Sunday, September 06, 2015

Christmas Carols

Christmas Carol's
is the theme chosen by Rita this time 
over at the Christmas Card Club
where every fortnight we make a few cards
to get ourselves ahead of the mad rush 
at the end of the year,
Time again for me to delve into my used stack 
of Christmas cards and see what I could find.
1st up was this cheery Carolling  snowman.
I trimmed the used card front down 
to make just a small white border all around. 
As the instructions were still  out on my desk 
on how to make Gate fold cards
I decided he would look good as the focal point.
Base card is made using blue pearlescent card stock
which I then layered up with grey pearlesent card,
red glitter card and a freebie paper from a magazine
that just matched Mr Snowman's scarf perfectly.
I used a snippet of blue ribbon on my desk to tie
the card flat.
Here is the inside showing more layering 
and a recycled sentiment from an old card.

Entering into the following challenges:
The Glory Of Christmas # No stamp or digi.
All Sorts Challenge #327 lots of layers.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #193 use up your snippets.
Simon Says Wednesday # Make it colourful.

My 2nd  card again uses a gatefold shape
but this time I used the sentiment on the outside .
The embossing folder is by Darice called
'Circle Interlock' which I cut using cream card.
Sentiment and music paper is by Hot Off The Press
from their Forever Christmas Cards Paper stack.

I used gold pearlsecent paper to layer inside 
and found this lovely nostalgic  card front
of old fashioned Carol Singers for the inside. 

Close up of the  family who are certainly singing
for all their worth.
hope you like my cards Rita.

Entering into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar #162 Use Something Recycled.
Winter Wonderland # Add a sentiment.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Christmas cards.
Christmas Stampin All Yr Long  #55 Anything goes.


Liz said...

Two lovely Christmas cards, Mrs A. I love how you've decorated the inside as much as the outside. xx

KandA said...

Super cards Mrs A and I do like the gate-fold design xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, what gorgeous cards, brilliant upcycling, and your gatefold designs are fabulous, love them both, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgous both the gatefold cards, Mrs. A! Love expecially the second one with these old fashioned Carol Singers!!

SARN said...

These are 2 great gate-fold cards Mrs A.

Hope you've recovered from having the donkey's tail pinned on you. The donkey seems okay now too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

sweet art designs said...

Love your card designs. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Two stunning cards... Love the images...
Hugs Sylvie x

brenda said...

Two very different cards Valery, the first so bright and welcoming and the second has a real feel of elegance with the embossed front panels opening onto the traditional scene.

B x

Jacee said...

Lovely cards, great designs and fab papers and images, lovely work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kathleen said...

Really like gatefold cards and these are two stunners.

Kath x

Creations by Shirl said...

Great sets of cards...Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Caryn said...

What lovely festive cards - I am really starting to feel Christmassey looking at them!!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Caryn xxx

Anna said...

Very beautiful Christmas card!
Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week!!!
Anna Dt

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two lovely cards, sorry I haven't visited before, great for the theme at CCC this time.

MaryH said...

Not one, but TWO masterpieces on this theme. Love the sparkling colors on the recycled snowy...and how marvelous that you had paper that complimented his bright scarf so perfectly. Also like the way you've framed the folds with the red glitter paper.It's quite splashy on the inside too. #2 is equally lovely with the creme embossing on the folds, with the tab being the pretty square. Again the interpretation of the theme was so beautiful with the colorful Victorian carolers. Just beautiful for the both of these. TFS 7 Hugs

susiestacey said...

Great card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Lots of Layers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Mrs the cute image on the first. Carol x

Suze said...

Great gate fold cards. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for September.