Christmas Is Coming

The weather has changed to cool mornings and comfortable evenings, a sign that the holidays are close upon us and soon Jack Frost will visit making farmers hustle to harvest their crop and prepare it for the market.  I do love this time of year, at least until the temperatures drop below freezing then I have very different thoughts about it all.

This year I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards and I have a couple to share with you.  One was inspired by Debbie and the other is a card I cased from Lisa Valentine.  Both cards were fun to make although it took longer than I had anticipated to create then.  The time was worth it though, at least I think it was.

Well here they are so you be the judge.

Inspired by Lisa Valentine
Supplies For This Card:
CS: Recollections
DP:  Graphic 45
MS: Border Punch
Petaloo Crochet Lace "Fancy Trim" Collection
Flowers By Recollections
Cherry Lynn Dies
Walnut Stain Ink

Inspired by Debbie Stevenson
Card Recipe:
CS: Stampin Up Whisper White and Paper Studio Gold Shimmer
Spellbinders: Floral Oval, Classic Oval and Twisted Metal Tag
Magnolia: Leaves
Wild Orchid Flowers
MS: Fern Punch
Image was Fuzzy Cut from Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Paper Pad
Harlequin Cover by Papertrey

Hope you enjoyed these two cards.  Don't forget you have two more weeks to enter our current challenge for a chance at some wonderful prizes.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Inspiration Paint - Challenge Anything Goes (10/31)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #31 Anything Goes (10/24)
Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #67 Christmas is Coming (10/25)
Crafty Hazel Nut Christmas - Challenge #147 "Peace" (10/24)
Inkspirational - Challenge #41 "Anything Inkspirational Goes" (10/24)
My Creative Moments - Wordplay Saturday Challenge "Anything" (11/03)
Polkadoodles and Studio - Challenge #42 "Christmas is Coming" (10/26)
Crafty Hazel Nut - Christmas Challenge Extra
Crafting Musketeers - Challenge 6 Christmas in October



Susan D said...

Lovely cards Lesia! I was just thinking today to get a head start on my cards!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty cards!!!

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous cards Lesia - love the layers and texture you have achieved in them.

DIANA L. said...

Your card is beautiful it is so elegant!!
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Asha said...

This really is a gorgeous project for Christmas. Beautiful festive details. Thanks for joining the Polka Doodles Challenge.
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

Bev said...

Such a pretty card thanks for joining us over at polkadoodles

ibalady said...

you did a terrific job on both . the results were well worth the effort !

Anonymous said...

Wow... what beautiful works! Your layering is great on the first card and I love the flower detail on the second. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Hazel said...

Beautiful crafting - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 147 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. You could also enter this into the Crafting Musketeers challenge 6: Christmas in October - would love to see it there too x

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

Dsherm1 said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing along!

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for Crafting Musketeers 'Christmas in October', Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. x

Sheila H said...

So very pretty - both of them. You really know how to embellish to the fullest :)

Nikki said...

These are gorgeous. I love them both. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Kjersti said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards!
Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps Challenge! Hugs Kjersti:)

Monica said...

What a beautiful way to welcome the Christmas season. Thanks for playing along with Creative Inspirations Paints

Ellie said...

These are both fabulous! Love all the details!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "anything" word play saturday challenge at My Creative Moments!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations and you always arrange your flowers so perfectly.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

ibalady said...

both are terrific just like you. tfs

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