Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2011

Forgotten  how difficult this is, finally managed FIVE. The first one help start a bit of obession with the Magnolia Trees and I think possibly theres going to be lot more next year.
I love how this red post box works so well on the CAS card.
I love Mo's digi images and I love purple and the poinsettia die and love how easy it was to make a book card.

I love the traditional Penny Black stamp and even though the holly was fiddly it was well worth it.

Discovering how easy these side stepped cards I started to make quite a few and love these sweet snowpeople.
Do hope you can join me this year with your Five Favourite Christmas Cards and if you link your Post with Mr Linky there will be prize of  6 LOTV Christmas Stamps for a random winner.

The draw will be on 30th December so that on the 31st December My favourite cards of 2011 will be posted.
Sorry this challenge is now closed but on the 31st December it will be My Favourite cards of 2011




84 comments:

Molecraft said...

Merry Christmas Debby, fabulous top five cards, I really love the post box one!
Helen x

Debs said...

Oh Debby I love your Fav5 choice - if my cards were all as fabulous as yours I would still be trying to decide which were my favs :o)
Thanks for hosting this again this year and for the chance to win something scrummy :o)
Have a fabulous Christmas and Best Wishes for 2012
Love & hugs
Debs xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Debby, your collection is absolutely fabulous!
Merry Christmas;))m

Juls said...

loving takeing a look at your fav cards .... the first one is my fav!! no wonder it took you so long to choose, you make so many wonderful gorgeous things! Hugs Juls

Miria said...

Hi, Debby. I'll join after boxing day as today I'm leaving to spend Christmas with mum and sis who live in a different town. Thank you and best wishes for a Happy christmas with your family, Miria x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous five Debby....and a wonderful gift at the end.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Dragonlady said...

Debby, your top 5 are fantastic and really inspiring. I too love the trees. Have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Hugs Ali x

coops said...

fantastic selection of cards debby,it must of been hard to narrow down your cards to just 5.
i`ve joined in the fun again this year ;D

xx coops xx

Alle mooie dingen said...

i clicked on the link button instead of the reaction button... could you please throw my name in the carbagebin? i'm so sorry!
i love the christmas cards especcially the tree... very nice!
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com/

Mary J said...

Such a fab idea, Debby! Love yours (but then again I LOVE all of your cards, wouldn't be able to choose just five!!)

Pami said...

These are all gorgeous Debby! I think the red post box against the white background is my favourite!! I will be joining in today, just need to pick my five!! Have a wonderful Christmas! Pami x

Pink Dandelion said...

Smashing selection of cards Debby, although I don't know how you managed to just pick 5. Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous stamps. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Debs xx

Sue said...

Hi Debby your choice of 5 cards are all fantastic...all gorgeous.
Really enjoyed looking back over my fave 5..thanks and merry christmas to you and yours

sue
xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

All brilliant cards Debby. This really got me thinking. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous stamps. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Marianne x

Fiona said...

beautiful cards Debby...I will join in later as this is a great idea!!

Fi
x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Debby what a great idea, Love looking back at my cards to see how far I've come. Love seeing your favourites too, Hope you have a great Christmas Love Hazelxox

KraftyKaren said...

Fab cards Debby - can't get Mr Linky to work so will come back in a day or so and try again.

Karen x

Joey said...

Debby these cards are stunning, thanks for showcasing them! I am looking forward to a scoot round the others a bit later. Merry Christmas to you xxx

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous 5 Debby it really is difficcult to choose I have to agree :O)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas......thanks for the inspiration in 2011 and heres to 2012!

Mwah

Ali x

Lily Anuska said...

Beautiful selection Debby.Maybe it was difficult because you do so many beautiful greeting cards. Merry Christmas to you. Lily Anuska

Little K Smith said...

Beautiful cards Debby, love the white one and the robin one too!
Have a lovely Christmas :)
Kelly.x

Dora said...

All so stunning Debby, I'm not surprised you had a difficult time to choose :) Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Have just posted mine too, thanks for this great challenge and a chance to win the gorgeous candy. Have a wonderful Christmas Debby hugs Heidi xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Have just posted mine too, thanks for this great challenge and a chance to win the gorgeous candy. Have a wonderful Christmas Debby hugs Heidi xxx

Frea said...

