It's been a long time since I've been able to join in with the Christmas Card Club Challenge. So long that I've missed several delightful themes which I really liked and wanted to use. So, today - or I should say this week - I decided to backtrack and make at least one card on the three themes I missed and also the current one. And to make life a little easier, I've concentrated on recycling toppers from the lovely cards received over the past few Christmases.
The first is for today's theme chosen by Kate is: Trees, Christmas Trees or Trees in a scene.
I particularly love this scene because it reminds me of the deer that live in the woods south of where we are here. The topper is matted on to a dark blue card base, has tons of glitter glue and a few diamond style gems for embellishment.
Going back in time, the theme for two weeks ago, 14th March, chosen by Zoe, was Christmas Flowers and/or Foliage.
And how appropriate is this topper. This is the sort of watercolouring I wish I could do. It even has a wee robin perched among the leaves and berries. I matted the topper on to some dark green card and then on to a white card base. The green card candy used for embellishment is years old and there's still tons of it left too.
Further back in time, to 28th February, was the theme of Christmas Carols chosen by Rita.
This is a beautiful Christmas scene though I'm feeling sorry for the carolers ... they must be freezing and probably wishing they were inside that beautiful, and very welcoming looking, church! The topper has been matted on grey card and then on to a plain white card base. Again the embellishments are from my old, and extensive, card candy stash. The red ribbon was already part of the original topper.
Finally, the last of today's catch up, Lorraine's choice this time, Playing in the Snow.
Who wouldn't love this cute wee puppy having a whale of a time in the snow! He reminds me of several of our family dogs and they make me smile too.The greeting couldn't be more perfect. The topper is matted on to blue card and then on to a white card base and the corners are embellished with blue sparkly gems.
And that's me all caught up.
They are part of my plan to clear the box of saved toppers which is also part of my huge effort to sort out, reorganise and clear the clutter accumulated over so many years of crafting. Not an easy task and certainly one that can be accomplished overnight. I wish!!! It doesn't help that I'm hampered by the after effects of the virus - neither of us are doing well from those - so it's a case of whenever and however for the time being. Sigh. It will pass, we just don't know when.
Enough of my moaning. I hope you are all well and looking forward to the end of the restrictions coming soon. I hope, too, you will pop over to see what my teammates have created for today's theme. You'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - as always they are so much more creative than I will ever be.