Thursday, 23 February 2012

Christmas Joy

Hello, and welcome!

It's been very spring-like today.......sunny and warm.......balmy, even!  I'm still waitin' for snow.....haaa!
Speaking of snow.....yes, I have to get it in somewhere, don'tcha know.......I felt the need to make a Christmas card, but with not a single white flake in did that happen?

I've actually still got Christmas stash on my desk, and in my work basket, which lives at the side of my telly-watching chair.  My work basket has quilt blocks, and a bit of cross-stitching in it.......I can't abide sitting with nothing for my hands to do!  Having work in my sticky little fingers stops me from snackin',, maybe I'm stretching the truth a little........if I dig deep enough into my basket, I can usually find a few Smarties, or M&Ms........haaa!

Here's the card........

The red paper is actually deeper and richer looking, IRL.....looks a bit washed out in the pic...sorry.
The Christmas trees in the background are gold embossed on acrylic........I've had a stash of the sheets for ages, and was "saving" them for something special....never gonna happen, so I'm starting to use 'em........

I fell totally in love with this beautiful image when I was fortunate enough to get to use it for a DT's from Whoopsi Daisy, and is named "Winter Cloak" it!

The ribbon is self-adhesive, and has been in my ribbon stash for an age; since I had my huge sort-out, I'm beginning to use up all the fabby goodies I've been hoarding......are you proud of me?
I used red glitter card to cut the pretty Nestie shape, and topped it with a cute sentiment which I'd stamped onto kraft, and coloured with PMs........

Another find from my hoarded stash......chipboard sentiment (think it's Cosmo Cricket) and this was the starting point for choosing the colour combination for the card........done!

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge is up, tomorrow....see you then!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Use chipboard (the sentiment)


  1. As long as they are peanut M&Ms. This is just gorgeous,love the little

  2. Gorgeous card. Love all the lacey punching.


  3. How can you even think about Christmas yet OMG not until at least july and that's to soon lol beautiful card though as always
    Jacki xx

  4. WOW .. this is awesome! I commend you on doing Christmas cards ... just can't get the brain in the direction right now! LOL!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  5. this is just beautiful! i love the corners and the trim and that image is simply darling!

    you can have our snow. i ONLY like looking at it and HATE being out in it.

    nope. no new mattress. way too pricey for me to spend the $$$ on it. will have to save for another time.

    hugs :)

    1. This cloaked beauty looks fabulous here! Love the layout you've created!
      ps I have my secret stashes of yummies to! They have to be very deep in my baskets or my little sticky fingers (kids) find them!

  6. Mmmm!!! Chocolate.....
    Your card looks delightful, love the sweet image and your colouring, your little embossed trees are fab. I'm proud of you for getting stuck into your stash!!!!!!

  7. A gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  8. Beautiful Christmas card - love the layout and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  9. This is so pretty. I love the traditional feel - makes me think of a Victorian Christmas. We haven't had any snow either. In fact it was positively balmy today though it's cold again tonight.

  10. Gorgeous Christmas card, thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. If you are interested there is Birthday blog candy on my blog

  11. Can't believe you are getting ahead with Christmas, gal. I'm sooooo over the season for right now. Waiting for the lovely spring weather to arrive here in the US -- much more to my liking. Lovely card. The colours still look rich and full of holiday spirit. Well done.

  12. Great card! Love the sparkly embellishment!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

  13. And what a pretty Christmas card it is! There sure are a lot of wonderful things in your 'stash'! I need to do this a lot more often!!