Hi Debby, I remember you did this last year and I think it is such a wonderful idea, so after long and hard thinking (LOL) I just entered my 5 favorites! Have a great Christmas hun, hugs Frea

* Üla * said...

Dear Debby,
I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
hugs Ula

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Debby, all of your fave cards are so gorgeous, I love the pretty trees on the first one. Thank You so much for doing again and Thanks for the chance to win a scrummy prize. Happy Christmas hun. :o)

Donna x

Lol said...

Wonderful top five. Have a lovely Christmas.

Hugs Lol xx

Sarah said...

Hi Debby,
A fabulous selection, I've no idea how you managed to narrow them down to 5!
I'd like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011.
Sarah xx :0)

Craftychris said...

Fabulous cards indeed!! I must get the Marianne tree. I haven't entered the five cards as I haven't got five photo's! maybe another time! Have a fabulous Christmas eve. xx

Kathleen said...

Lovely idea Debby and love the choices you have made, thanks for the idea. Makes my cards look pretty poor though but had to have a go.

Kath x

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous selection Debby!
Merry Christmas to you and yours - hope you have a wonderful day
Lisa x

Bastelfrosch said...

Ich wünsche Dir ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest. Deine Karten sind wunderschön, die erste in weiß ist ein Traum.
Bleibe so toll kreativ im neuen Jahr, ich liebe Deinen Blog.
LG Annette

Lisa said...

Wow stunning cards Debby! Very hard to pick a fav but I think if I had to choose it would be the purple one ... I love the colours and great layout.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Lisa x

Lynsey said...

Hi Debby these are 5 stunning cards! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Lynsey x

Helen said...

A wonderful selection of carsd Debby...I think my favourite of yours is the CAS one :0)
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Samantha said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you did this post again this year!! yippee I was really hoping you would! I have added me cards and really enjoyed looking at yours too! as you know I LOVE your cards and blog!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS hunny!! hugs me xx

Spyder said...

Love all your cards Debby, thank you for another year of inspiration.
merry Christmas!!

(Lyn))

Zima said...

Beautiful cards! The one with the post box looks fabulous!

Carissa said...

Thank you so much for a great chance to win. Merry Christmas!
Carissa :)

Ardilla said...

Debby, this is a great idea! I just posted mine and linked them here.
Have a Merry Christmas!!!!!!

scrappinpeg said...

just posted my 5 favorite cards too. Love the 5 you selected from yours. Gorgeous. Thanks for the awesome candy to win too!
hugs
Peggy Biggs

Ironlady said...

Hi Debby, I have to say I have loved looking at all your cards throughtout the year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I am looking forward to all you creations in the New Year. Hugs
Maryann

Anita said...

They are all beautiful Debbie. Thanks for showing us your faves.

THERESA said...

Super cards, so difficult to choose,lol, but did and linked........hehehe
Thanks for something different, love it!!
Hope you had a super day!!
lotsa luv

Zima said...

Your cards look amazing!!! And what a great idea, to post your top 5 Christmas cards!

I have now posted mine as well and I'm coming back for the top 5 cards of 2011 as well!

Teresa said...

Hi Debby,
A fabulous Top five cards, love them all and all your cards are beautiful! Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas, Hugs, Teresa x

Miria said...

Here I am as promised. Your cards are fab, I wonder how you could choose just five lol! Thank you, Miria x

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous selection Debby ... hope you're having a fab Christmas!

Mandy said...

Debby all your cards are so beautiful, I especially love the first one though.
I hope you are having a lovely Christmas hun
hugs Mandy xx

Fluffles said...

A beautiful selection of cards, & I have to say, that's a brilliant post box! Hope Christmas was fun & best wishes for the New Year, Jx

Sally said...

Love your cards Debby such a difficult thing to choose just 5 though. Hope you are having a lovely Christmas. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Hugs Sally xxx

Heather said...

Love your cards Debby and what a great idea :)

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous top five Debby.xxx

Flowergirl said...

Love your choice of 5, must have been difficult. Such a fab idea, thank you x
Wendy x

Christa said...

Hi Debby , what a great idea this is !! I love it.... It was pretty hard to pick just 5. But I tried. Yours are great !! Love from Holland , Christa.

Marlies said...

What a great idea Debby! I love your top 5. I had a diffucult job choosing mine, I couldn't decide LOL. I hope you had a nice Christmas. hugs, Marlies

JOKE said...

