Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First batch of Christmas cards 2010

Some of you may have all Christmas cards for this year made and ready to be posted, but I don't ever seem to get started with them until October or November the earliest. So given my record, this year I am doing pretty well! I guess I know I will be busy in a few weeks time and need to get going :-)
I don't receive many orders for Christmas cards to be honest, I think people tend to buy them in bulk at very cheap prices, especially in the last few years with the recession, so it is not usually a busy season for me card wise. As a family, we usually send about 50 or 60 cards to friends and then I make another 10, very special ones, for the closest relatives. I tried to design 5 or 6 different sets every year and keep them as CAS as possible, while the family ones are usually bigger, more ellaborate and often have a photo.
So this is my first (small, I know, but hey, it's a start!) batch of CAS Christmas cards, which will go to friends.

I used dark green cardstock, which I embossed with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder; the candy image is digital but I do not have the name of the designer, apologies; coloured with Letraset Promarkers, layered with 3D pads and highlighted with embossing fluid and Stickles; the sentiment stamp is Stampingbella, and the pretty holly ribbon is from Craftyribbons.com, bought during my visit to the Crafts Fair in the NEC in Birmingham last year.

I would like to enter my Christmas cards onto the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Dimension
Craft Your Passion - Clean and simple
Squigglefly - Favourite embellishment (ribbons for me, thanks!)
Christmas Stampin - Photo inspiration
Stampin'B's - paper piercing
All sorts - Plain and Simple
One Stop Craft - Snowflakes in September
Scrap and Stamp - Embossing
Stamp Insanity - Embossing
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes

Thanks for passing by!


Holly said...

Great head start on your Christmas cards! I love the ribbon you used on these. Thanks for playing in the Squigglefly challenge!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic set of Christmas cards.Love them!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Great cards! Love the little group of candy canes and the embossing adds a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Lisa Jane said...

whta a great set of CAs xmax cards . Love the traditional colours and candy canes
Lisa ;)

ladyjanet_56 said...

Beautiful cards, cute images & colour thanks for joining us at OSCC, Janet

Faye said...

First batch of Christmas cards?! Gulp! These are lovely. The candy canes look great and I love the embossing, it has really added depth. xxx

snehal watwe welde said...

Beautiful cards...and a great beginning....I love the ribbon

Sammibug said...

These are so cute! I love them! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Craft Your Passion.

Benzi said...

Great job on the Christmas cards. I like the red and green and those digi candy canes. Wonderful cards. I'm glad you added piercing and joined the Stampin B's this week.

Mummylade said...

this is just lovely! I'm so glad you entered this in the Allsorts challenge this week, good luck!

Beth said...

I so love these - clean and simple is perfect for mass producing holiday cards!! :)) Beautiful work!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity!!

Anesha said...

Great card, love the shape. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the clean look!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Emily Keaton said...

This is adorable! I love the little candy canes. Great paper piercing, too!! Thanks for joining the Stampin' B's DT for our paper piercing challenge :)

Francesca said...

What a wonderful set of cards, Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! How fab! Candy canes are yummmy lookin xx