Wednesday, 4 January 2017

A Couple More

Here is the last of my 2016 Christmas cards.

My first card is another from the Hobby House pre coloured image card series that I posted a few days ago. Same DP (First Edition) and border trim (K & Co),  just a slightly different embellishment design.

The second card is another one made at Langley Stampers Club. The die cut like butter and just slid through the gold mirri card.  I saved the center castoffs from the snowflake rings and thought I would punch them into snowflakes for future use. Mirri card is so expensive that I hate to throw any of it away!


Since that is the last of my 2016 Xmas cards, that means I had better get to work creating new ones for 2017! I have so many new Christmas themed dies and stamps that I am looking forward to use. I am going to try to use my new stash on all my Xmas cards this year.


LesleyG said...

Pretty cards and like the look of the snowflake die. Can't wait to use my new stuff too. Happy new year and see you next Rudolph day xxx

cotnob said...

Two lovely cards Mo, such a sweet image and pretty papers on the first one.
The second one is so elegant in red and gold - good idea to save the Mirri card cut outs for future use.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely cards Maureen, look forward to seeing your 2017 cards using your new stash.

brenda said...

Those papers are so pretty Mo, I liker all the alternative Christmas colours but so often find I go back to the traditional ones.

Sounds slike we wil be seeing your new goodies soon and I for one am looking forward to Rudolph Days again, in fact I might even be ready for the first one !!

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Maureen, I love the top one with the bird house and the wonderful die cuts on the second.

Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two wonderful festive cards Maureen I love them both, the first one is full of delight and joy the second is one amazing CAS style card, brilliant work
lorraine x

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful cards!
xoxo Olga

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful cards, Mo xxx

Barb said...

Two really beautiful cards Maureen. The Hobby House image is so sweet and a very good idea to save your mirri waste! Have fun with your new dies. Barbxx

April said...

These are wonderful cards! Great job!

Pia S said...

Two very different looks. But both feels traditional. The first very cozy and the second elegant. I haven't seen this snowflake die before, it's lovely.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Maureen! I so love that first card, the image is so sweet and I love that background paper. The second card is very pretty too, I am in love with that die on it! Hugs, Brenda

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards Mo and a great image on the first card and lovely papers.
Love the snowflake rings against the red card.
We have just had new store opened very close to me and it sells 10 sheets of Miri card - 5 gold and 5 silver for £1.99 and it is great it is called B&M and it what we would refer to as a "cheap shop". They also do a pack of 10 sheets of lovely glitter card, various colours for £1.99 and that is lovely too.
My NY resolution is not buy anything Christmas related this year as I have lots of stuff I have not used yet.
Hope all is well with you and looking forward to the first RD of 2017.

Kath x

Carol L said...

These are so pretty and I love those corner adornments on the first card. Well done!

Jean said...

Two lovely cards Mo, I love the cute image and festive backing paper on the first one, but my favourite is the red and gold one. What a gorgeous die that is.
Jean x

Craftychris said...

Both these are just gorgeous! Love the cute image on the first one and the die cuts on the second are fabulous and look so cool in the Mirri card on the red. xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Aw two gorgeous cards Mo, well done, hope you're mending nicely, pray so. Sending warm sunshiny summery hugs from Downunder.
Thanks for sharing your reds and gold inspiration, lovely!
Shaz in Oz.x

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Liz said...

Two beautiful cards, Maureen. It's hard to pick a favourite, I love them both. xx

Greta said...

Both cards are beautiful, but those snowflake rings are amazing! Only using new stuff on this year's Christmas cards?!--I could never do that, but I do want to use my unopened stash!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness that bird with his bird house is so so cute...I do have a thing for birds and their houses ;)
The foil card is very pretty and good tip to keep the centres to use for punching...I would do the same thing, don't like to waste :)