Saturday, 6 September 2014

CCC # 19 Something Beginning With "S"

Hello to all my dear friends and fellow bloggers. I apologise from my heart for my absence from my own blog and not visiting your blogs either.  John has been rather unwell for a few weeks now and this last week had some surgery which has all taken up my time.  My offering for the Christmas Card Club is extremely simple - but it was either something simple or missing a session, which I didn't want to do.  It was Hazel's turn to choose and as you can see she asked us to make Something Beginning With "S".  In my simplicity I went for snowflakes and sentiment, which I know is pretty boring and I'm sure I should have been able to think up something better!!  But for better or worse it's done.

This car post is not actually due until tomorrow but I also have an OSAAT DT card to post then so I decided to post this one today and I hope my fellow CCC  friends won't mind.  Fortunately, tomorrow's card was done a few weeks ago otherwise I would have been really up the creek without a paddle!

My Cards

Being so simple I was able to make four cards in less time than it would normally take to even work out what I was going to do ... lol!

My cards are 6" x 4" cut from white card stock. The sentiments are Snowy Sentiments from Pink Petticoat. After adding the sentiments I ran them through the GC with SB Dainty Dots folder.  I trimmed them down and then attached them to the base card. The large snowflakes are Marianne Swedish Snowflakes and the smaller ones were made using an XCut punch. Unfortunately, the navy background I took the pictures against make it look as if they are very badly matted onto navy card.  Sorry about that - they are definitely just white cards!!

Because they are so simple they are ideal for batch making, so I will probably make some more of these for my Christmas Card Box to boost the numbers.  There are also more sentiments to ring the changes too.

I hope this finds you all keeping well and I send some love to those who need it! It's probably going to be a few more weeks before I can get back to regular blogging but I can hopefully start to check out some of your blogs soon.


aussie aNNie said...

Christine these are just BEAUTIFUL love the variety of cards.xxThe Journey is the Start

Sue said...

Hi Christine sorry to hear John has been has Paul sheesh I think we should move into Freemans Hospital LOL hope he's better soon ..your cards are gorgeous and so elegant I've been finding it hard to find time to craft too..lots of huggles from us all here Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, I am so sorry to hear that John is unwell, I hope his surgery goes well and he recovers soon.
Your cardsare lovely and each one just a little different, as you say simple but very elegant, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

Sorry to hear about John, hope he improves quickly. Your cards may be simple Christine but they're very clean and elegant. Carol x

Doreen said...

I do hope John makes a speedy recovery, Your cards are

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. I hope John recovers quickly

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
fab cards for your Christmas Card Club.
You may say they are quick and simple cards to make but the design is so effective, and looks really lovely.
As you say good batch cards to make, also I love your idea of the de-bossed side being used.
Hope John gets well soon.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Maybe simple but they are stunningly beautiful, I love them
Great for batch making and a card that everyone will be delighted to receive.
Hugs for both of you

Patricia xxx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful CAS cards Christine...sending hugs and hoping John is well soon,
Carole Z X

Wendy L said...

These are so lovely Christine, very effective technique, xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Christine. I love the cas design and snowflakes.
I hope John is on the mend soon.
Lorraine x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful cards Christine. Sorry to hear that John has not been well. Hope he feels better very soon.

Sue said...

Your cards are gorgeous Christine, I love the elegant designs using pretty snowflakes and fabulous embossing.
Sorry to hear that John has been unwell. I hope the surgery went well and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Christine. Less is More and these one are ever so classy. Hope John is on his way to a Good recovery. Hugs to both of you. Rita xxx

scrappymo! said...

I am so sorry to hear that John has been poorly and needed surgery. Hopefull the surgery will speed his recovery.

Do not ever feel obligated to drop by my blog. I love to pop about and visit, late at night when I have time. I have not had much time lately and hope people are bearing with me too.

I will still be visiting your blog even if you never had time to pop back for a very long while!!!

Your cards are such a great design. I love the sentiments...they are so wonderful!l And 4 is such a fabulous amount to get are well on your way to be ready for Christmas!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your cards, simple and elegant. Wishing John a speedy recovery.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Sorry to hear that your hubby has been unwell, I do hope that his recovery is a speedy one. These four CAS cards are just great for the theme this time and a great way to boost your stocks too. Hope life gets better soon.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely selection of snowflake cards sorry to hear your hubby has been unwell and I wish him a speedy recovery


Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Christine,

Lovely selection of Christmas cards, very simple but so affective. great for batch making as you say.

Hope hubby is on the mend?

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Karen said...

I like those a lot Christine and I agree with what everyone else has said. They make look simple but they are gorgeous and perfect and oh so classy too. With the post being so expensive now I have got to try to make more like your beauties. It takes me more time to create a simpler or clean and simple time than it does when whacking out my usual style. I really hope John is going to recover quickly and things calm for you both soon. Don't worry about visiting take care of John and of yourself too Karen x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Just catching up. Hope Hubby is recovering.
I adore the simplicity of these. Less is definitely more!
Hope things settle for you soon.
Ang x

Hazel said...

So glad you chose snowflakes and sentiments for my CCC 'S' challenge - you have certainly done them proud with your four beautiful cards (I'd love to see them too at my CHNC challenge extra for September). x

MaryH said...

Christine, First, prayers for John (and yourself as well, because I'm sure you must be worn out). Wishes for a speedy convalescence. Your cards are elegant, rather than simple (to my eyes!). Love the embossing and those lovely snowflakes in different colors - and the interrupted embossing in the center, was very effective. TFS & Big Hugs to you both.

Mrs A. said...

I can see Spots and Sparkle on your cards too! I like your CAS design. Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

Gorgeous! Hugs xx

Planetsusie said...

These are beautiful Christine and the funny thing is before I pressed the enlarge button they look debossed - even the snowflakes looked debossed and I was wondering how you did it!! When I got them back to norm everything went back to looking embossed - how weird is that!! Anyway I love the simplicity of these and, as you say, they would make wonderful batch cards.

Hugs to you and John Sue Pxxx

Hazel said...

Christine, I have been having problems with blogger and my reading list is all to pot plus I try to publish my comment and it just doesn't go so I will keep my fingers crossed and see if it works.. Love your cards, they are simple but stunning, my kind of cards colour wise too. Sorry John has been ill. Hope he is doing better. Hazel xx