Sunday, 18 December 2011

The true meaning of Christmas

It was Pinky's turn to choose the theme for the Christmas gang girls for today and she chose 'religious' - I'm so glad she did because it's an opportunity to share cards that depict the true meaning of Christmas. It can be so easy amid all the trimmings and festivities to ignore what the season is really about, so here is an opportunity to include some cards for which I've used the lovely Woodware Mary and Joseph stamp, inked with memento and coloured with copics and marvy le plume.

I made these cards the other day - and quite a few similar ones that you might be seeing over the next couple of days if I get round to blogging them.

The first time include silver foiled papers from a past QVC kit (shame the silver looks black here, but hey ho) and the blue and white paper in the second one is a snippet left from some English Paper Company paper.

The third and fourth cards feature Flowersoft papers:

These are also for:

For fun: Christmas - anything goes
Charisma cardz 49: last minute Christmas makes
Sarah Hurley 56: colouring
Annabelle: say it with ... Christmas 3 - cards
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 11: nativity
Creative stamp friends 40: Christmas


  1. Wow Hazel you always knock my socks off with your beautiful creations. Love the little image you have used and the gorgeous papers (which I am sure in real life are stunning). Glad you enjoyed my challenge:)

  2. Such a little cutie image Hazel, lovely card hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

  3. What a cute image !! Such gorgeous paper !! love your card !

  4. hey hazel! fabulous cards (as always)

    wishing you a truly blessed holiday.

    hugs :)

  5. Fab cards Hazel, love them! Thanks so much for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge and good luck
    Merry Christmas
    Claire xx

  6. This is a great image- and your cards are lovely! The silver is a nice touch and the BG papers are perfect!

  7. These look great Hazel, love the image. Carol x

  8. Ein sehr schönes Motiv, welches wundervoll zu dieser Zeit paßt.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

    Eine lieben Gruß von Andrea

  9. Fab cards Hazel. Hugs, Claire x

  10. Great cards, the stamp is lovely! Thank you for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Nativity' challenge xx

  11. I agree 100% with what you say about the true meaning of Christmas! And these cards show such a lovely image of the Holy Family. Very nice!

    love Mags B x

  12. Fabulous cards!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas with our "Nativity" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

  13. Great last minute makes. Thanks so much for joining Charisma this week.
    Merry Christmas!!
    xx Vee

  14. Hi Hazel... this is a delightful nativity image! I love your colour scheme. Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges! And have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

  15. love it Hazel! that image is adorable. T?hanks for sharing another wonderful card with us at For Fun.

  16. All gorgeous Hazel! I love the cute image of the Holy family!

    TFS with us this week, and have a very Blessed Christmas :)

  17. Awww, these are so cute - just gorgeous! :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,

    Merry Christmas,



  18. Anne this is fabulous. Love your design and great image choice.

    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Sparkles Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and all the best for 2012.

    Mel X


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