Thursday, January 30, 2014

Then 2 became 6!

It is still me!
Panic Not You are in the right Place. I have had a face lift to celebrate my 4 yrs of blogging!!
Sarn threw rather a curved ball at us for the Rudolph challenge this month as she wanted not one but two cards entered.
Now I don 't normally do two's of anything only those darn/delightful Christmas  Elves.
I have an order for another one this yr. already. Grrrr!
This required military precision so off to my newly sorted Christmas drawer I went and found a topper sheet by Kanban called Golden Christmas Trees.
These are gold foiled images which went perfectly
with the  12cm x 12cm cream card blanks from my stash.
Spellbinders Majestic Elements die S4-383
Sizzix  Circles 657552 die.
White glitter card from stash using Sizzix die to cut.

All the sentiments were cut from old received cards backed with card from stash.

As there were 6 images on the card you can see 2  very quickly became Six!
I did in the end have fun by seeing how many variations  I could come up with.
Below shows just 3 of the cards inserts that I made using more dies
Spellbinders Lable 4 & Deckled Rectangles S4-202
and old recycled cards.
I also used a mini snowflake & Christmas tree  punch from the borders
left on the Kanban  card. Waste not want not!

Entering into the following:
Rudolph Day: Make 2 cards this time.
Creative Craft World: Beat the rush.
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Anything goes Christmas.
Christmas Card Challenge #9: Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts #161: Trees.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #12: Anything goes Christmas.
Sweet Stampin Christmas #13: Festive foliage.
Fab 'n' Funky #201: Christmas Time.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #109: Use up your snippets. (recycled cards).
Dream Valley #74: No Designer paper.


Viv's Visuals said...

fLIPPIN ECK!!!! Busy girl - enough cards here for the next 3 rudolph days......!!

Susanne Vargas said...

January is not even over and you already have a nice head start on your Christmas cards! Way to go!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous creations and a very good start of the Christmas cards!
xxx Margreet

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, Great set of Christmas cards, you're on a roll with these.
Like the 'face lift'
Avril xx

Sandra H said...

Wow what a busy lady you have been they are fabulous Christmas cards Mrs A and l like your Face life in a manor of speaking your blog background!! its gorgeous xx

Sue said...

Fab cards and love the new blog look huggles Sue xx

Birgit said...

I love these cards-they are so pretty and love the background around the trees

SARN said...

Six! Six cards already made for Christmas . . . and you thought I'd thrown you a curve ball asking for TWO! Well done that woman! All of them are lovely . . . I'm glad you enjoyed trying to come up with different variations.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

WOW! A stunning selection of cards Mrs A. The images are gorgeous and I love your stylish designs.
hugs Sue xx

MiniOwner said...

Oooh those are super cards. Thank you so much for joining in Beat the Christmas Rush.
Sue @ Me&Mine
(no longer run by CCW)

Linda said...

Well done on completing six cards and completing the challenge three fold.

Kathleen said...

Well, they look stunning and love all the different variations with the die cuts.
If you do 6 every R.D. you will have 66 come November!

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Okay, you are totally trying to make the rest of us two-fers look bad! Well, maybe not. These cards are lovely! I'll bet you had fun making them. Thanks for sharing and for upping the ante!!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Brilliant cards. You're light box is working well too :-) xx

Jo said...

Lovely, fresh new look Mrs A :)
And get you with the 6 cards! 6 lovely ones at that too, those foiled images are beautiful and I'm loving that majestic die.
Jo xx

Createology said...

Your new blog banner and background are delightful. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. Your tree cards 2 became 6 are lovely and I like how you made each of them slightly different. Very smart to use old cards for the sentiments. Creative January Bliss Dear...
P.S. I would be happy if you would get Sunshine and Spring and we could get your rain.

scrappymo! said...

Six cards...I am in awe...You smart girl. They are fab and smart of you to get it all done so you did not have to create space to refile them...I like that idea.

I plan to batch a few cards this year...Finnily the two card designs I had thought to do it with, took forever to make soooooo...have to think of another design instead! lol

aussie aNNie said...

Great face lift, and so are these beautiful cards..xxc

Greta said...

These are stunning, Mrs. A! What a great idea to use the greetings from cards--never thought of that. I LOVE the look of your blog--feminine & beautiful!

