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


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

  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.

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

  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

  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

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

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

  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

  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

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


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.

Carol x


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