Saturday, 13 May 2017

Christmas Carols

Good morning. This time my card is for our friendly little Christmas Card Club and we make a Christmas card (or two) every other week so that we are not panic stricken when November arrives with very few cards made! I am hosting the challenge this time.  I love making Christmas cards of all description but I must admit that my favourites are those which have something to do with the real meaning of Christmas.  I have asked that the girls make a card based on a Christmas Carol.

My Cards

Card # 1

 6" square base card - blue cardstock from Jelly Bean Crafts
card front "While Shepherds Watched" - Crafts u Print
pearls from stash

I forgot I had this CUP card front and I don't think it has ever been used.  It is actually 8"x 8" but I printed it out at just under 6".  I tend to only use the larger cards for special occasions. I just added lots of pearls and some glitter for the poinsettia centres.

Card # 2

5" x 7" base card - cardstock Papermania
Pearlescent green card - Craftwork Cards
stamp - Midnight Clear - Our Daily Bread Designs
 Pearlescent Ivy Brilliance Ink Pad
Holly Vine - Memory Box
Poinsettia die - Marianne dies
A2 Bracket Borders One -  Spellbinders
Pine Twig - Sue Wilson die

I used a foam pad and the same ink that I stamped the image to colour the base of the card and allow it to stand out a little.

We had some long overdue rain yesterday. It has been so dry for the past few weeks. The garden really appreciates it and everything looks really fresh. It had the added bonus of filling all my water butts making it easier to water all my bedding plants.

Well I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Take care.


  1. Morning Christine,
    Two lovely card.

  2. Hi Christine...lovely cards...that's a great image from CUP....goes so well...and your second card is the colours you have used and your added embellishments...enjoy the weekend...wish we had had the rain here never thought I would say that! Xxxxx

  3. Two lovely traditional Christmas cards Christine..


  4. Fab cards Christine enjoy the's raining here today huggles Sue xx

  5. Hi Christine,
    oh these card are very gorgeous and wonderfully created too.
    Love them both as they are brilliant designs.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

  6. Forgot to say it rained here yesterday too, and we sure needed the rain, but today has been glorious.

  7. Hi Christine
    Two lovely traditional cards. Love the second one in particular.
    Glad you went with the proper true meaning of Christmas rather than someone snoozing in a chair wearing a party hat and clutching a turkey leg in their hand lol!
    Ang x

  8. Two fabulous cards Christine. Love them both. Thanks for this challenge too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. Two really beautiful cards Christine and thank you for a wonderful challenge theme. I love them both but I find anything with a music score is always appealing.

  10. Both traditional and both so classy looking. Thank you for making me really think outside the box with the supplies I had to hand. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card... sorry mine wasn't a Carol...
    hugs Sylvie xx

  12. Super cards Christine and a lovely challenge thank you. Love the music and words and the flowers on both are gorgeous. Zx

  13. Two lovely cards Christine, great images. Thanks for the challenge. Carol x

  14. two great cards Christine and a lovely theme - thankyou!!! Big hugs Rachel x

  15. two great cards Christine and a lovely theme - thankyou!!! Big hugs Rachel x

  16. Hi Christine, oh, that is so lovely. I tend to forget I've still got some craft CD's knocking about somewhere, I must find them now! Hugs, Shaz Xx

  17. I just got through telling Margaret that Christmas music cards are so appropriate at Christmas - Who doesn't love Christmas music. Your first card looks so peaceful and the second is certainly gorgeous!
    Sandy xx

  18. Hello Christine, sorry just getting around to commenting on the CCC cards after my holiday. Your cards are just gorgeous, I love the Shepherds one, very traditional image and the music score card is so lovely with your added elements. It was a lovely challenge, so thank you, Kate x


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