Saturday, 2 January 2016

Favourite Five Christmas Cards 2015

My
Favourite 
Five
Christmas Cards 2015

As usual at this time of year it's Debby's annual challenge, and although I'm much happier doing the Playground Weekly Picks, these are my own favourite Christmas card makes of 2015:

I made this cute card to kick start the 208/209 Playground Celebration Giveaway. Actually made two the same and gave one to Len at Christmas - he loves it!

I'd seen a lot of similar cards around blogland and eventually made this version.
It's the Sizzix die set that does most of the work here - although adding the snowflake does add that little something extra :)

I make no excuse, this die was used on one of my Favourite Five Christmas cards last year as well, although this time round I didn't add anything other than infills to the die cut and a peel off sentiment. 

Looking back over the year, I noticed that I don't seem to make as many elaborate designs with additions such as bows, lace, buttons etc. - but I did have fun making this card way back in January 2015.

You still have time to join in the fun over at Debby's - and no doubt she'll soon be asking for your Five Favourite Cards of 2015. That gets trickier, looking at non-Christmas makes!

Di
x

31 comments:

Greta said...

Great selfie pics, Di! The candle dies would be on my favorites list every year--love that card! The window with the little poinsettias is a stunner--love it, too! Happy, Happy New Year!

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous top picks. I am sure you had trouble narrowing down them only to five. Love them all. I think simplicity works so well with Christmas cards (well, why not also for other occasions too).

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Dr Sonia S V said...

All so pretty I love the window card
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Kath said...

Lovely cards Di - I think the cute penguin one is my favourite too.
Kath x

SARN said...

Fabulous Christmas picks. They are all LOVELY.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane said...

Oops..back Di. .sorry I'm in the car on the phone and saw Sarn...lol. 5 beauties here especially the last one. Hugs xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely pics from your last year's Christmas cards, Di. My favourite is the first one with the cute penguin, I just adore it!
Happy New Year!

Barb said...

A lovely selection of cards Di. My favourite is the cute penguin. Barb xx

Sammy said...

Such a great selection Di! Love them.
Wishing you and yours health and happiness for 2016. x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love your choices Di! I especially love that window in the wall with those beautiful Poinsettias! Have a great 2016! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Lucy Woods said...

All so gorgeous! I've been really lacking mojo the last few months and not been feeling Xmas cards at all this year! Hopefully I'll make better ones by next Xmas lol
Lucy x

April Cheetham said...

Fantastic choices, Di! I have just posted my five on Debby's blog. Great fun! Do need to get myself out of post-Christmas sloth slump and do some crafting!! Xx

Diane said...

Oh yes, yes, I love everyone of them and I need to put some of those dies on my want/need list....so thanks for reminding me...all are beautiful!!

vinita jain said...

Fabulous selection Di! All are my favorites!

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous selection! All gorgeous! xxx

Helen said...

A fabulous selection of cards Di - loving all your die cuts!
Helen x

Pippa said...

Great collection of cards Di. Happy New Year to you. x

Pat said...

A really beautiful selection of Christmas cards Di and if I had to pick I would choose the cute penguin and the two different candle versions as my favourites. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning selection of cards. Happy New Year. Hugs Jackie

Kathleen said...

Fabulous selection, all really lovely cards.

Kath x

Sandy said...

Some lovely cards Di. I especially like your version of the window one. It looks like you used a dotted vellum so it looks like it's snowy, and the poinsettias at the windowsill are such a pretty splash of color.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Di! I love them all, but the second is my favorite. I wonder why? :)
Hugs,
Em xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Great picks Di, I especially love your little penguin card :)

Juls said...

Gorgeous cards, looking 4ward to seeing what u inspire us with in 2016 x

Liz said...

A fabulous selection of cards, Di. Would be difficult to pick a favourite - they are all so different. xx

Carol L said...

These are all fabulous makes, but I'm partial to the gold and red mirrored candles! How elegant and polished, not to mention stunning! I love them all, thanks for sharing them!

Sally H said...

A gorgeous selection of cards, Di! I love them all. I think lots of layers are becoming a little less fashionable, possibly due to the extra postal charges! Love what you have done with those gorgeous dies. I also love the vintage feel of your last one too x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super collection of Xmas cards, Luv Sam x

Sandra H said...

All of your cards Di and stunning xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know how you can chose, Di, but these are all favorites of mine as well, and I'm delighted to say I'm the happy owner of one of these beauties!! I look forward to all your fantastic creations in 2016!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know how you can chose, Di, but these are all favorites of mine as well, and I'm delighted to say I'm the happy owner of one of these beauties!! I look forward to all your fantastic creations in 2016!! Hugs, Darnell