Friday, 17 August 2012

Oh Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells.....





Well, it's never too soon to think of Christmas...Here's a couple I made with the totally gorgeous Christmas Ornaments stack by Craftwork Cards. For this first one, I cut 1" strips of paper and folded them to make a multi layer bow, then popped it onto a large snowflake, and topped with another smaller snowflake. The embossed background is from the Moorish collection



I really feel that simple is better for Christmas - if I make bulky cards with lots of layers, I spend the equivalent of the national debt of a small country just to get them mailed. This next one is 'popped up' and has layers, so it will go to one of the friends that I hand-deliver cards to


I love these embossed frames, and I hung the ornaments with very fine gold jewellery wire


We are off to London to pick up Kiki, she is coming to say for the weekend. Expect to see lots of her creations, she loves cardmaking with me, but hates giving them away!

Overheard in town today, a couple, obviously shopping for holiday clothes. Irate looking wife with bored looking husband: 
The trouble with you, she snapped, is that you won't try anything on that's trendy
The trouble with me, he replied wearily, is that I am 55, I felt about 45 this morning, I feel 65 now. By the time we get to Spain, if this goes on much longer,  I will feel 85. 85 year olds don't do trendy
I don't rate their chances of a happy holiday judging by the dagger looks from the wife, but I rather warmed to the guy.  

13 comments:

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your cards. I've been working on my Christmas cards on and off for a little bit now. Have several done, but no where near enough.
Have a wonderful time with Kiki!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Wonderful cards Enfys... love them all! ...HUGS...SK :)

kath said...

love your red bauble cards En...have a fun crafty time with Kiki...hugs kath xxx

nannapat said...

Fab cards Enfys - I really love simple Christmas cards! What embossing folder have you used on the bauble one? Have a great weekend with Kiki. Pat x

Loving My Crafts said...

At last somebody who thinks like me! You need to keep cards flatter if you need to post. I love your designs, I'm sure they will trigger some inspiration.

Craftychris said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I hope you have a fab time with Kiki. I so love the reasoning of the chap - maybe he should go on holiday on his own though - or stay at home! xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

JanLynn said...

Leave it to you to kick start us into Christmas creations. as always these are just beautiful and simple enough to copy several times . TFS

Jessica said...

Beautiful En! I love the simple ones too. Looking forward to Kiki's creations. I know you'll enjoy the weekend.
TFS Hugs, Jess

1CardCreator said...

Love the cards, wonderful paper choices too!

Sandra H said...

Gosh Enfys, Both are totally stunning xx

JustYolie said...

Beautiful embossing and cards.
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Karons Krafty Korner said...

What fabulous Christmas cards - they are so pretty. TFS