Saturday, 24 December 2011

My 5 favourite Christmas cards

The last 2 Christmas's I have been in Florida and therefore unable to play along with Debby's annual challenge of choose your 5 favourite Christmas cards of 2011. This isn't easy but in the end I choose these 5, which are in no particular order of preference.

I've really been enjoying distressing this year and chose this card as my best example. I wanted these Tim Holtz papers for ages and finally bought them at Ally Pally. I also love these sweet images from Nellie Snellen.

I wasn't too sure about the Simply Sassy girls when they first came out as they are so different from the cutesie Sugar Nellie images. The more I saw them on cards the more the grew on me until I fell in love with them. Secret Santa is one of my favourites and I love purple and aqua together.

This is my Hubby's card which I blogged a few days ago.  I love LOTV images and you just can't go wrong with traditional red and green.

This is another card I blogged this week, made for a very special friend from her husband. I love snowmen (and snowwomen) and love all the embellishments.

Choosing my 5th card was hard and I could have chosen several. These new fairies from Sugar Nellie have been some of my favourites this Christmas and some of them like this one can be used all year round. This ones adds pink to purple and aqua and is actually the card I sent to Debby this Christmas.

Thanks Debby for making me look back at the year's Christmas cards. I shall enjoy taking a look round to see what everyone else has chosen. I'm hoping to play along with the next challenge on New Year's Eve of 5 favourite cards of the year. Now that will be even more difficult.



Pink Dandelion said...

Smashing selection of cards. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Debs xx

Dragonlady said...

They are all stunning Marianne, thank you for sharing.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

hugs Ali x

mags said...

A lovely selection of cards.
Merry Christmas.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah love the cards they are stunning, hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Hazelxo

Pam Leng said...

These are all stunning cards, must try more distressing, yours look gorgeous.

Have a fantastic Christmas

pam xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne, Beautiful selections of card they are all gorgeous Have a lovely Christmas:) Sandra H

Sally said...

So difficult to choose but you have made a great choice Marianne. The distressing is great and I must try more of it!! Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Sally xxx

Joey said...

Merry Christmas Marianne, these are all beautiful cards. Joey x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Cards.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Katarina

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful cards Marianne, have a wonderful christmas hugs Heidi x

Seafield Jo said...

These are all lovely cards Marianne. I love seeing your cards.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Jo xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh they are all fabulous - can;t choose my favourite
Merry Christmas to you and yours
Lisa x

coops said...

stunning selection of cards marianne.all so gorgeous, especially love the 1st one :D
wishing you and yours a fantastic christmas.

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

A gorgeous collection of cards Marianne...

have a lovely christmas sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, these are five gorgeous cards! Happy Christmas!
Hugs Lynsey x

Spyder said...

Lovely five favourites! Specially love those snowman and snowlady!!
Merry Christmas!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards Marianne, I love the images and papers. Fab embossing and distressing, very effective.

Donna x

Mervi said...

Fab and gorgeous collection!
Happy New Year;-))m

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous Marianne what gorgeous choices.The last one is my favourite, even better since I seen it in real life and is now mine.
Thanks for joining My Favourite Five Christmas Cards this year.

Unknown said...

Marianne, these all stunning. Would love to get my hands on the LOTV stamps. Maybe next year.Lol!

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Fab selection, love them

Ali x

Cheryl said...

These are all so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

(Stop by my blog for your chance at Whimsy & Stars Studio blog candy!)

Mervi said...

Fabulous collection, beautiful cards!
Happy New Year;-))m

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