Friday, 17 December 2010

It's a Christmas Card...well I never!

I'm a little bit late with Christmas Cards. I wasn't going to make so many this year and as I'm not on any forum or Christmas card swap lists, I thought I'd made enough. But when I opened my crafty cardboard box, which once held 'Our Finest Chocolate fudge fingers' there was only a few Christmas Cards in there. Far fewer than I thought I'd made. So, where are they? Who knows! Last year I made loads and carefully put a few away somewhere 'safe' so I could find them and send them off nice and early... but I've never found them! No, I lie, I found one, but have since lost it again. So. I've made a few more and this is the first of the new batch. (When is Christmas Day this year??) This one has already gone off to my Aunty. (I think, or one very similar) She doesn't look in here very often, as she tells me it won't always open for her. Unlike my mum's very slow computer, which runs on stream, my Auntie's is jet propelled via a long line attached to the hamster wheel I think!
I've done a bit of embossing, (heat and also 'squashing' it with a cuttle bug embossing folder) I've also added loads of glitter (stickles and micro) and of course, coloured Snowy with my Promakers, well, only his nose and the shading, as I've also done a spot of paper piecing too. The top corners of the card, look like they've been embossed as well because I've used the same colour paper, a square die cut, chopped it in half to made a decorative corner. The sentiment is a clear stamp, which came free last Christmas with some fairies from a Papercraft magazine, and the tiny snow flakes punch came free from the same Papercaft magazine this year. The blue dotty backing paper is from Forever Friends. Had a 'few' challenges lined up for this card, (I hope I'm not too late for some of them as this has been in 'daft' I mean, draft, and I forgot all about it!) one challenge being The Craftypad as I won a prize in their 100th Competition!! (wooohoo!)
New Follower. Hi and welcome (((big wave)) To Melody's Mama over on Craftarrific. Lovely cards and scrap pages over there!

Fresh Brewed Challenges- Merry Christmas
December Card Making Challenge -A Christmas Song/Hymn
('Frosty The Snowman')So go vote/Comment!!
The Craftypad Embossing Heat or dry)
Allsorts - Last Minute Christmas
Simon says stamps challenge-silver blue white
Hodgepodgeshop challenge-blue and silver
Lil Red Wagon - Use a Diecut
(Two Nesties and the CuttleBug Folder for the corner)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes (I'm 533!)
Stamp with Fun - Christmas (198)
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Christmas
Tiffany Doodles - Christmas
Stamping Vacation - Family Holiday
Craft your days away-Punch it out (I'm #154)
Take-time-for-you - Christmas (I'm #50)


  1. Awww this is gorgeous, I love all those snowflakes. I'm also still doing Christmas cards... :|| Well done on winning xxx

  2. Hi Lyn I do that all the time put something in a safe place and then forget where the safe place is lol it's a beautiful card though I'm sure your Aunty will love what ever card you send her take care
    Jacki xx

  3. Awww Lyn, I see you haven't lost your touch one sure do make a beautiful card hun :)..and this one is no can almost feel the coldness of the snowflakes :)..thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - Have a very Merry Christmas..

    stitch xoxox

  4. Lovely snowman card Spyder, very wintery feel to it! I am really glad I am not the only one to save things in a safe place...and then never to find them again. I did exactly the same thing with Christmas cards this year...what are we like??

  5. Fab card Spyder, don't you just hate it when things are that safe, I do it all the time and they are never where I expected when they turn up. Fab card and love the paper piecing too thanks for joining us at Penny's and congrats on winning the crafty pad , thanks for the e card and merry christmas.

  6. Hi Lyn
    Love this snowman - he's super cute!
    Thanks for playing along with my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. I love this card, all those cool blues, and a cute little snowman, wonderfully glistening, hugs heidi x

  8. It's a fab card and your paper piecing looks great. Good Luck on finding the rest of your "safe" stash!


  9. Gorgeous, beautiful card and fab snowman.

  10. Gorgeous card those colours! Sent you a msg last night re ATCs.... Hugs, Ali x

  11. Gorgeous card those colours! Sent you a msg last night re ATCs.... Hugs, Ali x

  12. Gorgeous! Love the snowman and the frame around him is very effective.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog.

    Georgie x
    (Crafting Gina G)

  13. Thanks for joining us @ PTD. Merry Christmas. x

  14. What a beautiful card - I love it.
    I put something in a safe place only the other day-I looked and looked for it and all the time it was right in front of me!

  15. Gorgeous card, lovely layout. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

  16. Hiya Lyn - yes it's me!! Well, you know I adore little Snowy, and this card is just fabulous! Love the embossing, the glitter, the snowflakes and all the twinkly fluffy bits!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at OSAAT - Hugs, Sylvia xxx
    PS: Have a great weekend!

  17. Such a sweet christmas card! I like all the detail. Hope you find your other ones too :-)

  18. Beautiful card Spyder, love the cute snowman and snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and Merry Christmas xx

  19. Hi Lyn this is fabulous love your papers and your snowflake surrounding is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyx

  20. A gorgeous card Lyn, your snowman is soooooooo cute I love him
    Thanks for joining with us at CYDA this time

    I hope the missing cards turn up soon.....time is running out lol
    Hugs Jackie x

  21. Lovely card with this snowman!!
    I made a card with another snowman, a digi of your. Thank you!!

  22. Gorgeous card and I loved reading the write up ,,, you really made me smile :-)

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and we hope you join us next week too :-)
    Lols x x x

  23. Oh Yes, I like it very much, that you
    put my card in your store!!
    Thank you again!!

  24. Your card is lovely Tinie! I've now put in over in the digi store a long with another lovely card from Karin


  25. Your card is awesome.
    Fantastic work.
    Thanks for joining us at Take Time for You.
    Hugs Sandra

  26. Hi Lyn

    I love this card, great embossing.
    Hope you are OK hun.

    Hugs Ali x

  27. ok done it, but nothing's happened

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  29. Really lovely card Lyn, love the embossing, snowflake detail and the fibres. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

  30. This is gorgeous Spyder! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


  31. Hi Lyn. Miss you on the team. Stunning card! Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

    Merry Christmas!!!!!

  32. What a cute card, I love the image, thank you for joining us at the hodge podge Shop
    hugs Linda

  33. The card is great! Glad you joined us at the Hodge Podge Shop! Shelley :)


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