Sunday, 15 April 2018

Christmas Flowers and Greenery at CCC

Good morning and hope you are well.  Seeing the sunshine makes such a difference doesn't it?  Makes you feel good after all the rain and mist and fog. Yesterday was lovely and apparently it will be like this all week.

It's time for our little Christmas Card Club to produce another card.  This time Mary is our host and want to see poinsettias or other Christmas greenery.  I have managed three cards, all fairly CAS and I think I have covered Mary's remit pretty well.

Card 1

5" x 7" base card 
green card stock - Rymans
Festive embossing folder - Sheena Douglass
Trailing ivy dies - Sue Wilson
digi image - from stash 
red pearls from stash

Holly and ivy definitely counts as Christmas greenery and I haven't used this image for a few years so it was time for it to reappear.

Card 2

6" square base card
gold card stock - Anna Marie Designs
image - Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 
 Sentiment stamped in white
pearls from stash

 I love the hellebores and berries on this image and the bunnies look very sweet - but believe me that was not what I was thinking when the little blighters were digging in my lawn yesterday morning! The joys of living in the country.

Card 3

4" x 6" base card
red card stock - Rymans 
image - Greeting Card Factory Deluxe
sentiment - computer generated

This one shows the poinsettias that Mary asked for plus a few extra flowers. 

Well I hope you are enjoying some good weather where you are.  I was out doing some tidying up in the garden yesterday. It was looking very messy.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend. 


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such beautiful images on all three cards Christine. A superb set for your Christmas box.

Wendy L said...

You are well up with your Christmas cards, all so lovely, xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely cards.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, my goodness you've been busy with these beautiful cards, super designs, if I had to pick one it would be your first one, the colours are gorgeous, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Three great cards and all so different. Must admit I have a soft spot for the bunny card though. The blackbirds are playing havock with my front lawn digging for worms and throwing up tufts of grass. It was beautiful weather here yesterday and out in the garden all day but today is back to being dull and overcast with rain forcast for later. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Christine, sorry, but the bunny story did make me laugh! I'm sure it must be incredibly annoying though. Lovely cards, they are all beautiful.And yes, I especially like the bunny one! Hugs, Shaz X

dutchess said...

Three beautiful cards Christine..and all so different ...loving the bunnies xxxx

Carol said...

Three beautiful cards Christine, love all the different images you've chosen. Sun is shining here today! Carol x

rachel said...

Three great cards Christine. I especially loved the first one but those bunnies are cute! Hugs rachel x

MaryH said...

Definitely covered the challenge theme with these 3 beautiful cards. That is a darling bunny image. They are rather like squirrels, aren't they? Much cuter in pictures, than IRL doing damage to your lawn, etc. I'm loving each one of these, and they are so different too. Got a good stash for December building up...TFS & Hugs.

scrappymo! said...

Three lovely cards, Christine. The first has such lovely holly die cuts and a fabulous EF background. I like the image/sentiment too, of course.

The second is a beautiful image. Those bunnies and greenery are so pretty. Kraft was a great colour choice with this.

The third is quite elegant. The image is striking and a lovely verse.

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Christine. Hugs Rita xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Super trio of foliage cards Christine. Love them all Zoe x

aussie aNNie said...

wow Christine, these are three gorgeous cards..xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Wonderful cards... tried to send yesterday but for some unknown reason it wouldn't let me
Hugs Sylvie xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What gorgeous cards, Christine!

sue w. said...

Hi Christine, wow 3 cards for your Christmas stash, you sure will be ready all so lovely too.
Still waiting for the warmer weather that was promised, need to warm up.
Hugs Sue W.

scrappymo! said...

Me again...I was just reading your comments and realized that mine are not showing who they are from! I always leave you a comment on your Christmas Card Club cards and often on others as well...I will start signing off with my name, in future.
Hugs Maureen (Scrappymo)

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous that design looks amazing paper pieced Love and hugs Carole x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Gosh, am I that far behind?
Terrific trio Nursey H. The first one looks like one of those ornate calligraphied books (more your era than mine though lol!!!)
Cows, now rabbits. Think you should re-name home "Harrop's Farm".
Ang x