Sunday, December 20, 2009

Quick Xmas Cards

I'm still alive .....I've had the flu for a good week but I'm on the mend now. Christmas has come way too fast for me this year and I am very behind. There is still so much to do....so I may be MIA here and there.

The cards I have here are quick cards that I made in Oct for my Mother for her birthday. She loves to give out handmade Christmas cards...and since she is living in a home it seemed like a good gift. Trina (my daughter) and I joined forces to make her a # of cards. I will show a few more I made in the next while. This little dog...reminds me of my son's little dog Chewbacca....you can see his photo here

The quickest thing about these cards is that they are made from My Minds Eye Christmas Card Pack....(50 pre-folded cards - textured heavy - printed CS). Last year Trina and I both bought a box at Hobby Lobby 1/2 price. Couldn't beat that!..LOL. Now...did I get my Christmas cards made this year?...Nope!.....oh well.....maybe next year. I also want to show you the Lovely card and goodies I received from Danielle - "Paper Inspirations by Danielle" Thank you so much Danielle!! Be sure to check out her blog....her work is Beautiful!!!

Well that's it for me for today.....Thank you so much for visiting!!.....I will try to get another post in before Xmas .....meanwhile...I hope everyone is enjoying the Festive Season!!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

51 comments:

Sandy said...

Hi my dear Ila,

Gosh your christmas cards are really beuatiful and lovely.
Fabulous designand cute stamp.

My dear friend Ila, I wish you a wonderful and peaceful christmas time.

Happy Holidays for you and yours. Hugs.

Terry said...

Hiya Ila sorry to hear hun that you had the flu, hope you will feel a lot better now hun. You're quick Xmas cards are wonderfull hun, most of the time the simplest cards are the best. Thanks for sharing hun. Hugs Terry

joey said...

Hi Ila

Oh these are just gorgeous, I adore the little doggy so sweeeeeet!.

I do hope you are fully recovered from your flu, we are battling it here!.

Wishing you a fabulous Christmastime full of much happiness.

Joey.x

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous cards Ila! Sorry to hear that you have been sick, but I hope you will be good as new for the Christmas season!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a fabulous 2010!

Hugs, Kelly

Divinity said...

ur cards look fabulous as always!
merry christmas!! :)

Sue said...

Hi Ila
so glad you are on the mend hun, it seems to hang around for ages doesn't it.
Gorgeous cards your mum will be so chuffed with the cards,Luv the little doggie so cute.
Wishing you & yours a wonderful Christmas & happy healthy new year, sue.x

dawnmarieg said...

Oh Ila these cards are beautiful, I'm sure your mum will be thrilled with these cards as will the recipients. Love the doggy card, and his is so like chewie (great name for a dog btw). What a lovely gift from your friend Danielle, I will definitely go and check out her blog. I hope you are feeling better and your cold has passed. I posted your Christmas card a while ago so hopefully you'll get it soon. Hugs Dawn Marie.

P.s it is snowing heavily here now.x

Cheryl said...

wow these are fabulous,so beautifully detailed hugs cheryl xx

alina said...

I'm glad to read that you are getting better, Ila! Take it easy!
Your cards are lovely, thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Alina

Cheryl said...

wow love your cards they are just stunning love cheryl xxxxxxxx

Tessa said...

gorgeous cards!!

Donalda said...

Oh gorgeous cards dear your work is always beautiful dear. Sorry it has been so long posting but working the hours I do doesn't leave much time for blogging so am hoping to catch up some today. Have a Merry Christmas dear

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Ila,what beautiful,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Allison said...

Terrificly cute! Love the paper!

POPPET said...

They dont look quick honey they are fab, i especially love the dog image so so sute and he looks like mine (lhasa apsos) i have one similar colours to yours too, gorgeously coloured with perfect papers...

Massive hugs Pops x x x

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

Those cards are delightful!!!

Velta said...

Hi my friend!!! These cards are perfect! You have been such an inspiration to me...I want to thank you sincerely for that. I have to check out your daughter's site...Happy Holidays Again!!

Iren said...

What a cute xmas card Ila!!! So adorable image :)

Hugs to You!

Anesha said...

Lovely card, just love the dog image! Your colouring is always wonderful. Have a very Happy Christmas. Anesha :-)

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Ila I am so sorry to hear that you have been so poorly I hope you are feeling a lot better!
Your cards are wonderful! Love your fabulous designs and colours!
Take care and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
hugs
kim x

Maris said...

love your card, and fine that your well again, xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Xmas creations, especially love the cute doggie.
Hugs
Desire

mochamama said...

So glad you are getting that flu before Christmas and not during! The cards are sweet! Have a very merry Christmas and stay well!

