Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Four quick Christmas cards

Trying to push towards my Christmas card making target for July a couple of weeks ago, I whipped up four very similar cards - here's three of them, all a little bit different. The one in the centre is duplicated exactly, making numbers up to four:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square scalloped white card blanks, made by Craftwork Cards and sadly neglected here

- backing papers are from Wild Rose Studio's 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper pack, trimmed and glued onto the card front

- the images are also from a matching 'Annabelle's Christmas' set, die cut using one of The Works 'Stitched Square' dies

- next I stamped sentiments onto the image squares using the Misti, Memento 'Grey Flannel' ink and stamps from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' stamp set

- then the images were glued onto deep red slightly shimmery squares of card which had been die cut using a Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Scalloped Squares' die

- finally, glued the image panel in place on the card front - done!

It was a wet and miserable day when I made these - much easier than sitting in baking hot weather trying to feel a bit festive! At this point I'm still a bit behind on the target but with the rain we've had lately it looks as if that's soon gonna be rectified!





25 comments:

  1. Great cards Di, love the papers. I too am way behind on christmas cards and instead of spending the weekend crafting as I intended I spent it totally re-organising my craft room but I found lots of stash I had forgotten about so hopefully I can get cracking now lol
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  2. Beautiful papers & darling images! Wish I could send you some of our heat--I'm longing for Fall!

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  3. great cards, also behind on my Christmas cards

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  4. These are totally adorable. Sweet designs.I know you'll reach yr target cuz yr brilliant.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Oh my Di, Christmas cards, now if I could but raise the enthusiasm to avoid that last minute panic. All three are quite delightful with those week images.

    B x

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  6. Well done for trying to meet your Christmas card target. These are really great and I like the idea of stamping a sentiment direct onto the image, not sure that would have occurred to me left to my own devices!

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  7. Fantastic cards Di, I love the gorgeous images you've used and the lovely papers too. Looks like today might be a Christmas card day, it's so dull.

    Sue xx

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  8. Sweet and elegant cards, love how you used that beautiful frame.
    Hugs, Majda

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  9. Hi Di, three beautiful Christmas cards for your stash, love the little images you have used, very cute! Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  10. What sweet images and really pretty background papers to go with them too Di, and four more cards towards your total. The weather here in Somerset has been less than Summery too. x

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  11. These are just adorable, the patterned papers are perfect and the scalloped edges fit the feel of the image perfectly, if you know what I mean! Still not started my Christmas cards yet x

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  12. So cute, Di. Re your comment yesterday on my post, I'm missing the playground too but should be back tomorrow; my scheduling screw up threw me off track completely.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  13. Wonderful, sweet cards, Di!
    Hugs, Liv

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  14. Well I like these Di...they say Christmas...and they are lovely. Only wish I was as motivated as you!

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  15. Hi Di,
    oh these are so gorgeousI regonise that paper and your images as I have them in a drawer somwhere.
    Now you have given me the wonderful inspiration to use them that's when I find them. LOL.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. Very nice cards and lovely paper. [Bunny]

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  17. Well done on another four, super images and great papers. I have to say that the quality of CC card stock is just about the best around, a bit dearer than some but.....

    Kath x

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    1. Snigger - watch out for the post man Kath! He's humping a sack of Christmas papers your way as I type :) xx

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  18. Really lovely cards Di and I love those images and paper huggles Sue xxx

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  19. These are sooooo pretty! Love the scallop edges too! I am behind with my Christmas cards - must catch up! hugs. x xxxxxxx

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  20. These are really fabulous, Di! I love the vintage look!! I'm glad you are going to catch up to your target cuz then, Shirley, you and Parsnip will paddle across the pond and help me, no? Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Simply adorable!!! How sweet, frilly and feminine are these cards! Really love them all!! great work!

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  22. Super Christmas cards, Di, beautiful papers and adorable images. xx

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  23. Lovely cards Di, those WRS papers and toppers are so pretty xx

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  24. These are really pretty cards Di. I know just what you mean about trying to make Christmas cards in baking hot weather, it just doesn't work!

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