Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Christmas Card Collection

Hi Blogging Beauties, 

I wanted to share this collection of Christmas cards I made for my Mother-in-law.
She wanted a variety of ten cards altogether.
Two Religious
Two Red and Green
Two Aussie (have already blogged these here)
Two abstract
Two snowy

Well I did my best with what I could find and this is what I came up with...

These were the two "snowy" ones...although not much snow really, just a big fat Santa Claus all rugged up.
The Santas are rub-ons and are part of my Christmas candy.

I made two of these Religious cards.  Both exactly the same.
I found the image on the internet and added a sentiment to the top of it.
I thought the gold angel paper was nice and went with a gold and blue colour scheme.

These were the two "abstract" cards.  I went for un-traditional colours.
I actually really liked these two.
They have a fresh and simple feel to them I think.
The papers were old scraps from last year.

This card I used my Copics to colour the doillie and the gem stone in the ribbon.
You can enter your Copic coloured Christmas projects here at our Mad for Marker's challenge.

This card and the one above it were the "red and green" cards...although with the papers I have used this year they are more muted greens and reds..not very bight Chrissie Colours.

I thought I would play along with:

You will be so happy to know that I put our tree up last night!
I went shopping for inspiration and I am sad to say I could not find a pretty tree in any shop I went in...they were all lacking a lot of imagination.  I made a decision to stick to my red, green and gold colour scheme this year...but...I am going to shop in the sales for a small white tree which I want to have as my "un-traditional coloured" tree.  I thought I might get a smallish one to sit in the middle of the dining table and make it a silver and bright colour scheme.  I did buy some red, green and gold decorations to assist me with my present wrapping (havent started yet!) so I am feeling much happier with the whole situation!
As I said to know life is good when your biggest worry at the time is your Christmas Colour Scheme right!!!

So here are some pics...

These are the red, green and gold decorations I purchased to help me wrap the presents.

Here is Honey with her favourite Christmas decoration.  

And here is Ben and I donning the Santa caps and posing for a photo after I had decorated the tree.  We tried to get Honey in this photo but she wasnt much of a willing participant.

So the tree is up and I am feeling a whole lot better about getting organised for Christmas.
Still lots to do...but still a few days to Christmas to get it all done!

Thanks so much for dropping by,

Alicia xx


Hazel said...

Your cards are great - I'm sure your MIL loves them and thanks for sharing your photos - love the one of Honey - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon. x

Andrea Fogleman said...

WoW your cards are amazing! Thanks for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Barbara Colbert said...

What a wonderful collection of cards you made for mother in law....very nice of you..and I'm sure she will love everyone!!! I LOVED the nontraditional!!! But then my tree is a bit nontraditional...111 kitty ornaments and garland and beads are turquoise and fuchsia with a turquoise skirt and a kitty stocking instead of an angel or star on top!! :-)) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mark's Speedy the Cat's Challenge! Good luck!

Carol Dee said...

whew, I am tired! you have been a busy girl :)
Aren't you and Ben cute in your hats! Next year there will be THREE {hugs}
All the cards are lovely, I can't pick just one favorite. Maybe the abstract with the tree and the red green with the big white bow.
My tree pretty much is the same from year to year. (Although there are boxes of ornaments to do TWO more trees, so I could always switch it up!)
I spent the day baking goodies for Christmas gifts and gatherings. I still need to make sugar cookies and fudge and wrap the gifts. Good thig we have 6 more days.
Time sure flies this time of year. Hugs...

MaxineD said...

Love your cards - and love the photo of Honey and her decoration - of course you bought it just for her!! ;-)

Diana said...

These cards are gorgeous!!! I love all the different bows you made. Thanks for playing with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Amanda said...

You have done an amazing job with the cards, and you can see all the work that you have put into them.

Wishing you a merry and safe Christmas from all of us at Frosted Designs


Merry said...

What a lovely photo of you two with the tree. Amazing how much a the tree can change your Christmas mood isn't it. Love all the cards you made for your mother in law.

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Love all the ways you used ribbon, and all the color schemes! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Cheryl said...

These all are great cards! Your MIL must be pleased.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Marisa said...

You've been busy! Great job on all the cards :) Thanks for joining us in our last Inkspirations challenge :)

Heidi said...

Brilliant set of cards, they are all gorgeous, and honey is too. hope you had a magical christmas and have a wonderful new year. thanks for joining us at squiggles and giggles . hugs heidi x