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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The first batch!

Well, I have actually made a start on my Christmas Cards!  Thought I needed to after doing some blog visiting last week and realising that it's 1st November on Friday.



I have used the Stampendous 'Snowy Postcard' on kraft card and stamped again on white for the scene, which was given a good sprinkling of Flower Soft,  which I bought about 4 years ago and this is the first time it's been used.
The background paper was stamped with HeroArts Christmas script using Versamark and dusted over with Perfect Pearls bronze.  I have made about 12 of these, although a bit tedious, I find doing a 'production line' of stamping and cutting,  then as I watch T.V.  I do all the d/side tape bits ready for assembly, easier when time is short. To stop the boredom I use different papers and ribbons.

I am entering this at:
 

Talking of time being short.........that's it for now, hope to show the next 'batch' soon.

Avril xx

28 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Avril LOVE these super crimbo cards..nice vintage look to them..I bought my P/card stamp after Xmas last year so need to use it soon..

smiles Christine x

brenda said...

Good morning, the c&p blogger here just popping by to check your latest makes which as always are so inspirational.

B x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. I love the vintageyness of these. Great stamp!!! (I have the train one which arrived today) Looove the different backgrounds too.
Dot x

Viera Obcovičová said...

beautiful, I love this stamp

Paper Profusion said...

So warm and inviting Avril - just what Christmas should be. Thank-you for reminding me of my flower soft that I too have yet to use! Absolutely beautiful cards. Nicola x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, hope to get started soon, too! Valerie

Pia S said...

WOW! That's one impressive number and a great collection of Christmas cards! Love the warm feel and traditional look of these cards!

Netty said...

You have been so busy and I have been so lazy. Love the design and its a beautiful card Avril, Annette x

Mrs A. said...

What beautiful nostalgic looking Christmas cards these are. Love that design. Off to see if I can find this stamp anywhere. Hugs Mrs A.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You've been busy with the Christmascards Avril...nice look!

I don't make the Christmascards anymore, because of the stress it gave to me, I got not so peaceful thoughts...so now I buy the cards :-)

Birgit said...

I love this stamp too and one can do so much. Yours is lovely and you got a good start! Saw this on MIM

Jan Ltc said...

Great cards I popped over from mim xx Jan

Terry said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The snowy scene is so wonderful! Last year after I saw you and others using this, I bought one and also sent it out! Love this!

Claire said...

Hi Avril, a stunning batch of cards! I bought this stamp last year and totally love it! Take care, Claire x

Meggymay said...

Good for you to be starting the 'C' cards, these are beauties.
Yvonne x

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW- you have been busy with these gorgeous cards. Love the image. It always feels good to get a good start on the Christmas cards and you are sure making a dent. Saw your beautiful creations on MIM.

Loz said...

Fantastic cards Avril. I saw these on MIM..Loz

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous Christmas cards.
luv
Debby

Christine L said...

FABULOUS Avril..... LOVE what you've done with this stamp... have seen it lots but I think your way of using it is my fav... particularly with the blue sky!

Hugs
Christine x

Sandy said...

Beautiful - I love that winter scene! Oh dear, I need to get started!!!!
sandy

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful - a lovely nostalgic feel to your cards.
Today I actually bougth Christmas cards, the first of me doing since I started cardmaking. I am so far behind this year that it would not have been possible to do all that needs to be done. I will still make cards to send to my family and special friends.
Time is passing by far too quickly!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Kika said...

Fantastic series of Christmas cards, such beautiful work. Love your stamps. Saw you on MIM.
Hugs, Kika

Cards By Jan said...

Love your card...Such a nice winter scene!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you've been very busy, a wonderful batch of Christmas cards.

TheBlank Papyrus said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at MIM.

Hugs,

Rocio, DT

butterfly said...

Well, I don't think you can go wrong with that wonderful image. I love the golden glow from the windows, and the variations on your batched cards... lovely work!
Alison x

Linda said...

What a fabulous set of Christmas cards Avril, love this snowy image. Linda xx

Shirley Chillman said...

My fave Christmas stamp Avril so I just love all these cards. lol.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x