Mary said...

Look at are on a roll! Great job!

Sherry said...

Lovely cards mrs A - you are so good making Christmas cards already I couldn't face that yet!

Talking of faces, I could do with a facelift myself - so could my blog come to that! Love your new blog banner & you've changed the name too - lovely xx

Di said...

6!! Well done Mrs A! I too have that sheet and it's really holographic in real life - love how you made so many variations.

AND, I do love your 'new look' to the blog! It's so pretty - and pink of course :) So what's next on your list of surprises?

Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Di xx

Catherine said...

Your cards are gorgeous Valery Ann ! The trees are so beautiful ! So glad we like the same sort of music !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Borqna said...

Fab cards! Bravo!
Good luck!

Irene said...

6 beautiful Christmas cards Mrs A. Love the new look blog and banner.

Brenda in IN said...

Wow you have been a busy gal. These are gorgeous. Congratulations to your winners.

Diane said...

Stunning card designs, the gold and die cuts are so pretty.

Hugs Diane

Lynn said...

Wow, you have been super busy - it takes me a night just to get two cards done! They are gorgeous and I love the finish of the inserts. Great looking blog too. Lynn x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges and also my Patterned Paper challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Debbie Fisher said...

You haave been busy, such gorgeous cards beautifully designed xxx

Rocky said...

Six cards, great, and they're all different. A terrific use of a set, thank you for sharing them with us at CHNC.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This are so pretty, I love the elegant layouts, sorry for being a rubbish blogger lately. I hope you are well
Lindsay xx

Hettie said...

Well done Mrs.
Likie the new look!

Bonnie said...

Lookee you going for 6! Pretty snazzy! The hot tub sounds wonderful. Maybe I can get my tootsies warm!

Zue said...

Happy Christmas, Val... :)))))
Sue xx

Carol L said...

Look at you go Mrs A! Six cards at one pop, and they're all gorgeous! Well done!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Mrs. A, look at you teasing us by starting off all fussin' about Sarn's challenge change and then you go and make a whole passel of beeootieful Christmas cards!! Well done!

And I love your beautiful new blog design! So purdy!! Congratulations on FOUR years of blogging and all the best for many, many more!!

Hugs, Darnell

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well hello there ValeryAnne (aka Mrs A). I'm diggin' your new wall paper! And I'm diggin' these pretty cards...ALL SIX OF THEM! I'm pleased my outstanding frog makes you smile by the way. I'm going for a quick wander through some of your posts that I missed and I might sneak in a comment or two along the way. Hugs, Lesley

cm said...

Mrs. A - first, congrats on 4 years of blogging, and the celebratory "facelift" is gorgeous! The butterflies, bird cages, flowers and tendrils: how pretty and delicate they are. Speaking of gorgeous: your set of Christmas cards! The images and frames you've created for each have me swooning! Beautifully crafted! Now, with all this Christmas inspiration, I think you should check out the challenges over at Merry Monday and Festive Friday. I know you'd create amazing entries for both - and your Christmas stash will grow...and grow...and grow. I need to play over at those sites as well, and plan to do so, once I'm finished up with the 51 Valentine cards! So glad you visited my blog; your comments make me smile! Hugs~c

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are beautiful Mrs A, love the trees and the fabby new look on your blog.

Warm hugs

JD/ Jill said...

I like your new blog look, and your cards are lovely! You have been a very busy, Lady...but you have a bunch of wonderful cards to add to your Christmas stash already!

Jules said...

Hi Mrs A

Well done on getting your Christmas makes off to such a good start!

Six already!!!!

They are gorgeous. Great use of that topper sheet.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

Gail said...

These are truly fabulous! I adore what you did and to whip them out...just awesome! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you next time, too! Hugs, Gail
P.S. My maiden name is Valery. :)

Donna said...

Wow, go you Mrs A, these are beautiful and elegant especially in gold and six cards for the Christmas box already...woohoo! :) Donna ♥ x

Merry said...

What stunning cards…so clever. I like the new blog look…almost turned away wondering if I was on the right blog. :-) Just had to come and see what the new venture is. I hope sometime this weekend I can catch up on a week of blogging posts by everyone.