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
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