Saturday, 3 September 2011

Christmas already???!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!

I have had the laziest day!! I didn't get up until 9am and was still tired. So after me and hubbie had been and done the food shopping and had lunch I went back to bed for a few hours!! Definately not something I normally do, but my hubbie is on nights and he was going for a rest before work tonight so I thought, why not!! I probably won't sleep tonight now!! Serves me right!!

Today I thought I would share with you some christmas cards I made this week. I know it's only September but I want to be organised this year, get all the cards sent out early, and have time in december to actually enjoy the festive season without feeling too stressed out!!

Now I'll warn you this post is a little picture heavy as I made a few different cards using the same materials, so they are all slightly different but with a similar layout for ease and speed of making!!

So here we go....


a simply decorated inside (which was pretty much the same for all the cards coming up)


A change of paper and sentiment......

Just one bauble, another sentiment and an embossed background (not sure you can see it properly on this pic)....


More paper.....

Love this sentiment.....


Portrait style......



Love this red base CS with the green spotty paper....


Some more paper.....



and finally the inside of the portrait style cards.....



Phew..... hope that wasn't too much for you!! 8 cards down... just a lot more to go!! Ha!


Materials

CS: SU Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Naturals Ivory

Papers: SU Jolly Holiday

Stamps: SU Occasional Greetings, Contempo Christmas

Tools: Top Note Bigz Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crum Cake ink pads

Misc: Sponge daubers, Stampin Markers, Adhesive Pearls


Now I have used a few retiring SU products for these cards. The fabby papers and a few of the sentiments. The Jolly Holiday papers are £8.75 for a pack of 12 double sided 12" x 12" papers and the occasional greetings stamp set (one of my absolute favourites and I am sooooo sad it is being retired) has an amazing 40% off the retail price so is now only £18.75 for a set of 12 sentiment stamps. But you'll have to be quick, these items are only whilst stocks last and only available until the end of this month, before they will be gone forever!!

So if you would like either of these items to help make your christmas card making easier this year, or any other SU items then just drop me an email and I would love to place an order for you.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you're up to, I'm off to see my family tomorrow! Thank for stopping by.

Hugs, Victoria

5 comments:

Liz, said...

What a gorgeous set of cards, you are well ahead of me!

Liz x

Jenny said...

These are all lovely Vicky, the red and green baubles are my favourite designs. Love the topnote as a background panel too :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Vicky - you've certainly got a bit of a Christmas stash of cards started! These are gorgeous designs. Hope you had a lovely time with your family. Vx

Jane said...

Lovely Cards Victoria. SO glad I ordered a pack of these papers before they sold out. My favourites are the portrait ones. See you soon x

Blue Daisy said...

These are gorgeous! I love how you've coordinated the inserts too!

tx