Sunday 15 September 2013

Christmas Cards -The most Wonderful Time of the Year

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 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! 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 

Christmas Sparkle 

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)
Die cut circle and scalloped circle
Bird song stamp -coloured Copics and Promarkers -glittered 
Stamped and die cut holly berry-coloured and glittered
Die cut and glittered roses
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-


  1. Gorgeous card! Really love the colour combo!

    To me Christmas does not exist until December. Our tree doesn't go up until the 11th (daughter's birthday on the 10th, which we want to keep the focus of the day!) and I *hate* with a passion seeing christmas decorations and such in the shops the day after halloween!

    Having said that, I've already started making Christmas cards. But I'll probably be done by the end of october and can then ignore the event for another month, lol.

  2. This is a lovely Christmas card Andrea, such a fabulous image and lovely die cuts. I think your family and friends will be delighted to receive one of your handmade cards, it is obvious to anyone how much time, care and attention you put into each one.

  3. What a lovely Christmas card! I love your image and the color combo is super, very nice! Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC. Hope you play along with us again soon. Joanne

  4. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  5. Gorgeous card Andrea, love it.
    Just to let you know, the tickets arrived safe and sound on Saturday. Thanks so much.
    Caz x

  6. Gorgeous card, Andrea! I totally love this color combination, and the holly and flowers are delightful, especially with the sparkle! So glad you joined us this week for the ODBD challenge! Hugs!

  7. This is just gorgeous reminds me of a frosty day with the glitter on the roses and the colour of the pp. Thanks for joining in our Winter Wonderland Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  8. lovely card!
    I'm very happy that you take part at the Cards and More Challenge. To participate in the draw of the prize and the Top 3, you have to follow the challenge rules. Unfortunately, you have linked more than 5 challenges and can not take part in the draw this time. I am so sorry. I would be delighted if you join in again next time :-)


  9. Beautiful colors and design!! I just love your coloring and the dove!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

  10. What a gorgeous card, Andrea. I love the bird and the way you have framed the circle with the flourish and flower. I agree that handmade Christmas cards are so special and I'm sure your recipients love them.

  11. Beautiful card, love the little bird and the embellies,thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  12. Oh wow, your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for crafting with us over at the Sister Act Card Challenge blog!

  13. An extremely gorgeous Christmas card Andrea. Apologies for lack of visits my friend but most days I am with dad and try and craft at night and you know how long it takes to visit everyone...keep in touch please. luv annie xxxxxxxx


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