Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas cards one, two and three.

Its beginning to look alot like christmas, everywhere I go.... hum de dai. 
With the exception of snow that is!
Its very mild here for this time of year, a whopping 9 degrees yesterday! Compaired to last years constant minus degrees and the snow had already lain thick for a month by now! 
I WANT TO GO SKIING!! So hurry up already and snow!

On to the topic of this post, christmas cards, have I mentioned that 

 I have used Mo's digital images on all three cards, and I must say that they are a delight to paint. 

I have used my husbands design papers as a background on all of the cards and as you can see I have kept them pretty 'clean and simple'.

 Mo has so many sweet images, and the one above here has to be one of my favourites, you can just imagine the trip 'grandpa and grandson' or 'father and son' have been on collecting greenery for decorations, no doubt sent out by 'mother' or 'grandmother' who is at home in the kitchen baking some delish cake to be had with a cup of hot cocoa after their trip to the woods.
Nuts? me? some people talk to their stamps! I like to make up stories about them hehe.

I mentioned that the images were a dream to paint, I used Tim Holts distress ink refill 'Vintage photo' to paint all of them (with the excepition of the heart on the wee girls dress, I sed 'Tattered rose' there).
Get this, I put ONE drop of it onto a peice of acitate and managed to paint 6 images before the ONE drop was used up!! Talk about stretching a long way!

And here are the cards along with a whole other bunch of cards that are all stacked up
ready to go on sale. They are on sale now at
 in Kolbotn in Norway.
If you want to order one yourself in time for christmas then let me know.
These ones shown in this post cost 60 NOK + postage.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday challenge #140 - 'Anything christmas'
(open til 3rd Dec.)

Totally Paper Craft Challenge #94 - 'Christmas'
(open til 1st Dec.)

Creative Card Crew - 'Monochromatic'
(open til 4th Dec.)

Paper Sundaes Challenge #97 - 'Winter wonderland'
(open til 3rd Dec.)

I bet everyone is really busy themselves with christmas looming in the distance, 
glue on the table, glitter stuck under your fingernails 
and the odd paper snowflake stuck to your bum?!
thats why your comments are so apreciated.

I hope you are enjoying it all at the sametime, 
remember its a whole year til next time!

'What gets done gets done, and what doesn't doesn't'
is my philosophy, works for me anyway. 

Happy days!
Hugs Nina


  1. Så herlige motiv du har fargelagt Nina!
    Tre kjempefine julekort!

    Ha en fin adventstid!
    Klem Laila.

  2. Flotte kort, Nina :)
    Kjempe søte motiver som er flott fargelagt ♥
    Stor klem

  3. They will go like hot cakes Nina - totally gorgeous honey!

  4. Oh wow Nina. Your Christmas cards are stunning this year. Just love them. Good luck with the sales and don't forget to post pics of you skiing in the snow. hugs Sharon x

  5. Goodness Nina, your cards are GORGEOUS! Love the fact that you basically made them monochromatic. Makes them look so truly elegant! Hugs, Ira

  6. Stunning cards sweetie. Love your monochromatic look.
    Thanks for playing along with us on Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  7. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  8. such stunning cards Nina.I hope you sell them

    I have candy on offer on my blog and have you followed the new Hotshot Crafts blog. We will be having challenges and candy there too.

    hugs Sarah x

  9. WOW!! I just LOVE your cards!! This I have to try my self! coloring only with one color...

    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge at the "Anything Christmas - Challenge" Hope to see you again!

    Hugs from Tine

  10. Oh, wow! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! So beautiful! :) Found you via Creative Card Crew! :)

  11. stunning card love mo's images and so beautifully coloured thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  12. These are stunning. Your coloring is gorgeous.

    I too, make up stories about my images. Art really is story telling.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  13. So very beautiful, your coloring is truly amazing! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  14. Hi Nina,
    This are beautiful. I love the simplicity of them which sets of your awesome colouring perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Andie xx

  15. Nyyydelige kort!!Og den esken som du har kortene i,Er det noe du har laget selv? Den var kjempe smart.

    Må du ha en flott Nyttår som kommer

    Klem Fra Eva Helen


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