Saturday, 10 November 2012

Christmas - All wrapped up !

I don't usually post on a Saturday, but im so organised and pleased with myself that I thought I'd squeeze in some extras and it beats housework . . .that can wait till later! I can’t believe its mid November and I have almost finished all my Christmas plan for card making has paid off, by stamping on mass then colouring all the images that I wanted to use worked a treat. I then gathered all the necessary bits and bobs ready for each card together with a plan of each layout in mind. This has made it really easy to make more than my usual of one card a week, although the hardest part was choosing what to use as I did have far too many bits and bobs gathered for each card! 
Another bonus was I didn't have so many late nights at work this week; which has also helped, so  I was able to spend more time being creative rather than my usual 5-10 mins here and there and have to wait until the weekend for any worthwhile time to get anything done. I have several cards completed that I would  like to post  over the weekend and this is the first one. I really love the colours I've used. The Tilda I used is called 'secret present. I've even used left over’s from last years Christmas cards that I thought might come in handy! I've impressed myself with my resourcefulness

Front view 

 Close up

   I used the following
   Gold pearlescent base card
   Papers-Raspberry road Christmas collection (magazine freebie)
   Tilda - 'secret Tilda' coloured promarkers/flexi markers
   Die cut sentiment and stamp - stamp from crafters companion set 
   From stash
   Red jewel brad
   Burgundy seam binding
   Burgundy satin ribbon (inside card)
   Cream cotton lace
   Die cut Oval- bronze/gold glitter card ( last years christmas cards !!)
   Red and cream mulberry paper flowers
  Inside completed using the same papers and craft card as on front


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  1. Beautiful Christmas card, Andrea. The red is really striking. Beautiful image and other elements you used too.
    Michaela xx

  2. So cute! And good for you that you were so organized this year to have everything all planned out! Love the papers you used and your image is adorable. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  3. Beautiful Christmas card, love that image and colours are spectacular together.your bow is stunning and loving the flowers...have a restful

  4. Very nice Christmas card. Love those details. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  5. Hi, so cute and
    fabulous C'mas card!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge, good luck;-))m

  6. Adorable card and image. I love Tilda! Love the pretty red colors too. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge.
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  7. Fabulous card, I love Tilda, your card is an inspiration to dig out my Tildas and create. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the Red stash challenge.

  8. Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out Tuesday...great take on the challenge hope to see you again...

  9. What a stunning card thanks for joining us at Whimsy xx Jan

  10. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.

  11. Darling Tilda card! She's as cute as can be hiding that package behind her back. LOL
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
    Huggies & Smiles ~


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