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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

June's Christmas Cards For Hjertboden's Juleblogg & Candy Reminder

Good morning peeps,
Thanks for your well wishes about this darn shoulder of mine, I've had a good rest thanks to my knock out pain killers and the pins & needles have at last eased thank goodness.

Today I have my 3 Christmas cards that I try and make each month for the
I made a start on these cards at the end of last week but didn't get them finished due to my shoulder so I've just managed to finish them off this morning.
Ingredients -
Image - Prairie Fairy, Medium - distressed inks, Papers - DCWV, Flowers - Prima, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid, Sentiment - Cats Life Press, Bakers Twine - Crafty Emma's, Sparkle - crystal glamour dust
I'm entering this little card in the following challenges -
Winter Wonderland - pretty in pink, Make It Monday - anything goes, Hanna & Friends - fab sketch, Lollipop - inspired by a song (Tis the season), The Crazy Challenge - beautiful women, Hooked On Crafts - flowers, If The Shoe Fits - roses, Crafty Ann's - Christmas, Crafty Sentiments - monochromatic
Next up is a vintage card, not sure if I like this one very much & I know many of you don't show cards you aren't happy with, but sorry folks from me you get the bad with the good lol.

Image - free download, Papers - Websters Pages, Butterfly - CC Designs die, Ribbon - May Arts, Sparkle - Platinum stickles
The little scrolled up paper thingy I made using the Magnolia Silent Night background stamp and distressing it

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -

Last up is of course a sweet Tilda, I couldn't post three cards & not use her lol. I don't really know why I bought this stamp last year as I couldn't decide if I really liked it or not but I'm pleased I did now as she's grown on me now I've finally got round to inking her up, fingers crossed the Summer stamp club does too!
Ingredients -
Papers - Pion, Image - Magnolia, Medium - distressed inks, Gem swirls - Prima, Sentiment - Cats Life Press, Flowers - Hobbycraft & Kort & Godt, Sparkle - crystal glamour dust.
I've added a half slice of dried orange, a cinnamon stick & gold berries which are all from my stash

I'm entering this little card in the following challenges -
Simply Create - fly with us, Christmas Card Challenges - die cuts, Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas in June, Sunday Sketch & Stamp - fab sketch, Alphabet - H for half dozen (pearls), Creative Belli - beginning with G (gems, glitter)


I have masses of DT comments to catch up on, a DT project to finish, and lots of you to return visits to and answers to questions to give, so hopefully I will get to you all asap.
Before I go whizzing around blogland a quick reminder if you haven't entered my June candy & want to there are still a couple of days left to enter.
Thanks for stopping by



50 comments:

  1. Hi Mandy
    Hope your're ok. These crimbo cards are just beautiful! Gorgeous colour schemes and so many lush embellies too! And my fave Tilda! Can't believe you thought you wouldn't like her!! :D
    Kelly.x

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  2. Wonderful cards you are showing today. Take care.
    hugs Dorte

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  3. Beautiful cards! So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

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  4. Three fabulous cards Mandy. The pink one would be fab for the Summer of Colour Pink Challenge. Hope you have that horrible pain under control now. Hugs Annette x

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  5. Gorgeous Christmas cards!

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  6. You made three gorgeous christmas cards Mandy! I llove the pink one! It's 35 degrees here today, real christmas weather LOL.
    hugs, Marlies

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  7. All your cards are beautiful Mandy, so different but so gorgeous!
    The vintage one is awsome, can't belive you wasn't happy with it! Shame on you girl! ;)
    Good luck sweetie with your shoulder, hope it behave now!
    Lots of hugs to you
    Jill

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  8. Oh these are just so beautiful and inspiring.
    It makes me feel all Christmassy!
    Love Clairebears x

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  9. The cards are lovely!

    Marie-Anne

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  10. I love them all Mandy.. Well done!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  11. Wow you've been busy! Well they are all just gorgeous, but of course the one with the SSW sketch stands out to me with all of those gorgeous flowers and pearls! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  12. Oh wow, these are all stunning Mandy, I love the details on each along with the gorgeous images and colours. So glad to hear your shoulder is feeling a bit better. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Vintage challenge, good luck xxx

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  13. all are gorgeous cards, Mandy....Gillian is my favourite!
    xxx Margreet

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  14. wow what a fabulous selection of sweet Christmas treats..........love the pretty in pink one but then I do adore your vintage style too, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland, great to see you with us
    Hugs Kate xx

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  15. Mandy these are all fabulous, how can you not like your work!! So pleased to hear that your shoulder is improving again and the pins and needles are going. Don't go over doing it though!! Get hubby to use Henry!! Take care Hugs Jo x

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  16. Beautiful cards, love all the punched borders and what a good idea to use the cinnamon stick and dried orange. I'm sure I've got some pot pourri with that in somewhere. Off to hunt it out. Debs xx

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  17. Beautifuk cards...love the third one..its very pretty

    Hugs
    Neelam

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  18. Hi, these are fabulous all of them .:) Sandra H

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  19. Three stunning cards Mandy. I have not made ANY Christmas cards yet..... it will be upon us before we know it Lol

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  20. All 3 of these cards are wonderful and I'm not sure what you don't like about the vintage one but it's my favorite of them all! I think you did a fantastic job on it and even though I love the coloring you did on the others, there's just something very charming about the middle one.
    What a good idea to make 3 Christmas cards a month! I think I might try to do 3 every other month as I don't send that many out anymore. Glad your shoulder is getting better.

