Wednesday, 21 March 2012

More neutral love

Well, it's Wednesday which means that I *try* to get into my room to create a Christmas card or two for Jingle Belles. I made three last week actually (I blogged about two but ran another identical one off at the weekend) and now I've managed another two.

My strategy so far seems to be to just put together two very similar cards while I have the papers and embellishments out in front of me. I don't spend a lot of time on my cards and the extra couple of minutes to make another one really makes the effort worth while. I think I have way more than 20 cards already.  :-)

I really wanted to have a go at the wreath designs that appeared on so many gorgeous cards including Stephanie's but when it came to it, I didn't think I had the right products and it seemed like so much work. I know, I'm a lazy card maker which is funny as I spend SO much time on my scrapbook layouts. I think I need an intensive card making/design course to give me some fresh ideas and maybe help me to break out of doing what I always do and to take a bit more time. In my next life maybe!

So, I used Bohemia Christmas from MME which is really old but I still think it's one of the favourite Christmas lines I've ever bought (shh... don't tell BG!) and the colours were perfect for the neutral challenge.

The next prompt will be up on Friday and I'm looking forward to it already! Are you joining in yet? You know we're already a quarter of the way through the year - better get started sooner rather than later.


  1. well, i have to say i also *LOVE* the wreaths people have been making... and i was totally looking forward to your take on that idea... but on the other hand, these are just ♥SO VERY LUSCIOUS♥!!! wouldn't have missed them for anything, that mme just rocks quite awesomely!!! :)

  2. LOVE both of your're a lazy card maker?! pahooey...

  3. Love them both. Wish I had your laid-back approach to cardmaking, esp. after seeing the results! But I guess having some gorgeous papers to work with does help a lot.

  4. These are really pretty Lisa. I like your idea of two for the price of one - that's smart thinking

  5. I had to laugh because when I first started making cards, I would look at cards that seemed like they would take a lot of time and say ... uh, not for me ... and now I find it very therapeutic, although I love a clean & quick design ... these cards are so peaceful and beautiful ... I love the doily frame ... always thrilled to have you join us at jingle belles ... and love that you already have so many cards done.

  6. I loved this challenge and will probably revisit it again. Your cards are always gorgeous and these ones are no different. Just beautiful!


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