Saturday, 16 April 2016

Red Berries For The Christmas Card Club

 Good morning to you all and thinks for your visit. Time again for another offering for the Christmas Card Club.  This time it is Valery's turn to host and she wants to see red berries. I have actually made two cards this time.  I am determined to keep ahead this year.  Last year I started out very well but then somehow managed to find myself lagging behind.  Well it's not going to happen this year!

Card 1


This is an A6 card and uses an image from my Greeting Card Factory programme and re-sized to fit the card. I used Sue Wilson's Noble Pierced Rectangles to die cut the image and the mat. All it needed then was the sentiment stamping at the top.

Card 2


Ths time my card is very tiny - only 4" square.  I have never made small cards before but I do receive quite a lot of small Christmas cards so I thought I would give it a try.  It actually looks pretty good so there might be more coming up! The image is from the same source as before because I have already used the images I have that show berries on previous cards and I wanted to show something different. This time I computer generated the sentiment before printing it off and then used Sue Wilson's Noble Squares to die cut.  So two very simple festive cards.

As usual this card is not due until tomorrow but I have another DT card to post then and I prefer not to post twice on the same day.

Well take care and enjoy your weekend.  I hope you are doing something fun and interesting.






21 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Two fabulous cards.... Both stunning designs....on your next couple of posts can't see where to comment... Or is it me ...
Hugs Sylvie x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Two very pretty cards.
Lydia
X

Lea Brawn said...

Two great Christmas cards Christine. Both really stand out. I'm determined to keep on top with Xmas cards too although I'm bored with mine already lol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love both your gorgeous Chrasitmnas cards Christine...and love how you've done your computer generated greeting before cutting your card...

Anne

Lia said...

Perhaps simple to make these cards, but they are gorgeous Christine!
Lia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Two brilliant creations, love these images and gorgeous colours chosen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You are forging ahead this year making two Christmas cards per theme Christine, well done, you will have stacks of cards by the big day! I love these traditional images and your super cute and dinky 4" square card looks great.
P.S. no snow but plenty of rain here.
Lorraine

Sandy said...

Two cards - oh no!! You are really on a roll!! I cannot believe how similar our cards are. I love Chickadees - love them!! And you know the saying - the best things come in small packages. I can't wait to hear what you say about my card - you might laugh!!
Sandy xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, love them both, the image with the birds and berries is just wonderful, very traditional and I love tiny cards, I receive quite a lot at Christmas so I will be making tiny ones too. It's a lovely design on this one too, well done you on making two, Kate x

Sue B said...

Wow! these are both stunning Christine! beautiful images and I love the pierced borders… they add real elegance! :-)
Hope you are keeping well
Have a lovely weekend
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Christine, lovely image and designs
Lorraine x

dutchess said...

Wow you have been busy ...two lovely cards...fabulous images..haven't heard of the greetings card factory...they are great images....xxxx

Mrs A. said...

Both super cards using the red berries theme. Not familiar with this company either so might need to do some investigating. hugs Mrs A.

Zoe Tant said...

Love both of these Christine. Great berry offering on both counts. Zx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
2 super and wonderful cards for your Christmas Club.
My fave is the first with the lovely birds on, but the second is also very great too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Christine...beautiful berries on both. Love your little four inchie! Carol x

MaryH said...

Mmmm, both are just absolutely gorgeous with the vivid rich colors. Love the holly & berries. Am liking your smaller card too, postage will be much kinder I think! Of course loving the SW pierced mats ...so pretty with both these images. Good work & good for you at doing 2 cards! Your stash will thank you come December! TFS & HUgs

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Both are fabulously festive and have a lovely traditional look.
Best wishes.
Ang x

rachel said...

two beauties - really lovely cards Christine xx

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Christine. Hugs Rita xxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards