Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Ringing the changes

Hello lovely visitors, - more Christmas card again today I'm afraid to say.... But with nearly 40 cards to make, it's about the only making I do at the moment. Hope I don't bore you too much.
I've called this post ringing the changes, as these card are quite different from the previous ones I have shown. They are all made with a collection of G45 papers my lovely daughter gave me for my birthday.
They are all pretty similar, I have just layered up some papers and then finished them with simple die cuts as embellishment, - all in an effort to keep them flat for easy posting.

I am making and showing all of my cards in sets of about 4 or so, I can never repeat the same things to often, otherwise I get bored myself, and I also like to try out different things. Also, different style cards suit different people I think....
This one is on it's way to friends in Australia, the husband is an expert bird watcher, so I hope they like it.

More variations on a theme

And here finally the last one in a slightly different format.

Well that's it for today, thanks for your visit and happy crafting!


Margaret Mifsud said...

A simply stunning set of cards Astrid!! Those G45 papers are gorgeous and you have used them to perfection!! Each focal image is so beautiful and I love all the die cut elements used!! Fabulous designs and gorgeous cards!! hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Your cards are all beautiful, and certainly anything but boring - the recipients will all be over the moon! Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So traditional Astrid, there is always a freshness about red and green together. Beautiful use of those gorgeous papers, who ever said red and green should never be seen must have been colour blind!! Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Warm Hugs & Wishes Tracey xx

brenda said...

A totally delightful collection of Christmas cards Astrid, each one with that beautiful Vintage feel to them.

B x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous vintage cards Astrid - well done for making so many! Jennie x

Dorthe said...

Astrid, they are so very beautiful. You used those brilliant papers, to create such magical Christmas greetings, to friends, whom will all have a bit of your creative soul. They are gorgeous , all , I love them !!

Hugs, Dorthe

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid, gorgeous cards. Seeing these is making me want to get out some of my G45 papers. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xXx

Let's Art Journal said...

Those G45 papers were such a thoughtful birthday gift from your daughter and the cards you made with them are so beautiful! I love the rich colours, pretty images and fabulous designs - amazing 😁. I especially like the robins, they look perfectly at home in the wonderful Christmassy scenes that you created! I can't wait to see more of the cards, I made about 40 cards too this year and they are already written and ready to 😉. Wishing you a lovely week! J 😊

Redanne said...

They are beautiful cards Astrid, beautifully vintage and very traditional looking, the papers are certainly beautiful and I love the Seasons Greeting die cut, it is so pretty! I only started my cards the other day, so it is pretty much plain and simple for me this year! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Astrid, I'm on a well overdue catch up, gorgeous cards, G45 papers are always so beautiful - what a lovely gift from your daughter. It's great that you've been able to personalise the images to suit friends.
Avril xx

Annie said...

your cards are beautiful and the G45 papers from your daughter are stunning xxx I am sure the cards will be treasured Astrid xxxx

Helen Wallace said...

These G45 papers are gorgeous in the traditional colours of Christmas. Like you, I tend to make different cards for different people and the die cuts add interest without bulk. Lovely work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Estelle said...

Your cards never bore me, Astrid. Absolutely beautiful and so inspiring! We've recently moved into a retirement village and am battling to get my craft space sorted out. No cards this year but managed a few simple tags.

froebelsternchen said...

They are just beautiful!
Poor Astrid - 40 cards! That would be punishment camp for me.
I once made 80 cute christmas cards for a market and started in June.I was ready in November. It was a huge job, but I can say that I have learnt very much with this job. What you make often you make brilliant and you get a pro just by practice - that's a fact! But you are a pro already - so you will get a propropro now! LOL!

oxo Susi

Marisa Job said...

Wow! They are absolutely beautiful!! Love them!

Jackie PN said...

Your cards are beyond words absolutely Amazing Astrid!! Stunning!!
Jackie Xo

butterfly said...

The rich red, green and gold gives these a wonderful traditional look - great use of the papers for another lovely set of cards.
Alison x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh so gorgeous Astrid! Every detail.

SewPaperPaint said...

I don't know how I missed this one, but I'm so glad I saw it in my email. These are sooooo incredibly beautiful. I love the traditional feel for Christas. I'm very impressed with your diversity in each batch of cards. You've stepped out of your norm and I think it's a great way to get back into crafting after a long holiday. A treat for me indeed! Merry Christmas, Autumn

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