Did I give you a fright when you saw my sticker, wishing you "Merry Christmas"?
No, it's not that time yet, but the way this year is flashing by, that fellow in
the red suit will be paying us a visit before some of us are ready.
You are probably thinking "haven't I seen this card before"...well you have seen ones
very similar. However, I have 'tweaked' the design ever so slightly.
When we moved into the Retirement Village last year, we of course met lots of new
people, some of whom have become friends, so in order to save some time, I
thought I would partly CASE some of my previous Christmas cards, as I
now have many more cards to make than previously, and no-one
here in the Village has seen my cards before..
A closer look at my poinsettia...have I told you before that I LOVE this die and
matching embossing folder. In their original state, the die-cuts of each layer
have a slightly elongated shape, so after I emboss each layer, I cut each
petal off, then hot-glue them individually to a small circle of scrap
card. My poinsettia then has a more evenly round shape.
Inside my card...Have I also told you I LOVE this border punch set?
Challenges I would like to enter
4 Crafty Chicks #345 - 'Flowers'
ABC Christmas - 'H is for Home, I is for Informal' (I chose Informal)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'Flowers'
Merry Monday #242 - 'Twigs or Branches' HONOURABLE MENTION
My Time To Craft #343 - 'No Designer Papers'
That's Crafty - 'Foliage and Flowers'
The Holly and the Ivy #3 - 'Anything Christmas Goes' WINNER
Dies - Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Tattered Poinsettia; Memory Box Woodland Branch; Spellbinder Classic Square;
Embossing - Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Texture Fades Textured Poinsettia Pattern Set; Fiskars Texture Plate Snowflakes
Ink - Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs
Punch - Martha Stewart PATP Aspen Snowflakes
Peel-off sticker, gold cord, gold beads are all from my
As Daylight Saving finished last weekend, the shadows of course are lengthening quite early so I had better get all the washing off the line.
Until next time, thank you for visiting, and may I wish you "happy crafting".