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Saturday, 28 December 2013

You know how it is...

...you sit down for a quick blog hop and one thing leads to another.

I went for a quick catch up over at Marianne's blog and ended up hopping over to have a look at Debby's request for folk to share their five favourite Christmas cards.
So here we go...

This was my first Christmas card completed after being invited to join Ignacio's DT over at Nicecrane Designs...
 ...the Christmas image was a delight to colour and it worked beautifully with the Craftwork cards "Christmas Post" range.
Back in July when most folk were thinking of Sunshine and Summer holidays, I was taking part in the Bugaboo/Catch the Bug "Christmas in July" challenge...
...I just love this little bear sitting on his candy cane.
Marianne is a really bad influence (LOL). I had seen her use this stamp on her blog and couldn't resist any longer...
...this version was made using just black & white CS and sparkly white WOW embossing powder.
Andy at Pinnacle Crafts is another bad influence on me. Andy had been using the Fabulous Shoes on some super cards but I've 'jumped' in with the Fabulous Fashion...
 ...I even dug out some charms that had been hiding away in my stash.
I think of all the cards I made this year using this Stampendous stamp, this has to be my favourite...
...keeping it simple with distress inks and just a touch of colouring - it was just how I wanted it to look (no leaky elbow syndrome on this occasion).

There you have it, my favourite five Christmas cards for 2013. Lots of folk have been sharing their favourites here in Blogland so if you are looking for some inspiration for Christmas 2014, just go for a hop...............................................................................................

14 comments:

Lynne in NI said...

These are all fabulous, TFS :)

Karen Petitt said...

All of these are beautiful. That Stampendous stamp is stunning and I love the two different versions. For me the winner is the mannequin with the Christmas outfit - gorgeous! I'm just looking at what other people have posted as their favourite 5 hugs Karen P x

She King said...

Gorgeous cards, glad to see how you have used (beautifully) my most favourite Stampendous stamp. xxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful selection of cards and a great reflection of your beautuful creative style.
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Sandra said...

They are all cards I'd be so proud off x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Sooooo adorable card Tony, soo cute, and so proud you are in the Team,,,,,you deserve it my friend.Horayyyyyyyyyyyy for Tony

Wendy L said...

Wow, an amazing collection but I do love the plain black & white one and the brown one, just gorgeous, xxx

Allison said...

what a lovely selection wishing you all the best for 2014
Allisonx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

If I don't get blamed for anything worse I don't have much to worry about. Glad I inspired you as your cards are all gorgeous. The Stampendous ones are my faves. Would love to see bigger pics on your blog to admire them more closely.

Chidkid said...

Beautiful cards thanks for sharing. I particularly like the vintagey one.

Virginia said...

Oh Toni - they are gorgeous - utterly utterly gorgeous - well done you!

Carol L said...

You've created everything from whimsical to vintage and everything in between and each card looks amazing! I think my favorite is the last one too! Gorgeous!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous selection of cards, it's so difficult to choose just five isn't it!
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Pauline
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debby4000 said...

Oh what fabulous, gorgeous cards.
Many thanks for joining my Favourite Five Christmas cards.
luv
Debby