My Lovely Friends

Friday, 23 November 2012

3 Quick & Simple Christmas Cards

Hello all you lubbly jubbly people, how are you all? Guess what its friday woo hoo thank crunchie for that, I sooooooooo love weekends......but then dont we all. Altho they go too quick I reckon we should get a petition together to get a 3-day weekend.........what do ya think?

Anyhoos I have 3 simple & quick christmas to show you, I made all 3 using scraps of 12 x 12 christmas paper I had left from last christmas...........or was it the christmas before???
I think all the papers are a mixture of MME & Pink Paislee christmas.  I've added lace & stringy stuff from my stash.

The sentiment is from my Kaisercraft Turtle Dove christmas stamp set. I gave the holly & berries a light colouring with pencils & added some sparkles. I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa.

On the MME set there was also a 12x12 sheet of pop out tags & things, this card is all MME.

I added some burlap under the Merry Christmas tag & pulled out some of the threads to give it a softer edge. With the threads I pulled out I added them to a button from the sheet & added a holly leaf as well.

This is my fave as its kinda vintage-y ;-)
I added lace & ribbon to this one & used my Kaisercraft stamp again. I have ran out of deep red card :0( so I had to colour this card with my copic, was not happy doing that as it slows things down when making cards & uses my ink lol. However at last minute its fine, I have ordered more A4 card today tho ;0)

Now these cards are not super flat but to me they are flat & its still gonna be soooooo much cheaper than posting a card of foofiness in a box ;0) The card blanks I got when I got my Ebosser as I knew they would be handy for quickie cards ;0) Also added spots of a pearl pen on each card, its an addiction that thing is lol.

Stardust Stickles - MCH
Memento Rich Cocoa ink - MCH
Viva Decor Cream Pen - MCH
Card Blanks - Craft Superstore

Hows your christmas crafting going? Hope its going better than mine lol.
Thank you for stopping by you all totally rock. I am slowly catching up with you all I will be round again to catch up with the rest of you tonight.
Tatty bye my lovlies xxxxxxxxxxx



44 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

quick and beautiful card sVicky.

greetings karin

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous Vicky love the colour and layouts. Have a good weekend. Caroline xxx

Wishcraft said...

They're all lovely hun. Love the papers and your gorgeous designs. I'm still working on orders, so my own cards are going to be very last minute lol! Hugs, Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are so pretty. You've managed to make some flat cards but not cas. Love them.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Vicky these are just great! How's the Christmas crafting? Well thank goodness a made a few early on because I still need to get a good few done yet, but there are just not enough hours in a day! Judy x

Christina C. said...

What a great way to use up those scraps.....love each and every one of your simple cards!!!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas cards, Vicky! The papers are so nice and I love how simply elegant they are! I might have to case these as I am running very short on time to make mine!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Vicky
These are gorgeous. I love the designs and the beautiful traditional colours.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend
Hugs Sue

May said...

Beautiful cards Vicky.. Love all of them... I need to make a start.. Thanks for the inspiration.. Have a fun weekend.. Hugs May x x x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous cards Vicky.
Hugs
Jayne

Sandra H said...

Hi Vicky, These are gorgeous as always xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous cards Vicky..perfect.I'm stampng this weekend to make flat cards for sending...my foo foo cards, well, the post lady wanted to charge me parcel post for everyone of them..$11 each card..aarggghh...that 5 pound a card..

Luv CHRISSYxx

julieprice3 said...

Very vintage and perfect for a quick set of cards, simple but elegant, nicely done
Hugs julie P

Basslady said...

wow, hun...meanwhile you are not just my colouring-queen...you are my CAS-queen, too! ;-)

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

heidy said...

These are simply gorgeous hun!!
XXX Heidy

aussie aNNie said...

Super and simple...usually the best to post for Christmas...wouldn't mind doing all three actually...luv annie

Grenouille Greetings said...

And all three are super pretty, Vicky! Hugs, Lesley

Ardilla said...

Ohh... they are beautiful...
Love this gorgeous set!

Patty Sue 2 said...

