Thursday, 25 October 2012

Christmas before Halloween

I used to get really annoyed whenever I saw that department stores were filling shelves with Christmas decorations before we even got through Halloween.  In the crafting world that is expected.  I can remember making Christmas ornaments to sell as early as February and March for the following year.  I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom for many years and to make a little extra money for Christmas I always crafted and then would hold open houses in October, November and December.  I have several pics that I will post (they're all packed in anticipation of our move) and will do a blog at some point on my history of crafting. 

I digress.  Back to Christmas before Halloween, I have made several Christmas cards and wanted to share them.  I thought they turned out quite pretty.  Let me know what you think. 






The white one above doesn't quite show it but the cardstock has been embossed with the snowflakes folder and covered in white and silver Stickles.  All the cards above are made with Stickles and shine and sparkle. 

16 comments:

Abbey Trimboli said...

Hi Marianne :) Great cards! I especially like the one with the little mittens.

Abbey

Marianne said...

Thanks Abbey! It must seem funny to you to see mittens and Christmas together. Just as funny as it would be for me to see bathing suits and Christmas together! LOL

Beate said...

Your Christmas cards look lovely! I LOVE making Christmas cards. There are so many pretty stamps and images out there.
Hugs and smiles

Marianne said...

Thank Beate! I'm honored to have you visit and comment on my blog!

Berni Cuttino said...

I found you on Outlawz. I am now following you.
Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card!
Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Judy said...

Hey Marianne,

You've found a great place to hang out on The Outlawz, just a bunch of great friendly gals. Your blog is very pretty, and your card crafts are fabulous. I'm now a follower, and do hope you'll stop by my humble blog.

:)
Judy

Laurian said...

Hi Marianne, I saw your post at the Outlawz, glad you found us and hope you have fun!
Love your cards and you've done a great job with the blog!
I am now following you.

Hugs

Laurian

http://lauralcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Marianne said...

Thank you Berni! I am now following your blog as well!
Hugs
Marianne

Marianne said...

Hi Judy and thank you so much for your comments. I am now following your blog as well! I am looking forward to getting to know more people from The Outlawz!
Hugs
Marianne

Marianne said...

Hi Laurian! Thanks for the kind words. I've also started following your blog and cannot wait to join in on some of the fun at Outlawz!
Hugs
Marianne

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful collection. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

MaryH said...

Hi Marianne, Found you through Outlawz, and joined as a follower. Looking forward to getting 'to know' a new blogging friend. Hope when you have time, you'll come visit me also. Your cards are lovely. I enlarged the white one and it really sparkles & shines. All are very pretty, and thanks for sharing your creativity here.

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Great cards Marianne! I saw your post on Looking for followers on the Outlawz challenge blog. You have a lovely blog and I am now a follower of yours. I would love for you to follow me also.

http://happyexpressions.blogspot.ca

Marianne said...

Hello! Thank you so much for the lovely comments and for becoming a follower! I am off to your blog to check it out!
Hugs
Marianne

Sylvia Blum said...

Hi Marianne,

thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower (I am a new follower of your blog, too :) )

Such lovely winter/holiday cards you've made!

Sylvia xx

Marianne said...

Hi Sylvia
Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my cards! I really do appreciate them.
Hugs
Marianne