Thursday 13 November 2008

My First Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, can you still remember who I am? I've been away much longer than I anticipated, but I have managed to pay some visits to your blogs.
Unfortunately my neck took a lot longer than I expected to feel better, which meant I was really behind with the cards I had promised to make for the shop. Thankfully they are now completed and I've been able to make a start on my christmas cards.
It seemed that whether I was bloghopping or on Joanna Sheen's forum, people were talking about how they had either nearly completed all their cards, or even worse, that they had now finished them! I was in panic mode as I hadn't even started on mine, and when I made a list I was more worried as I seemed to have so many to do.
Luckily, I'd already informed my Mum and my sons that I wouldn't be making their cards this year, so at least there are only mine to make. They'll have to buy some, how very selfish of me!
I had bought Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit backing papers earlier in the year and decided to use a couple of the christmas ones for some of my cards (I've decided that my christmas cards this year will be "cuties" as I haven't played with them for ages!) The images have been coloured with pro-markers and embellished with bits and bobs from my stash.
To be honest, I don't know if I'm that pleased with them now they're finished as I'm not sure that the colours in the papers actually go with the images, but they'll have to do as I've got so many left to make I can't start re-doing them now, I think the others I'm going to do will be a different layout to these though.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


Beryl K said...

Lovely to see you back Chrissie, your cards are fabulous, as always. You're not the only one who is way behind with Christmas cards. If it wasn't for the challenges I wouldn't have any made either
Beryl x

Becky said...

Oh wow Chrissie! I love them all and I think they go fantastically with the messy rabbit papers!! You should be really proud of them!! So good to see you back!!
Love Becky xx

Sandra Wright. said...

Well I love them and would be very happy to recieve one!!!
Welcome back Chrissie, I've missed you.

Hugs Sandie x

Anonymous said...

Chrissie they are absolutely beautiful there is no problem with them at all. If I could make some as good as that I would be well pleased with myself.

Lorraine x

Ann Whitfield said...

They're gorgeous Chrissie - Tilda trimming the tree reminds me of me...I still have to stand on tiptoe!!
Ann x

Irene said...

Welcome back Chrissie. Your cards are gorgeous, please continue to make them.


Wheezie said...

All the card are fab and such a great idea to combine the messy rabbit papers with other stamps, they work really well.
x Wheezie x

starcyl said...

They are sooo nice, I'd be more than happy to have made them and wouldn't mind opening an envelope and finding one inside.

jenny x

Rosietoes said...

These are super cute Chrissie, lovely cards. Glad to see you back in blogging land and hoping that your neck is a lot easier now. :)

Rita said...

Every card is stunning Chrissie. Hugs Rita xx

Annie said...

Oh Chrissie the cards are gorgeous. My favourite is Tilda in green and pink but I love them all.

Beautiful cards and whoever gets them will be very lucky indeed.

Ann xxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wowsers Chrissie - they are fabulous! Tilda certainly goes well with those papers!

iReneM said...

Good to see you Chrissie.
Well, I think they are great. I particularly like the 4th one with the round gold greeting.
I have nearly completed my first C card, so you are not the only one panicking.
Well done on getting a good start.
Thank you for your comment :-)

Annie said...

welcome back Chrissie! and love the cute christmas cards you made with Tilda and Edwin. Those little scenes are a great idea! hugs, annie x

Anne said...

Great to see you back Chrissie. The Christmas cards are stunning - do you want to come and make mine??? xx

Beryl said...

Those backing papers work a treat with those Tilda stamps. I have the one with the lantern and she's getting a good outing. Glad to see your back on the blog scene again.
Beryl xx

debby4000 said...

Well I think they're fabulous Christmas cards. So glad you able to craft again.

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun nice to have you back hope your neck soon gets back to normal. Well my dear these are absolutely awesome Christmas cards, love the backing papers and your beautiful colouring of the cute Magnolias
Hugs Jacqui x