Friday, November 11, 2011

More Christmas goodness...

Happy Friday everyone! Just want to share a few Christmas cards and layout before I go to bed. :)  I've created with the gorgeous Simple Stories '25 Days to Christmas' collection and it really was so easy to use. Love the touches of black in this range. The leaves were punched using the Martha Stewart 'Branch' punch. The flowers are Green Tara Mini Roses and the twill ribbon is from the shop too. 
With this one I punched a strip of the same colour cardstock using the Martha Stewart 'Vine Trim' punch. Quite like the 'embossed' effect it gives. :)
This one was pretty straight forward using satin ribbon and the Martha Stewart 'Doily Lace' border punch.
And a layout capturing my goofy kids on Christmas Eve 2008. I've used an old Crafter's Workshop template and some Glimmer Mist to create the circles and dots on the background. The rubons are old ones from Kaisercraft that I had in my ever growing stash and the button was covered using HBS 'Christmas' Fabric Scraps and a self cover button tool kit from the shop.
There are heaps more Christmas creations from the very talented Design Team in the Handmade by Suzanne Gallery to inspire you. You can check it out here.
Thank you so much for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend.
Until next time.
M xox


Fiona said...

Love your layout with those circle, just fabulous!! Your cards are just stunning. Gorgeous work as usual :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful cards Marelize! I love the greeny colour & all your punchwork - looks great! And what a fun layout too!! Have a lovely weekend :)

Leonie said...

These cards are great, the papers look really good, haven't seen many of the christmas ranges yet. Love the
second one. The layout is fabulous too. The circles look so good. I think I have those old rubbons in my stash too ;)

Jennifer said...

A cute LO and such wonderful cards. I still have a few more to make but am getting slack with them. hee hee

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards & layout Marelize...I really like the touches of black in this range too! Love that Martha Steward branch punch!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend :-)

Lynette said...

I love your Christmas cards and your layout is so pretty. Well done.

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Marelize I Love your layout with those circle, just fabulous and all the details are gorgeus!!
Your cards are just stunning . Gorgeous work as usual my dear !!
I wish a wonderful week with a good things!!!
Kisses and huges

Cathy said...

LOVE your cards Marelize and the circular design on your LO is fantastic.. such fun Chrissy pics!! Great minds think alike.. I have just finished a Christmas kit with the Simple Stories pp's and made 10 cards and 3 LO's. Have a fab week :))

Paula said...

Brilliant cards & layout! I love the circle design of the layout :) Haha so haven't got my head into Christmas yet ;)

Kerryn said...

Your cards are fabulous Marelize!!!!!! LOVE the layout too :).