Monday 25 November 2013

Less is More week 147-Christmas Card

Hi everyone, well this week's challenge over at LIM is Christmas cards, which is good  as I have been making a few over the last week.
                                                                               Week 147
Christmas Cards
but this time with the added proviso to
 Use a Bird!

My first card just uses an EF and an SU sentiment, but it was difficult to get  a good photo as I used some gilding wax on the embossing and it looks strange in the photo but not IRL!  I added some liquid pearls on the corners.

This one is again embossed and the stamp is a Sue Wilson one that I picked up at Ally Pally embossed in gold, which looks horribly yellow in the photo unfortunately.

Finally I just wanted to share a card that I made for my SIL's birthday last week. I was inspired by some cards that Viv made using the belleek technique, which gives such a pretty effect.

Now I have to put my mind to the altered dictionary challenge which is nearing the end but the letter this week is S which is one of the easier choices:)

We were singing yesterday at the Hampstead Xmas fair which is always a great atmosphere and luckily the weather held up for us.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, your comments are always welcome.


Rosemary said...

what a beautiful set of cards, val!! the birthday card you made for your SIL is stunning!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely selection of cards Val particularly Iove the birthday card


Chrissie said...

What a lovely bunch of cards Val, you've really been busy. The next few weeks are starting to get busy singing-wise for us too! Enjoy
Thanks so much
Less is More

Beverley said...

Lovely trio of cards, loving the touch of gold to the first on the embossing & the AWESOME goodness of the second :) Hugs Bev x

Viv said...

Lovely cards Val and thanks for the mention! Your birthday card is beautiful and am sure your SIL loved it!
From the 2 birdie cards I can't choose a fave - both fab =- and am thinking now will have to add gilding wax onto this wish list which now when unrolled goes halfway down the street!

Sasha said...

They're all really lovely designs, Val. Fabulous embossing on all of them, and I love the techniques you used on your embossing xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful selection of cards, it would be hard to mention a favourite.

Loll said...

Hi Val. Three beautiful cards. Looks like you've had lots of time to be creative and have fun! Loll xx

Unknown said...

Three lovely cards Val. I'm sure thst Mary will love her card. Glad that the Hampstead Christmas Fair went well and the weather was good.

Karen x

Jen Nelson said...

very cute
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Shirley said...

You have been busy, Val, and how really pretty they all are. The frame and bird you gave your sentiment on the first card are gorgeous. The second is so pretty and cheerful, and the last one is so elegant! Your SIL loved it for sure! What a keeper.

Darnell said...

Since you talked about singing right after you talked about the letter "S," did I guess what word you are going to do, Val?! Your cards are all so pretty! It's frustrating when the photos do them a disservice by not showing how beautiful they are. Luckily all your crafty friends know how pretty they really are! While I love them all, I do have to say that your butterfly card using that technique is sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv said...

Great cards as always Val, love them all! getting used to being without my SIL I think now....still very sad though. Poor Sarah has gestational diabetes they think now , lots of fluid around baby so they are giving her an early cesarean on the 13th ( Friday) ! Baby might need extra worrying for us all just now. May go missing for a while soon as I help out. Take care :) Viv xx

Sally H said...

All gorgeous! Meant to say, hope your hubby gets the op soon and it is as successful as Dad's first. He was back at table tennis and walking 5 miles with the walking club 6 months later

Diane said...

Very fun card designs Valerie.

Hugs diane


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