Saturday 20 December 2014

Last minute makes.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well and prepared for the man in red to visit.
I am almost there, a welcome day off today and then in work everyday.
All through till 11pm Christmas Eve and then 3 welcome days off ;D
I am hosting the Christmas Dinner this year so we have had to go out and buy extra
So here are my final Christmas cards for this year and probably my last post before Christmas too.
I am entering this 1st set of cards into the following challenges:
1.Crafty Calender Challenge - December Challenge - White on white
3.One Stitch At A Time Challenge - Challenge 226 - AG with glitter
4.Everybody Art Challenge - Challenge 305 - Frame
5.Creative Card Crew Challenge - Challenge 77 - AG
6.Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Challenge 225 - Christmas
7.Clear It Out Challenge - Theme AG/ Stash AG
8.Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge 93 - Christmas is all around
9.The Paper Shelter Challenge - Christmas Challenge - AG
10.Inky Impessions Challenge - Challenge 190 - Winter  Wonderland 
Products used are:
White card
Mirella Cinnamon scented holly patterned paper
Pearl hearts
Lots of stickles stardust
White ribbon
Sue Wilson frames dies
Crafts too reindeer die
Sentiments done my myself using Blackjack font
Distress tool
This really sparkles irl.

A close up of the frame and reindeer.

And a sideways view.

And now on to the 2nd batch which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.Get Creative Challenge - Challenge 4 - Blue & White/silver
3.Papertake Weekly Challenge - Last Christmas card of the year
4.Creative Inspirations Challenge - Challenge 294 - Christmas/New Year
5.Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Winter Inspiration
6.Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas Cheer
7.Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Challenge 352 - Sparkles
8.Time Out Challenge - Challenge 21 - Christmas is love
9.Milkcoffee Challenge - Make it sparkle
10.Brown Sugar Challenge - Challenge 125 - Christmas

All 3 together.The card on the left has a Justrite sentiment stamp used for the wording.

A close up of one of them.
Products used are the same as the white on white cards, just different pearls and gems and i have used some more of the Mirella cinnamon scented holly paper but in navy blue.

A close up.

And a sideways view.
I really wish you could smell through your screen, they smell so strongly of cinnamon, Christmas all wrapped up in one card design :D
Lotsa hugs from me and wishing you all a very Happy, Peaceful and Loved Christmas.
To those poorly or in need of extra special hugs this Christmas, i send them all out to you and my thoughts are with you all.
Love Nic.


Sheila said...

Nic these are gorgeous. X

Lynn's Place said...

Wonderful project you did...Merry Christmas from CIO challenge blog...hope you come to play again <((><

Kaija said...

Oh, and oh how wonderful these cards are, and smells of cinnamon, the kind of paper can get, will will also :)
May I take inspiration from these?
I hope you too and your family a Merry Christmas <3 Hugs Kaija<3

sirkkis said...

Super lovely cards, so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at TioT.
Merry Christmas!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous elegant cards Coops..I love the reindeer,what a beauty.Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year 2015..


sandie said...

These are stunning, lovely layers and very elegant use of colours. Thanks for joiningus at TIME OUT x

Erica said...

What gorgeous cards. How blessed the recipients will be when they receive this keeper card.
Thanks you for playing along with Get Creative Challenges no. 4, Use Blue/White or Silver. Join us again soon.

chrissie said...

All of the cards are stunning and a shape I have never seen before

Thank you for sharing them with us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie x

Marilyn said...

Ahhhh... such gorgeousness! I love them all and couldn't pick a favourite!

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous, they are so gorgeous

Lorraine said...

Beautiful design Nic, love the colours and dies.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

These are stunning Nic. Your designs are so elegant and classy. I especially love the reindeer.
Wishing you and your family and very Happy Christmas and I hope you get some chance to relax a bit after working hard.
hugs Sue xx

Debs said...

Totally awesome Nic - love the fabulous design and gorgeous detailing.
Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year :o)
Love & hugs
Debs xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such gorgeous cards Nic.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards -very elegant and love the papers and fabulous layout-Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas
Carol x

Sarah said...

These are magnificent Nic, love the blue you have used and the reindeer die cuts are fabulous. Wishing you a Happy Christmas with your family xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Nic - so elegant. Hope you have a fab christmas x Susan x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Coops
Fabulous stunning cards.....
As always.... Thanks for all your inspiration ove 2014.....
Happy Christmas....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Nic these are wonderful cards!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs Lynsey x

Meggymay said...