    Anniebee

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  21. Mandy these are absolutely wonderful! Hugs

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  22. Gorgeous cards. I love the vintage one. I wish mine turned out as well.
    Nikki x

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  23. Hi hun
    wow you have been busy, totally gorgeous cards, so many beautiful embelies & detail, stunning work, sue,x

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  24. I love all three of your beautiful cards, so creative and I am sure whomever receives these will love them, also. Your card for our sketch this week at SSW is so pretty, I can't believe you aren't happy with it....the papers and the image is lovely and your rolled scroll is wonderful (need to remember that and borrow your idea, if that's ok.) Love the Tilda angel and your LO on that one.
    Thanks for playing at SSW with us this week.
    Patti DT/SSW

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  25. Oh wow Mandy, I hope the recipients of your Christmas cards know how lucky they are....they are so beautiful & I can see how much love & care have been put into them! I wish £3k was all I'd spent on craft stash - it's the amount I've spent on coming up with wedding invitation ideas haha xxx

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  26. I think they are all 3 just gorgeous and I am not much of a vintage photo type fan ;o). But the pink one you submitted to our Hanna challenge this week is my favorite out of the three *g*.

    Thanks for playing with us this week and good luck for the prize draw!

    ~ Heike

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  27. Hello Mandy
    Susan from New Zealand here.
    Thank you very much for making me laugh this morning when I read your comment on my Wild rose card that I entered in MIM.
    Stressed what is that word!!!!!! never heard of it.Ha I saw you entry on MIM and although I have not thought about Christmas cards yet, you have inspired me to start creating some, all the cards you have made here are just fabulous. I shall now become a follower and be inspired more often.
    Smiles:)

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  28. Three stunning creations Mandy, all so detailed and sparkly. Love 'em!

    Donna x

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  29. Completely gorgeous creations Mandy love all the little embellies you must be very organised for xmas now I don't think I have one (well maybe one lol) xmas card! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  30. Stunning cards Mandy.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

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  31. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. I love all of them. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  32. Awww Mandy! I'm so sorry that your shoulder has been giving you problems again. :( Hope you will feel a lot better soon! Get loads of relaxation, and take it easy on the blogging for a bit. Cards and blogging can always wait .. we'll always be here waiting patiently for you. :)

    Well, your 3 Christmas cards are absolutely gorgeous! Of course I love your borders around the edges, and each are so unique and different, yet all are simply BEAUTIFUL!

    Big Hugs and Well Wishes,
    Elise

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous cards. I love all the details you add and the beautiful papers you've used. I especially like the scrolled up paper - what a clever embellishment. Will have to remember that myself! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Hope you return again to our challenges.
    Sharon, SSW-DT

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  34. Fabulous cards, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time, hope you will join us again good luck xx

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  35. Hi Mandy, Wow a stunning selection of Christmas cards! They are all beautiful :-)

    Lisa x

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  36. Wow Mandy, gorgeous cards. I love the pink one.
    Love from Holland Aartje

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  37. Oh amazing cards Mandy, each one stunning even the vintage one.
    luv
    Debby

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  38. Fab pinkish card! Saw it on Make It Monday. Love that cute image.
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

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  39. Three wonderful cards! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet and CYDA challenges xx

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  40. Great cards(as always !!)I particularly like the vintage one !! You put me to shame as I haven't even thought of Christmas yet, suppose I will have to now - thanks Mandy !!!

    Hugs, Sandra xx

    p.s. glad to hear the shoulder is a little better - keeping fighting it girl !!! lol

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  41. All your cards are so fabolous, wonderful colours and design. And the image from the 1. card is really amusing.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  42. Such a lovely Pink christmas card and i love what you have done with the flowers. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

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  43. WOW! Mandy you have been a very busy bee, love all 3 cards and your vintage card is gorgeous!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  44. Wow, so busy! Each card is fantastic! So many lovely details...

    Thanks so much for entering Hanna & Friends this week.

    Hugs, Kiki

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  45. Hi Mandy

    Three fabulous cards! I particularly like the idea of the scroll on the second card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Remember.....to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week leave some comments for other entrants. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have to win.

    Michelle :o)

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  46. Mandy: What a great card--love your image and colors! Glad you could join our challenge "Come Fly with us" at Simply Create.

    Diane
    Simply Create Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  47. WOW! I love all 3! STUNNING! Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy ;-)

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  48. All of your work is simply GORGEOUS Mandy, your detail work is so amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at WHOOPSI DAISY this week. Hugs:)

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  49. gorgeous cards - all so different!! I haven't made ONE this year.. NADDA! Think maybe I can buy some of yours?? You'll have heaps... although, only 6 months to go :)

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  50. Saw you gorgeous creations over at Make it Monday, loving the pink Christmas card although I have to be honest I haven't even given Christmas a thought yet.....best get thinking eh???
    Much love xxx

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Mandy xx

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