Tuesday 1 December 2020

Last of the Christmas cards

 Hi and can we just ignore the date!!!The last of my Christmas cards to blog they have all been posted off over a week ago(never been so organised lol)I made one using a freebie image from HERE, coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on flame and candle(I did one on the full lantern but it all cracked when I tried to stick it down!)

Embossing folder from Crafters Companion and swiped over with a distress ink pad,pine needle bough was a die-cut from Memory Box coloured with distress ink and added glamour dust for sparkle.

Was pleased how it turned out so made three -as you do lol.


The paper shelter-A Christmas card

I love promarkers-Christmas

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

Patties creations-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

double trouble-something/anything/everything

QKR stampede-ATG


passion for promarkers-Christmas

sweet stampers-Christmas

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Ikes world-X for Xmas

country view challenges-ATG


Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


meg said...

Beautiful cards Carol love lanterns and candlelight

Gerrina said...

These look so good! You will sent them a real light to brighten their day! Hugs Gerrina

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful work as always thanks for sharing!!!

Donna Scholz said...

Cute lantern card for our Double Trouble challenge. I've run into that cracking problem, too. I've solved it using an acetate sheet in front of what I want "shiny", and that seems to work. Thank you for joining us!!! -Donna

*Vicki* said...

The flaming lattern is brilliant and I especially love your added details with the glossy accents over the flame! The brick backaground makes a brilliant texture too! Good for you on getting out all of your Christmas cards...I need to get mine sorted!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! HUGS

Chrissy said...

Awesome Christmas cards Carol, I love the brick wall and foliage along the bottom and the lantern is awesome..


Diane said...

Your lantern card designs are fabulous.

Hugs diane

CaroleAnn said...

Oh, Carol, the last of your Christmas cards!!!! Great for you and yes, I do more than one too when I like how something comes out and usually surprises me!! LOL These cards are beautiful and the recipients should treasure them. Big hugs, Carole

Linda Mc Enery said...

Well done you!!! I haven't posted off a single Christmas card yet! These are so beautiful Carol! Your colouring is fabulous and I love the wall behind them. Beautiful die cut boughs and I love the subtle glittery effect you've added to them. Thanks for sharing these with us at Passion for Promarkers!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh, I need your discipline. I have said it before, but I really do need to come and live with you, so I can be this organised.

Fabulous lantern cards, I love the idea of using Glossy Accents and how you have swiped the background with an ink pad.

I guess you can sit back and put your feet up now.

Dionne xx

Claire said...

You are do organised mine are still scattered atiund my craft table in varying stages of finished. I love the lantern

Freubelmina said...

Look, you’ve made 3 of this cute card Carol....what a job.
They are very nice. Hugs, Wilma xx

brenda said...

What a pretty collection of Christmas cards Carol.

You are so organised, I'm impressed. Mine still sit in a pile in my craft room ready for labelling and stamping. I need to get a move on as from what I hear the post os already slow, I posted something off to one of our sons last Thursday and it's still not arrived, worrying as it has an important document inside.

B x

Shabneez said...

These are beautiful Carol. I'm still making mine! Shabneez x

Janette said...

This is gorgeous Carol, love all the texture and the light from the lantern is so good.
I have one more to make, think I will be sorted then, everything else gone, fun times, haha.xx

Stampsnob. said...

You should be pleased These have a sort ofold fashion charm .........Lis

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So lovely Carol, a beautiful card. Yep! all mine finished and off. Just children's to do now.
Faith x

Alison59 said...

Lovely cards Carol :-)

craftytrog said...

Love this one Carol, great design! xx

cotnob said...

Super Christmas cards Carol, a lovely lantern and great background.
You are well organised, I'm not doing bad for me at the moment, I'm usually a last minute girl!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol L said...

This is such a wonderful, lovely design and I love the embossed backgrounds! Congrats on being so organized - I just wrapped up making 7 needed Christmas cards yesterday, now to write and post them all!

Carol said...

A super and unusual card Carol. Thank you for sharing with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Kuni said...

Very beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, love this one! Good for you, being all done. I mailed my international cards this morning, and the rest are soon to follow. The lantern is pretty, and the pine border and brick embossing add a rustic, cozy touch. Really like the embossing folder.

Pamela said...

A lovely card and well done on finishing your Christmas cards. I started mine yesterday LOL!
CD Sunday Plus DT.

HilaryJane said...

Love how you have added interest to the background with the ink pad and interest to the candle with the glossy accents. I am glad you are ahead of yourself with your cards, I am starting to stress as I have a way to go yet! xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi carol ... love your little lantern card so cute and of course you gotta make three lol ... that web site is amazing just had a lookie and have got to go back when I have more time coz I couldn't get to the end ... my cards are all posted now too ... hope you managed to get your granddaughters extra present ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the embossed background for your lantern and candlelight focal point... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and show us more of your Christmas cards.

Jean said...

These are fantastic Carol !

Darlene said...

Oh Carol ... these are so, so pretty! No wonder you made more then 1 ... beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Melanie Hungerford said...

So beautiful and creative, and love how you did the embossed background. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant post, great design and fabulous image and colours.

Mia said...

The stamp is great and I love your cards, Carol. The flame seems real on the embossed background. Hugs, my friend.
And: Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Ike’s world
craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

Alyson Mayo said...

Beautiful image and that brick background is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Carol
Gr Karin

pinky said...

They look amazing Carol. Love the brick background! Well done you!!

Wynn said...

Wow so organised. I'm still making mine. Pretty card with the flickering lantern. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful cards Carol they are really effective and I love your stone wall background too. The pine needles at the base look really good too. Take care Michelle x

Jocelyn said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

creationsnz said...

Fabulous cards with more than meets the eye. A lot of texture and beautifully smooth GA. Thanks Carol. CarolG

Seafield Jo said...

Wow, you're super organised with your Christmas cards. I love the backgrounds you've created.

Thank you for sharing your cards with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

ahlers5 said...

These are so pretty. I love how you did the flames.

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely christmas card, great image and beautifully coloured
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday Plus DT

Craftyfield said...

Lovely design and well done for getting it all done already! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges and Merry Christmas!

Crafty KJ said...

Aw these cards are absolutely brilliant! Love this image and it looks great with the glossy accent. This embossing folder is perfect behind the lantern and the greenery at the bottom looks just fab too. What a great idea to make a few - especially when you've got such a great design! Thanks so much for joining in with this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers. Hugs, Karen x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Argh I'm green with envy at your situation, Carol! Well-deserved congrats, you kept your eye on the ball. Your lantern cards are lovely. XOX

Mimi said...

Fab cards Carol, love that they are different but follow a common theme ;) :) Thank you for joining us at I ❤️Promarkers this fortnight. Hugs Mimi xxxxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm very happy to repeat how I love this card Carol, it's so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Janice said...

Love your candle lit lanterns.
Janice x

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

What a beautiful card.
Thank you for participating in our challenge.
Big Hug Bianca
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog.

My Side of Oz said...

These are really lovely! The background bricks are beautiful! Awesome glow for a totally terrific batch of cards! Thanks for playing with us at Ike’s World Challenges this month! Merry Christmas! Nan, DT for Ike’s World Challenges!

valscraftings said...

Beautiful Carol, love the candle in the jar, a great idea!

Thanks for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
DT Val x