Monday, December 14, 2009

Be Merry Again!

I've so enjoyed making these Christmas cards. Here are two more that I finished a few weeks ago. For the first card I cuttlebug embossed the Basic Grey pink background with my new snowflake flolder. I made a Christmas tree using punches like Francie did. I think it looks fabulous. The star at the top of the tree is an acrylic embellishment out of my stash as is the lace and bling. Stamps are by Papermania and the papers are My Minds Eye Be Merry and Basic Grey.

The second card uses Nesties for behind the Christmas trees which have been cut out of the Be Merry paper by My Minds Eye. I cuttlebug embossed the pink layer with another of my new embossing folders from the UK. Stamps are by Papermania with Stampin' Up punches used for the greeting. Lace and bling from my stash.

Today I received some gorgeous crystals in the mail so hope to get some more of these cards made using them.
Jennifer requested that I do a tutorial on making bows. Well all I use is the Bow Easy and sometimes the rabbit ears technique. I'm not allowed to put the link on here where I purchased my Bow Easy but if you email me,, I'll be more than happy to send you the link to where I purchased mine from and also on that same website is a fabulous tutorial on how to use the Bow Easy.

This last week has been spent in non crafting activities for the most part. CWA is finished for the year, the crafting groups I go to have finished up for Christmas and Sunday afternoon was spent with 4 other girls that I went to Primary School with. We have an annual get together at this time of the year.
The fine tuning of my craft room clean up is nearly finished.
Thanks for the many wonderful comments on my blog, I truly appreciate each and every one of them.


Cheryl said...

So beautiful and such pretty them both!!!

Leonie said...

Such fabulous colour combo's love your work!

Liam said...

These cards are just so beautiful.


Mandy Schiller said...

One of my favourite colour combo's. Love it Leigh!


Kylie said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! Love them both, the colours are so pretty and I love the trim you used on your second card, STUNNING!!!

Have a wonderful week,
Take Care,
Kylie X

Lynette said...

Wonderful cards, Leigh! Sure sounds like you're ready for Christmas!

Jean McKenzie said...

How I love these colours together Leigh! Very very pretty and so beautifully made.

Alicia said...

Leigh, these cards are just so lovely! And what about all those gorgeous boxes you made! Wow! You could sell them and make a fortune!
Good Luck with the rest of your Chrissie cards and the decluttering! When you have finished with your house there is always mine! LOL : )
Alicia xx

Curt in Carmel said...

Not only are these beautiful Christmas cards, but the colors are fantastic! I love these colors and are such a nice change from the traditional ones! Beautiful work! Best, Curt

Janice W. said...

Pretty cards Leigh and I like your picture on the sidebar! Happy Holidays! :) Janice

Linda said...

WOW, I love your cards, they are so pretty, I must agree with everyone else, your colour combo are fab.

Merry Christmas!

Jodie from Oz said...

Beautiful cards Leigh, love the pastel colours. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards, luv the colour combo, sue.x

Debbie M said...

Hi Leigh - see you have been extremely busy making lots of beautiful Chrissy cards. Love them all!

Debbie M

Debbie Pamment said...

Love the colour combos on these Leigh - sooo much FUN!
Thanx for all of your friendship and inspiration in 2009 - I look forward to more fun next year.
Have a safe and merry Christmas

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous cards, Leigh, Love the non-traditional colors! Enjoy your warm weather... we are in the middle of a blizzard here. We should have about 2 feet of snow before it ends tomorrow!

Happy Holidays, Pat!

Jodie from Oz said...

Leigh, Love both of these Chrissy cards the colours & papers just beautiful.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Shirley said...

Lovethe colors, Leigh, they are beautiful!!