Saturday, 24 December 2016

Favourite Five Christmas Cards 2016

It's become somewhat of a tradition to share our favourite five Christmas cards of the year each Christmas Eve...and although Debby isn't hosting a linky fest this year...I'm still going to share mine today. I made 92 Christmas cards this year...quite a lot less than last year's total, but I still have a surplus! These are my picks (I've linked each one to the original post for the full details of each card):

These took me quite a while to make and didn't go entirely according to plan...but I love the result!

I made quite a lot of cards similar to this one...the 'Falling Snow' background stamp from Simon Says Stamp combined with WOW 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder creates a perfect background for all my Christmas critters...and I love the bright colours on this card.

A set of really quick and simple cards made to use up some scraps of smooshed Distress Ink watercolour paper...but I love the way they turned out.

This one was quite fiddly to do...but really effective...and a great way of using up more scraps of watercolour paper coloured with smooshed Distress Inks!

I simply had to choose a Penny Black card...and this one is a recent make with lots of fun jolly snowmen...and that background stamp again!

Oh...just one more thing before I go...here's this year's Christmas cake:
Frosty the Snowman being attacked by a gang of giant robins ;0)

Merry Christmas everyone!

3 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Poor Frosty!! Killer birds!!!
Great selection of cards Helen - but the watercolour ones are my fave without doubt!
Have a Happy Christmas. x

Lorraine said...

Your cards are always gorgeous Helen, and these 5 look fab. The one I received in the post is my favourite :-)
I need to take a leaf out of your book...I ran out of time! Only finished my orders this morning!! I promise to do better next year.

I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas
Lorraine x

Crafty She said...

Lovely cards Helen, and your cake looks delish :) Happy Christmas..xxx