Joyeux Noël!

Hello … bonjour!  I’m popping in this morning to wish you a Très Joyeux Noël … a Very Happy Christmas … may the miracle of Our Lord’s birth bring you great joy and every blessing on this truly special day … and always!  I haven’t had chance to post all of the Christmas cards I made this year, so am taking a moment to share a few of them here.  Most years, I make lots of one single design … this time, for a change, I made small batches of different designs.  The first of today’s quintet …

A simple, die cut 3D Christmas scene using the Concord & 9th Holy Night dies … against a blue foil background.  Isn’t that reflection amazing … and I didn’t even see it till after the picture was taken … a happy accident!  This was the only one like this … there were other cards made with glitter card and pearl card backgrounds, but there’s no mirror quality to them, so no reflection.  The Silent Night, Holy Night sentiment (from the same C9 bundle) is on the back.  I’m sending this card to …

CAS-ual Fridays – White Christmas

SSS – National Christmas Card Day

Where Creativity Meets C9 – Anything Goes

Next, another mostly die cut Madonna and Child …

The die is from Tutti Designs … a gift from the lovely Michele (thank you so much, my friend!), cut from pearl card and adhered over a Distress Ink sponged background, spritzed with Shimmer Spray.  The sentiment is from Concord & 9th’s Holy Night.  I’m joining in at …

Clean & Simple on Friday – Christmas

SSS – National Christmas Card Day

Uniko – Christmas

For your blog                   

Third up, Bethlehem …

A Taylored Expressions border die (Lake House stash!) adhered over a Distress Ink sponged and splattered sky, with a white heat embossed sentiment from WPlus9.  The glow from the town silhouette is so much more glow-y IRL … couldn’t capture it on camera!  This one’s going to …

Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Anything Goes (No option)

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

SSS – National Christmas Card Day


Next on stage … a snow covered village on Christmas Eve …

Don’t know where the village landscape die is from … it was from my Lake House stash.  It’s adhered over a Distress Ink sponged and shimmer sprayed background … and stamped with a Concord & 9th sentiment.  I’m playing along at …

Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Anything Goes

SSS – National Christmas Card Day

Uniko – Christmas


Finally for now, a simple, rustic creche …

Don’t use a lot of kraft at all … though I do love the look of white embossing on it.  This lovely image seemed a perfect way to combine the two … it’s part of a Hero Arts full nativity scene (Greatest Gift) that I very carefully trimmed out so that I could use just the creche.  The sentiment is from Concord & 9th.  I love the simplicity!  This is heading to …

A Blog Named Hero – Winter Holiday

Inkspirational – Gift … the Greatest One of all

SSS – National Christmas Card Day


I’m planning on coming back over the next couple of days with a few more of this year’s Christmas card designs … hope to see you then!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

33 thoughts on “Joyeux Noël!

  1. Jeanne

    Merry Christmas, Anita! I hope you have a day as beautiful as all these cards are! Wow. You’ve done an amazing job on each one. Each one lovingly reflects the true message of the day. Thank you so very much for sharing! You are a blessing!

  2. cmayne

    Trying a new strategy in the hopes my comments will stick (fingers crossed tightly!). Anita, your array of cards, with their theme of the miracle of Jesus’ birth, are absolutely gorgeous! Your C9 Holy Night card is stunning, especially with the reflection that highlights the essence of Christmas. I used this set on a number of last year’s cards; it’s timeless and lovely. The other four are equally as heart-warming and heart-touching! Seeing these – on this holy day – has added to the merry and brightness I’m feeling!
    Hugs and love,

  3. conil

    As always, looking at your cards is like tripping through a garden of delight. Such lovely designs and sweet wishes. A joy to behold. Each one is a work of art. Plus, we can anticipate seeing more. Nothing could be better. Happy Holidays.

  4. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Happy Holidays to you again Anita! Such a parade of wonderful cards – the first one is simply delightful – I always love 3-D!!! the other 4 – so very much you. Clean, simple, yet with a lot of impact. A real delight to look at and admire!

