Monday 26 December 2016

Favourite Christmas Cards of 2016

It's that time of year again where we all sit back and take stock. In past years Debby of Debby4000 has hosted favourite cards of the year but this year she has decided not to.
So I thought I would share some anyway, starting with my favourite half a dozen Christmas cards of the year.

First cab off the rank is this card influenced by MUSE Christmas Visions.

A really old freebie stamp, heat embossed with silver on linen card then mounted on a panel of red.
I couldn't resist popping a small red diamante on the end of his nose.

My second card is based on a layout from Sketch Saturday. I really loved this sketch and I have used it for lots of cards since.

I loved the idea of a Christmas card using a non traditional colour and of course my Marianne Christmas tree landscape die cuts layered up.

My third card was another MUSE inspired card.
I love this Memory Box die and have used it many times but never before with black card.

The background has a soft blended sunset with the starlight reflecting off the roof tops.

I do love LOTV stamps and this snowman family is no exception, they are so cute and jolly.

I used a layout that I did over at my craft class at the Craftbox in Elsecar. They are a great set of ladies, always up for a laugh as well as a good natter while we craft. The fab Kaz tries to keep us in order. I tend to gravitate towards the simple A6 top fold style, so it was good to go with a different shape for once. Copic coloured snowmen were fussy cut before gluing the bottom of my scene to the base card.

My next card is also based on a LOTV stamp. Love this cute teddy with the robin.

A scrap of NitWits paper and ribbon strips and some Cosmic Shimmer white glue for snow come together on this cute Sketch Saturday layout. The greeting, handwritten because I lost the stamp, grrr, mounted on a snowflake and another cut up and coloured green as festive foliage.

Finally I'm sharing a card made with a fab stamp from Bev at Uniko. I bought it at the stamp festival at Port Sunlight last October. My bloggie friend Sarah (Sazzle Dazzle) was helping out on the stand, so after a bit of a catch up I browsed the stamps and was immediately drawn to this set and I've found the sentiment greeting elements so useful, as well as this fabulous and stunning stamp image. You don't need anything else as the image takes center stage.

I simply stamped and embossed the flower with gold EP and washed in some DI. Nothing more was required.

Anyway hope you all had a fab Christmas with the ones you love, I know I did.

Edited 26/12/16     I would also like to link up at -

If I can only choose one then I will go for the last one, poinsettia on white OLC


  1. These are all beautiful, I especially love the blended sky of the third card!

  2. Beautiful selection of cards!

  3. A wonderful collection Julie, the pop settings is up there with your lovely Daisy for sure!! Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones xx

  4. OMG, I cannot pick a favorite, that Poinsettia is really stunning though! But I also love all your blended sky backgrounds! Fabulous cards and thanks for sharing them this week with us at Merry Monday!


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