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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Artsy Crafty Christmas!

Hi, was struggling to think of a title for this post, but as I was using all PaperArtsy Stamps, except for the greeting which was a Crafty Individual free stamp,  this was the best I could come up with.............mind you its not a bad title is it...........!!






Canvas Bookmark
These are not your usual type of Christmas cards, but you see had bought this set of stamps in Birmingham and just had to use them, couldn't help myself...............all the die cuttings were gifts and liked the gothic look of them.  Coloured with Distress Inks.  The bookmark had to be varnished just in case the dye of the inks rubbed off with use.

The Christmas tree at home is up, decorated in Victorian style with lots of homemade decorations.  My husband likes to decorate the hall and he has bought quite a lot of paper decorations which reminds him of his childhood.............plus a magic lantern light.........everybody say aaaaaah.......

Wishing you a Happy Wednesday and take care of yourselves and hope nobody has suffered excess water damage here in the UK.  Hugs Annette x

39 comments:

Laurie said...

your home sounds lovely, its nice to have things we remember from past christmas around us, we used to make paper chains from construction paper every christmas, now we can buy fancy paper decorations,I still like the homemade ones, I do love the paper lanterns though, your tags are lovely, I love the vintage look to them,

Patti J said...

You'll have to post some 'home' photos - sounds delightful! We've not begun decorating just yet. I really enjoyed your holiday cards, Netty! Very unique - I think anyone would be thrilled to receive them!

Catherine Constance said...

Hi Netty, love your Christmas cards. The colours are beautiful. I will be putting my tree up in the next two weeks. I have a decoration that I bought with my Nan well over 40 years ago. :)

CuddlyBunny said...

... aaaaaahh ... I can imagine your decorations and am ever so impressed with the simplicity and beauty!

I also so love your Christmas cards -- it's a true artist who can create something unique for a common holiday or celebration!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

adorable ..such an elegance flair with all this pieces!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

WOW! Great works...they are lovely!

joanna said...

Gorgeous as always, Annette! your sense of design amazes me!!
xoxo

Paula Whittaker said...

fab xmas design, something different. Liking the bookmark too.

craftattack said...

These are gorgeous Netty! Hugs, Valerie

Von said...

A bookmark for christmas what a good idea :) and such different but great cards :)
Von ♥

Fuchsia said...

Its cool to be different Netty I love them xxx

Deborah said...

LP stamps and fancy die cuts - made for each other!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous makes, love the colours.
Your decorations sound fantastic.
Yvonne x

Karin said...

gorgeous christmascards, love the stamps and color you used!

Pam said...

Love the cards and tag Annette!! Glad to hear all your decorations are up!!

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Annette. Hugs Rita xx

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely, original cards Annette.
Decs are up? Wow, mine will have to wait until I get home then I can think Christmas.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Anita Houston said...

WOW...so original! The contrast with the stark white and the warm colored images is fabulous! These are elegant, fun, and interesting!!!

Linda R said...

Aaaaahhh.. Don't you just love Christmas.. Your tree sounds beautiful. And how cool is it that your husband gets into decorating as well.. Love your card my friend.

Hugs~

kay said...

Tree up already, you are organised
Fab cards and bookmark,x

Terry said...

Very dramatic, Netty! Love the Christmas reds! You should take a picture of your tree for us to see! Have a great day! Hugs!

Daniele said...

such lovely cards Annette, so different and so original
hugs

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful rich colours Netty - wonderful stamps. They make very interesting cards. Especially love the bookmark. Nicola x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic cards, all of them.

Sandy said...

Hey Sugar! That's Southern United States talk that means I love you!!! Yep Annette - your work is fabulous and I can't think of anyone that does better unique Christmas decorations than you. I think you know how much I enjoy looking at your wonderful artwork and it is indeed that - ART!
Sandy

Roban Studio said...

These are stunning Annette. They remind me of a Victorian Christmas.
I can only imagine how cozy and lovely your home is. Sending you warm Christmas hugs ~ Rhonda

Yvonne said...

These are gorgeous, Annette!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very striking cards and bookmark !

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Aaaaah...:) I can't believe you've got your decorations up already! I haven't even properly stared my Xmas cards yet....sigh... Love your cards and the fact that they don't look traditional :). Brilliantly made! xxx

NatashaMay said...

Rally awesome cards and tags. Love the vintage feel. :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I am luvin' these cards Netty, they are artsy fartsy imo...hugs

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such beautifully different cards Netty and I love the bookmark. Just gorgeous and so unique.

Anesha said...

These are wonderful, love the colours. Thank you so much, we were really worried about her but thankfully she is getting better.Hugs ANesha

Jingle said...

These are so pretty!

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous (not really the right word)for them they are beautiful and love the tag-your Christmas decorations sound great Tasha and the grandaughters have put our tree and decorations up too lol
carol x

Healing Woman said...

Good title. I like that your cards are gothic too. I love old fashioned Christmas trees. I can just imagine a Dickens Christmas at your house in the UK. I'll bet it is magazine quality decorating going on with all your neat hand made decorations. When I was in London, I walked along the area where Scrooge was filmed. Loved that movie!

baileyrosy.com said...

Ahhhh ! Fabulous non trad creative gorgeousness, love the Gothic feel and warm colours. Any chance of seeing a piccie of your tree and maybe hubbies magic lantern I bet they are gorgeous .

Marie

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh you've been such a busy little elf making all these darling pressies!
Hugs Lynn

My name is Cindy said...

These stamps are gorgeous aren't they? I didn't think of them as Christmas stamps bu they look great - clever you!! Cindy xx