  5. BarbGhig

    Absolutely gorgeous collection of Christmas cards, Anita! Thank you so much for thinking of me…I am loving the card you sent my way! Très Joyeux Noël right back to you, my friend!!!

  6. Rosemary D

    I hope your Christmas was absolutely fabulous, Anita!! Your cards (including the one I received) are so beautiful and a celebration of the true meaning of Christmas!!

  7. Michele F

    I’m adding my own Christmas wishes, Anita – even the day after Christmas ones! I adore each and every card – and feel blessed, indeed, to have your Madonna with Child on my mantle – the glittery, magical look of it is beyond compare! xoxo

  8. Sandie

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas Anita. These are all a joy. I adore the Madonna card and naturally love the CAS rustic look of the last card. Thanks for joining Ink x

  9. Mac Mable

    Wow…What a unique and amazing 3D box card. The Madonna and child die is stunning….CAS perfection. Your third and fourth cards are so atmospheric and capture the essence of Christmas beautifully. Simply beautiful and stunning on your Kraft card. What a treat for us today with these fabulous cards. Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful inspiration, amazing creativity x

  10. BożenA

    WOW! I love how you created the sky background. I love its colors and contrast with the white winter scene.
    The other cards are also amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.
    Regards, BożenA DT HLS.

  11. susannev2014

    So many different, gorgeous designs! Absolutely adore the 3D scene with the mirror background (but I think the other versions also looked fantastic). Mary and child are so peaceful and serene looking; your night skies with the different landscapes are beautiful; and the rustic but CAS look of the last one is superbe!
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

  12. djkardkreations

    My goodness, Anita, you have certainly spoiled us with this delightful FIVEfer of amazing Christmas card art!! Each one is so precious and beautiful, but, of course, I’m partial to the stunning one I found in my happy mail!! Thank you for the wonderful holiday wishes! I wish you the same and more and ALL the very best in the new year WWWMA!! Lots of love and hugs, Darnell

  13. Shauna

    Wow… what a lovely array of cards! Your dies are so crisp and fun and your use of color for the backgrounds is wonderful! The kraft one is so sweet with the manger scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

  14. Marisela Delgado

    Hi, Anita! After I emailed you all of my questions about the card you sent me, I read this post and it answered them all. ha-ha All of your cards are amazing. You rock, Anita!

  15. jmhave44

    Oh my! What a wealth of beautifully designed and executed Christmas cards. #1 is most impressive with that shadow behind the 3D effect. Loved each one, but I really liked the modern design of the filigree Madonna. I saw that on a website, and would not have thought to use it as you did. The background treatment really shows off the die shape! The rustic card is so different from the others with the blues and techniques, but I loved it just as much. What a lovely & heartfelt CAS design. Each one of these is a pure treasure, and I’m certain the recipients thought the same thing! Wishing you a wonderfully Happy New Year, with health, happiness and the things that make your life good. TFS & Hugs

  16. Claire A

    Congrats on your CAS-ual Friday win Anita! A worthy winner for sure. I am absolutely in love with that die cut on the second card and the simplicity of the last 3! Happy new year to you! xx

  17. conil

    Hate to say, “I told you so”, but I told you so. Winner, winner, genius girl. Perfect color, perfect images, perfect photo to capture the beauty of this card.

  18. Lindsey

    Oh, Anita, each card is so beautiful and sings the joyous message of this holiday so wonderfully. The reflection on the first is incredible (wow!) and I was so delighted to see you link it up for the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge. And yes, I can say firsthand that the glow is absolutely magnificent on the Bethlehem border card. How lucky I feel to call it mine. A post full of beauty, dear friend!

  19. Bobby

    I have to keep looking over and over, Anita, because each and every one of your cards is a creative wonder. I’m especially happy to confirm that the Bethlehem card is really extraordinary IRL. Thanks for sending it my way.

  20. rahmat

    So many gorgeous cards Anita, love them all, but the first project stands out to me, thanks for joining us at Uniko

  21. Beverley Brown

    WOW! All of your cards are so beautifully designed. I love the layering and dimension of your first card. The beautiful inking and silver die cut card you linked to Uniko is superb. Thanks so much for joining in at Uniko again. Hugs Bev x


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