Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Ssshhhh - Don't Tell Anyone But I've Started Making Chr**stm*s Cards!!!

Good morning. 
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
I can't believe how miserable the weather is still :o(
It's more like Autumn than Summer - so with that in mind the best place to be is in my little crafty haven having some fun.

I shocked some of my lovely blogging buddies the other day when I mentioned that 'festive' word - but as I usually have so many cards to make for 'that' occasion - I did want to make a few each month and so far this year (as with every other year) I haven't!!

So yesterday I made a start and today I would like to share a couple I made taking my initial inspiration from the new challenge theme over at Winter Wonderland - 'Spots & Stripes'

Card Ingredients:
Images: Mo Manning Die Cut Toppers 'Christmas Elves' - Hobby House
Design Papers: Dovecraft Back To Basics 'Vintage Christmas' (Love these Christmas Papers)
Diamond Stickles
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch and small Hobbycraft Snowflake Punch
Memory Box: Frostyville Wreath
Adhesive Gems from stash
Dotty Grosgrain Ribbon from stash
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Made with Love Tag: Hobby House

Challenges I would like to enter:

Winter Wonderland - Spots and Stripes
Card Mania - Use Kraft
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Vintage Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Dots and Ribbon
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas

Thanks for popping by today - you are always welcome and I love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

I'm off to tackle the ironing basket - only a small pile to do and then have another play in my little crafty haven.

Hope you have a fabulous day.



Bea und Doreen said...

stunning christmas card Debs. Love the cute image
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Bea und Doreen said...

christmas cardS *lol*
Both are gorgeous ;)

Jane said...

Lovely Christmas card, I really must get started too! Jane x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hope the ironing doesn't take too long debs. Lol.

Your Christmas cards are stunning, love the layouts,

I keep telling myself I need to start mine, but just can't get motivated :-(

Hugs Kelly

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Debs. I love the images and some of my favourite Christmas papers. Wonderful detailing too.
Well done for starting your Christmas cards - that's one reason why I joined the DT of a Christmas themed challenge!!!
hugs Sue xx

Whisper said...

I so want these images, as PB make them as slapstick now, as i so love both of them and i'm so loving the use of the snowflake wreath - thanks for the tip on it, i will give it a whirl.

What's wrong with making Xmas cards now, i am as i don't want to do that mad dash rush nearer the time !!, Luv Sam x

Sharon said...

These are fabulous Debs. I love the adorable images and the designs and papers are gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon x

Mynnette said...

Absolutely fabulous! LOVE the darling image and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Debs! I love these Mo images… so sweet! Ooh didn't know you can get them as Toppers!! Ooh I will def have to get some! :-) I love the scrummy papers that you've used… lovely rich festive colours… and the gorgeous ribbon, snowflakes and frostyville wreath… so beautiful !
I'm just making some Christmas Tags… it doesn't feel odd making them in this weather!! LOL
Hope you're having a good week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous spots and stripes and a great creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

I adore these images, thank you for joining us for the Hobby House First Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Debs, I love your adorable images and fab papers.
We say it every year don't we and we always leave it until the last minute - well done for making a start.

Claire said...

Hooray someone else who is making them LOL - I started in January!! Have to, the same as you as have so many to make! Love these cheeky little fellas, love the layouts and colours too. Hope all is well with you hun. Hugs, Claire x

DesignerDiva said...

These are both fab Debs, I've made more this year so far ready for Christmas than ever!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Ira Huberts said...

You are so clever Debs! Both in starting making Christmas cards and in how you've made them, they're both fabulous!! Ira x

Carole said...

Gorgeous cards Debs, how organised are you!

Carole xXx

Cara Caswell said...

Stunning cards debs - you've inspired me to get started on mine too!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful..stunning colouring and love these adorable images Debs..fabulous Christmas cards..


debby4000 said...

Adorable cards.

Janice said...

Great colouring of those super images Debs. Love both your Xmas cards - must start mine soon! Jx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are both just Stunning :0)

Huggles Pops x x x

sue w. said...

Hi Debs, never too early to start hun and these are sooo cute, love those images and papers and layout are great.
Hugs Sue W.

Liz McGuire, said...

Well, aren't you the organised one! And they are stunning,

Liz x

coops said...

oh wow so gorgeous debs.fabulous designs and colours and I love the images :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Absolutely adorable Debs, love them! I should be making some Christmas cards too I suppose - only made 2 so far this year lol :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Patricia H. said...

Both of your cards are terrific! You did an amazing job coloring the images. On the first card, the polka-dotted bow is impeccable and the snowflakes are a fun finishing touch.
Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us this week at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again soon! :)

Juls said...

Gorgeous living the polka dots!! Hugs Juls

Ruth M said...

What sweet toppers and you've made gorgeous cards with them! Great layouts and colours! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

Danielle Vincent said...

These are absolutely fabulous cards! So glad that you've decided to get in the spirit and start on your Christmas cards with us. Thanks for joining along at 52CCT this week. Come back next week too!

Cindy Groh said...

Great Christmas card. Your coloring skills rock! Thanks for joining us at Christmas cards all Year Round. Come back next month to play again.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh these are so pretty, those cute, fun images are just so gorgeous, love the papers and the die cuts look beautiful
Lindsay xx

Pami said...

I don't even want to start thinking about the C word!! Fabulous cards Debs, love the layout of the first one! Hope all is well with you honey. Oh and thanks for sharing with us at the Hobby House, good luck!! Pami x

Tracey Murphy said...

I absolutely love these images - fantastic Christmas cards Debs!
Thank you for sharing with us at The Hobby House Challenge and good luck!
Tracey x

HandmadebyTLC said...

Debs,this project is stunning and the Mo stamp for this is beautiful! Great inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!
Tammy Louise

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.