Monday 24 December 2012


Christmas Eve is here and if you're like me you'll all be wondering now where the last year has gone...... is it only when you're getting old(er) that time seems to go fast? LOL

Debby is hosting her annual 'Favourite Five Christmas Cards of the Year' so I am playing along again (have shoved the small pile of ironing into a basket in the pantry and shut the will still be there on 1st January so I am not worrying about it now!)
Here are my favourites - some you may have seen before, some I didn't get round to posting -

First up is a vintage themed card with the central image printed onto fabric- picked because it contained all the things I like to use - embossing folders, dies, crystals! And of course the sentiment is so true.

Next is a variation on a bright pink card I shared - done this time in an Aqua colour - chosen because I enjoyed the change of stamping in a different colour

Third on my list is gold glittered leaping reindeer-you can't have too much bling at Christmas!
  My next choice is a commissioned card made for a Baby's First Christmas picked because I had fun making it
 and finally -
well- you didn't think I would leave off one of my current favourite stamp companies did you?

I found it really hard to only pick five... and I hope you like my choices!

Am currently playing about making lots of mess with a couple of projects designed to keep me busy over our Christmas in between the eating (!) and it's a change from making cards - I am so lucky to be able to make as much mess as I like out here and not have to bother about it upsetting my (unusually) tidy house!

To everyone who visits me I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, thank you for taking the time to comment on my creations and thank you for the inspiration I get from your fabby makes!

I hope Santa brings you everything you wish for and no doubt I will not be far from blogland over the next few days - in the meantime here's a card for you all (and for Di's Crafty Snippets!) x


Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous xmas cards.... Great choices ... But all your cards are stunning .....
Have a fabulous Christmas Viv.....
We go away Boxing Day to Spain... And i said to Roy ... Can i take my die cutting machine away with me !! How sad am i ... Lol.....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

They are all beautiful Viv, I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Kevin xx

Di said...

Hi Viv, I hadn't spotted that you were following me - now rectified in return :)

Love your top five - and thanks for coming to play in the Playground with a super snippets make. It's a tad damp out there today - ha, ha........and I just hid the ironing basket too :))

Merry Christmas - and blow the ironing!

Hugs, Di xx

Deborah said...

Wonderful festive selection, Viv! I especially like the first one. Hope you have a great Christmas. Deb (rustycage)x

Teresa said...

Fabulous cards Viv, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
hugs Teresa xxxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Viv these are gorgeous creations. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and all the best that 2013 has to offer. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sherry said...

All your cards are fab Viv - I love the one you sent me too (not sure if I thanked you for it or not - thank you again anyway!!) Hope you have a great time and get all you wish for. Take care, Sherry xxx

coops said...

fantastic cards viv.all so stunning.
Wishing you a really Happy Christmas and thanks so much for all your comments on my blog this year :D

xx coops xx

Mary said...

Wow, I love them all, I couldn't pick a favorite....Each one is a true treasure. Happy Christmas...

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic collection of Christmas cards, Viv! I'm going to be CASEing at least one of them! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year brings happiness!

Mrs A. said...

I like your selection. So diverse . Have a lovely Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

A wonderful selection Viv, I love every one of them.
Yes, the older we get the more the time flies!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thank you for all your lovely comments throughout the year. :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards. S x

Tonya said...

Fabulous selection. They are all so different, yet equally beautiful.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous selection Viv and some great ideas for next year.
Thank you for joining My Favourite Five Christmas Cards.

Vanja said...

These are all beautiful, Viv!

Happy Holidays!


handworksonhigh said...

Just been breezing through your blog for the first time in ... forever. I've enjoyed looking through your beautiful work. As for the photo of your work space, I should live so long! Mine's never been that orderly for 5 minutes together!
Hoping all is well with you and yours.

Sarn said...

Gorgeous snippets card and really lovely Top 5 you chose.

Happy New Year to you.

Sarn xxx