Thursday, 15 December 2011

Merry Christmas Card For Maria

Hi Peoples! Arrgghh!! At last I've got (John's got) the Christmas Tree and decorations down from the attic and I've started dressing the tree with all the little knick-knacks I've collected over the years. There's hundreds of them...
I just know, one day the tree's going to topple over from the weight and squish me under it!! All you'll see is my feet sticking out, like the Wicked Witch of the East! (Note to self, don't tempt fate and wear those stripy socks and curly toed slippers any more!)
This is the Christmas card I made for my youngest daughter Maria and her hubby Jesse. (I've shown you Mason's already) Hope it gets all the way to Money Creek, which is about an hours drive from Seattle. They don't have a postman, they have to collect it, so I hope it's not snowing over there yet!
All the backing paper's I used were freebies from two different Christmas paper stacks that came with Crafty Magazines. The image was a gift from a forum friend, waaay back before I had any stamps or papers. The red flower started off life as a white flower, a packet I won on a blog hop, and coloured with a crimson ProMarker to match the little girl's heart and mittens. The ribbon was cut from the inside of a new blouse! (doing well so far!)
The Font is a freebie, it's called AL Serenade and you can download it HERE and the lovely Diecut, Frosty Border came from Joanna Sheen and I just love it!!! (Every card I make from now on will have one on it!)
Last week two stamps I ordered from Tracy and Dies To Die For, arrived with some lovely little sample diecuts, which I thought was a very nice touch! Thank you! So now I've totally fallen in love with these Memory Box dies.
I've also added a little bit of Stickles Glitter and micro glitter and about nine tiny brads, I did cheat a bit on the matting. The red card I had didn't match so I just coloured the edge of white card with the crimson Promarker.
This card has six layers, seven if you count the flowers. I came across a challenge doing layers and of course I've forgotten where. Hopefully, I'll remember and add it to my list!
New Followers! Hi and a big {{Wave}} to Sandi Johnson, TBAButterfly, and Barb! All with no links. Oh and thank you to all who popped in and wished me well on my New Venture! (Forest Walkies and Pet Sitting!) so far, no spelling mistales...er...I mean, mistakes! That's it for now, thank you for stopping by!
Challenges!
Papertakeweekly-I'm dreaming of (fave colour) Christmas (red and Green)
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Belli Challenge Blog Winter and Christmas
Card Making Mamas Challenge Blog Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenges- Christmas
Raise the Bar Challenge-Christmas
AIFactory Challenge Blog-Christmas

13 comments:

  1. Love this card--so super cute!

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  2. Oh, those gold accents are AMAZING on this card--so festive! GORGEOUS job--and fabulous coloring!!! :)

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  3. great card...love the colour combo and the sparkle!!

    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly.

    Fi GDT
    x

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  4. Love the die cuts and the papers, very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli

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  5. I'm sure they will love it, hope it gets there ok. I love the border too! It seems to have an extra something, but can't quite put my finger onit. hugs heidi x

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  6. Oh Lyn that is stunning I loveyour papers and your gorgeous colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  7. Beautiful card and I love the colors. I also have that Memory Box die and the snowflakes looks great in gold. So glad you joined us for the CHristmas challenge at AiFactory.

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  8. Look what I made with a freebie from you.
    http://nickanpysslar.blogspot.com/2011/12/dotter-antligen-11-ar.html

    Thanks!

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  9. A fab creation. Love the christmas spirit in this card.
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

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  10. What a super cute hanglar thanks for joining us at PTW Hugs Rebekah GDT xxx

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  11. A really beautiful card!! Fab papers, a really gorgeus hÃngel and I really like the gold details.

    Thanks for joining our "Christmas Glitz" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday last week :)
    Hugs, Nina.

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  12. Beautiful card and I'm really drooling over those die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.xx

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  13. Lovely card.

    All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots Challenge.

    Dionne

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