An old fashioned Christmas with pretty pines…

Hello and welcome to my blog.

My goodness, how quickly November is racing by – December is almost here! Today I have an old-fashioned Christmas theme challenge for you over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog.  I used my stash of papers, teamed with die cuts made with the pretty pines thinlits by Stampin’ Up! …


For me, some of my happiest memories of Christmas were during my childhood growing up in the 1960s. These patterned papers remind me of cards and decorations belonging to my mum from that era.  I added some die cuts made with the Pretty Pines thinlits by Stampin’ Up, and some pom pom trim…


It’s one of the first pack of papers I bought when I first started card making, so I’ve had it for the longest time, just waiting for this challenge to come along, it appears. I love the pretty designs and colours, and the sparkly glitter…


This time of year is always busy with family birthdays and preparations for the Christmas holidays, shopping to do and, of course, the Christmas parties to attend.  It’s one big, mad rush, but a nice rush, an exciting rush, full of hope and anticipation.  A hope that plans will run smoothly, that I haven’t forgotten anything, and, of course, that the family will be happy and have a good time.

I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look.

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Thanks for dropping by today


2 Comments to “An old fashioned Christmas with pretty pines…”

  1. Oh I do like this card. All those lovely Christmas baubles remind me of being a kid and decorating the tree at my Nanna’s house! Love the sparkle and the pom-pom ribbon trim too! This is a really fun challenge xxx

  2. Elle est superbe Gill, tout à fait dans le style vintage, biz

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