Sunday, 15 November 2015

Frosty Festivities Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog....this post is part of Jennifer's month of wonderful 'Frosty Festivities' crafty inspiration.
So I'd like to give you a bit of christmas themed inspiration........and as I usually send out about 50 handmade christmas cards....and haven't really made any yet this year [oh dear].....this blog hop seemed like a good place to get started!!
I like the idea of making little sets of cards using the same papers and theme.....it makes it quicker.....but still fun as they aren't all identical.
These cards all began with 3 things......the large snowflakes......the images.......and the paper pad.
The snowflakes were a bargain die cut pack bought at a craft show for £1.....and I have loads left.I actually bought them for scrapbooking and then really liked the idea of using some of them behind images on cards.
Using the same card and papers on a selection of cards makes it so much quicker and easier to make a few at a time.
And to make this hop even better......Jennifer Grace is giving away a prize pack of a Lawn Fawn stamp set and more - enter to win by commenting on all the blogs in the Frosty Festivities 2015 hop! The giveaway closes on Sunday the 6th of December at 10pm GMT, and is open internationally........a great prize as you can see.
And now it's time to see what great inspiration Julia has for you.......if you get lost......or didn't start at the beginning of the hop.....just pop over to Jennifer's blog.
Enjoy.

32 comments:

Katherine Sutton said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the snowflakes and the turquoise and beige colour scheme.

Janis said...

Wonderful set of cards!!! I love the sweet images and colors. Using the snowflakes behind the focal panel is such a brilliant idea. I, too, have been making small sets of similar cards. Makes it a lot easier and faster for me.
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Shelley E said...

Very sweet cards! Good luck on getting all your cards made this year. I have done about a dozen so far that will go to special friends who appreciate hand made cards!

furrypig said...

so happy to see your beautiful cards Jacky, I always love them and the snowflakes are a great bargain!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty set of cards! Looks like a fun kit! Love the snowflakes!

Daphne said...

Such a lovely set of cards! I haven't started my Christmas crafts yet, but looking at your cards I definitely get into the mood. Thanks for sharing!

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Always love seeing your cards, so creative

alexa said...

I always look forward to your cards :). And the softer blues and peachy/kraft colours are lovely with the white snowflakes.

Claire Newcombe said...

Cute cards, and I really like them coordinating- it is so much easier to make lots of cards quickly when you have a plan with papers and embellies (I still havnt started either!) xx

Karen said...

Such fun Christmas cards; love the images and the pretty patterned papers. I have 55 cards ready to mail---but they are all the same this year. It's the only way I can figure out how to get them done in a timely fashion. I'm hoping to make a few more using different stamps, but the pressure is off for now.

Sian said...

I was just thinking about you earlier as I wondered when I was going to have time to make cards this year! It's lovely to see that you have been creating.

Kirsty Frisby said...

your cards are always so beautiful

Louise said...

most festive ....and cute Jacky x

Sandra said...

Such a clever idea to use the snowflakes like that. Brings such texture to such pretty cards x

mandysea said...

What sweet sweet images in your cards.. beautifully coloured. Love the adding of the snowflakes too!

Julene Matthews said...

This is such a good idea for layering.Love those giant snowflakes.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, your set of cards is so sweet! The images are precious! Love your colour scheme. Great idea to use the same papers and embellies on all - I must remember this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb said...

This is such a beautiful set of cards you have created. Love the little images.

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous, pretty vintage cards.... I REALLY like the snowflake idea - sort of like a seasonal doily thing!!!! Thanks for sharing...& I'm glad you're getting some cards made :) Hopping along......

Clare Brown said...

super cute set of cards thanks for sharing1

LCSmithSAVED said...

Such sweet images & the snowflakes set the perfect wintery tone!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so cute and sweet! your coloring is amazing!!!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lovely cards, with your trademark layers. I tend to make in sets too, for aa bit of variety. I know someone who makes over a hundred each year, all identical and quite complex. That would drive me crazy!

Sheena said...

I always love your cards Jacky.
Wonderful wintery colours xxx

Dolly B said...

such lovely cards and the big snow flakes with your blue colour scheme look gorgeous
hopping along
Mary

Helen Philipps said...

Your cards are really beautiful Jacky. Love the colours and the big snowflakes. Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Margot/NZ said...

A very pretty set of cards!

Lynne in NI said...

These are great Jacky! Those snowflakes were a bargain!

Melissa said...

Lovely cards Jacky! I started my Christmas cards yesterday - created 80 cards, fronts only, but feeling pretty good now. I'll stamp the insides & prep the envelopes later this week hopefully!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Oh my gosh, your creations are so cute! And great prizes! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Jennifer Grace said...

This is a lovely set of similar but not quite the same cards! The snowflakes do look great behind the sweet images. Thank you so much for taking part in my blog hop, it was lovely to have your blog as a part of the event. x

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards, loving the soft palette in the background and those are just the cutest images Jacky.