Saturday, 20 June 2020

Sentiment as the Focus at Christmas Card Club

Good morning. Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of weeks.  I have been really busy doing things for our WI ladies.  Since we can't meet up at all, as a committee we are trying to do things for them, so as well as keeping in touch by phone, email, newsletters etc every month when it should be our meeting we make sure we give them something.  This month I have just made and laminated fifty six bookmarks and matching greeting cards.  I also do something for our eight vulnerable ladies on a fortnightly basis. It makes it a very busy time for me but everybody is so appreciative  that it makes the hard work worthwhile.  Since I make everything two other committee ladies then have the task of distributing them on their daily walks around the village and two other nearby villages where we also have members.  I live in a third village - but I don't receive anything ... lol!

I am a day early with my card for our little Christmas club.  The other girls will be posting tomorrow but I have a DT card to post then. It was my turn to choose the theme and as you see I have gone for no image and make the sentiment the focus of the card.  This is my favourite thing to do with cards.

Card # 1

6" square white base card
white glitter card to mat
Spellbinders Create a Flake 4 and 5
Spellbinders Labels 10
X Cut quilting embossing folder
digi sentiment - Pink Petticoat"Snowy Days" sentiments

Card # 2

6" square base card
purple pearlescent card stock
Bearly Mine digi paper
Large star Signature die
Small stars Memory Box
Spellbinders Marvellous Squares
sentiment computer generated

Card 3

6" square base card
lavender card to mat
Nitwits Snow Princess patterned paper
sentiment stamp - Bright Christmas Heartfelt Creations
Ice Crystal Frame die - Amy Design

I have been trying to use some of my old dies and embossing folders that haven't seen the light of day for far too long yet are so lovely. The backing paper is one I have used quite often and each time I digitally alter the colour which means I can change the look so easily.

We had a bad storm on Wednesday night  and then it rained the entire day on Thursday so the wells and water butts are all well and truly filled up.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards, impressive and lovely designs/x

Stamps and Paper said...

Three lovely cards Christine...when you think the evenings start to get darker again as from next week Christmas will soon be with us...
What a lovely idea for your WI ladies and I can imagine it lifts their spirits...


Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
3 fabulous cards ... love the ornate circle Die ...stunning ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

cuilliesocks said...

What beautiful cards Christine, lovely designs and colours. I especially love the first one.
What a lovely idea to stay in touch with your WI ladies, even although it's been a busy time for you, Kate x

Jackie T said...

Hi Christine your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. You are very kind. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

These are all gorgeous! I love the designs.
Linda xxx

gwen70 said...

3 wonderful cards, such a good idea for the theme

dutchess said...

Three gorgeous cards Christine it’s great to use some of the stash we have it’s so satisfying....great challenge ...take care xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three gorgeous cards, all with wonderful sentiments and verses on them. A superb set of Christmas cards and a great theme too.

Mrs A. said...

I have lots of. Digi backing papers but not thought to even try to chance the colours. Must learn how to do that. All your cards are lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

These are all so pretty, Christine. The dies and the sentiments are well chosen!

Sorry I did not get a chance to submit these last two challenges. My neck is just too tight and sore to want to sit and create and did not even have a spare Christmas card around that I could use.