Oct 7, 2012

Handmade Christmas Cards

The Essence of Christmas
Well Christmas is well and truly started in my craft room.

Simply Delicious 
The main image is a Vintage Christmas image from HERE
The Recipes and food clip art are from Printable Heaven, HERE 

I made a Pocket to store the recipe cards in for the back of the card

This card was all about the wonderful food we eat at Christmas.
When I was a child I remember my Mam had a special cupboard, where she started gathering special goodies just for Christmas, you could look, but not touch until Christmas eve, when the extra special food started to appear, and each day until new years eve, we had delightful treats to eat.

Remember when you were a Child, the excitement of Christmas
This beautiful image from Christine Haworth captured that feeling.
Background from Craft Creations

Elegance in Pink
This card was made by joining 2 x 5 inch Sq Scalloped cards together, then scoring diagonally the left and right covers, to form the folded back gate fold card,
Main image from Etsy.
Pink snowflake paper HERE

The large white poinsettia, has a beautiful pearl and diamond cluster button in the centre.

Card opened to reveal a photo corner pocket to hold the topper in place.

Back view of card,
the overlapped cards looked so pretty I decided to add the ribbon seam, and some peel-offs  to finish it off.

Welcome Home for Christmas
This card is for a young couple arriving home for Christmas
and has a beautiful garland surrounding the front door with a tartan bow to finish

Beautiful Angel image from Etsy.
I have used white organza bow, with ivy and holly leaves, white poinsettias, marabou feathers, and beautiful glittered white fern,
This card is for Family or Friends away from home.
but would also be perfect to remember a lost loved one.

I would love some feed back, so please let me know what you think
Yvonne xx


  1. Well, what can I say.. yesterday was absolutely fabulous! Your card design is amazing, the atmosphere was great, and as usual we learned lots and came home with amazing cards. Thank you for visiting us on the north side of the city! We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

  2. Hi Yvonne, myself and those I,ve spoken to have all had another fab day with you yesterday. My cards are on show and are been wanted by all. I'm still exhaused so just sitting at fire and playing with my new dies. Many thanks for crossing the liffey. See you Tue. Aiveen.

  3. Hi Yvonne =)) I am your newest follower, I've found your blog at the craftingireland website. I love your Christmas cards ideas, the couples card is my favourite, I started early on my Christmas cards this year too.
    I would be delighted if you would pop over for a visit http://madewithlovebykatya.blogspot.ie/

    Katya xx

  4. Hi Aiveen, thanks for great day yesterday, see you Tuesday evening.

    Welcome Katya
    I popped over to see you blog, loved the little bird and flower card,
    not sure where in Ireland your living,
    but if it's near Wicklow you might like to join us for a fun evening,here in Kilcoole,
    happy crafting Yvonne

  5. Hi Aileen, many thanks, was so tired when I got home, it was lovely to meet all the new ladies and catch up with all my regulars,see you in Dungarvan
    Yvonne xx

  6. Katya lives in Athlone :) Hopefully she will be able to link up with us for one of the fun days!

  7. hi yvonne your christmas cards are amazing see you in kilkenny siobhan

  8. Hi Yvonne, I really enjoyed your class tonight, I think I'm hooked. Been on the computer since I came home looking at the tutorials and Christmas cards, especially like Remembrance and Simply Delicious. Looking forward to getting down to Kilcoole again soon Liz

  9. Thanks Aileen, Siobhan, and welcome to Liz, great night, lot of craic, and lovely brack
    hope you'll join us again Liz
    See you all soon

  10. Yvonne,
    Phil Curran here. Been really busy so only leaving comment that I should have left in December. Your 'Simply Delicioys' card was described by anyone who saw it as 'AMAZING'. Loved it so much I did it with a group of elderly people who started off going to give it to someone and then wanted to keep it for themselves. Thanks for your generosity in sharing your ideas and it's also amazing how you can touch so many people without knowing it. You were part of a team who provided entertainment and a little gift (the card) for each of the elderly people in the group. Many, many thanks. I should also acknowledge to you how delighted I am with the shape of the 'Easel gatefold wedding card'. I have used this shape so many times to make really special cards. Thanks so much and look forward to meeting you again this year.
    Regards Phil

  11. Thank you so much Phil for the lovely comments, I had such a bad cold over Christmas,and only feel like I am getting back to normal today, went out for some fresh air, and a bit of shopping, I need to work hard today, as I am behind with my cards, and need to find my mojo.
    delight your ladies liked the recipe card, it was one of my favourites workshop makes,
    I have so much planned, for this year, and it all kicks off next Tuesday with our Club night, will add a few new photos very soon
    have a lovely new year,
    God Bless
    Yvonne xx


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Yvonne xx