Sunday, 10 February 2013

Christmas on Sunday

Oh what a lovely feeling being able to add Christmas cards in the box.  I'm not thinking about sending them as my daughter took all the ones I made last year into her office and sold them all so I'm doing that again this year.  I am trying not to put too many layers on them though as postage is so expensive if you go over the normal rate, and that's bad enough.

The first card I have this morning is for the Christmas Card Club.  The theme - only words - no images - was chosen by Dawn and she made life very easy for me as the die cut was one of the ones that I recently purchased on ebay.  Woopdedoo it was a dream come true!

Elements :
Bottom die - from Susie Sugar ages n ages ago
Front die - Vintage Noel by Tim Holtz
Pearls - The Hobby House
Glitter - Star Dust Stickles

My second card is for Sunday with Santa on Facebook and the theme for this one is Birds.  I rooted around in the pile of Christmas cards we received last year and found one with these cute little robins. A few crafty products have been dropping through the letter box recently and I've used some of them here ... but don't tell Mr C!

Elements :
Image & Ribbon - recycled
Flower - candy I won from Debby (A Scrapjourney)
Sentiment - from Signature Christmas collection by Clearly Besotted
Die - Frames #8 by Crafts Too
Embossing - Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug

I always put inserts in my cards which is one of the jobs I hate so I've made a decision that  I'm doing them as I go along this year ... how sensible is that!  This is the insert I'm going to use for Christmas.

Challenge :
Crafty Hazelnut - No Snow


pinky said...

You really are back on the ball mrs!! Great idea to use a diecut work, why didn't I think of that and love the little bird one. I started off last year with the intention of doing the inserts but then didn't lol. But have been good so far this year, even have the envelopes with names on :)

scrappymo! said...

Great use of the It's only Words" on your lovely card. I love your inserts for 2013!
That is a gorgeous Merry Christmas tree!

Carol said...

Great way to use only words Anne. Love your other card too and your insert - I'm like you trying to add inserts as I go too. Carol x

Zoe Tant said...

I love your take on Dawn's challenge it's fab and the colour choice too. Your inside sentiment is great too! Nice to see you back on track. Zx

Sandra H said...

Oh so beautiful Anne x

Sue said...

Oh love these cards! the die is gorgeous and that tree huggles hun Sue J xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Gorgeous cards .... Very stylish.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx
Hope you are enjoying your crafting x

Unknown said...

Oh Anne I love love love the CCC challenge card hun. Fabulous die cut - must get me some of those me thinks.
Dawn xx

Clare said...

Lovely card Anne. So glad that you have come back to the CCC darlin. Big hugs Clare xxxx

Karen said...

Both of these are gorgeous Anne - I especially love the first one becuase it's perfectly CAS and the insert - now that is a fabulous insert. I'm putting the inserts in as I make them too - otherwise I end up with a large pile of cards that need them and that's so boring lol! hugs Karen x

Hazel said...

They are both lovely cards. That Noel die cut is beautiful - just right for Dawn's CCC challenge. Your robins make such a pretty card. I'd love to see your cards linked for my CHNC challenges too. x

dutchess said...

Hi Anne now there is a die I just have to have ...I love it the card looks so sophisticated......and great for sending to folk where the sentiment has to say it all....hugs Margaret

Peanut said...

I want that die!!! What a beauty, Anne. Love the colours. Your 2nd card is gorgeous. Those little robins are too cute! Thanks for sharing!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

sue w. said...

Hi Anne, love your card hun, the die cut is perfect.
Hugs Sue W.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Anne.

cotnob said...

Fab cards Anne, your Noel die cut looks great against the pretty purple. I always love to see a Christmas card with Robins on and yours is delightful. I hope Mr C doesn't read your blog or you could be in trouble!

DebiJ said...

Oh I love that diecut Anne, oh I must find some!! And birdies & Christmas go hand in hand...2 wonderful cards ready for later this year.
Hugs xxx