Saturday, 16 December 2017

The final set of cards

Hi all, how is it going? December seems the fly by at top speed, - hope your prep for the big day is going well.

Today I have my final set of cards to share, all pretty much following the same design, and using up bits of  Maja Design papers left over from various other projects. They are small, the finished cards are just 4 x 4".
Here is the full set. Like with most of my Christmas cards this year, they are kept flat and are only embellished with die cuts.
All of the central images were edged with Stampendous Aged Silver embossing powder,  love the effect that gives and if you do a whole batch at the same time it goes quite quickly.

Well, that's it, all done and dusted and in the post to their recipients and I look forward to getting on with some different things. 

I have one more design team project coming up before Christmas and then shall take a blog break until closer to the end of the month.

Hope you are all having a good week and manage to carve out some time for yourself, - I shall be off for some cookie baking....
Thanks for your visit like always!


Rita said...

What fabulous cards Astrid. I will doing flat cards for next year too, as the postage costs are phenomenal now. Wishing you and your family the most wonderful time this festive season. Hugs Rita xxx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards, Astrid! The images are lovely!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous cards, you do the vintage look so well. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

As always you´ve made such a bunch of gorgeous cards here again Astrid. I´m always amazed with how many and how different ideas you share with us, and this is just as fabulous as usual. Stunning work.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year too.

chrissie said...

Great ideas on the card Astrid. Just been having a catch-up on your wonderful blog and it is always so inspiring

Enjoy your weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Dortesjs said...

Very pretty and sweet cards, love the old "look" very much.

Annie said...

Gorgeous Vintage style cards Astrid xx Have fun with the cookie making xx

Annie xx

JoAnne said...

Beautiful Astrid!

butterfly said...

Ooh, the silver edging really does look great on the images. Congratulations on reaching the final batch!
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

This vintage cards are so adorable ! So beautiful made and with this delicate greenery and bows they are fantastic!
Big BRAVO for you - you have managed to do so much and every single collection is a WOWSER!
Happy weekend Astrid!

Marisa Job said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! Love all the Christmas cards! Have a wonderful weekend!

Dorthe said...

Oh Astrid, I think you created more than my 17 cards ,lol.
These last ones, are all so very beautiful and also old time Christmassy, which I love.
The papers you used are also just lovely , with all the sweet images.
Congratulations to you, for having finished this big task :-)
Hugs, Dorthe

Corrie Herriman said...

These are fabulous Astrid !
Corrie x

rachel said...

What a wonderful set of cards Astrid - so sorry I have been a bad blogger of late - working has meant a lot less time for this but I oh so love a catch up every now and again! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas! Hugs rachel x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A very beautiful group of cards. Enjoy a lovely weekend

Meggymay said...

A fabulous set of cards Astrid, I think we all think of the thickness of our cards these days.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

A beautiful set of cards Astrid, they may be small but they are packed full of interest and beautifully designed! Hugs, Anne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another gathering of vintage beauties Astrid, I always feel so relieved when I have finally finished mine. The images you have used are truly timeless and I would never tire of looking at each and everyone of them. I'm sure those cookies looked and tasted just as good.
Warm Hugs Tracey xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

These cards look fantastic dear Astrid, you have a very beautiful style of cards!!

Have fun!!

Let's Art Journal said...

Another set of beautiful cards in your amazing vintage style! I love how you keep them flat for posting and the die cuts you used add such pretty detail 😁. I may have to look into getting a die cutting machine, I've been holding back as I'm not sure how much I would use it. The Stampendous Aged Silver embossing powder frames those lovely Christmas images perfectly too, I love it! (Did you use an embossing marker?) I hope you are having a lovely weekend! We've just got back after visiting family, we had a great time and with lots of travelling involved so it's nice to be home 😉. Happy Sunday! J 😊 x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful collection of cards Astrid. Love the vintage style and you're putting me in the mood to use some of my patterned papers that seem to have got forgotten recently. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Jackie PN said...

OMGosh, your cards are amazing Astrid! I mean truly beautiful! I would love to just sit and watch you create these, each is more beautiful than the last!
Well done you!
Jackie xo

Sandy said...

Wonderful collection of Christmas Cards Astid!
Sandy Claus xx

sarascloset said...

These are such wonderful cards with a beautiful design! Even though they are 'flat' for easy mailing (which is always a plus at this time of year) they have such wonderful visual dimension and even a bit of texture with those sweet drops and stunning embossing. What treasures they are, that will be cherished by their recipients! Big Christmas hugs!

Bev. Wilson said...

Hi Astrid! These 4 x 4 cards are perfect - love this size. I've enjoyed all your Christmas art - thank you for sharing it with us. :)

vaiybora said...

Very nice your blog and article,I like your good project!


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