November 19, 2016

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! …

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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…

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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…

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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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November 12, 2016

Cozy critters and foxy friends for Christmas …

Hello and welcome to my blog. Wow! November is flying by – not many weeks to Christmas now! I’m hosting this month’s challenges over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week, I have a colour challenge for you … lime green and real red – fun huh?

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I am loving the cute little fox from the Cozy Critters stamp set by Stampin’ Up.  I first stamped the fox in real red, then masked him off before stamping the trees from the Foxy Friends stamp set in an old, but favourite, colour from Stampin’ Up – green galore – love it!

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I added cute little antlers from the Foxy Friends set in soft suede, and stamped the sentiment in the same colour.  The Christmas ornaments come from the Cozy Critters set too …

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The lush, lime green, glittery ribbon was my latest bargain – in the sale after Halloween but just perfect for my card.  I got the red pom pom ribbon in the sale from Stampin’ Up too – I do love a good bargain, don’t you?

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I hope you like my card for this week.  The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, and we’d love for you to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today

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