Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Couple of Christmas Cards

Just a couple of Christmas cards completed!!


This first one is CAS using a sentiment from SU and some fun DP.   I added some silver cording and did a little scoring.


This started out as a card to enter into some sketch challenge - don't even remember which one it was but it appears it never made it where it was suppose to go.  I kept fiddling around with it and just noticed after taking the photo that the bells aren't spaced just perfect......you get the idea anyway.  I'll also sew those babies on next time.....tried to do it with glue dots and they just keep scooting around on the ribbon.

It just hasn't been very good in the card making department for me this week!

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

30 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I think you've had a great week in card making. These two cards are super nice. I love the simplicity of your first card and that fun paper. On this second card the non traditional colors are just lovely. I always like blue and brown together. The bells look fine to me. Your background paper is so nice and delicate.

Anne Temple said...

I think both are lovely. It's the little details that always adds extra interest - like the scoring in the first card and the way you did your ribbon in the second.

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Lynn,love the image on the second one.xxx

NanaConnie said...

Lovely, Lynn! That deer is wonderful. Uneven bells? lol That just proves it's completely hand made instead of in some paper factory. :-D

Jenée said...

This was a nice blog to see this morning. I am always looking for nice CAS Christmas cards to add to my idea file -- which is my go to file the closer it gets to the holidays and the shorter my time. These are both great ones. I like them both as they are clean and simple, but not lacking in style. Thank you for the ideas.

onecraftymama said...

Ugh, those weeks are so FRUSTRATING! You make the time to craft & your fingers or supplies won't work with you. Grr. I happen to love those mini bells! Definitely when I've used them I've sewn them on loosely, because I am not a patient wait for it to dry kind of girl! Love the embossing on that card too :)
And the silver cord & subtle scoring on the first card is lovely!

Linda said...

Oh Lynn these are two gorgeous cards. I love the simplicity of them which makes them really "POP".
I haven't got any card making done this week either but fingers crossed I get in my craft room tomorrow.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards Lynn!

Darlene said...

Well, for a card that kept giving you trouble, the reindeer one is very sweet! I love the blue & brown DP and those bells are dang cute. But I can see why they would be a challenge to adhere.

As for the CAS Red & White card: "Ooooooh...Ahhhhh"
So very classy looking! Love the accent of the scored lines. So elegant.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Lynn, I like the raindeer stamp and the jingle bells
Kevin xx

Alyce said...

these are great Lynn! I love the little bells on the second one. Both of gorgeous and are just perfect for christmas :) (ps I always think about spacing AFTER i make the card LOL!!! You can't tell with the bells though :)

Bonnie said...

Bells jiggling around aside, these cards are fantastic! I love the scoring on the first card and Dasher never looked more dashing!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Lynn! I just love both cards!! The first on...CAS, crisp and I think I can smell the peppermint!! The 2nd one...love every detail and the color scheme!
Sandie

Karen Howard said...

Lynn, both of these cards look fabulous! I just finished my first holiday card of the season and have a long way to go yet!!! Hugs, Karen

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

not perfectly spaced jingle bells = handmade card :)

Both are great. Love the added score lines on the first one - really adds a touch of class :)

Layout of the 2nd one is great too! One of my favorite winter stamps too!

Davi said...

Love both cards Lynn! The first so simple yet beautiful and I love the brown and blue combo on the second with the gorgeous deer! Beautiful even if the bell slipped a bit :)

Tammy said...

Fantastic Christmas cards Lynn!! I love the layout and colors on the second one! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

I like both of the cards Lynn but I especially like the one with the sleigh bells! Great idea and very clever!

Gina Lindsay said...

Great cards and good for you being on the ball getting them done early. I love the top one with the candy card paper, but the bottom one is amazing, I love the bells. Thanks for the tip about sewing them though!

Carol L said...

Your Christmas cards are working for me Lynn :) I love the great fonts on the CAS design, and those jingle bells look adorable on your dasher card! Nice job on both!

Sandi said...

Both beautiful cards Lynn! I need to stop in here more often. I've been so busy trying to get crafting done for my table at a craft fair Nov. 3! I need to let the phone ring and not answer it, otherwise an hour is gone quickly!
☺ Sandi

maryr917 said...

I like both of your cards Lynn-the first looks liek it would be easy to mass produce-the dasher crd looks great- and I think the sketch was for MojoMonday-I did that one myself-too bad you didnt get to enter it-I like it

Shirley-anne said...

Two delightful Christmas cards . I think that the first is quite striking .

MaxineD said...

Love that first card Lynn - it is stunning in its CAS'ness (if there is such a word).
Blessings
Maxine

Dixie said...

They're both great, Lynn. I love the silver accents on the first, and those score lines really look wonderful. The second card is beautiful, and I love the non-traditional colours. Very lovely!

Margaret said...

Both of these are fabulous! There is just enough detail on the CAS design to really make it classy! I love the colors on the second and those jingle bells are wonderful!

Monica said...

Oh Lynn, I love the simplicity of the first one and what cool scouring. Such a CAS and classy card. The second card is lovely too. The bells don't look imperfect and wish you hadn't mentioned it at all as the card is a beauty.

Much love,
M

E.T. said...

again, such fabulous and festive cards!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- you are making awesome cards- and you are using the greatest colors- especially loving the blue and brown combo.

Susan said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! I really love the sentiment stamp on the first one...and I have the deer stamp you used on the second one...need to get that out and ink it up!