Sunday, 28 October 2012

Christmas Cards and Grand Plans

What a miserable cold and wet morning outside, although today we do get an extra houryippee and since I'm up fairly early this morning and hubby is still asleep I'm going to spend mine blog hopping and visiting my favourite sites once I've posted this,I can’t think of a better way really of spending a spare hour. I am well into Christmas card creating this week and on a roll. I've made three in total and working on two others. I will post the others once I take some photos, I'm really happy with two of the three which is progress! I've made a list of friends and family who I'm going to be making cards for; up until now I've been making them more for enjoyment and fun  rather than specific people, although I'm sure I will find owners for the ones I've made so far. These will be my last unplanned Christmas cards. The digi stamp is from Di’s Digi’s and called ‘Come on we have a lot to do that I won some time ago, it was one of the first challenges I won and at the time I had no Christmas stash so I planned ahead and got four Christmas digi's all as cute as this one.   

'come on we have a lot to do'

close up  
 I used the following
  • White square  base card
  • Green card for layering
  • snowflake paper –Cosy Christmas collection-magazine freebie
  • poinsettia paper- holly hobby free paper pack from magazine
  • Digi-Di’s Digi’s ‘come on we have a lot to do’-Promarkers
  • Die cut sentiment -Stamp from crafter companion stamp set
From stash
  • Punched snowflakes-gold ,vellum and pearlescent papers
  • HOTP Jewel dazzles-Christmas vintage kit
  • Parcel Embellishment
  • lace and green satin ribbon

I would like to take part in the following challenges 


  1. Wowzer Andrea, this is gorgeous love the paper, image, colours and the inside is just as gorgeous...your ribbon and border are so attractive...luv annie

  2. fantastic card Andrea, love the image and the layout
    Kim x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card,Andrea. I love everything about it. The image is just super sweet.
    Michaela xx

  4. Great card, super cute!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
    Alice B.

  5. This is so magnificent, Andrea! I love your paper choices and you did a marvelous job with the recipe. Thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week. Hope to see you next week as well.
    NanaConnie EE DT

  6. Such a nice card, your image is nice and your colourwork is nice and the paper you used is also nice. So a nice card. thank you for joining at DDCC and we hope to see you again. Love Marijke.

  7. VEry pretty Christmas card! Thanks for playing along at SGC!

  8. Fabulous and so cute, the image is simply magnificent. Thanks for joining in on the fun on our over Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again.

  9. That's a bright and cheery Christmas wish card. Cute little images.

    Thanks for going 'Animal Crackers' with us this challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  10. This is a lovey Christmas card Andrea, I'm sure your friends will love their specially made cards this year - I always enjoy matching images to people.

  11. so gorgeous! love the image
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  12. What a fabulous entry for our recipe challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this week. hope to see you again soon
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  13. Adorable!! Love the lace and ribbon idea and your colouring is fantastic!! Thank you for joining DDCC this week! Lilia DT

  14. Adorable Christmas card! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!!

  15. This is so adorable and beautiful in red.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.


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