Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Past

Yep, more Christmas cards. I actually love making Christmas cards and always, always leave it to the last minute to do them. Every year I'm determined not to do that but it always happens.
Yesterday (Monday) was spent with a friend of mine who came down to help me tidy my craft room. I had moved all my sewing and cross stitch items into the spare room cupboards and so had that part of the work done. Thank goodness. It took the whole day but I can now see the floor (because all the stash is in the cupboards now), have tidy and neat shelves and I know where things are.

On Friday and Saturday I managed to make these cards while out crafting both days. lol
All four have been 'cased' from a lady called Debbie Olson, a very clever lady who did a series of Graphic 45 cards, part one and part two. I would wholeheartedly like to thank her for making these cards because I just love them. I did try to make them a little different but that was difficult because I loved the originals so much.
The photos have picked up the light on the Swarovski Rhinestones that I used, well I hope so anyway. My Bow Easy was used and the ribbon used on the bottom cards is gorgeous silk ribbon. I can't put the link to the silk ribbon on here but I can email it to you.
Hope you like these cards ├žause I have more of them to do yet. lol
Thanks for looking and all your wonderful comments that I know take time to leave. Very much appreciated.


17 comments:

Jane Norrish said...

The Queen of the bows! Leigh these are just gorgeous, I love them.
Take care, Jane ;-)

Dawn B. said...

Wow these are amazing.. I love vintage and your bows are superbly done.. Really nice job.. Can your friend come help me tidy up...

Debbie Pamment said...

You do these images such justice - they are gorgeous Leigh - and your bows - what can I say - AMAZING!!!
xXx

Cheryl said...

WOW Leigh,these are stunning and no colouring,I don't think I bought this design......must go and get some!!! Would love you to send me the details for the silk ribbon to chezzy31@gmail.com thanks.
xx

Kylie said...

STUNNING Leigh!!!
I love those Graphic 45 papers, I have to get some lol, everytime I visit your blog my shopping list gets longer and longer lol and I so LOVE your ribbon and bows, more products to add to my shopping list roflol!!!

Thanks so much for sharing Leigh, Love, LOVE your Christmas cards!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Leigh these are so very beautiful!
What gorgeous work!
Those bows are to die for!
hugs
kim x

Mandy Schiller said...

Lovely cards Leigh! Very vintage! Love those bows.....

Mandyxx

Lynette said...

These are all wonderful, Leigh! I love them all.

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

These cards are just lovely. I love the gorgeous ribbon on them. I hear you about the last minute. I actually had mine finished in November this year (amazing). But I STILL have not addressed the envelopes. Sigh....

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are beautiful, I like the vintage feel of them! Wonderful job.

Jennifer said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS!! Please, will you consider creating a tutorial on how you tie such wonderful bows? Your bows are out of this world fantastic.

Wonderful cards!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are outstanding! Love the vintage look and the bows are beautiful as well as the images.

ChristineCreations said...

All four are just beautiful! These images are so classy looking!

Jodie from Oz said...

Leigh, your cards are stunning, I love each & every one of them. The bows are gorgeous. Merry Christmas
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Curt in Carmel said...

What great cards!!! These vintage images are so wonderful for Christmas. I love the smaller image used with the larger image. Great stuff! Best, Curt

mycardz said...

OMGoodness! these are ALL gorgeous! And, your bows are sooo perfect. Really awesome job on these cards.

Shirley said...

So beautiful. Love the bows and the vintage look and still bright and beautiful!