Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas 2010

Greetings - it is lovely to have you visit again - I do enjoy it when you call by.

This year I have got all my Christmas cards made, but not yet ready to go.. I do need to get my overseas postings done before the 29th, or I will have to pay and arm and a leg to be sure to get them delivered before Christmas...

As I make them in bulk, I tend to do an assembly line production of a reasonably simple card - well that is what I try to do - the simple part does not always work!  The initial design was fine, but then as I worked I realised I had to adapt things along the way as the basic design did need a tweek, and then I started to run out of, or run short, of some of the materials.... and here is the final result, which was  'gussied up' a wee bit  as I adapted it slightly for the 

I borrowed the Embossing Folder I used on the white panel, and do not know name of it, but it depicts Christmas Ornaments.
The stamps is from Stamps Happen Inc, and it stamps and embosses well, with all the detail being picked up.

After gold embossing, I filled in the capital letters and star with a gold pen to give some emphasis to the stamping.

This panel was mounted over a couple of gold corners - cut from small square dies from the CB Vintage Corners.

The extra that I added for the challenge was the ribbon and the stars - which did seem to liven the design slightly, but I only had that one piece of ribbon, so this is the only card to have this treatment!!

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting, and be assured, I treasure your comments.
May your day be blessed.


Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful, Maxine. Love the elegant simplicity.

Denise said...

Maxine, this is beautiful. The gold embossing against the red adds such elegance. Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along witht the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Denise P
MMSC Design Team

Paddington fan said...

Very stylish and elegant Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's this time & good luck, love Jacky x

Laney said...

elegant and stylish great card
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

Elizabeth said...

I guess we'll be getting one of those soon ;-)! Lovely!

Melisa Waldorf said...

All the red and gold is so beautiful and I love what you did in the corners for this sketch! I'm not even done with my cards. You are way ahead of me girlfriend. I would love to have your address, my email is melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and pray for God's blessings for you and your family. Big Hugs! Melisa

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful holiday card Maxine. I just love all the embossing and the white space. Great take on the MM sketch. Thanks for playing with ODBD Shining the light challenge this week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I was sure I had been and left a message here!! This is a great Christmas Card - you are so organised!! I love those corners and the embossing - adds so much texture! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

marsha said...

What an elegant holiday card Maxine! The red, white and gold are beautiful and I love all that embossing! Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing your next entry!

Carol Hurlock said...

Maxine this is so classic and elegant. What a beautiful card filled with the "Reason for the Season". Love it. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Midnight Madness Design Team

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Absolutely beautiful - thanks for celebrating with us at OSAAT this week
Debbie x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
This is lovely!
The red and white looks so great together and with the gold embossing is fab!

Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. We really appriciate your support and hope to see you again next week.

Midnight Madness Design Team

Connie M. said...

Oh Maxine, this is just so pretty! I so love all the wonderful gold on this card! Thanks so much for playing this week in the midnight madness sketch challenge! Hugs!!


Kary said...

Hi Maxine, this is a beautiful Christmas card! I love the colours and the wonderful embossing in gold and also with the embossing folder. The sentiment is so fitting for Christmas.
Thank you too for commenting on my card. I really appreciate it. God bless, and take care.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Pretty Christmas card, Maxine! I admire that you make yours. I wish I had the time. I haven't even been able to get boxed ones sent for years! But you and the other card designers that are making them have inspired me to buy a box this year and try to get them addressed! Well, one step at a time! LOL!

NinaB said...

Gorgeous, Maxine. I love all the details.