Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Tweed and Velvet Christmas Cards

This last week I've been rummaging through my fabric box in desperation for some Christmas inspiration - I came across the red, grey and cream tweed off cuts and thought they went beautifully with some grey silk velvet and some wool worsted suit fabric from a sample book.
I struggled to keep the cards fairly flat so they would go through the post easily, it was hard and I could easily have carried on adding to them as I'm very much a lover of over egging the cake when it comes to embellishments!  However, I stuck with embossing the velvet and adding Pearl drops, and gluing some die cuts on.  Here are a few of them. 

And here are a few more that are going to be hand delivered so I was able to add more bits and bobs!  Not many made this year but perhaps next year I'll give myself a kick up the backside a bit earlier!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone and thank you for all your kind comments and support throughout the past year.

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.


  1. The tweed was an inspired choice for the background and I love the greys, reds and blacks...gorgeous! I love my card, it has pride of place on our door 'gallery' in the hall. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
    Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

  2. Hi Diana, the fabric choices were wonderful, they all go together perfectly. Loved our card, it's gorgeous. Have a lovely Christmas, love from us both. Shaz #5 XxX

  3. Wowzah, I LOVE these cards, the colours and textures... just great! I stop by for the last time this year to say hello and wish you happy holidays, see you in 2019. Love from Holland, Marit #22

  4. Hi Diana. Those cards are simply stunning. Beautiful. Well done.
    Have a fantastic Christmas.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #10

  5. These cards are stunning, Diana. What a gorgeous combination of the red tartan and the silver-grey accents with teh velvet. Well done restraining yourself over the embellishments (one of my failings is over-egging too lol - I just love adding loads of flowers!!) but needs must - they have to go in the post, don't they! These cards are soooo stylish and are bound to stand out from the crowd on people's mantel pieces.

    I hope you have a lovely time over Christmas.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #13

  6. They are so beautiful, and stunning, dear Diana.
    They look so much Christmas with the tweed and the grey velvet , with your lovely embossing , special and something to bring out, each year for Christmas . I love them all, also the church ones, and the deer are only to fall in love with .
    I wish you a beautiful Christmas, and all the best for your 2019 .
    Hugs from Dorthe

  7. Those cards are stunning! I love that tartan, what a perfect choice and how handy you had it in your box! Wishing you a joyful Christmas Helen #2

  8. Oh my, these are gorgeous! Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas Dorlene #29

  9. These cards make me think of a nice, warm blanket - so comforting! All the elements are so beautifully composed and the red, grey, white work together perfectly. They all have the hallmark of your understated, elegant style! Wishing you a lovely Christmas Diana! Hope to see you again soon! xx

  10. Those cards are beautiful. I have to be careful not to add too much to mine for posting! Had one that cost extra postage yesterday. Have a lovely Christmas. Anne X #12

  11. Fabulous Diana, great way to use the fabric and it's perfect for Christmas cards. Anyway...Just want to wish you the best for Christmas and hope it's full of fun too. Thank you for all the great comments and wishing you a lovely woyww, Angela x17x

  12. Diana, your cards are all fabulous! I love the idea of using fabric, the cards must feel wonderfully tactile! Anne x

  13. Stunning Christmas cards Diana, I really must try embossing velvet it looks so effective. Maybe something for next year as I really need to use up some materials.
    I'm like you with the embellishments especially at Christmas, you've cracked it with those easy to post cards, a winning combination of style, technique embellishment.
    Wishing you all the magic of Christmas & Seasons Greetings.
    Happy WOYWW Tracey #6
    P.S Thank you also for your kind words this year Take good care x

  14. They are fabulous Diana and I bet they looked lovely all laid out next to each other. You are clever.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2019
    Lynn xxx (8)

  15. Totally fabulous cards Diana, I so love the colour combination and the idea of using fabrics is a winner, specially in your capable hands! The embossing adds a further special detail and well done on keeping them flat!! The die-cuts are just the perfect finishing touch! Have a super and Magical Christmas and much happiness and creativity in 2019!

  16. All I can say about the cars is Wow, Diana. As always you seem to find the perfect combination of colours, materials and layout. Happy WOYWW and thanks for your visit. Sarah #4

  17. Such a great idea. Love it when a design just turns out perfect ! Surely will be a little treasure to receive one. Wishing you and yours some wonderful holiday fun. Time is flying buy. Merry Christmas

  18. The embossed velvet looks just amazing - that silvery grey is a magical colour, and the delicate stems and branches are the showstoppers here for me. Your colour palette is very eye-catching too, yet still elegant. How nice that you have some hand-deliveries so that you can allow yourself a little more dimensional decoration. I'd find that hard to give up (were I ever to get around to handmade cards at all!). I love the delicate white die-cuts against the tartan. Altogether a beautiful collection.
    Alison x

  19. Wow, Diana, these are truly inspiring creations, such quality inthe contrasts if fabric colour and texture, well done!
    Happy belated WOYWW and happy Christmas when we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x #7

  20. Hello Diana, thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
    Yes I do make everything , the doll , the skirt the coat and what else you see, and am always on lookout for tiny things to give them in the hands .
    I Wish you, too a lovely peaceful and kind Christmas, dear Diana , and all the best for your 2019, where I look so forward seeing you post your gorgeous creations. Hugs, Dorthe

  21. There is something oh so Christmassy about tweedy fabrics. I made little Christmas trees with some for my cards this year. Merry Christmas! x Jo