Sunday, 4 December 2011

First batch of Christmas cards!

If you get to the 3rd December and you still haven't made
any Christmas cards its not good!

So quicky's it's going to have to be this year.
So this is the first batch - 28 cards in total
made yesterday.

I decided to have a go with gilding flakes
after seeing a demo on Create and Craft.
I had tried these in the past with not much luck,
think I didn't have the right adhesive!

Kraft card blanks, Free ivy leaf stamp from magazine ,
Crafty Notions gilding flakes,
papers all magazine freebies-
cut with punches,
Ribbons from stash,
Majestic cardio tiny Christmas stamps,
Sentiment stamp,
inkpads and pen to doodle,

I'd like to share this with
Allsorts - going round in circles


  1. Wow Claire - you have been busy! I haven't started my Xmas cards either, and no it's definitely not good!! These do not look like last-minute quickie cards to me - they are fabulous and full of beautiful detail.Even the envelopes are gorgeous!
    Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  2. Wow Claire! That's a lot of cards in one day. Well done on doing so many and they look very classy and elegant.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. These are amazing, Claire. You must have had sparks flying from your fingers yesterday. I love the very understated gilding flakes, just beautiful.
    I haven't made a start on mine yet either, no it's definitely not good. Guess what my job from Tuesday onwards is once I've got rid of some DT work.
    Thanks for your lovely comments. You could do my nails anytime!!! My school fayre went well. Came away with a small profit so always a good sign and plenty went to the school too so really pleased.
    Have you got snow yet? It's been freezing here but just rainy, perfect crafting weather.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. Wow Claire,
    These are fantastic hun. I love that they are all the same theme but all so different too. Love the envelopes too.
    Dawn xx

  5. Wow Claire, you might be all behind getting your crimbo card made, you you certainly made up for it with this gorgoeus lot and even decorated envelopes, making each one so very special.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck

    B x

  6. Oh my Claire I bet your pulling your hair out after doing that lot, stunning I love the envelope design as well. hugs Shirleyxx

  7. Stunning set of cards and decorated envelopes too! WOW you have been busy - they will be loved I'm sure.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. OMG! WOW WEEE!! These are amazing!!! I am so envious of your doodling, although you already know that hehehe

    These are truly gorgeous, love the kraft :)