Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Early Christmas

Hello, and welcome!

My heart is full of thanks for all the wonderful messages that have been left for are among the sweetest people on the planet.......thank you!

Today, I wanted to make something that would make me I made a Christmas card........predictable?.....oh, yeah!

And what else makes me happy when I'm makin' a card?......using freebies!.......yaaaay!

I always seem to be making apologies for my awful photos......dirty grey clouds wouldn't shift long enough to get any decent  light, but the red on the card is actually crimson, and not this weird washed-out burgundy......sigh......
I used some of my lovely new paper from Lili of the Valley, bought from , and really like the kraft with the red......

I stuck some of this lovely ribbon (bought at my local haberdashers) onto a strip of the red card........all the red card was from a freebie pack.........

I used my Holly Vine die on some kraft card and added the real rubies....priceless, they are......

The cute tag was also a freebie and it's tied with a piece of burlap ribbon (a gift from my teamie, Bonnie)........I hand-stitched around the edge after stamping the tree (a freebie).......the sentiment was another freebie.......on a roll here...hahaaa.......

And, yep.......this gorgeous reindeer is yet another freebie....he came with the tree and several other cute stamps.  I stamped him onto dark cream card using a brown ink, and cut him out.......just had to give him one of those priceless rubies to keep his nose warm, lol........

Oh, I did enjoy makin' this one!

Don't  forget to keep a look-out for a super giveaway.......I've got so much to celebrate!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Starting Christmas Early  Christmas (optional star....on my tree)  Stitching/real or faux


  1. This is gorgeous ,love the cute

  2. OK, now just how cute is this card?? Wowzer at all the freebies -- you were on a roll there -- lucky girl! Everything is adorable. Top notch.

  3. Awww this is so gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the colour scheme, I think Kraft and red always work so well together especially for Christmas cards. Your attention to detail is wonderful.

    Thank you, also, for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

    Hugs Sue

  4. Such gorgeous muted colours and love the matting, Anne-Marie!

  5. Cute card; love that little reindeer and that ribbon - GAH - love!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge!!


  6. Free is wonderful!!! And so is your card!! Great little details!!

  7. This card is priceless (specially with all those rubies!) the cute little reindeer he has such a sweet face. At usually all your other details really make this card have major "WOW" factor

  8. such a pretty creation so cute thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ...sassyx

  9. Hi Anne-Marie, such a sweet card - and with all those freebies a very economical one too!!!

    Was reading back on your previous post and see you have the all clear from the Big C - congratulations!! You must be very relieved and happy.

    Best wishes for a very happy weekend (a bit early I know with it only being Thurs - but I bet you feel as happy as if it were Fri!!).


  10. Lovely christmas carf.. So in love with your stitching and the red nosed reindeer.. Thanks for playing at Stamp-N-Doodle.. Hope to see you again on the next challenge


  11. Hey Anne Marie

    Beautiful card - love the kraft effect - just brilliant.

    I'm so sorry I haven't been to see you for a while - my internet has been poorly.

    Thank you for leaving me some lovely comments.

    Have a great weekend.

    Take care


    Hazel xx

  12. Cute card, Anne-Marie! Love that sweatery ribbon you used! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

  13. This is cute, Anne-Marie! Adorable images. Thanks for playing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.

  14. This is super adorable! Awesome use of kraft! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

  15. This is one gorgeous card just love the image and the colours on this bless you for playing at anything goes this week Hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

  16. Anne Marie thank you for playing along with this week at Stamp n Doodles with this sweet creation love it hope to see again soon
    Jacki xx

  17. Such a cute reindeer. The layout and colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
    Diane xx

  18. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.

  19. Wonderful card! Love the little red-nosed reindeer!!

  20. Anne-Marie, sweet card! That reindeer is so cute!

  21. What a cute card. Thanks for playing at CCCB.