Sunday 16 September 2012

Make Christmas Cards

Hello friends
99 days to Christmas!  
I'm sorry it's a bit mean of me to keep reminding you that Christmas is coming around very fast,
but just in case you are festive mad like me, I thought I would share a card that I created for the 
'Make Christmas Cards' - the magazine details can be found here.
Blue isn't my first choice when selecting papers for Christmas but actually I quite liked the end result.
It is such a speedy card, patterned paper lightly distressed and inked, 
pretty lace and ribbon, a sentiment and then Create A Flake Three
snowflakes arranged in a triangle.  A straightforward design if you are making batches of cards.
Had a brilliant day yesterday - I met so many wonderful crafters both at my class in the morning 
and visiting a craft club in the afternoon.
I certainly did a lot of chatting, I make up for all those hours I'm sitting working in my studio on my own! 
Have a good Sunday - I'm baking today which reminds me I must answer Jenny's question - the cake I made for yesterday's class was lemon and coconut (again!) a tried and tested recipe but I'm heading in the direction of chocolate for my next class.
Also - Lydia's question regarding the papers used for yesterday's card,
they are Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove - a 6x6 pad is available here.
Happy Sunday friends.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, another simple but effective card, love the blue. Mouth watering at the mention of cake lemon and coconut, ooooooh, but chocolate, mmmmmmmmmm. It's too early for that. Have a great day.


Christine Harrop said...

Now blue is the colour I do go to for Christmas, very icy! that and lilac with silver too. I'm not really a traditional Christmas colours person when it comes to card making. Christine x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a pretty shade of blue Christine and the snowflakes look perfect on it. Lemon and coconut sounds delicious x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
A very pretty card,I do like blue .
Your cakes sound lovely,lemon and coconut or chocolate I would not know which I would prefer.
Have a great day everyone. x.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I really like using blue on Christmas cards and your card today is really pretty and very effective. Glad you had a good time yesterday, happy baking! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Glad to hear that you all enjoyed yesterdays classes and clubs, I bet your cake was snaffled up, it sounded moreish.
Your card is beautiful, and as blue is an icy colour, it is ideal for winter birthdays and christmastime, it looks a quick card too, which we all like.
Have a lovely day baking.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bea said...

Lovely card Christine and as you say great for making a batch as the elements are not too complicated . Your cake sounds delicious [ perhaps we will see a recipe spot soon!]

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Thanks for the information on papers. Th card is very pretty and easy to follow great if you have to make a lot.
Glad you had a great day yesterday the recipe for this cake would be good too perhaps you could start cake recipe ideas on your blog as well. I have a very nice one for lemon and poppy seed.
Have a good day baking.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful card and wonderful colour.The magazine looks very good.
I think I need the snowflake die
I spy lots of other blog friends with a sweet tooth too.
My friend makes lemon and coconut cake and that is very yummy.
Glad your day went well yesterday.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Christine, i love these create a flake dies they are so universal and make gorgeous snowflakes. MMMM cake sounds lovely and chocolate cake even better. xx hazel

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, actually Blue has always been my first choice of colour for xmas, esp with silver. Lovely simple card, which is what we need for bulk makes.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine glad you enjoyed your day yesterday and you had a a good natter

I like your card and blue is my colour for christmas cards but you have to have the right shade i think and yours hits the spot.

Enjoy your baking

Take Care
Elaine H X

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, your card today is simply gorgeous. I do love blue for Christmas because it is a cool colour and reminds me of frosty days and snowflakes - just like your card. Enjoy your baking and thanks for the details on the magazine. Crafty hugs, Anne x

nmty said...

hi christine, another lovely card today, love the blue background paper. enjoy your baking.

lv norma

kelly said...

Great card Christine,don`t feel quilty about how many days,with the shops already stocking crackers,cards and best of all the selection boxes and lindt teddies!!!!
Your cake sounds gorgeous.
have a great day,kelly.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Morning Christine. Blue is my favourite colour so its a definite winner with me. Your cakes make me feel hungry. Off out for Sunday lunch later but can i wait?

Sue B said...

Lovely card Christine, I like blue for a xmas card colour. The cakes you bake sound so mouth-wateringly good, maybe we could have some recipes popping up here & there (as though you dont have enough to do already).
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Didnt get chance to post a comment yesterday, busy, busy - friends birthday and Harvest weekend. I've been picking a few blackberries today and i meam a few. they are very small and not many have rippened yet. Love the projects you have put on blog, glad to hear that all enjoyed the Crafty Day yesterday, including you of course. Enjoy the rest of Sunday, crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

Janice said...

A very elegant card Christine, I really like blue for Christmas cards, makes me think of cold, crisp Christmas days.
So pleased you had a fab day yesterday, you can never have too much crafting!
Janice x

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