Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Hatter's Challenge Xmas Cards

Hi everybody. Hope you are all well and fit. I spent yesterday with a friend, and when I got home I just had time to have a try at my Xmas cards. I have a whole packet of purple cards and envelopes - which look blue in the photos - and decided to try out some simple cards just using die-cuts made from silver foil, a few vintage images and some matching ribbons. I am not happy with them, and will not be making any more like this. Ah well, we live and learn! And at least I now know what I do not want to do for Xmas cards....How good that there is still plenty of time! I think the colours are so strange because it was just starting to get dark outside.




I am linking to the 'Out of Hat' Challenge.

Have a nice day you all, take care, and thanks for coming by.


29 comments:

  1. These are different to your usual stuff, but they are still very striking! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. I have pictured them with the real background colour Valerie I imagine they look spectacular IRL. You have some wonderful cut outs and images and I love the cards. Thank uou for joining in with us at The Hatters for the first week of our Christmas challenges.

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  3. These are sweet & lovely, Valerie! :]
    The silver foil... gives these a classy touch ~xx

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  4. I love purple and imagine these are very striking IRL.
    Hugs xx

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  5. I don't know Valerie - perhaps it's because they are purple you don't like them. The designs are stunning I think. Love your die cuts, What if they were on white a white background with white ribbon? Love the designs. I would love to think up something absolutely divine for Christmas - having issues with that too. Hope you have a fun day. hugs, Donna

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  6. Hi Valerie, I bet if you put these away for a week and then looked at them you would see what we all see. Fabulous designs. Love the foil cut outs and the embellishments. You already know I am a fan of scraps. I am imagining these on a shelf with the candle or fire light reflecting off the foil. They will look magical.
    Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters again this week.
    Regards Florence x

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  7. Feels like winter already. :) Great cards.

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  8. Gorgeous blue Xmas cards, Valerie!

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  9. These are much better than you think Valerie, I know they are not your usual fare but they really do look good. The paper looks like it has a nice sparkle to it and the foil mixed with Santas looks very pretty. I think we are always too hard on ourselves.

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  10. Valerie, I really think they're lovely. I'm with Florence and think they'll probably grow on you - they're just different from your norm. Have a lovely evening. Suze xx

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  11. Christmas Cards! They are gorgeous - and now I feel waaaay behind :)
    Thank you for your sweet message about my trip - back and getting back to art too - thank you! xoxo

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  12. What a great start on Christmas cards! Love the colors and design :)

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  13. I don't know why you're not happy with them, they are lovely! Hugs, Barb

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  14. Your colour combo is fantastic,
    love your cards.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  15. You have made 3 christmas cards more than me and they don't look as bad as you think, xx

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  16. I think the silver foil is really nice for a holiday card. They look pretty nice to me!

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  17. I like the Victorian Santas with the die-cuts, etc you have paired them up with.
    Beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. I think the look fantastic, those trees are amazing.
    Yvonne x

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  19. Three more than me too Valerie!

    I especially like the middle one...

    I love the vintage santas ... and the ribbons and charms too

    Karenx

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  20. Aaaaaarrrrggghhhh, Christmas cards!!!!

    The die cuts are great and I really like the effect of doing them with foil - I wonder what they'd look like with alcohol inks.....?

    You're right, we do live and learn, and work out what we like and what we don't. You might not be too happy with them but I bet you still had fun playing, eh?!

    xx

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  21. I like the movement you created in these cards.

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  22. beautiful skies! I go though my spurts of clean up and outs too! it feels so good!

    have a great day!

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  23. So pretty! Love the contrasting textures.

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  24. love your Christmas tags Valerie! Love the blue and the little guy is too cute! Your falling leaves are very soothing and dreamy!

    Wishes
    Debbie
    ^..^

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  25. I for one think they are very striking and your use of the foil with the die cuts is magnificent so there !!

    Marie

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  26. I for one think they are very striking and your use of the foil with the die cuts is magnificent so there !!

    Marie

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  27. Die cutting the aluminum paper was a brilliant idea. Love your cards today.

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