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Friday, 29 May 2009

1 Christmas & 1 Birthday Card Challenge




Well this is the earliest that I have ever made a Xmas Card, but I thought, it would get me to look through my stash and see what I have, I thought I would join in the challenge at http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ at Winter Wonderland, the layout was nice, and again it took me out off my comfort zone, making me mix patterns, which I have never done in the past, I was more used to using plain coloured paper and Mirri card to add sparkle. Hope you like them.

25 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi hun, wow these are great but I got the chivers when I saw it was a Christmas card, can't think Xmas yet, am still awaiting summer, lol! I love the colours, good luck with the challenge, Heidi xx

Diamond Doll said...

2 Fab cards Avril,I love the papers you,ve used.
Trish (-:

Jacee said...

Wooow Xmas... can't get my head round that yet Avril, lol, but all the same, these are both gorgeous cards.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Avril, youve gone from one season to another, I love both but Im not sure Im ready for making Xmas cards, though I do love what youve done with the first one. Well done my love, love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Steffiwoo said...

Am I the first to wish you a Merry Christmas!!lol
Kind Regards
Steffi

Kazabing said...

Two fabulous cards. Just think- thats another card ticked off your list.
hugs
kaza. xxx

Jamee said...

super cute cards!!!

Wilma said...

Hi Avril lovely cards - i've done quite a few xmas cards already on a christmas challenge blog - no desperate rush to make cards at the last minute this year. Thanks for the comment left on my blog but...........was it for me because you mention Helen.............!!! havent published it yet just in case!

Lesley said...

I have left something on my blog for you - Lesley x

Suzie Q said...

2 fab cards best start doing my crimbos !!
Been trying everywhere to get a lil easel any ideas where i could pick one up would be most appreciated thanks x

Poppy said...

2 lovely cards.
poppy

Fern said...

2 gorgeos cards Avril.
Love layouts and very pretty.

Fern xx

Dianne said...

Avril, thank you for the lovely comment left on my blog. I love your card - can't believe I was looking at a Christmas card LOL
Thank you so much for stopping by

pinky said...

Thanks for the tip Avril, I'll give it a go. Love the card, what a great blog you have.
Pinky

scrappyjacky said...

Hi-thanks very much for visiting my blog...so thought I would come and visit you.
You have some lovely cards...good idea to start xmas...I've made a few so far for some of the challenge sites...hoping to have less of a rush at xmas!!!

Riet said...

Wowww Avril,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

Hugs Riet.x

Wilma said...

Hi Avril - a friend found that image you were asking about when she was browsing and gave me it - have no idea where and she cant remember either.

Janet said...

Just gorgeous! I love the first one as I tend to always make blue Christmas cards myself. I must visit the challenge blog! X

ps can't wait to see what you make with your PGD stamps!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Avril, although I must admit, talk of christmas is sending me into a mild panic lol, have a lovely day hon XXX

sassy said...

hi avril....many thanks for making me feel less guilty...oh i did get a spanking of my dad lol!!!! im so sorry for your dreadful news and i fully understand when you need to off load ..im here if you need to chat have just had similar...my sis had a tumour removed last friday and we were told at christmas just after my mum died that she could have cancer in the tumour (the size of a melon)....but the surgeoens were hopeful it would come away in one piece...were still not out the woods yet but it seems it may well be a lymphonic cyst...but as shes had lumps before they took the lymph nodes away too...so i know what must be going through your mind....sending lovin hugs to you and your sis...life can be so hard...so cruel..loosing both my parents within 6 months of each other last year .. and then this news on my sister well its been a very emotional time... i feel for you so keep doing what you do so well your work is truly lovely....hugs sassyxxxxxxxxxxxx..anytime you wanna chat im not far away....xx tc xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Avril what a gorgeous card hunny i love your work. Such a lovely blog you have. Hope you have a good day hugs Linda x

ffroggie said...

Hi, nice to "meet" you too :)

I refuse to even consider Christmas until after May, call me quirky lol. I have to admit though, your card is GORGEOUS!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Hello Avril! Thanks for stopping by and reading about my shoes! LOL It's always fun meeting new people and expanding the social network and I'm sorry but there is also nothing better than Christmas in June!! Awesome take on the challenge! Hope to see more of you in the future!

Sue Moone said...

Great cards, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, your cards are great and love the kitty! Sue x

bumblebee creations said...

these are gorgeous!!! WoW you have quite the beautiful cards on your blog! I def. will be back! TFS!!