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Hi,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Monday, 16 November 2009

Christmas Cards - I just love Christmas

Hello again and thank you for stopping by to see what I have been up to. Well heaps actually. I have a couple of different cards to show you today. And yes as the title of the post suggests I just love Christmas time where we get to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I just love watching the kids get excited as they open there presents and I love Christmas carols. Here in Australia it is summer at Christmas but I still have to cook a turkey and a plum pudding. Mind you I’m the only one who likes plum pudding so last year I decided to do an ice cream one instead. We were so full from our lunch we didn’t get to eat it. It is still in the freezer. Maybe I should try it before Christmas to see if it is any good and whether I should make another one for this year. A lot of Australians are now opting to have seafood for Christmas instead of the traditional Turkey roast. It is really the only time that we get to eat turkey so I don’t want to stop. O.k. enough about Christmas time apart from to say that I got married 3 days after Christmas, my birthday is 4 days after and my husband has his birthday 5 days after. So really a big week of celebration.

Well on to the cards

Firstly I will show you the card I made for Sunshine’s Stamps. This week we were challenged to use one of Sunshine’s Sentiments as our main focal point. Well I saw a card on Splitcoast Stampers that I thought I should give a try and would be great for a Sentiments card. It is called a Joy Fold and you can find it here.

I have used Sunshine’s Glory to God sentiment as I thought it would be great to get a Christmas card done. Been rather slack and haven’t really made too many to give away apart from this one and the card I will show you after this one.

Well here is is I hope you like it. I have take a photo of the card closed, half open and then completely open so that you get to see all the different aspects of the card.








As you can see there is a place to write on the inside of the card.

I have used Sunshine’s Stamps Glory to God digital stamp
The green card stock was a gift and I don’t know the brand of it but it is good for Christmas time.
Other Card Stock is from Stampin’ Up and I used Whisper White and Purely Pomegranate.
The DSP is also Stampin’ Up and I have used Paper from Berry Bliss, Bella Rose and a Christmas pack from the previous year that I had left over,
I have sponged the edges of the sentiment with purely pomegranate ink.
The Ribbon is Stampin’ Up Old Olive Striped Grosgrain
The pearls are kaisercraft.

I want to show you also what I was up to in the past week. I run, along with some lovely ladies who help me, a night out for the girls at my church. We do this once a month. Well on Thursday night it was out last one for the year as Christmas time is very busy for us at our church. As it was out last time together for this year we went out to dinner. We had a great time and there were 18 of us. Well once I knew how many were coming I thought I would make a Christmas card for everyone. In my last post you saw that I had just found the easel card well I thought it would be perfect for this great stamp set from Stampin’ Up called A wish for Peace. Well I set about to make 20 just in case a couple of extras turned up and I ended up making 19 as I made a mistake on one.

Here is the photo of the cards all together. O.k. so there are only 18 there not 19. I thought it looked better with just 18 in the photo but you get the idea. Now I have to be very specific about the numbers as my Son would pick me up on that and come to think of it so would my daughter. LOL!

I have used Stampin’ Up’s A Wish for Peace stamp set.
I have used the same green card stock that was given to me. I have many, many pieces of this card stock (thank you Shaz) so I can make a lot of cards with it.
Stampin’ Up card stock very vanilla, I stamped the image and sentiment onto this and if you flip the card open I also had a little note to everyone inside.
The DSP was also Stampin’ Up and was part of the purely pomegranate range which was last years in colour. (I still love it)
The ink used was Stampin’ Up chocolate chip, Old Olive and Handsome Hunter.
The Technique used on the main stamp was markers direct to stamp. I used both the old olive and handsome hunter on the tree to give some depth to the tree.
I also used Renoir star brads to hold the easel up.

Hope that you like both these cards and I look forward to seeing you next week when I will be back with another Christmas card to show you.

Thanks for stopping by.
Take Care

8 comments:

  1. WOW! Have you been busy!! I love the Joy Fold Card! Your details as always are just right! The dp and pearls and ribbon are just perfection! Your easel cards are awesome! :)

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  2. Oh goodness! You are abusy busy bee!
    LOVE your cards!!

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  3. WOW Sharon! Those cards look amazing! I just love the easel card, how lucky those ladies are to have you make such beautiful cards for them! Keep up the fabulous work!
    XXX

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  4. These are scrumptious! The Joy fold card is so stunning and what a beautiful verse. I also adore your easel card - great job, makes me want to try one!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  5. WOW, you have been a busy been. Beautiful work:) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. awesome card!!! I love how it folds over.

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  7. These are both just fabulous!

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