Christmas cards '09

by Christine
(Sutton in Ashfield)

Christmas cards '09

Christmas cards '09

All my cards are made purely for family and friends.

I enjoy the satisfaction that I feel on completing them, and also it's very therapeutic.
Once Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries are finished with then I cut out the parts that I think may be of use.
I make use of all bits of ribbon, but I also buy bits from craft shops.
The freebies on the magazines are well worth it.
I never make two cards the same, and there is always something different on each one.


Christina says...


These cards are really lovely and all so very different. It's good to give personal cards to close friends and family. Adds that special something for any occasion.

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Christmas cards 2009/1

by Christine
(Sutton in Ashfield)


The Gold card is made up from a left over piece of gold paper, the star paper is from an old christmas card and the diamond in the middle from a little pack of bits and pieces.
Blue card is made from a piece of sample papers from a magazine with large stick on star and angel, peel off stickers.
The red card is another piece of sample paper with peel off Santas and wording edged in a red trim.

Christina says...
These are just lovely and what an interseting way to recycle, and it's very true "Crafters" throw nothing away.

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Christmas card 2009/2

by Christine
(Sutton in Ashfield)


The cards and envelopes I purchased as a pack of four.
The first card has a sample paper again, as a back with raised christmas trees, and peel off wording.
The second card I used a template to draw the tree, decorated it with gold stars and a litte red zig zag edging.
The edge of the oval centre is edged with a gold , and finished off with two gold bows and peel off wording.

Christina says...
You are very prolific with your cards Christine and I have to say they are just fabulous. Well done and keep them coming!

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Christmas card 2009/3

by Christine
(Sutton in Ashfield)


The first card is backed with a left over piece of shiny blue, with silver peel off stars. The festive scene is from one of last years old cards with peel off wording, trees and bells.
Second card is another salvage from last years cards edged with peel off words and two large snowflakes/stars.
I like all my cards to have glitter on and I find the easiest way is to purchase gold and silver hair sprays. Only small cans but they last ages, just make sure you are clear of objects that do not look good with glitter on!

Christina says...
Wow! these are great and thanks for the tip about the glitter hairspray. I will add that one to the tips section for other visitors to try.
I love glitter on my cards too....and flowers and gems and pearls ....in fact I just love the "Bling" full stop!!

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My attempt at using flowers.

by Christine Kilvington
(Notts UK)

Teal and blush pink

Teal and blush pink

Teal and blush pink
Red and Pink

Both cards are the same size. The back card is 240mm x 210mm, at 30mm make a fold. The front card is 210mm x 210mm.

Make the fold and glue to the front, the fold can either be positioned at the back of the card or on the inside.

The teal card has two corner die cuts and the strip down the centre is four separate die cuts linked together.

The centre die cut has a cream embossed centre card which I have gently rubbed over with a Papermania pigment based ink pad.

The roses are 3 small white ones and one pale pink with a white feather and white ribbon. The sentiment card is also coloured with the Papermania ink and fastened in place with bling gemstones.To finish off I have added small gemstones to the side border.

The pink and red card has a broad deep red ribbon on one side with a red die cut centre piece. Three bling gemstones on the top and bottom corners.

The roses are two large pink roses, three small pale pink roses and one white and pearl spray. This is bound together by a white ribbon finished off with a bow.

My first attempt with flowers, hope you like them.

Christina says ...

Adding flowers to a card can make such a difference to the finished look and for a first attempt these cards are perfect.

I love the pink card it is so pretty and feminine and would be sure to please anybody who was lucky enough to get it.

And the Teal one with the Spellbinders in the background looks lovely.

Keep on adding the flowers for all your special friends and they will last a lot longer than the real thing.

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