - All things sparkly
Simon Says - Dies and/or  punches
Totally Papercrafts - Make your own flowers
Sentimental Sundays - Black/white and one other colour
Hotshot Crafts - Bling it on

Thanks for popping by and look forward to reading all your comments.


Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Mags,love the fab designs.xxx

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas cards mags.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are very elegant Mags, I like the designs and the poinsettia.
Kevin xx

Archana said...

Very pretty card. Love the black, white and red together.
Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.

Shelby said...

Love how you've used the verses for an elegant and such a traditional Christmas card!


Caroline said...

Beautiful christmas card's love the layouts. Caroline xxx

downrightcrafty said...

great selection and love the colour choices especially like the one with the blue
Hugs Kate xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Very effective Mags! Do love that poinsettia its gorgeous! x

Unknown said...

Hi Mags, what a elegant cards! Love the colour combo and the touch of bling in the snowflakes are perfect.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Sonia said...

Beautiful and elegant cards dearest Mags^_^
Have a sweet day^_^

Rina said...

Lovely and elegant CAS card!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Diva's By Design Challenge Blog!

DT member~~ Rina

craftymum said...

Super cards. Thank you for joining usd at HSC for our Bling it on challenge..

hugs Sarah x

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful Mags - Thanks for joining us at LMM for our Simplicity challenge. - Deb

Linda Palmer said...

Gorgeous design. Love the beautiful poinsettia and snowflake. Great idea and love the red and brown together. I love how these turned out.

Mona Evy said...

Fabulous cards! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge

nwilliams6 said...

what a great idea Mags, these came out beautifully!