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Sunday, 29 March 2020

Christmas Card Club: Christmas candles

Hello all! I do hope you are well and managing to stay focused in these strange times - things have really changed fast haven't they? I am now teaching from home via zoom - and also trying to keep my girls focused and happy. I am glad they are good girls!

This fortnight our Christmas Card Club has the theme Christmas candles - I used a TH die and a stamp from the front of craft stamper to make my 4 cards:

I started by making the gelli prints that make the backgrounds, then did the stamping and colouring and finally added the diecuts.

Quite pleased with them!

My mum used memorybox dies to make her two cards:

They are very pretty!

Hope you manage to stay safe!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Beautiful cards Rachel. Love mums cards too. Hope you are all staying safe and well. Hugs Rita xx

  2. Super cards Rachel, yours are so pretty and I love the bold colours your Mum has used.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Hi Rachel, glad to hear that you are all keeping safe, well and occupied through this troublesome time.
    The TH die makes a beautiful textured candle which creates a great focal point on your cards.
    Hi Gwen, I love the red and white combo on both of your cards, very festive.

  4. What gorgeous cards from both you and your mum Rachel.

    Keep safe and well
    Hugs Sue xx

  5. Hi Rachel...oh How I love that TH die...I did cut it out to use but got sidetracked looking at my heartfelt stuff...great backgrounds as always ...nice to be looking forward to Christmas and escaping all this dreadful situation...take care xxx

  6. Hi Gwen...oh I do love that die and two stunning cards you have made with it...loving the red and white it is so striking.....take care xxxx

  7. All beautiful Christmas cards -wonder if we will all be back to normal by then?Stay safe and well
    Carol x

  8. Hello Ladies, as usual your cards are gorgeous. Your cards Rachel are beautifully design and the candle image is so pretty.
    Loving your cards Gwen, I used that die myself for one of my cards. Your designs and colours are gorgeous, Kate x

  9. These are gorgeous Rachel, I hope you and the girls are well. Gwens cards are gorgeous too.
    Linda xxx

  10. Stunning cards from you Rachel and Gwen ...
    Hope you are all ok.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx
    Take Care

  11. Love your set of candles. You can almost see the wax running down the sides of them. Very realistic. Unsettling times indeed they are. Keep safe and well. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Hi Gwen. Your cards look so classic. Love the red and white in opposite form. I have this due cut and my other twomcards would have been made using it though they wouldn’t have looked half as good as yours. Stay safe in these troubling times. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Your arty creativity always amazes me. You have a good eye to capture an idea and convert it to paer Your candle stamps are amazing.

    Your Mum's cards are lovely. I have that die too and I think her cards with it are stunning! Great choices of DP colours.

  14. Hi both, lovely cards from you both as always. Gorgeous cards with the TyH die! Love Gwens with the Memory Box die, I have that one, still unused, but Gwen has given me some ideas now! Stay safe both, Hugs, Shaz X

  15. Hi Rachel and Gwen, your cards are all lovely. The backgrounds on your cards, Rachel, are fabulous. Love that Memory Box die, Gwen. It's very effective whatever colours are used. xx


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