Cheryl said...

Your cards are so beautiful Ila and the papers are just gorgeous!!! I hope you get better soon and your goodie pack looks fantastic......enjoy!!
Hugs xx

sandra_w said...

Lovely christmas cards, Ila!
Take care and i wish you a very merry Christmas!

San x

Kerry D-C said...

These are great, Ila! I bet that your mom and her friends LOVED them! I hope that you are feeling much better. Have a WONDERFUL Christmas and best wishes for a super 2010!
(((hugs to you my friend)))

agnes said...

This is so great what a cute image,beautiufl colrs and coloring.hope you feeling much better.Wishing you a merry christmas and a good and creative 2010

hugs agnesx

helen ... said...

waw i lve your cards, i like the most the one wiht the little dog, it looks really great =)
i wish you a merry christmasssss =)
hugsssss
helen

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Ila, what a wonderful X-mas card. Great colours and the image of the dog is super cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Monique said...

Your cards are beautifull Ila !! I love them :)).

Merry Christmas !!!

Hugs Monique

Heather "Hev" said...

Although I havent had much chance to blog and go blog hopping this year, I hope to visit you more often in 2010.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Ila
I hope you are felling better soon!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!

Karen x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards Ila! Love the great paper and that cute dog. Fabulous coloring as usual... have a Peaceful and Merry Christmas and Exciting New Year!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards Ila! Love the great paper and that cute dog. Fabulous coloring as usual... have a Peaceful and Merry Christmas and Exciting New Year!

Rosalee said...

Hi Ila, the cards look so cute. Thta dog is just adorable. TFS.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
XXX Rosalee

Tracey said...

Fantastic cards as always Ila!! I hope you have a fabulous Christmas and an incredible New Year! xx

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dpkennedy said...

I am so glad to hear that you are on the mend! The flu really is a doozy! Your cards are beautiful! I love that little dog with the antlers!! Sounds like your Christmas is going to be fabulous with all of your family together! I wish you all the best and a very happy and healthy new year too!

donnacr said...

Beautiful crds ! Love the puppy stamp ! Continue to get better and looking forward to more of your wonderful inspiration ! Happy Holidays !

MJ said...

Hi Ila
quick cards and beautiful, love both cards.
Have a beautiful christmas and a 2010 full of blessings.

hugs
MJ

ArchivingAngel said...

Hello Ila~ your cards are truly lovely.
So next year when you make them everyone will love them.
I wanted to wish you & your family a wonderful holiday season.
Thanks for visiting & following my blog. It means a lot to me.
All the best to you.
I will keep peeking in to see what great things you share.
Hugs,
Sonia- Archiving-angel.blogspot.com

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful cards Ila. Especially the coloring on the doggy, so adorable!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

Hi Ila! First of all, I'm glad you're on the mend after coming down with the flu. It can be nasty at this time of year. How nice of you and Trina to make these lovely cards for your Mom. Her friends will enjoy these. And, that doggy card is so cute! It's not often you can find an image that reminds you of your pet, and in this case, your son's. Please take care and keep warm. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, and all the best to you in the new year! Hugs, Cami

Cami said...

Hi Ila! First of all, I'm glad you're on the mend after coming down with the flu. It can be nasty at this time of year. How nice of you and Trina to make these lovely cards for your Mom. Her friends will enjoy these. And, that doggy card is so cute! It's not often you can find an image that reminds you of your pet, and in this case, your son's. Please take care and keep warm. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, and all the best to you in the new year! Hugs, Cami

CraftyC said...

These are beautiful cards and that dog is so cute. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Clairexx

Chrissie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ila!
I've so enjoyed visiting you this year and I look forward to more of your lovely creations in 2010.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.

Ellen said...

I hope you feel well now so you can enjoy Christmas. Your cards are so so gorgeous glad your'e back :-))
Ila I wish for you a Very Merry Christmas !!

Hugs, Ellen

Pam said...

I hope by this post everyone in your house is healthy and feeling well.
I love this card! beautifully done, as usual!
Wishing you God's blessings in the New Year. Merry Christmas Ila.
~Pam

Carla said...

Love all three of these, Ila! The little dog is adorable! I'm behind, too. We just got the tree decorated last night, and I finally baked some cookies today. Merry Christmas!

Tammi said...

Wow, nice to have pre-folded cards and half off at that! :) These are super cute Ila, so sweet of you to do these for your Mother! Glad your feeling better, never fun having the flu. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, looking forward to all your beautiful creations in the New Year! ~Hugs

Jannie said...

What a great cards Ila, really beautiful.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugs Jannie