Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More Christmas Cards

 I thought I'd share some more Christmas cards I've made this year since they've all been sent out and most likely received. I had to get in on that front-door card craze that's so popular this year, so here's my version. I sponged all the edges with antique linen ink, and added a sentiment by Verve. I used some red smooch and some viva pearl pen dots  on the wreath for interest. If you click the photo, you can probably see that detail a little better.
 This card was started last year and finally completed it this year. I used a free digi image by Kim McFarland and added a sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. A little ribbon and some scalloped edges finished this one.
This is an older Sweet 'n Sassy image I lightly colored and paired with some Jingle dp from Lilly Bee. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler and the sentiments are from the same stamp set, done with the tiny tag punch and some gold cording.
I just can't seem to find time to enter challenges lately, but hopefully that will pass after the holiday festivities are over. My brain just might be on overload for now. I got the OK from my doctor to drive again on Friday, and I haven't been sitting still much ever since! I hadn't been able to drive since the first week of November, so now I have a new lease on life again :)
Have a fantastic Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!



Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, I love the flowers, the snowman and the first one is absolutely stunning.


Elise said...

MRS. LOVELY = a joy to behold, your fine, festive and lovingly crafted creations - my MY! I am so honored to have one IRL to gaze and swoon upon, but you CONTINUE to raise the bar with your AMAZING and crafty output! I ADORE you and your creative show - but I'm glad you are ON the road, too! Love you - sweet one! xo!

jimlynn said...

Three more beauties! Love all of these Carol.
Know what you mean about "brain overload" and challenges, etc....guess it's just that time of year right now.
SO GLAD you'll be able to drive again!!! YES! Know you're looking forward to that.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I love, love, love your front door card. I adore that punch and your red pearl drops look to be real ornaments. The brass brad is a wonderul finishing touch. Now I think I'll case your version of this one. The second and third cards are are oh, so sweet. Love the little snowman and the flowers and the paper on your third card are just a total touch of class. I know what you mean about getting into the challenges. I just made the OWH Sketch challenge for this week and I think that might be it for me for the rest of this week and maybe even next. I'm so very glad to hear that you can drive again. It's terrible when you can't do for yourself. Glad to see that you, at least, can get some gorgeous cards posted. Talk soon.

Sheree said...

All of the cards are fantastic Carol! Love your door card so much I'm going to give it a whirl when I get home tonight!

Diane Jaquay said...

The wreath/door card made me GASP, WOW!!!

Sybrina K said...


Your first card is stunning -- absolutely stunning!

What is your secret to the wreath? Is it a punch?

redwasher1 said...

This is definitely a WOW card!!!Love the wreath on the door!! Merry Christmas my friend!!!

Rufus said...

All three of these are lovely, but the door just really struck me! (lol)
Must have taken forever to punch all the leaves and create the wreath, but it's stunning!! Hmmmm I've got a year...may have to CASE this idea for next years cards!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your cards are gorgeous, love how you did the front door with the wreath! Glad you can drive again, that gives you more freedom.

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards, Carol...love that front door. Well, they're just all super.
Glad you can drive again. Has to be a feeling of freedom.

Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous! *claps*
I love your door/wreath card it's so elegant.
Happy Driving!
Merry Christmas hunni, have a wonderful time and wishing you a happy and healthy 2012.
Jo xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful holiday cards, Carol! Can't decide on which I like more! I have been wanting to make one of those front door cards with the wreath but my MS Fern Punch broke and I haven't been able to find another one. Yours is gorgeous as they all are!
Congrats on being able to drive again! I'm sure that makes you feel really good! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

All the cards are beautiful. Your front door card is absolutely fabulous, Carol.

LeAnne said...

They are ALL lovely! I think I have that snowman image too....I have SO many digis, I forget what I have!!! Just beautiful!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love all these! The white is so classy. Love the one you started last year-good for you!

SandyK said...

I love your cards, especially the door. Great job!