Monday 30 June 2014

More Angels

Good morning.  We had a fabulous day at the Steam Rally yesterday.  After two days of solid rain the sun was shining and it was really warm.  I thought the field might be muddy or soggy but everything was really dry so we had a great day. Rode the Ferris Wheel, ate candy floss which I haven't had for years (I'd forgotten just how sweet it was!!) and even bought a lovely leather bag at one of the stalls. We left early enough to beat the crowds so we didn't have to queue for hours to get out, yet still managed to do everything we wanted to do.

If you tuned in  yesterday these are the cards I was talking about.  If not - a quick explanation. I misplaced the stamp I wanted to use for my card yesterday and had to do something else instead - then I found the stamp so I started again!!  Still, they have boosted my Christmas Card stash.  I am doing quite well and have actually got 52 cards ready now.

My Cards

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My card bases are 15 cms square and I used ready made cards from Ryman.  I usually make my own card bases from 300 gsm card stock but for Christmas cards I think these Ryman cards are pretty good value and sturdy enough to stand up.

I decided to use up old stash for my cards.  I made both cards the same but changed the topper and backing papers.  I used LOTV toppers that I have had for quite a few years. The blue paper is Dovecraft "Winter Wonderland", the green paper is Papermania "Traditional Christmas" and both have been in my stash for years.  I used Memory Box "Frostyville Border" and "Snowflake  Corner" to cut the glitter card, which again I have had for about five years.  So I am pretty pleased with myself for using up so much of the old stash.

Hope this finds you all well and ready to face the week ahead. Take care.

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Patricia said...

Good morning Christine, super cards again. The LOTV images are great, pretty prayers and I love the Frostyville Border, very effective.
Glad you had a good day yesterday, it's good to have fun ....... have not had Candy Floss for years Mmmm!! yep! think it might just be tad! sweet.
Have great day

Patricia xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards,love the

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Christine. I love the sweet images and beautiful die cuts.
Glad you had a good time yesterday.
hugs Sue xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Sound like you had a good day at the steam rally. Love your card, the LOTV images are so cute.

aussie aNNie said...

Two adorable cards, love them and you are doing good with your collection.xx

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rachel said...

hello Christine - these cards are just beautiful!! And well done on having so many made already - wow - must count mine! Hugs rachel xx

Wendy L said...

Both gorgeous Christine. xxx
Well done having made so many, Iv,e not even got my stuff out of the wardrobe yet. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christie, pleased you found your stamps cos your cards are beautiful, lovely images and fab papers and dies, love your papers too, hugs Kate x

scrappymo! said...

Oh Christine...these are both beautiful. Love these two sweet toppers. The angels are so lovely.

Your design is perfect with these. The snowy corner and borders look great.

Love that you made them from scraps...that is so cool!

JJ said...

Hi Christine, such beautiful cards, love the images on both and that snowflake frame & corner are gorgeous, love them.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue said...

Hi Christine so glad you had a fab day and a leather bag too oh my lol! love both these cards they are really pretty lots of huggles from us all here....Sue xxxxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Christine. Those little angels are so sweet.
Glad you had a good time at the steam rally.
Lorraine x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, two stunningly gorgeous cards, the angels are beautiful and I love the colours and papers you've used, glad you had a good time at the Rally! Hugs Carole Z X

Hazel said...

Good morning Christine. Your two cards are gorgeous, and great that you managed to use so much of stash you have had for a while. It's when I see the likes of your backing paper and think I have those papers. It's ok having them in all these great storage boxes, but you do tend to forget you have them, but what else can you do. Glad you had a good day out and managed to fine a lovely bag too. Enjoy your day. Hazel xx

Brawny x said...

Two fab Christmas cards Christine. I too intend to use old stash for my Christmas cards. Seems silly not to x

Planetsusie said...

I love these cards Christine, great that you used your 'old' stash as well - I would if I could get to it!!! I agree with you - what would we do without Lili!

Big hugs to you both Sue Pxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
2 super designed cards. Love those cute little Angels. Fab designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marsha Reed said...

Such an adorable card, Christine. I love those little angels. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges.

La Papera Gialla said...

These are adorable too!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges again this week!
Monica - CCC DT

MaryH said...

Simply adorable. Don't think you can go wrong with the LOTV images and of course the sparkling MB snowflake border. Your DP made each card unique & so pretty. Glad you found the missing stamp & also that you have fun on your outing. Haven't ridden a Ferris Wheel for a long time. Nor eaten the cotton candy - which is probably the US name for your Candy Floss. It's pink, sticky - spun sugar and so sweet it makes the teeth ache after just a bite or two! But fun to have a couple slurps once in a while. TFS & Hugs.

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Christine, Love the die cut & fabulous LOTV images...Beautiful designs.. Hugs May x x

Peanut said...

Ooooh! These are lovely, Christine. LOTV knows how to make them cute and adorable. Must have those MB dies... my list is growing! :-)
hugs, Asha

Christine said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Both of them. I especially love how you colored the angels in the first one. I have the hardest time trying to make something look white lol. And I love the sparkle on the wings <3

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. I love the cute images