Sunday, August 31, 2008

Christmas....

Yup.. I know.. Christmas is still faaaaaar away... buuut.. I've started creating some Christmas cards for CreativeXpress this week!! So much fun.. somehow I just can't wait until Christmas is here...I sooo love the cozyness during that time of year! These are also my final assignments for CreativeXpress.. just can't believe that my year term is already over.. time went by so fast!

For this assignment I had to create a card set by using the Cuttlebug and some new dies.. I decided to work with the Treetops Combo and the Snow Dots embossing folder.


Here's the first card, on this one I've 'decorated' the trees with some jewels and ribbon. The embossing details are sanded with some sandpaper to make them 'pop' a little more.


And some details....

For the 2nd card I've embossed the trees and the embossed parts are covered with Doodlebug Sugarcoated glitter.. so much fun!!!


And some details...

Tomorrow Peggy is coming over to my place to do some scrapbooking together (uhm.. I mean talking.. whaha)!!! I'm so excited since it has been so long since we met up.. See you tomorrow girlie!!!

It's going to be a beautiful day here in the Netherlands today.. soooo if you're looking for me you might find me sitting in our back yard with a pile gossip and scrapbook magazines....

Have a great weekend!!!!

XOXO
Nancy

55 comments:

paulien710 said...

he hee Funny..... I was here today already..... looking for some new awesome projects... but no, no new posts. Then I saw a comment from you, on my blog (thank you.. you are so sweet) and I switched to your blog again, to find these amazing, wonderful creations.

I really love those yummie cards. Love the sanding, and I love the gorgeous details.....

Awesome cards Nancy!!!!!

BTW: Why are you up, so early in the morning???? on a sunday??? lol

(((hugs)))

Karina said...

Your cards are so beautiful.
I have just made 20 christmas ATCs for a swap, Christmas is on my mind to... ; )

Marja Sch said...

Hoi Nancy. Wat en leuke kerstkaarten heb je gemaakt met de nieuwe cuttlebug artikelen. Ik probeer er elke maand 2 te maken en dat lukt aardig. Knuf Marja

Jonna said...

Beautiful Christmascards!
I really liked the embossing/sanding details.

Marga said...

Wooh Nancy, they gorgeous!!!!!
The cuttlebug trees are really great. I think I try t find them too!!!!
Enjoy sitting in the backyard.....

Peggy Severins said...

Gosh those are some fabulous cards, great job as always. I am so looking forward to our "date" tomorrow. Hehehe shall I take my shouldertote with scrapsupplies with me or save me the trouble *LOL* We have so much to catch up on. See you tomorrow.

GREETJEXX said...

Wat toevallig ik heb van de week dezelfde cuttlebug mallen gekocht.
Hele mooie kaarten!!

dominique said...

vraiment superbe tes cartes !!

bonne semaine!!

Claire said...

qu'est-ce qu'elles sont belles tes cartes, très lumineuses, j'adore !!!
Bizouxxxxxxxxx

**Nancy** said...

Girl, your cards are amazing, as always!!! I love how you sanded the embossed paper and the glitter on the second one...too cute!!! You rock!! And I'm so jealous that you and Peggy are meeting up! That would be so cool!! You girls need to come to Florida!!! hehe!!

Alice said...

Hey Nancy, thank you for your lovely comment. I've got inspiration by you to create my cards, so I want to say: "thank you!", because finally I've found my personal style! Just by you :-)
And I really like your Christmas card also! I am thinking about Christmas too, I want to work so much for this event. The Christmas card you see in my blog is my first Christmas card, because I love Scrapbooking and Cardmaking since april!
Bye and kiss
Alice

rev said...

fab fab fab fab cards Nancy, SOOO loving the embossing thing you got going on there, the sugar stuff need to try that!

Amy Coose said...

I love these cards, Nancy!!! Your talent always inspires me.

Lilian Schneider said...

Those cards are gorgous!!
I love the embossed trees!

M@risk@ said...

Beautiful cards you made and so is the layout about your little niece. She is such a cutie. No wonder you wanna scrap about her a lot.

**SCRAP-GEK** said...

oooooh gave kerstkaartjes joh! helemaal leuk! hihihihi...moet wel lachen hoor....het is vandaag 28 graden! LOL! fijne zondag nog! morgen weer werken *zucht* groetjes marije.

Knutselfreak said...

Jij bent wel erg snel met kerstkaarten. En helemaal vandaag...pfff...28 graden! Maar ze zijn wel weer heel mooi geworden.
Groetjes, Selma

Ana Baird said...

Funky and stylish Christmas cards Nancy!

Berdien said...

Prachtige kerstkaarten !! Ik moet ook maar eens snel aan de mijne beginnen, anders wordt het weer sressen in december....
Groetjes Berdien

M.S said...

wow, this looks great :) Details are beautiful ;)

Christmas ... mmm... I love this time :D

JOAN said...

