Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A batch of Poinsettia and Snowflake themed Christmas cards

Hello my Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend. Ours didn't go exactly as planned. We did  eventually get to the 60th birthday party in London. We arrived in the right road and we knocked on the house we had been given the number for. Only the person there knew nothing about a party, he was very nice about it. We went off and stood some way off and tried to phone - no luck. Just then our friend drove by and stopped and told us the right address. The number we had been given  was 8 out. Later we got home to news that our son-in-law had fallen on his arm arm and was in pain. On Sunday our daughter took him to A&E and he came home with in a plaster. They suspect he has broken his elbow. So we popped over to them to visit.

A little while ago I mentioned that I needed to make a batch of Christmas cards for the people that my husband works with. Eventually I came up with a design and I managed to get them finished yesterday.

In the background is some gorgeous Crafter's Companion patterned card. Over this I place the Snowflake Square die from John Next Door cut in white glitter card. 

This is John's Happy Christmas die cut in gold with a black shadow. 

I used the poinsettia dies and the matching stamps to make the poinsettias. The dies and stamps make so many flowers at a time. I still have some left to use on another project. The ivy die was cut in green glitter card. I only used one die cut ivy on each card I snipped them apart so more showed around the flowers. 

Here they all are together. They aren't exactly the same but I think they make a nice set. My husband is pleased with them. He did ask for 10 but being me I made 12 just in case. Of course they won't go to waste if he doesn't need them. 

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Monika Kobus said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!!! Hugs, Monika

Alison59 said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie :-)

Hope your SiL is ok x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful cards Jackie
Gr Karin

ALI said...

Great cards Jackie, lovely design x

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous, I need to get some batch Christmas cards made too. I am so behind LOL.
Linda xxx


A gorgeous set of cards Jackie xx :)

Littlelamb said...

They are gorgeous Jackie. Thank you for sharing

pam said...

These are gorgeous Christmas cards Jackie, love your design.
Hope your Son-In-Law is ok.
Hugs Pam x

Andree said...

A wonderful card design Jackie. Lovely sparkle, die-cuts and poinsettias.
What an eventful weekend, hope your son in law heals well xxx

Carole said...

Beautiful card, Jackie - love the stamped and die cut poinsettias! x

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Jackie, John has excelled with these new dies, xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! These are beautiful, Jackie! I wish I had that many Christmas cards made this year - so far I have not! Yikes! And on top of that, yours are all gorgeous! xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

so very beautiful Jackie and you made so many of them. I wish I had your creativity and patience!!

Judith said...

you have been busy Jackie and fabulously so! this is the second Christmas card in this blue/red combo I've seen today and i'm loving it - could these be the colours of the season this year!? hugs Judith x

Evelyn Holmberg said...

Funny story about that party! (But I bet you were not amused at the time, though.)

I love how your beautiful patterned paper peeks out behind that intricate die cut! So pretty!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!


Mrs A. said...

A fabulous batch bake of cards. Hugs Mrs A.

Shabneez said...

A stunning batch of cards Jackie - bit of an adventure to get to the party wasn't it? Shabneez x

GerJanne said...

Wow, 12 cards! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at CHNC.

Laine said...

Such a stunning card collection Jackie, you have been busy.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Wow! Love them! xoxo

Jessica Kaiser said...

Beautiful! Look at that amazing stack of cards! Great job! Thanks for joining us at the Merry Christmas Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

Jess - DT

BrendaB said...

Beautiful cards! I love the gold sentiment with the little black shadow behind it. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

Helen said...

Beautiful design - thanks for sharing it with us at Crafyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog's October "Anything Christmas Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, MLC DT
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