Thursday, 28 October 2010

Our Christmas Cards 2010 and a Secret!

Well folks ~ here goes our Christmas cards for this year.  I have been working on them on and off over the last few weeks but wanted to wait til I had finished before I posted them all together.  I got the idea for them in October's issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft where the fabulously talented Karen Watson displayed her stunning cards.  Although I love hers to bits I didn't want to steal her ideas totally so this is my take on them - some bit simpler than Karen's but I think just as effective.  Some people have seen them and said 'Yuk they are horrid'  but others have said 'they are stunningly different' so I desperately need your comments on these in case I have to start again........I SO wanted something a bit different this year as I am so fed up of seeing cards with nothing but funny or silly childish images.  Although I am not that religious, I DO think that these cards show what Christmas really is about (or should be).

The stamps were bought online from Time To Sow  from their Words Like Honey Range. I so enjoyed embossing them all with different colours of Meltdust - Platinum, Copper & Bronze.  All the solid backing papers are from Papermill Shop and are all textured in a small way; the lighter coloured pearlised card has Seasons Gretings on it and the stamps were stamped onto prealised ivory paper.  All the papers/card were slightly distressed around the edges - some much more obvious than others in particular the red with black.  I added pearlised embroidery thread to them all in a random fashion.

Now on to my secret........................well..................... you will need to keep checking back for this until I can let you in on it but it will excite you as much as it has excited me I am sure!!


  1. Lovely collection of cardds x Susan x

  2. What a fantastic collection of cards hun!

    Please please tell what your secret is!.....ohhh go on please......oh ok then i suppose i can wait lol
    hugs and xxx

  3. Really fab cards Sheila. You are such a tease! xx Jenny xx

  4. these are fantastic sheila.i love the images and the torn edges and string.
    mmm a secret eh?? i can`t wait to find out what it is :D

    xx coops xx

  5. I think they are fabulous Sheila. In fact I may even do one or two with like this with my own twist, of course. xx
    And come on - let us in on the secret. xx

  6. OMG don't you dare start again Sheila these are beautiful.
    We'll be stalking you for that secret lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. Wonderful cards, love the criss cross strings. Reminds me to dig out my dove stamp,


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