A Joyful Christmas

Hello Everyone
Let me first apologise that I am bombarding you with scheduled posts. All of a sudden I realised I had so much to share before the 25th and so now I am desperately trying to post them. I wouldn’t bother doing so but if I share a post it means I am able to share links to sites such as the wonderful Nicecrane Designs and the lovely Ignacio who generously let me play with images from A Joyful Christmas.  All three cards were made quite a few weeks ago and it might be possible that Ignacio has shared at his Nicecrane Blog.AJoyfulChristmasPThis will be a photo heavy post as I have three cards to share so I completely understand if you don’t want to wade your way through the photographs. ajoyfulchristmaslynnemoncrieffAll backgrounds are the same:- Nordic Snowflake stencil, modelling paste (Maimeri from That’s Crafty, the light version is so perfect for cardmaking) and gilding waxes.
The images were all printed onto a heavy cardstock.28 November 003I like the combination of the rustic jute twine against the Prima Icon Star which was all dressed up with mica flakes. A stamped tassel was also included.28 November 004An Oxford Impressions’ postal mark set within a metal frame.28 November 002Card No. 2 is a larger sized card at 8″x8″ ajoyfulchristmaslynnemoncrieffThe corrugated cardboard I painted with Sea Lavender (Martha Stewart paint available from That’s Crafty).28 November 027Card No. 3 is a return to the 6″x6″ size. ajoyfulchristmaslynnemoncrieffA sweet image with the dog beside his little mistress.28 November 016My next scheduled post will be on Sunday for That’s Crafty.
I am trying to catch-up with your Blogs as I am aware that, due to circumstances outwith my control, I was not able to visit for a few days.
I wish you all a good weekend and if you are in the middle of last minute preparations, here’s to life not getting too frantic.
Festive Wishes

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Avril
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 23:45:02

    Such beautiful cards Lynne, love the delicate background and embellishments with these gorgeous vintage images.
    Avril xx


  2. rachel fisher
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 23:47:33

    such gorgeous pieces Lynne – I especially love the one with the three little girls – gorgeous – beautiful colours xx


  3. Suzy
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 23:53:28

    Hello Dear Lynne
    These are all absolutely gorgeous – especially the sweet vintage images and using that Nordic Snowflake stencil is the perfect background on which to build you lovely layers. They are all so appealing but I think I favour the last one perhaps because of the pretty soft tones.
    So lovely to hear from you dear friend. I really hope you are going well and not getting too frantic before Christmas Day.
    Sending love and hugs,
    PS I just love my card sweet friend!


  4. Margie D
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 00:04:16

    Oh Lynne, these images are gorgeous but you present them in such a way that makes them absolutely stunning. Such lovely soft colours and textures – I love all three of them. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Margie x


  5. Jeanne Marie
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 00:11:52

    So beautiful!


  6. Marilyn J. Rock
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 01:26:55

    Stunning pieces as usual. I always love your elegant touches! xo


  7. Sandy Dehon
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 02:09:48

    Merry Christmas Lynne!! Your work is always gorgeous – so romantic and Victorian – is that the right word. I want to try some of this style. I do think what you make are real keepsakes. Your backgrounds are so rich, the embellishments divine and those Nicecrane images are perfect for your style!!


  8. Sylvia/LittleTreasures
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 02:18:57

    So much “JOY” in these beautiful Festive Cards. Love the use of all your layers and textures too and the images are precious. Thanks for your time in sharing these


  9. Shirley
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 02:23:21

    Your cards are stunning and compliment the beautiful Nicecrane images so well. It is hard to find time to visit all the wonderful blogs during this busy season. Seasons Greetings, Shirleyx


  10. Rita
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 03:57:49

    Good Morning Lynne. What beautiful cards. Thanks to you I love the Nicecrane designs. I love this set and used it on some of my neighbours cards. What a lovely man Ignacio is. I wonder how long it will take to get back in to non Chrismas card mode. Have a Good Day my friend and don’t overdo things. Hugs Rita xxx


  11. Sharon
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 04:15:48

    Beautiful – so elegant and olde worlde!!


  12. Brenda Brown
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 07:04:15

    Gorgeous cards Lynne. All beautifully designed and created.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  13. Buttons
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 07:19:47

    You’ve worked your magic with these designs Lynne. I love the way you’ve given them all such a vintage look. Jenny x


  14. Anne R
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 09:30:06

    Oh my! Lynne, all of these are absolutely stunning. I do love the way you create those gorgeous backgrounds and Ignacio’s images look so wonderful as centrepieces. LOVE these! Festive hugs to you too. Anne x


  15. Julie Lee
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:27:05

    Oh, Lynne, these are glorious! How lucky the recipients will be. I love the warmth of the images, the beautiful backgrounds and the perfectly chosen embellishments. This post is a joy! May you have a peaceful and joyous Christmas. Thank You for all the beauty you have shared in 2013. I am so happy that I discovered your blog. Julie Ann xx


  16. coco
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:29:57

    The three cards are sweet and magical Lynne, absolutely wonderful…….wow!!! I wish you a Merry Christmas, and a bit in advance, tons of good things, creative mood and good health also for the next year, as I will not be at home and out of craftyblogland for the days to come. Big hugs, Coco xxx


  17. astrid51
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 16:22:59

    Beautiful cards, all of them Lynne! Love how you have decorated those lovely images with the doilies, lace and other pretty embellishments, you have done Ignacio proud.

    Good luch with your on festive preparations!


  18. Ira
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 16:53:51

    These are all extremely beautiful dear Lynne, love how you made your fabulous background, the shimmer is really exquisite! Such wonderful use of Ignacio’s wonderful images! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones once more, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  19. craftytrog
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 17:26:40

    You have such a gift for embellishment Lynne! These are so lovely!
    Alison xxx


  20. Corrie Herriman
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 17:51:43

    Never apologise for putting too much stuff on your blog !! It’s beautiful and I love looking at it. Your backgrounds are wonderful and the images go so well with them ! Merry Christmas
    Corrie x


  21. michele s
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 18:33:35

    joyful indeed! these are perfect little bits of victorian inspiration. all colors and elements play in perfect harmony. lovely! happy weekend and happy christmas! xo


  22. suesartofcraft
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 20:06:11

    Beautiful cards and such delightful images. Merry Christmas Lynne


  23. butterfly
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 20:45:00

    What glorious golds and blues – these have such a wonderful vintage feel – beautiful use of Ignacio’s images too. I’m only sorry that I’ve got so far behind with the “bombardment”, but looking forward to a bit of catching up.
    Alison xx


  24. PetraB
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 22:45:42

    These are so beautiful, the embellishments gorgeous.


  25. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 22:57:59

    A lovely vintage look on these sweet cards Lynne!
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie


  26. Shelly Schmidt
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 23:44:39

    Love the gorgeous image you used- and boy-p-boy…look at all of the fabulous details! Love so many of the details- the star with the tassel, the correlated cardboard with the pretty color and the doily- oh, and all of the shimmer! Merry Christmas to you!


  27. Marianne
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 01:57:54

    Lynne, these are absolutely beautiful! You do have the touch. May your Christmas be festive and full of joy, and may the new year hold delights of good health, prosperity, and much love.

    Marianne xo


  28. MarieS.
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 16:29:10

    These are all simply stunning, dear Lynne.
    Have a l;ovely Sunday.


  29. gerriherbst
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 01:11:25

    Simply gorgeous. I do so love this color combination!


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