Friday, 17 December 2010

More Christmas cards

Hello everyone,

I've finally finished all our Christmas cards and I'm feeling a bit pleased with myself because I made more this year than ever before. I'm going to have to consider my designs more carefully next year though, because the raised elements I used meant that lots of them had to go in the post at the large letter rate, so the costs were excessive. I do think the thickness rule is particularly mean because you can have a small card that still commands the higher rate!

Lots of my presents still haven't come and the weather is deteriorating again, so I'm starting to have a little panic and I'm having to constantly remind myself that there is still a week to go and they'll probably all arrive at once on Christmas Eve.

Anyway, our Choir is singing in Chester Cathedral this evening and there is a rehearsal beforehand so I have popped on here before the day gets hectic to share a couple of  cards:-

This simple Kraft card was made with the tree from PTI Believe embossed in white with the berries highlighted in red, and matted onto red card. I punched a couple of holes either side of the tree trunk to thread the bakers twine for the bow before sticking it onto the card.

This one was passed through a Cuttlebug folder and  was matted with a PTI Matstack die and PTI Holiday Tag stamp, with the berries highlighted with red nail heads.

I'm hoping to get a bit more Christmas shopping done in the lovely Chester town centre, so I better get a move on if I want to get there early.

Thanks for looking
Carol x




10 comments:

  1. Your christmas card designs are wonderful...I have to agree about the cost to send a 'bumpy' card...it really was really expensive for me to send out my cards this year...I've decided to go clean & simple for 2011....

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  2. These are both gorgeous Carol but the second one is really stunning. I hope you enjoyed singing in Chester Cathedral, what a fantastic setting to sing in.
    Linbyx

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  3. I love the colours! You have an excellent eye for making beautiful cards xxx

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  4. Hope your rehearsal went well and your pressies do all arrive on time! Fingers crossed for you :)
    Beautiful cards, I especially love the seccond one, I love it's elegance.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
    Katie x

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  5. Hi Carol. Thanks for your lovely message on my blog. Maybe if my cards were as lovely as yours are I wouldn't have to pad out my bloggy with my beautiful dogs...LOL....I'll keep on trying. Have a great Christmas. Lx

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  6. I love the embossed white tree from Believe and the little baker's twine is so sweet too. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  7. Beautiful cards, Carol! All of the red is very lovely and the white embossed onto kraft is very striking. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Lovely Carol - isn't bakers twine divine - I've been caught with layered cards too and will remember for cards to be posted next year. Hope your Chester shopping trip went well - it was really quiet when I was there last week.

    Can't find your email so can I thank you here for all the kind and encouraging comments on my blog lately. They are MUCH appreciated!

    Ann x

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  9. Well two wonderful cards, I enjoyed browsing your blog, thanks for the lovely comment you left on mine, hope all the pressies arrived? Have a happy Christmas
    Jenni

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  10. Hi Carol. Both are gorgeous cards but my personal favourite is the last one! Hope you had a good Christmas. Nicole x

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Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Thanks,
Carol x

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