Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas cards!

Well can you ever make too many?   Got a bit of a shift on yesterday and made a few am sharing a couple with you today.   Fortunately today is wall to wall blue, ideal to taking photo's getting the washing on the line and going out so no crafting yet today!

This white on white card was inspired by a number of challenges and is not strictly w o w but includes Silver and from the basic grey DP white stamped and embossed panel a hint of pink which is echoed in the thread with white fluff down the inside edge of the same panel.   The first layer of the card is vellum with a snowflake pattern marked out in silver.   Corrugated card painted with Picket Post stain, then a loose weave paper in a doily shape, more vellum this time with Christmas thoughts printed in white all topped with a little Christmas stamp from some years back embossed with white ep and then blue brilliance ink over the top so a little resist going on here.   Finally cooking foil snowflakes cut with a punch, and a double layer of ribbon at the top.

The challenges this is for are:
Fashionable stamping - Dreaming of a white Christmas,
Cards und More - Snowflakes
Top Tip Tuesday - Use Silver, White, and a hint of your choice
Oldie but a goodie - Red & Green must not be seen
There's Magic in the Air - Vintage or Shabby Chic Christmas Card

Then there was this little one layer card which came out really rather well.   The Holly and Berries stamp I got from my friend Julia of Craft-Room, when she sold some stamps off earlier this year and it has proved so useful.  This is the first time it has been used (by me) in almost all its glory.

The gold heat embossed greeting is from Tanda's Poinsettia set.  The greeting was masked and the holly stamp used in black memento the colouring is Pro Markers.

This card is for:
Tanda Teaser - Single layer Christmas Cards
Crafty Card Makers - Heat Emboss
Stamps R Us - Emboss it.

Right going to get the paper now, it's Jobs day and you never know there may even be one or two advertised!

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful Embossing! Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers!xx

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  2. ooh pretty cards - i love the white on white - stunning
    Tans for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
    Lisa x

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  3. Oh they're beautiful, Zoe! And your art has such amazing range!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  4. More pretty cards, you have been busy! Valerie

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  5. Fabulous makes my friend - so blue skies for you too today - it was lovely and seeing as we weren't on strike I was at school, the only one open in our area.
    Hope your week is going well.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  6. Your first card has some truly incredible paper textures. Love the depth even in the light colors. Really gorgeous to look at and your second card...fantastic golden embossing!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
    Lisa xx

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  7. Wow, love all the layers and the touches of silver, what a great idea to use tin foil for your snowflakes. Thanks for joining the Silver, White & Hint Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  8. This is beautiful Zoe, I love the Christmassy velum. Can't believe you had blue sky, we had back to back gloom here lol x

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  9. 2 fab cards - I love the different textures on your first card and the holly leaves on your second card are great.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'White, Silver & a Hint of...' challenge.
    Don't forget you could be in the running for another prize if you share a Top Tip with us - just add (TIP) after your name when you link.
    See you next week :)

    Carol x

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  10. Great one layer card Zoe! looks like a great background stamp!
    Sue
    X

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  11. A wonderful white dream. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

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  12. hi ya, really pretty cards LOVE the one for our challenge the best haha! LOVE the hint of blue! Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our colour challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  13. What pretty cards! LOVE that touch of blue in the first one--it's perfect!!! The coloring on the holly is amazing, too! :) Found you via TTT. :)

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  14. Two lovely Christmas cards Zoe.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Ooh Zoe love your new blog just gorgeous ! Great cards too the first one has great texture and lovely icy colours the second one love how you have placed the gold embossing in te middle of all that green.

    Marie

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  16. Hi Zoe! So glad you joined us at FSC! Your cards are lovely, with much attention to detail. Good luck! Best, Yvonne

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  17. Cool cards; I am loving your foil snowflakes, never thought of that.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  18. Lovely card Zoe. Great textures on there and love the soft colours.
    Thanks so much for joining in again with our FSC challenge.
    Hugs, Fliss x

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  19. Stunning creation! Thank you so much for joining Top Tip Tuesday in A hint of... challenge.

    Good luck! :)

    Maggie
    xx

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  20. Beautiful card I love the silver and white - really stunning
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

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  21. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  22. wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty

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