Morning I'm doing well this week,work has been ok, I've had the weekend off and this is my second post this week...lets hope I get to keep it up.Today its my first christmas card.I love christmas it's my favourite time of the year by far, and I start my countdown from about the end of August much to my family and friends horror; if I had my way I'd start earlier! I now have 3 completed cards and another almost finished...the plan is too make at least 2 per week and I should have enough by christmas for everyone...that the plan anyway! It worked last year although I did start earlier and didn't give everyone a handmade card...it was my first year of card making and I wasn't confident about family and friends reactions to a handmade card...but I got some lovely comments from followers and friends online and now its I put a lot of time, love and effort into each and every card I make and if the recipient doesn't appreciate that then I'm stumped!...so far no one has made a negative comment..not to my face anyway!
I bought quite a few new christmas goodies over the last few weeks that I just couldn't resist,today I've used Spellbinder and Heartfelt Creations christmas stamps and die sets; there are some gorgeous stamps in the set and I can see me using it to make many of my cards this year, For this card I used bird from the christmas song set stamp and embossed one of the greetings from the bright christmas set as well as the holly berry which is from the ornamental add on die set and some die cut roses.I went to town with the glitter to add some christmas sparkle;unfortunately the photos haven't picked this up too well.It's not my usual style of card; but I can see me making many more cards from these stamp sets...I hope you like them too?
Close up Bird and Holly Berry
I hope to get some card making done today after I finish the usual chores.Lastly a wonderful warm hello to my new followers this week; welcome and thank you for joining me. Have a good week ahead and thanks for visiting... Hugs Andrea X
I used the following-
White 6x6 square base card
Light grey, red and white card for layering and dies cuts
Blue snowflake backing paper -Humphrey's Corner paper kit (magazine freebie last year)
silver ribbon and rose brad
round christmas sentiment (sorry not sure where from- last year magazine freebie ?)
Challenges I would like to take part in-