Lots of lovely Challenge cards to share with you today......
Two Christmas themed cards made without any 'actual' Christmas tools (other than sentiment). The first card uses the very versatile 'Swirly' die from Stampin Up! The second using Buttons, now if you look on Pinterest there are simply hundreds of cards made using Buttons, for some reason I never think to use them !
Michele managed six Christmas cards in one sitting! The first is using the Xcut Pennant Die, flipped them over to create trees, the embossed background looks like it could be snow! The second card uses Hexagons and Christmas colour paper (not actually Christmas) but with the sentiment makes a totally convincing Christmas card. The third card is using the 'Swirly' Thinlits from SU to create a Christmas tree, seriously the options with this die are endless.
Card 4 uses the XCut Pennant Die the right way up, to create a fab festive banner!
Card 5, Love this one, using 3 different embossed card pieces to create a Christmas tree complete with silver tinsel, genius Michele!
Card 6 uses the same embossed theme as the previous card but this time backed with metallic green and arranged in a geometric pattern!
Thank you Michele, you have made a great start to your Christmas cards,they are all amazing XXX
Lilian's card is just STUNNING, I was absolutely blown away when I opened this card (email)! Lilian has used 'Iris Folding' Technique to create this card, it took her a long time to create but it is so worth the effort. Thank you so much Lilian XXX
Val came up with two fantastic cards, the first using triangles for Christmas trees, (clever idea), I love how you have used an edger die to create the snowy hill too, this is a fantastic card Val. Your second card is gorgeous, just by adding a Sentiment and a little silver holly sprig you have a fabulous Christmas card for someone special!
Thank you so much Val XXX
Margaret's card was inspired by a gift bag that Alan had been given, Margaret saw the star and it inspires her to make this fantastic card, which just shows that our 'Craft brain' is always switched on and looking for inspiration.
Thank you so much Margaret and Congratulations, you were first card in this week I was surprised to see your card on Monday afternoon XXX
Karen has created two fabulous trees by a paper folding technique, you start off with circle I believe. I love that double sided paper Karen it works perfectly for the trees.
I remember making these with doillies! Thank you so much for taking part XXX
Maria another Wow card, you have made a fantastic Christmas card with your Window Die, looking in on that amazing Christmas scene is a delight. Thank you so Much XXX
Lynda you made a card for each Challenge this week, I love how you have used the butterflies to create a wreath, so elegant, love the sentiment too!
Thank you my lovely XXX
Brenda has created a perfect Christmas card for a man, using Cogs and sprockets to decorate a Christmas tree, absolutely brilliant idea Brenda, thank you so much for taking part XXX
Tracy, your card is just gorgeous, what a genius idea to cut the Spellbinders (Adorning)? Squares die in half to create two decorative corners. Your central stamped image is so pretty too, the lovely flower finishes your card beautifully, thank you so much for taking part XXX
Oh Janet I do love these images, they make such a cute card, you have embellished her perfectly with that beautiful ribbon and those buttons.
Thank you so much for taking part Janet XXX
Lynda's second card used a Sue Wilson Striplet die as the main focus of the card, with the sentiment in the die cut square topper, embellished with wire spirals, that remind me of those Christmas decorations my parents had that you had stretched across the room, initially crepe paper twists and later foil. Thank you Lynda, I wasn't expecting you to take part with the horrendous week you have had. XXX
My word ladies, just look at that amazing display of cards, I felt terrible at the beginning of the week as I thought I had 'challenged,' you a little too much, but as always you always rise to any Challenge I set, I could not wish for better friends,
I am so, so grateful to all of you !!
Have a lovely Sunday,
Love and Hugs,