Friday, March 31, 2017

Rudolph Finally!.

Time to make a couple of Christmas Cards.
I haven't made any Joyfold cards in ages and it's not like I have any deadlines or challenges about to close on me is it!!
Would someone like to run that past me again in slow motion!!Lol.
So a rummage around in my christmas box produced 2 partially used up sheets of toppers by ' Craft Creations Ltd'  just perfect for what I need.
The first one is sheet CDT518G - Robins/Gold. Just begging for a colour theme of red/green and white.  I have used white leather textured card stock to make the card bases with.

Now the little tag holding the flap shut is making the card look like it's wonky but you can see from the inside that it is not.  I have cut and layered the cardstock on all the panels and adhered images on the inside to compliment the image used on the front of the card.  The gold sticker sentiment is from my stash. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Scraps of Life By Scrappy Mo # March Rudolph day
Merry Monday #241 Red/green and white.
Season's Greetings #4 Anything goes/optional picture inspiration which had birds and ivy on it.
Winter Wonderland # christmas animals or birds.

My second card uses a colour theme of Cream/Burgundy/ Lime. Topper sheet is CDT509G - Christmas Poinsettias. I have used  cream finely textured card stock to make the bases.

These toppers were a different orientation to the others so  have  cut the card bases to suit accordingly. Again I have layered up the different colours of card stock. No separate sentiment needed  as this time it was included  on the main image .

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Throwdown # colour challenge of cream/burgundy/lime green.
A Snowflakes Promise #38 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes christmas.
Fab 'n' Funky #344 Christmas.

That's all folks. Gotta run.


scrAPpamondo said...

They are both so elegant and festive, and love that folding! The first one expecially catches my eyes with these sweet robins and the fresh green!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A your Christmas cards are stunning. I love them both. I particularly like robins. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Valerija said...

Very beautiful cards. I love them both!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, beautiful cards, love the joy fold design, new to me, the toppers are gorgeous and such wonderful Festive colours, Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
Happy Rudolf days.
what very wonderful cards and their designs are fantastic.
Not made one of these shape cards myelf.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely cards, love your choice of colours , great images too with not a butterfly in sight.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards, Mrs. A
I think the toppers are fab but the design on each one is so lovely.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Valery, I love the toppers you've used and I can't remember the last time that I made a card like this.

Sue xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Great cards - I love the Z fold.
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
DT for CHNC Extra!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Lucinda said...

A lovely poinsettia topper to set off our theme colours - that lime really zings against the burgundy.
Thanks for joining in with the Christmas Card Throwdown. Lucinda

Darnell said...

These are so classic and elegant, Anne! I love what you've done with these beautiful toppers!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

JD/ Jill said...

Two wonderfully made cards! I like your card design!

Loose Stitches said...

Both your cards are beautiful! I love the images and the design!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Glennis said...

I love how you have used the toppers - a great result!

LesleyG said...

Beautifully seasonal joyful cards xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, the pics are just lovely.x Have a great weekend.x

April Cheetham said...

Beautiful and elegant cards that really show off the colours of our challenge! Thanks for joining us at CCT, April x

AlisonC said...

These images are charming in a good old-fashioned way and look perfect with the green and burgundy backgrounds. You always manage interesting layouts too.
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

pavitra chanchal said...

This is such a fabulous card , loved the colors and image.The sliding element is really fun element. Thank you for going us at Season's Greeting

Sandra H said...

So pretty and the layout is amazing hope you enjoy your weekend x

Greta said...

You always make such unique & interesting cards, Mrs. A! These are really beautiful keepsakes!

Sue said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A sorry I haven't been around lately but hopefully fingers crossed my life will stop being so hectic with hospital and doctor's visits! take care and lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxx

Majo said...

Awesome cards. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at the Season's Greetings Challenge Blog.

Majo - DT ♥

Andree said...

Both of your cards are lovely. The images and colours are wonderful xx

Andree said...

Both of your cards are lovely. The images and colours are wonderful xx

Whisper said...

Both are gorgeous, especially the Robin one, as we have one that comes into our garden and it's great to see and thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

It's lovely to pop over to you (Di and Jenny told me you are Faye's mum) and see where the lovely Faye (i did a class with her in Surrey) gets her talent from, Luv Sam x

Linda said...

Two lovely cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

WOW! Beautiful Christmas card!

MaryH said...

You are so amazing with the way you can take your stash, be it snippets, recycle, whatever, and turn it into something so stunning. Of course I love this sweet robin, but the deep rich red looks so great with the particular shade of green that you've selected. Love the special folds, the interior treatment and just all of both these cards! TFS & Hugs

KandA said...

Both wonderful cards Mrs A. Love the traditional christmas colours, beautiful toppers and the super joy fold design xx

Pat said...

I really love the way you have used these topper, making too wonderfully designed cards ValeryAnne. x

Diane said...

Greetings Valery, what really lovely holiday designs, the images and framing are so pretty. I like the way the card opens to create panels.

Hugs Diane

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous toppers made into beautiful cards! Love the styles too - so clever! Hugs xxxx

Kath said...

Lovely cards and great design. Visiting today with my DT hat on, so thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

Helen said...

Love this - a great design and those colours are perfect for the toppers.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Helen x

Rema said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Seasons Greetings.