Monday, December 19, 2011


Yesterday I had a pre-Christmas afternoon tea with some of my dear friends, who spoil me every year with the most exquisite handmade gifts. 

I thought I'd share with you the Christmas cards I gave the girls.  I went with a theme of Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla (as you may well already have determined, by the title of this post).

Stamps: Stitched Stockings, Season of Joy
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla
DSP: Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler stampin' pad, Versamark inkpad
Other: Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, Stocking Tag punch, Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch,  Designer Frames embossing folder, Champagne Stampin' Glass Glitter, 2-way glue pen, gold flat-back pearls (not SU!)

Stamps: Merry & Type, Four Frames, Snow Swirled, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake stampin' pads, Crumb Cake marker
Other: Color Spritzer tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Decorative Label punch, Basic Pearls, sponge dauber, Lace Ribbon border punch, Very Vanilla velvet ribbon

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Season of Joy
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler stampin' pad and marker, Soft Suede stampin' pad, Crumb Cake stampin' pad
Other: Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Crimper, mini glue dots 

I hope you're managing to feel the Christmas spirit, despite it being a horrendously stressful time of year!  I'm feeling quite relieved to have finally posted my Christmas cards, and wrapped all the gifts.  Now to start packing for our fabulous holiday that we'll be embarking on, right after Christmas!


  1. Hi Christine
    Gorgeous cards, love your colour combination. Best Wishes for the Festive Season and your trip. Thanks' for your lovely comments throughtout the year.

  2. These are beautiful, especially love the stocking one and gorgeous colour combo.

  3. What a gorgeous collection of Christmas cards, Christine. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

  4. Another batch of stunning creations Christine! Adore your colour combo & the special details you have given each card. Beautiful! Hugs :)

  5. Wow .... a stunning array of cards Christine ... I love your elegant styling and classic colours ... beautiful!!!

  6. Really love this colour combo & all the different ways you've used it. If you twist my arm, the stocking is my fave but love them all.
    Glad you're safely back from your great holiday. Hugs. Di