Tuesday 24 December 2013

Favourite Five

Debby is once again playing host to Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2013.
I have had quite a CAS Christmas this year mainly due to the ridiculous postage that the highway robbers otherwise known as Royal Mail impose!
Played with less embellies than usual and definitely not a lot of flowery bits!
So without further ado here's my fave 5 of this years christmas makes and the reasons why I chose them!
First up is my use of the oldest card pack known to man! Picked these 'cos they have been lying about in a drawer for EVER and it just shows that if you keep something long enough you can make use of it!

Next is my 'man' card! Love this old truck and this was definitely one of my faves this year

Third one  has to be the 'most used by everyone Christmas Stamp of the Year' but I just love it!

Next is one of my White on White makes (which I made a lot of this year)   and    last but by no means least is a masking and stamping technique which I have been practising - and another make that once I did one ended up doing a batch!  Choosing five was soo difficult - there are some I wanted to use but my list would have ended up as being 'Favourite Fifty' I think!
 Thanks to Debby for again inviting us to link up and to all of you
here is one that was originally in my top five but 

-have saved her to say thank you to all my wonderful followers for finding time to visit with me this year, I wish you a Beautiful Christmas and may 2014 bring you all everything that you wish for.  

Viv. x x



Mrs A. said...

I have enjoyed revisitng all of your cards and you really have left the very best one till last.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a crafty New year to you. hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your visit Viv, have a good Christmas and I am sure your cards will be equally as gorgeous next year see you then.xxxxxxxxxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Lovely choices .. .. it must be hard to choose when you made so many lovely ones!

Have a really great Christmas and a lovely 2014 Viv!

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. S x

Kathleen said...

Some really stunning cards here, surprised you managed to pick 5 for all of your classy cards.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Kath x

Carmen said...

Wow amazing picks... Love them all very clean looking and just beautiful.

Diane said...

It's so hard to choose isisn't Viv, but your top 5 are so beautiful !!

hugs Diane xx

Paper Junkie said...

Lovely to see your favourites - some of mine too. Merry Christmas Viv - really enjoy visiting your blog. X

Margaret said...

Stunning cards have a happy New Year.
Margaret M

Darnell said...

And all your fans would have enjoyed scrolling through your FIFTY picks, Viv! I don't know how you narrowed it down to only six!!

They are all beautiful, but I think I would pick your last thank you card as my favorite!! I used to love tasting fresh fallen snow made into balls and the way you executed this card to showcase the image of her savoring that snowball is just magnificent!!

Happy New Year!! Darnell

Ellibelle said...

Stunning creations Viv, beautifully done!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, Viv, this is an awesome selection of Christmas cards. A wonderful reflection of your beautiful creative style.
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Crafty Lark said...

All fab cards Viv, great idea for the man card. Have a wonderful 2014. xx Flora

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Viv you've made some stunning cards this Christmas and I'm so pleased you've joined me this year with my Favourite Five Christmas Cards 2013.

Sue said...

WOW! A stunning selection of cards Viv, each one is so beautifully designed.
Sue xx

misteejay said...

Fabulous selection...I'm another fan of the Stampendous postcard.

I love your 'thank you' card at the end of the post - such an adorable image and a really beautiful card.

Toni xx

coops said...

fantastic cards viv.all stunning designs but the snowy postcard is my fav :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

Wonderful favourites selection, all of them so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

maz said...

I like your cards, do you have a newsletter please? Cheers and thankyou.

AndreaH said...

Hi. Thankyou for these gorgeous cards I don't suppose you know the name of the spot/dot embossing folder you used on the white on white cards do you please? Ohhh I've looked everywhere but can't find it. TYING. xx