Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Christmas Card Challenge with Cuttlebug Folders

Hullo there everyone!
...Well, wanted to do a challenge for Sarn's Rudolph day, or Christmas Challenge .. and also want to welcome some new Wonderful Encouragers on my blog. So special thank you to Monique vmb, (who has a Google + profile, so no details so Monique if you see this please let me know, so can encourage you by joining your blog, too ). Thank you VERY much also to Annie and Nan.G of WOYWW!
Well, my card is bit of a "cheater's" in way as used a topper, which I made with a "Pass-it-On" card mounted.
Saw them last year at Christmas time and thought they would make great card toppers, although not meant for that purpose - a pack of 25 was $1.25 .. howzat? 
This first one is for Hazelnut's Christmas challenge(and all for her June extra Challenge) - as this week's challenge is green with holly, etc. This was vellum, coloured on back with green dye ink, embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflake (Disc.) EF, then rubbed over with gold pigment ink for highlight. Corner holly is Martha Stewart pine leaf punch, with bling.

However this and the rest can go in Sarn's challenge have have basically just varied the folders which will give as go along.
 I have some of the card toppers left, and if you would like some, please put "YES, please" at end and will choose someone out out hat! they wont be gold mounted or have the bling on them, as I added that.
I have made ten cards with this in all, eight are shown as two are similar but they are all different. as they are made with lots of Snippets will hop over to Di's Snippets challenge too and also with the Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Many thanks every one of you for popping over for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x
In order of EF folders of plain white are:
Mostly from CB Winter Wonderland set  except for  first white one (Marianne Frame Designables Folder 908), one with Gold pigment ink pad rubbed over is CB Holly and Ribbons EF.
Three cards have two of Sizzix borders EF  from Sizzix Embossing Folders - Christmas Set #6


Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, you'll certainly be ready for Christmas.
Caz x

Sarn said...

Morning Shaz . . . WOW what a great collection of festive cards you have there. BRILLIANT!

Thank you for joining in.

Sarn xxx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

All gorgeous cards Shaz! Love how different they all look are despite using the same topper.

{{hugs}} and blessings

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic job,
hugs Tamara

brenda said...

You have been busy Shaz, I find making Christmas cards so hard this time of year I really struggled getting mine done for today's TV show.

Hope all is well with you.

B x

Myrna said...

Such a lovely assortment of cards. So many different ideas.
You have done an amazing job.

Stephanie said...

Lovely cards, Shaz. You are on the ball and will be ready for Christmas early :) I should get going on Christmas things too.
Hugs to you!

Rossella said...

Ooh Shaz, these are a bit special.
Thanks for your comments, I think it's the other Rosie that has won the candy, I had better check!
Have fun
Rosie x

Jean said...

A lovely set of cards. I very much like the toppers you used and all the lovely embossing. you did well to make them all look a bit different.
Jean x

Debs Willis said...

Great way to vary the style for each card, I really struggle with that.

Kathleen said...

These are stunning, love them, especially the one where the embossing has been covered with gold.
Brilliant set of cards.

Kath x

Cathy said...

Great set of cards Shaz, so many different looks, very clever :) Cathy x

Unknown said...

Great ways to dress up those cards.

Betsy said...

Beautiful, Beautiful cards. You'll be all ready for Christmas this year. It me. I've done nothing yet!

Di said...

A really stunning set of cards Shaz - amazing how the one lovely topper can look so different depending on the background used.

Ahem, all of my Christmas cards have inserts in and are also packaged too :) I made that my quest last week and sure am glad they're up to date!

Hugs, Di xx

Ginny Maxam said...

Your Cards are beautiful Shaz!! Can you believe Christmas is only 6 months away??? how time is really flying!
Ginny M

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, gorgeous collection of cards - and the 'toppers' were such a bargain too :) Love all the beautiful backgrounds. Elizabeth xx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful cards Shaz. I love how they are all a wee bit different yet that focal point stays the same. I think my personal fave is the one that has the gold on the embossed portions.
Yes Please
Maureen aka Scrappymo

Hazel said...

Super cards, Shaz - you've been busy - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Darnell said...

You have been so productive, Shaz! Each card is more beautiful than the last! Wonderful use of snippets and wonderful inspiration to the rest of us to get the lead out and start making those cards!!

Nan G said...

Wow! Thanks for the shout out Shaz! Guess what's on my WOYWW desk....Christmas cards makings! Will be posting them this weekend. Thanks again. Have a great , crafty weekend. Nan G

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