Thursday, 1 November 2012

Been making ....

Some of this years Christmas Cards and I thought you might like to see what I have made ....

So far I have 4 simple designs, I wanted some traditional coloured one and some contemporary ones too.  This is the first ....


I will only use Craftwork Cards card blanks whenever I make a card and Christmas is no exception.  The quality is second to none and the price is great value for money.  Use fabulous card blanks and you will make fabulous cards!  This card is 148mm x 105mm and comes with white envelopes, click here to buy.

I used a Penny Black tree stamp (3997K) dont know if it is still available and combined it with Paula Pascual's Large Christmas stamps.  A slither of cardstock down the side to really draw your eye to cut out tree shape and some festive ribbon.  Inside a little wording stamp, a punched daisy with Candi in the centre.

My second simple design....


Using Kraft card blanks which I love, love, love!  These are 148mm x 148mm and come with white envelopes, click here to buy.

The papers are from Theresa Collins and a new Tim Holtz Sizzix die Poinsettia flower.  Again a slither of cardstock and a Christmas Sentiment and it is ready to go!  Just cant make up my mind whether to edge the papers with glitter glue?  Edit:  I have added Platinum glitter glue and it looks gorgeous!

Up close to see the finer details ...


I thought I should make the same design but using the Candy Cane glitter pad from Craftwork Cards - it is beautiful and comes with 6 printed designs and then one sheet is fully glittered! Stunning.


Up close to see the details ....


My third design has a contemporary feel due to the colour combination that I have used.  If I made this in say red or green or a mixture it would be much more traditional, but I have a reel of turquoise ribbon and I wanted to use it!


This card was super quick and super easy!  Using a Scallop Edge 119mm x 119mm card blank, click here to buy.  I stamped the tree design in turquoise onto the card.  Colour the edges of sentiment using same ink pad, tie ribbon around top and stamp message inside.  I then added dots of Liquid Pearls to embellish the tree and scallops on the card blanks.

Up close to see the finer details ....



I have save the best till last, well I think so!  As I said before I love Kraft card blanks and my last design uses them again and I love the results!  The Kraft card blank is 148mm x 148mm and comes with white envelopes, click here to buy.


I stamped the tree on a white tag, punched the bottom to give a scallop edge and added some turquoise ribbon.  A sentiment and some punched snowflakes with Candi in the centres finishes the card.  I did embellish the tree and tag with liquid pearls. Inside the card is a love stamped sentiment that I have had for years and years.

Up close to see the finer details....


This is definately my favourite card, which is yours?

Sorry that the pictures are not very good, some were taken at night and some early in the morning. I must try and get better at this.  There you are a New Years resolution and its only November!

Hope you have enjoyed the inspiration and get cracking making your Christmas cards.

Jx

11 comments:

Helena Daniels said...

Wow! Julie, you have been busy they are all gorgeous....as usual!

Hugs,

Helena D

Taniaj said...

wow love them all, need to get my head around Christmas Cards Tx

Childminder Jules said...

Too hard to choose all fab xx

Julie Brooks said...

Gosh you've been busy! They are all beautiful designs. Favourites would be the poinsettia on kraft and the turquoise ones - love turquoise x

Ali Wiseman said...

Wow! Julie you have been busy and your cards are stunning, I love them! The turquoise ones are my fav, but out of the two designs using that colour, it has to be the Kraft one for me - as you know I'm having 'Kraft thing' too at the mo! Love the stamp you have used, so versatile. Simply gorgeoous! xxx

Lise Cooke said...

WOW WOW WOW Julie I love your cards, the designs are fabulous and so different and modern, I LOVE THEM, the turquroise is my favourite, love that colour, and I love that it goes so well on white and brown. The tree looks gorgeous and I love the snow flakes, Those pointsettias look fabulous, Loving the xmas papers, Thankfully I got mine so I will be making xmas cards very soon. You are truely amazing and I love your style Julie, Thank you so much for sharing Love you Loads beautiful xxxx

Lise Cooke said...

WOW WOW LoWOW ve your designs Julie, they are amazing, so different and so modern, I love the turquoise, its gorgeous, love it on the white and the brown as it goes so well. Love that tree with the pearl liquids, it looks FABULOUS, love the pointsettia and the xmas papers are so lush. I got mine and I can't wait to start using them. I love the snow flakes and the candi. Julie you always make me want to go and craft. Thank you so much for sharing Love you Loads beautiful Love Lise xxxx

Linda said...

Someone's been busy! Love the designs and your colour combinations. My favourite one is the tree in the red and white - gorgeous! xx

Anonymous Diva said...

Hello Julie,

Your card designs are awesome. I would like to feature few of your designs on my blog with a link back to your blog. I hope that's fine.

Thank you!

Gibmiss said...

Shi Julie
Fabulous cards ... My fave is the last one .... Love the combo of colours...
Hugs sylvie xxx
Gibraltar

Jette said...

Hey Julie,

I love these cards! I love the whole bunch of christmas wishes cards you handcrafted. That will make a nice present this Christmas for family and friends.

Merry Christmas Julie!