An awesome collection of cards, super designs and details. Thank you for sharing them with us at TioT's this time.

Wendy said...

Stunning Christmas cards Nic....Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow Coops both the cards are stunning. lots of great detail. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges Blue and white week.
Linda K. DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, love the reindeer and liking the sound of this paper, never seen it anywhere. Don't work too hard x

KathR said...

Hi Nicola, is there a template for this design, these cards are stunning...
Thanks in advance Kath...

Doreen said...

Gorgeous creations Nic,Happy

Christine L said...

Wow Nic.... these are all so fabulous!! I'm sure they'll be treasured and I wish I could 'sniff' them too! LOL! I think I may have to have that reindeer die... so perfect for cards like these!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmastime!

Christine x

Jane Savage said...

Cinnamon scented paper!! Wow I need some of that!! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Coops!
Have a wonderful Christmas & a happy, healthy and crafty New Year! xxx

Lee said...

Hi Nic,they are all STUNNING hun,gawd you need your days off,working till that time on Christmas Eve,thinking of you.
Wishing you and all your family and moggy,the Best Christmas Ever.Huggles xxxxx

Michelle said...

WOW how gorgeous are these Nic. So beautiful and elegant - the dark ones are my faves - just stunning - Michelle x

Nonni said...

Very elegant and beautiful! I especially like the WOW-look. Stylish! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Sandra H said...

!WOW! Coops they are absolutely stunning x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Nic, all are stunning. I especially love the dramatic contrast of the navy and white. Have a magical and very Happy Christmas. Nicola x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! Scented paper! Cool! Love your design - it's gorgeous; fab framing, sweet dear and great ribbon on these layers. I loved the white on white ones and then I saw the darker version and loved it even more! Super, Coops. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. Good luck with your Christmas lunch! Hugs, Lesley

Gerrina said...

These serie of cards look great. So elegant and so many interesting layers! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow these are AMAZING creations! Love the all white theme and that deer die with your design!! Very elegant looking! Merry Christmas & Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Sue B said...

Oh these are gorgeous Coops… so elegant and pretty! I love the ornate frames and the lush bows! :-)
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! All the best for the New Year!
Love and hugs
Sue B xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful cards Coop's, Merry Christmas
Kevin xx

jenn shurkus said...

so pretty!! both color combos work so well :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp and merry christmas!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, these are fab!
Have a wonderful Christmas Nic, good luck with the dinner :)


Hi Nic, what a fabulous collection of cards - love the elegant design and the idea of Cinnamon scented paper. Gorgeous dies too!
Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Enjoy your well-deserved break -Sylvia xxx

Mimi said...

Fabulous creations Nic, just loving the white on white, true elegance and real eye candy :) :) :) Thank you for joining us for this fortnights OSAAT Anything Goes With Glitter challenge. Hugs Jane xx

Margaret said...

White on white is always so elegant looking. The others are also fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Beautiful, beautiful work. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Beautiful, beautiful work. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year x

catherine said...

These are just so beautiful Nic. So stylish and elegant in style.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the new year
x catherine

Joey said...

These are absolutely stunning! beautiful makes. Wishing you a lovely Christmas. Jo xx

Blankina said...

So the wow versions a lot!
Merry Christmas to you and family, thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog,
Big Hugs Blankina

NGCARDS said...

These are all lovely creations! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and we wish you a Merry Christmas! xxx

Anita in France said...

Such elegant detailing, Nic ... both colour combo's are just lovely ... so chic and stylish! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful cards Coops... Happy Holidys...
thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Jackie said...

Both colourways are so gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CI x

EriEs said...

Gorgeous cards - both color combinations (white/white and blue/white) looks very pretty. Love all that die cuts.
Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges

Erika, DT

lynne said...

Hi Coops, Sorry this comment is so late but i have not ben online much latey due ot health reasons. I just wanted to drop by to say that your cards are gorgeous. I love the reindeer die..perfect!
Thanks for sharing at Crafty Calendar for the white on white challenge!
Lynne xx

nwilliams6 said...

Super elegant and beautiful! Hugz

Andrea said...

Very nice creation - I like it. Thanks for joining EAC.

Mrs.B said...

Hi, Congratulations on your Top 5 Pick with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Could you please contact me at:
Thanks, Avril

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Congrats on your Top 5 win at Southern Girls with these gorgeous cards Nic x