Sunday, 16 November 2014

Another batch of christmas cards

Gosh, I can't believe it's nearly 2 weeks since my last post - I don't know where the days are going to and christmas will be here before I even get the turkey bought at this rate!

I found an unopened pack of christmas wreath toppers in my stash which were perfect for another batch make of christmas cards with a matching box. I also had some smaller envelopes so cut some card blanks from A4 card to fit. The leftover pieces of card were embossed with a Die'sire holly folder and, along with some snippets of green papers, attached to the card blanks before adding the toppers and sentiments to finish. The box was made in the same way with embossed leftover bits also added to the sides.

 here's the box

and a closer look at one of the cards

I shall enter these in the following challenges

Simon Says Monday challenge 'ornaments'
Divas By Design challenge 'photo inspiration' (i was inspired by the decorations and colours)
Frosted Designs challenge 'white space'
Crafty Catz challenge 'christmas is coming'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'christmas decorations'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'go green'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
A Little Bit Crafty challenge 'clean and simple' (my 2nd entry)
Bearly Mine challenge 'christmas cards' (my 2nd entry)

Thanks for popping by and hopefully I shall start getting round to visit you all in the next few days.


Jac said...

A beautiful and elegant set of cards and love the matching box, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous work!!! Thanks for joining us at the simon says stamp monday challenge :) - Ashli

Di said...

Really lovely cards Andrea! I love that you also made a box to match these little beauties!



Lorraine said...

A brilliant set of cards Andrea. Love the pretty embossed background
Lorraine x

carol said...

ooh these look fab, very CAS too which makes them quick and perfect for christmas. thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

cotnob said...

Such a fabulous set of Christmas cards Andrea, I love your elegant design and matching box.

Cherished said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love them!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Eileen said...

Love the embossing folder you have used here to make gorgeous CAS cards. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

It is a crazy time of year for everyone, isn't it? You've come up with a genius way to use the topper and snippets, Andrea! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

Wonderful batch of cards. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 203 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

cotnob said...

Hi Andrea, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fabulous CAS card! Thank you so much for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty, good luck! Susan x

Collette said...

Nice way to make a bunch of cards in one sitting ... they look very elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Designs' November Christmas challenge

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning Christmas card set you have made. It fits our challenge this month well of “Christmas cards”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)