Wow Nancy, you did an awesome job!! I have those papers, Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeanette said...

Sooo lovely xmas cards! I think it's never too early to start with xmas cards and other preparations. :)
Loved the embossed trees and the sugarcoating.

Rozella said...

Wowwwwwwwww gaaf zijn ze en wat leuk dat Peggy weer terug. Heel veel scrapplezier...
Ben je trouwens nog dtteamlid bij scrap4life...

Maureen said...

Prachtige kerstkaartjes Nancy!
Het begint direct te kriebelen ;-)))

Tessa Tegendraads said...

prachtige kaartje nancy! Inderdaad een beetje vroeg, kerst lijkt nog zo ver weg... maar ja voor je het weet is het alweer zo ver...

XXX Tessa

Terrie B x said...

Beautiful!!! Christmas cards Nancy!!!
... I hope little Demi is better now~X~ and you are all well...Have a great Week:)~X~

Laura Davis said...

Ohhh I love these! Very pretty!
Have fun tomorrow:)
laura

Anonymous said...

WoW! Stunning Christmas Cards! 116 days until XMAS scary! I especially love how you have sanded the embossed part, that makes it!

Sherry Wright said...

Oh my goodnes, these are stunning Nancy!!

Sasha said...

Just wanted to say "before my comment is lost amongst millions" haha that I LOVE YOUR WORK .. you are so inspirational .. thanks for being so talented ..

XO
Sasha

lam said...

amazing work as always, I just got some inspiration ;O) Thanks.

Janice said...

Oh Girly.. I love these cards and this gorgeous layout of little Demi!! She is just precious!! I am so happy she is home now!
We will chat again soon! Have a blast with Peggy!!
XOXO

Nina said...

Beautiful cards, Nancy!! ♥

nora said...

Hoi Nancy,
Wat een leuke kerstkaarten heb je gemaakt .Die kerstboompjes heb ik ook besteld zit dus met smart te wachten(zit iedere dag bij de brievenbus haha),kan er dan ook lekker mee aan de gang.groetjes Nora

Sandra said...

Geweldige kaartjes!! en die cuttlebugstans is echt geweldig!

Janny said...

wooow je kaarten zijn helemaal top! prachtige details!!

Monique de Kok said...

Wat een geweldige kerstkaarten Nancy, ik denk dat ik deze kaarten als inspiratiebron ga gebruiken :)

Marlou said...

hi Nancy, these Christmas cards are just fabulous!!!! and love the beautiful layout of your little niece, so cute!! :) x

mvdk said...

déjà?
En tout cas elles sont magnifiques et pleines de petits détails adorables!!!
Bisous
Marie

Birgit said...

Great cards Nancy!! and although I'm a real summer girl, I also LOVE x-mas time! :)

cissoux said...

Superbes tes cartes, mais dit donc t es pas en retard toi pour noel, lol ! En tout cas elles sont trop top !!!
bizzz

Jeja said...

These cards are stunning!

Lisette said...

Those Christmas are just beautiful, Nancy. Very inspirational and I guess it isn't too far away... Christmas! xox

Melanie said...

I just LUV LUV LUV these cards. You did an amazing job with the CXassignment.

Scrap Cris said...

oh God!!

can't write so long...
i've just seen such a pretty card in here that i'm now having a heart attack....
oh goooooosh, sooooooooooooooo wonderful!!
thanks a lot for giving us ideas now...so we will be able to use them.
take care...

:)

Betina said...

Hoi Nancy, mooie kaarten echt toppie! Ik heb een workshop van je gehad in Doorn, het was toen echt geweldig! Ik hoop in november er weer bij te zijn :D

xxxxBetina

Iris said...

jee nu al aan de kerstkaarten... maar ja, tijdschriften werken natuurlijk vooruit!
Ze zijn erg leuk geworden! Hippe kerstkaartjes!

Wilma said...

Ze zijn echt héél gaaf!!!

Danielle said...

These are gorgeous, Nancy! I was just going to start a little Christmas altered project myself! =)
Dani

Michon said...

Nancy, Your cards are amazing as always! I love the embossing and the sanding! Too kewl!

krystel/Bob376 said...

tout juste sortie de l'été, ca fait bizzare de voir déjà noel mais on y est bientot
très belles cartes, j'adoooooore

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Oh my!!! These cards are gorgeous. Gotta copy this for X-mas :-) HUGS!!!!!

Linda Beeson said...

The details on your cards are just wonderful! SO love that red and the snowflakes and the little extras.

roree said...

Gorgeous cards, Nancy! Love the embossing!

Orion said...

Love it. Nice colours.

***Orion***