Friday, 7 December 2012

December Celebration.....woohoo!

Hello, and welcome!

I am really in the full-on Christmas mode and have been shoppin', decoratin' and craftin' to my heart's content.......yaaaaay!
In keeping with this festive mood, we have a wonderful challenge for you over at 
The theme for this week is 


 This week, think of all the things we might celebrate this month... Advent, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Birthdays... you name it..... if you celebrate it in December it will fit this weeks' challenge theme!
We also welcome back our sponsor Whoopsie Daisy...  Linnie creates delightful sheets of hand-drawn images, with each sheet containing 4 images! And there are so many to choose from!  Do visit her blog to see all her fabulous designs.  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of two sheets of digital images.

The image I used from Linnie was crying out to be on a vintage-style here it is......

The card base is kraft and I used a piece of wrapping paper (from Ikea...hahaa!) as the background, with a little dark brown ink around the edges......this card will be given with a gift wrapped in the same paper, methinks......

I used the pre-coloured sheet but added some extra colour and shading as well as lots of Mod Podge sparkle.....I also added some punched snowflakes, also sparkled, of course, lol......

I really like this sweet just seems to look right, don't you think?

I peeked into the envelope and this list is what the ickle girl has written to Father Christmas.....aawwww.....hope she gets it all...hahaaa.....

This sentiment has to be one of my was a freebie from Paulette at TLC at least 2 years ago......isn't it lovely?

The image has a label cut from red card, underneath it, as well as the list and a freebie journal card, and I finished off the card with 3 spots of Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

I do hope you'll join us, this week......there HAS to be something that you celebrate in December, right?

Don't forget to take a gander at what our uber-talented Design Team have been up'll get loads of inspiration.....always worth havin'......hahaa!

Anne-Marie x



  1. Love this Anne-Marie...gorgeous image and

  2. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the cute image and wonderful layout with her little list and beautiful sentiment. The paper and ribbon all work so well together.

    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue

  3. Oh my, I didn't know there was a pre-coloured sheet. I could have used that little gem in making my DT card (HA!) I must have been asleep when those were passed out (grin). Anyway, your card is delightful, and I agree the vintage look was a winner. So crafty of you to have used the Ikea paper, too. Everything just works to perfection for this gem of a card!

  4. Wonderful card. Beautiful composition. Of good ideas. Magnificent ribbon. Great work !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  5. thanks for join in at It's all about the Vintage challenge

  6. Fabulous card Anne-Marie, I love all the details :)
    I'm starting to feel really Christmasy & am just about to decorate the tree & get the decs out :D

  7. It's beautiful.I love the way you've built up the layers.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  8. Fabulous card - love the LO and the ribbon is lush.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  9. Gorgeous vintage card!!!!! I love it!!!

  10. Gorgeous card, Love the vintage feel..Beautiful layers... Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

  11. Brilliant Christmas card with lots of lovely elements! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges for our "All About Christmas" Challenge. Hugs Susan x

  12. Wonderful card. Like the idea of using wrapping paper as backing paper, done that before and works a treat.

    But me thinks your countdown clock has to be wrong, surly there is more than 13 days left to Christmas. :0

  13. trust me, your cards are way prettier in person!!!

    got your pkg today. as with your card, the bag is way prettier in person too. loved your card. you could have sent the thanksgiving card with it too - LOL.

    thank you again i'm gonna love it.

    wishing you a truly blessed christmas.

    hugs :)

  14. Hi WHAT A SWEET CARD LOVE THE IMAGE thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx

  15. Lovely layout and full of christmas feeling :o) Thanks for joining It's All About The Vintage Challenge! :o)

  16. aww this is just beautiful. as a wannabe cardmaker (trust me i really can't put them together) i stand officially in awe of your style and talent!

    Debs xx

  17. Cute card in great colours. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty challenge!

  18. This is so pretty! I love all of the browns and tans mixed with the red, and your sparkly snow is wonderful! Gorgeous card!
    I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and wish you and yours a very happy new year!