Monday, 8 October 2012

I love Christmas

This is a short post as I have to get ready for work…oh how I love Mondays …not…why does the weekend always go so quickly? 
I'm still well into Christmas card making although this week I think I really should  do something different, but I do love christmas; the problem is I spend so much time blog hopping and looking at great sites with amazing card and crafting ideas that I get overwhelmed as to what to try out next; also I'm getting addicted to Pintrest…so this week the plan is less time on the PC and more in the craft room. This is another card using the Molly Bloom stamp, I do like this stamp set as you may have guessed; this time I've went with a green and red colour scheme using the great freebies I've got from magazines in recent weeks. (I've so many to choose from now I don’t think I’ll ever use them all and deciding on what to use is becoming harder!) I'm happy with this card although I am a bit dissapointed with the inside  as when it dried the glue has left some dark shadows,not sure why as it hasn't happened before; I may need to add a snowflake or something and some ribbon to cover it !
I now have an almost finished Santa Claus card and two small completed cards that I will post when I get the opportunity to later in the week, again the weekend has gone so quickly and not enough time for everything I wanted  but you cant have everything,I hope everyone has a good week...x

'Merry Christmas'

I used the following materials:
  • White scalloped card
  •  Red and green card and papers from stock for layering
  • Green snowflake,white heart /red border strip papers -(magazine freebie)
  • Red snowflake patterned paper–Cosy Christmas collection (last year freebie)
  • Molly bloom –Christmas Carnival kit coloured with Promarkers and faux stitching 
  • White card die cut. heart, flowers and flourish
  • From Stash-
  • Red wooden heart
  • Red grossgrain ribbon
  • Sentiment and candy cane embellishment (magazine freebies)
  • Red tiny brads and button
  • Die cut square and same red snowflake papers/card as above for inside 

Challenges I would like to take part in this week -


  1. Fabulous card Andrea. Love the image and colour combo.
    Caz x

  2. Gorgeous card Andrea! Love all the layers. All the papers you used are just stunning and very much to my taste. I adore them. Love the image and the rest of your stunning elements too.
    Michaela xx

  3. Beautiful card, Andrea! I love all the pretty diecuts and the darling image! Great card design! Thanks for sharing it with us for the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!

  4. What a cute image! I love the fresh colors in your card too. A crisp, winter feeling!

  5. What a dream card! Love all your pretty embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week hugs Susan x

  6. Where did you get the heart die cut from sweetie? It's so very very lovely!!

    Great card - so very sweet.

    Thank you so very much for joining us at Penny's this fortnight for our Die Cuts and/or Punches challenge.

    Hugs to you,
    Kafty Karen - DT.

  7. Such a fantastic card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Die cuts & punches" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  8. Lovely cards- the papers are stunning and great use of freebies. I headed here from the Simply Create Linky party.

  9. Very nice! Such a sweet little Angel! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability!

  10. Fantastic card and colours. I spotted this on MIM...Loz

  11. Beautiful Christmas card! Love that Angel and the layout.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

  12. Very Christmassy! the colours are spot on and the image is so cute.
    Love it!
    Thanks for taking part in the Craftymess Anything Goes challenge with us.

  13. So colourful Andrea - saw it on MIM and had to take a closer look - so glad I did. Terrific embellishments.
    Stamping Shanni

  14. What a stunning card ,i love molly and you have coloured her and embellished her beautifully
    gorgeous,thanks for joining us at MIM AND GOOD LUCK

  15. Beautiful Christmas card! I have to agree with you on Mondays! Thanks for sharing at Guylou's!

    Your newest follower,

  16. What a delightful creation! Thank you so much for joining our stichi g challenge at Gingerloft this time!
    Hugs xx Cara DT

  17. Lovely card!

    Popped over from MiM.

    Susan x

  18. Gorgeous card Andrea love the image coloured like you did and the die cuts are beautiful in place. What is the name of the flower die cut, it's lovely...luv annie

  19. Such a sweet image and love the fun die cuts you have added. Saw you on MIM- I am #64

  20. Veru pretty card! I love all the layers and details. I found you at Make It Monday!

  21. very cute, thanks for joining Simply Create!!!

  22. lovely card! great colours and details. Saw it on MakeItMonday! Kim x

  23. I lovely christmas card, thank you so much for playing along in the Challenge at Shelly's Images.

    Shelly's Images dt

  24. This is a gorjuss make, love the colours, thank you so much for joining us at Craftymess challenge blog

    Judie xx


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