These may be clean and simple, but they are beautiful. I will have to do a few of these for those last minutes needs! Thanks for inspiring me!

Alessandra said...

they are perfect and I never could keep it that simple LOL!
Hugs, Alessandra

Debs said...

CAS but oh so stylish - love them.
Have a fab weekend.
Debs xx

Mary J said...

Simple yet still amazing, Vicky!

Doreen said...

All gorgeous cards Vicky.xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Vicky these are gorgeous those papers are beautiful they have a wonderful distressed look to them which I love, they may be simple but they are ACE.
hugs
lorraine x

Aunty Sue said...

stunning cards Vicky think i need to do some quickones again i have some orders that should have been done yesterday. Have a good weekend

Sue said...

Wow these are all gorgeous Vicky! I love the scrummy papers! what a wonderful way to use up your leftover papers… :-)))
hope you have a lovely weekend hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Eileen said...

3 beautiful CAS cards... amazing what you can do with scraps :)
Eileen x

Lotta said...

Hi Vicky! Your CAS cards is beautiful! All 3 of them! Number 3 is my fav :)
Love the dark red against the light brown! hugs Lotta

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry I haven't visited for a few days sweetie but things have got in the way. Lol!!! I have looked at the cards I have missed and read the posting though. Am I suitable forgiven. All of them have been gorgeous, that goes without saying. Hope you are feeling a bit better sweetie and the rest of the family are keeping well.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Fabiola said...

simple et rapide mais si jolies...biz

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

June Nelson said...

They may be quick sweetie but they are just as gorgeous, love all three me darlin I do hope you are no too bad today sweetie loads of love June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ira Huberts said...

CAS you may call them my friend, but they're so elegant, all 3 of them! Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Liz's creative corner said...

Fab cards hun, great designs, postage costs are the pits as no foofiness allowed lol,
have a lovely Sunday hunny, hugs Liz xx

Pop's Cards said...

These are absolutely Gorgeous sweetie, I have one question though....are you mad?!? 2 of them I am struggling with 1 I just couldnt imagine having 2 of them, she is in to water now and stealing, I am going to try to send you a video of her stealing the £20 and taking itupstairs hugs Pops x

Shelly said...

Hi Vicky! Your cards are just perfect, great way to use up your scraps! I'm in for the 3 day weekend, I'll need it to catch up with my Xmas crafting, not good! Shelly x

Shelby said...

Love these Christmas cards and the CAS style is awesome and oh so affordable on the postage!

Shelby

Elise said...

OMG Vicky! Now where in the world have I been?! I look here, and there's a TON of gorgeous new creations!!! Wow wow wow Sweetheart! You have been BUSY!!! And I so love them ALL!!! You are absolutely AMAZING!!!

Kay now these 3 cards .. gosh good gracious! Even without the "foofiness" .. your cards are just STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS! I lOoOve the vintagey-ness to each one! The mixture of the perfect papers, with the beautiful design of the sentiment .. sigh ... I just love love LOVE!!!

Hope you and your family are having a beautiful weekend!

Big Warm Hugs to You!
Elise

Deb said...

they are all so gorgeous Vicky, I agree, they mail so much better than those loaded up with embellishments!
Debxx

Planetsusie said...

Hi again Vicky - I love the look of these cards - I have been making 'commissioned' cards and need to do some for my own friends and family! Although these are as you say 'simple' they don't look it. My favourite papers of all time are from MME - I've yet to see one I don't like to be honest. I love all three of these cards.

Hugs to you Sue Pass xx

Abi said...

Vicky my lovely, I'm gonna put you together with my younger daughter...she is determined we should have a 5 day weekend & a 2 day week lol!!!

3 fabulous cards hon, hope you're doing well. Hugs xxx

sassy said...

hiya sweets.....these are a superb trio of gorgeousnes.......so different but never the less stunning cards sug...bloomin fabulous hugs sassyxxxx

Jude said...

Three very gorgeous cards, simple yet so effective!

Hugs
Judex

misteejay said...

What super cards Vicky - love the vintage feel they have.

Toni xx