Hi Debby, what a lovely idea!!!!
Love Joke

JOKE said...

I'm sorry but my url isn't the right one....
Do you want to chanche it in kaartjevanjoke.blogspot.com please?

Thanks...

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

I loved your Top 5 Christmascards, and how much fun I had seeing through all my own christmascards - and how difficult to choose the five I was most pleased with (found things I should have done different in all of them - LOL).
Have a very merry christmas, best wishes from Lisbeth K

Cheryl said...

Your cards are beautiful! I had to join in the fun and link up my favorite Christmas cards of 2011. Thank you!

Sandra said...

Hi Debby,

Sandra said...

Hello Debby, Your cards are beautiful and what a fabulous idea to show your best 5 cards for 2011, l hadn't come across your blog before until l was getting lots of post showing their own 5 best cards so l thought l would pop over and see just what was going on and took the challenge myself by entering my 5 best cards l also noticed on one of the comments saying......YAY you did it again this year is this something you do every year if so l will be entering again it is a fabulous challenge and how nice to see other bloggers cards, l wasn't a follower either but now l'm your newest follower its a great challenge and l'll be stopping by more:) Sandra H

plony said...

Very nice cards Debby and I like your idea.
Greetings Plony

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful cards Debby, so hard to pick just five isn't it? I love your CAS post box card, you must have had to sit on your hands to stop you from adding any more embellies to it, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda B

Loz said...

Fantastic cards Debby.. It was hard choosing just 5...Happy new year,,Loz

Margaret said...

I always love visiting you and love all your cards.
Found it so hard to just chose 5 kept wanting to change but was very brave and stuck to my first choice.
Hugs
Margaret M

LaJanette said...

Oh so so fun! Thanks for the party! I am loving your purple card; it just so darn cute!

Hugs;
Janette

Pauline said...

What a fun idea Debby, I kept seeing your icon for the top 5 cards, and wondered what it was! Love all your cards, how you managed to whittle them down to 5 I don't know! All your work is so wonderful and inspiring!
Happy New Year!

Bep said...

Hey Debby,

Your cards are very nice and I like your idea.

Hugs Bep

Janette said...

Fabulous challenge Debbie, love your top five, but it's not an easy one is it...lol...was still pondering after half an hour...lol..xx

Sarah said...

What a fab idea Debby, it's been lovely looking back over my Christmas card makes. I love your cards, the top card with the Magnolia trees is simply stunning. Thank you so much for the chance to win your candy. Hope you have a fabulous new year xxx

Nicole said...

What a beautiful chance of winning those gorgeous stamps. I'm now going to choose my favourite 5 Christmascards and post them. XOXO Nicole

Aunty Sue said...

Thanks for this had a great time picking mine and hope you like them as much as the people that received them. You have a stunning selection of cards and I loved the post box one.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

love all your faves ;-)
thanks for a great idea in sharing faves and thanks for opportunity to win some great LOTV stamps ;-)

Cor* said...

What a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for the chance. Your cards are so beautiful all layered up & out in a 3D way!

Deborah Frings said...

I think your cards are really lovely - my favourite is the postbox!

Marianne said...

Hi Debby, Your cards are beautifull end all the other cards to.
Greetings Marianne

Denise Goeldner said...

Hi Debby, Your Favourite Five Christmas Cards are truly beautiful and very creative. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family & friends and to have a Cracker New Year for 2012. Thanks very much for the chance to win LOTV Christmas Stamps...Hugz Denise <3 <3

Denise Goeldner said...

Hi Debby, Thanks for the chance to win LOTV stamps and I absolutely love the favourite 5 you have chosen especially the loveable Snow Family makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside...Hugz Denise <3 <3

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous top five Debby, I like them a lot, especially the post box and the robin. Thanks for the chance!


Warm hugs
Maarit

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Debby,

Great idea, but far from easy... Your work is beautiful. Out of your chosen 5, I like the top one with the trees and the second with the mailbox the best. The simplicity is just wonderful.

Happy New Year!

Annette said...

Your cards are beautifull.I want to join all of you picking my greatest 5! Thank you for the chance!
xoxo Annette

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

All so beautiful Debby! I wouldn't be able to pick 5 of your Christmas cards - I would pick every single one. I could sit and gaze at your cards all day and never tire of them!

Happy New Year to you Debby - may all your dreams come true!

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn