Sunday, 8 January 2017

Anything Goes for the Christmas Card Club

Good morning, and I hope this finds you well. Today is the first offering for our Christmas Card Club.  You might think it very strange to be making Christmas cards again so soon but we make a card every two weeks and in this way we keep ahead of ourselves and no mad panic in November! I actually love making Christmas cards so it is ideal for me.

Margaret chose our first theme, and a nice easy one too. Anything Goes.


My Cards



Recipe
6 " square base card
Frostyville Border die - Memory Box
Oval dies - Spellbinders large ovals
Falling Snow e/f - Sue Wilson
sentiment - Becca Feekin stamp
two shades of purple glitter card
purple pearls - the Hobby House

I apologise for the quality of the pictures. I made my cards a couple of days ago and totally forgot to photograph them.  When I did remember it meant I had to take the pictures in the kitchen under fluorescent lights.  Not the best!!!  But at least you get the idea.

My two cards are just a variation on a theme using the same colours, dies and sentiments in a slightly different way. The first card was made with plain white card stock and the second with white linen card stock.  I wasn't sure if the stamp would take on the linen card but it was fine. 

Anyway that's my first two cards into the box!! I am still having problems with my computer so again I have used John's laptop for my post.  I don't have everything I need on it but at least I have been able to post and I can manage without  personalised signatures etc.

If you are interested in joining our little group please get in touch.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

A note for Lydia  - thank you for your tip about giving your spare stash to the Brownies.  I have been wondering what I can do with my mountains!!! One of our young WI members runs the Rainbows and would welcome any thing I can pass on. Thanks again!!

Love and hugs.

Christine xx

Entered into : 12 Months Of Christmas

25 comments:

  1. I love making Christmas cards too, these are very pretty

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  2. Morning Christine,
    Two lovely cards.
    I's sure the Rainbows will love whatever you give them.
    Lydia
    X

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  3. Goodmorning Christine, happy to see your cards. I missed the one below and it seems that I don't get a sign by blogger when you have new cards at your blog. Strange... But I like a lot what you made lately! Hope you are well!!
    Lia xx

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  4. Lovely card Christine. I send all my spare bits to the local junior school. xxx

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  5. Gorgeous cards and a great start to Christmas 2017 i love this border die one of my favorites. Wishing you and your family a Happy New year Love and hugs Carole x

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  6. Two lovely cards Christine....I love that border and your classy colour combo.....hope all is well and you are enjoying the weekend xxxx

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  7. Hi Christine, I love that die cut! Makes for such a fast, but stylish, Christmas Card. That may be going on my wish list! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx

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  8. Lovely cards Christine and I have a feeling I have that lovely die cut tucked away in my cupboard...
    Yes groups like brownies etc are always grateful for crafty bits...

    Anne

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  9. Hi Christine
    I've looked at that border die a few times and you have used it beautifully.
    I'm desperate for that embossing folder too but its as rare as rocking horse poo lol!
    Ang x

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  10. Lovely cards Christine, everyone seems to be making multiples this time, I'd better up my game:)
    Love this die, I've been waiting for a bargain on Ebay to turn up but it hasn't yet.
    Lorraine

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  11. Very pretty cards Christine. Such a lovely die. Happy New Year hugs Zx

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  12. Beautiful Christmas Card. Love the Memory Box border. Sadly I don't use it much, don't know why.

    Hugs, Petra

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  13. these are really beautiful Christine - perfect! A great start for you! Hugs rachel x

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  14. These are both so lovely, Christine! I like the blue against the white...it really does pop.
    Beautiful die and beautiful design.

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  15. Hello Christine, absolutely gorgeous, love your cards, beautifully designed with that wonderful die, Kate x

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  16. These are both gorgeous and look so different even though basically the same. I'm having trouble get decent photos at the moment too. Took mine in the UT room! Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Hi Christine, hope you had a good christmas/new year, lovely cardsI think it is such a great idea the christmas card club, I always panic come end of October and a mad rush follows. How can I join in please, it will also bring my mojo back as ironically now I have more time since retiring Zi seem to have lost my zest a little x

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  18. Fabulous card .. Christine ... love that Die..
    internet down.. so sorry late reply...
    hugs Sylvie xx

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  19. Hi Christine,
    Happy New Year to you and John.
    what very lovely cards, and they are gorgeous designs.
    I really like that wonderful frosty edger die it looks wonderful in both colours.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  20. Sorry to be a day late in commenting, but at least I'm finally having a moment to visit. I love both of these variations, and what a super job you did managing all the little fiddly bits of the edges on this gorgeous die. Both cards are so pretty so you've got a very versatile die in your stash. TFS & Happy New Year. Hugs (hope everyone is feeling well too & for the coming year also).

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  21. Beautiful card and that die is stunning.{aNNie}

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  22. Love these Christine...that die is so pretty and lends itself well to making batch cards. Carol x

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  23. Very nice wintercard!!! hugs, ANDREA

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  24. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time.

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