My Challenge cards
Good Morning Ladies,. I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas Eve, I expect you will all be busy cooking and doing those last minute preparations. How are you all spending your Christmas Day?, I am delighted that I have all my babies home for Christmas Day, nothing makes me happier I have to admit . Well you all pulled out all the stops to start cards made for this week's Embossing Folder Challenge, this one is always popular. You have made some absolutely amazing cards, so I will let you get on and enjoy them.......
A pretty card from Brenda, using a John Lockwood Embossing Folder, Brenda has highlighted the embossed area with some ink, the beautifully coloured roses and ribbon compliment the ink perfectly.
Pat has used the Snowflake Lattice embossing folder to create the background for bauble card, I love that Fir Branch die you have used. Such a lovely card.
Lynda has used the beautiful All Occasion Embossing Folder that we all love to create this amazing card, I love how you have coloured the flowers, embellished beautifully with the pretty flowers you have used.
Michele used a selection of All-Occasion Embossing Folders to create the set of 4 Christmas cards in the first photo, the second card is STUNNING, (Michele you work well under stress)! I absolutely love how you have used 'the' Embossing Folder on this card, I love it !
Margaret has also used the All-Occasion Embossing Folder create her challenge card, I love the colours you have used Margaret and the touch of sparkle in the background! A beautiful birthday card.
Oh Val I love this Christmas card that you have made for Lynn and Paul, it's so unique and cute and I love everything about it, including your embossed background!
Janet has had a super busy week in her craft room, she has made to beautifully embossed foil birthday cards using Crafter's Companion 3D Embossing Folders, simply embellished with butterflies and flowers, the amount of detail in the background means the card needs very little embellishing! The third card Janet made for Gracie-Leigh's second birthday, the pretty embossed background is subtle enough that it lets the cute cheeky monkey and the giraffe take all the limelight, I just know that Gracie-Leigh's face will light up when she opens this card, could we possibly have a little update photo of her Janet?
Maria made these two lovely Christmas cards for her neighbours, the first one Maria embossed the background with a snow fall embossing folder, she has then embossed each of the little panels to create the 'checkerboard' pattern, finishing the card with the 'Merry Christmas' die cut. The second card Maria has made by stamping a beautiful framed winter scene inside a delicate embossed frame, I'm not sure who's Embossing Folder it is but I love it! I also love the pine cone and fir branch embellishment!
OMG Lilian, I love the effect you have created by adding colour over the stunning embossed background, can I please ask what 'medium' you used to add the colour, it looks like wax or maybe Mica Powders, either way it has worked beautifully!
Karen, I just love this Christmas card that you have designed for this week's Challenge, it is a simple design but every element works. A beautiful embossed background that doubles as the greeting, two pieces of foil edged ribbon with a stunning poinsettia, die cut from Pink Frog Red Velvet card and topped with a perfectly matched Brad, the Tattered Lace Beaded Flourishes add just the right amount of 'fancy' !
I have kept the descriptions brief this week to save a few minutes but I wanted to let you all know how immensely grateful I am to each and every one of you, for making time in your busy lives to take part in these challenges every week. Receiving the emails or messenger messages containing your cards each week brings such joy to my life, it's so nice to receive 'Happy Mail'! I am happy to continue the Monday challenges into the New year if you all want to continue continue taking part, I don't ever want to make you feel forced into doing it, though I have to say I made so many Christmas cards throughout the year for the challenges that I only had a few to make to finish my list, so there are other benefits to taking part other than making me smile. We all need a push to sit down and create sometimes, we are pleased when we have done it though, so I like to think that although I am being a pain, I am keeping your creativity going too! 😉.
I feel so blessed to have so many lovely hugely talented friends, I love you all dearly.
I want to wish you all the very Happiest Christmas !
Love and hugs