Monday, 15 August 2016

Christmas in August #2

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to my blog.  I hope everyone is having a lovely day.  
Our weather here in Adelaide has been really lovely the last couple of days.   I hope it lasts a bit longer ..  loving it!!

I'm back today to share another of my early Christmas cards.  This one is a little bit different.  I  haven't made one quite like this before but I really like it so I know I'll be doing it again.
The papers are from Kaisercraft.  I have so many of their 6 x 6 pads, I thought it was time to start using it up.  So, even though they are not Christmas papers per se, I'm finding them quite suitable for these cards.


 A little bit of stenciling ..


.. and a touch of glitter.  
The flower is a White Apple Blossom by Green Tara  which is available at Megs Garden.  I simply sprayed it with Dylusion Ink.  I think the colour is called Cherry Pie but, unfortunately, I can't put my hands on it at the moment.  Obviously wasn't put back in it's right place last time I used it.  Have to have a treasure hunt me thinks, LOL!!

Used the pine branch die again .. really love that for Chrissy cards!



Used a Distress Ink pad to colour the gauze underneath the cluster.  So easy to do!


Added a few prills too!!  Not easy to see but you can just make them out here I think.


The inside, ready for a personal message.


I was ready to add this to my stash of cards  but thought that side flap just needed something.  Had a light bulb moment  (Yes, I know, it's really obvious what should go there isn't it?? )  So I added a gold sticker sentiment .. (Duh!!) ..


.. and, 'Voila!'  Done!!

Thought I'd throw my hat in the ring with this one and entered it into a couple of challenges 

Christmas Card Challenges # 36 - Optional Challenge - Angels
12 Months of Christmas Link Up # 20 - Optional theme - Christmas Confectionery 




Thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look at my little creations.
Have a lovely day and enjoy the rest of the week.
Take care and God Bless.


14 comments:

  1. Great Xmas card, Margy. Love all your cards

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  2. Oh so glad the weather has been good for you, the days have been glorious up here, cold nights and mornings though!! Your card is very chrissmassy, I love the flowers and the pine branch die is perfect! The inside looks wonderful too.. I hope you have a great week Marg!

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  3. Love it! First thing I noticed was the pine branch die! They really do look great:) And I love the idea that you've used 'normal' papers....way to go, stash busting!!! AND that little gold thread? Is that Stampin' Up??? I have some similar & ADORE it.....but they don't sell it anymore. You're another one ahead of me!!! Sigh.....MUST get onto Chrissy cards soon;)

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  4. Peace, Love and Joy - perfect sentiments for Christmas which can sometimes be invaded by consumerism. Personally, I'd be thrilled with just a card like this at Christmas time; it's beautiful. Lovely colours, texture and the pops of gold to bind it all together. Love your work Margy.

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  5. Gorgeous gorgeous layers Marg! I just love your work; from the color choices to all the great textures you incorporate! Thanks for sharing~ Karen O

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  6. So very beautiful! You have such a knack for detail. And I think I'm now sufficiently inspired to make a start on my Christmas cards... I hope! lol. x

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  7. Another Christmas beauty Margaret. I finally pulled my pine branch die out of my binder, I forgot how lovely it can be on a holiday card! Those papers work perfectly for Christmas, love the dotted layer! The gold sentiment was a brilliant last minute touch! Love the prills. Question, are they more like art stones or more like microbeads? yay for great weather. sending hugs :)

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  8. WOW!!! They may not be Christmas papers but they are gorgeous! I'm glad you threw your hat into the ring - this is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  9. This is gorgeous! I love the snow..so much texture and pretty details. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenge!

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  10. What a GORGEOUS creation! :) Love it!
    Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  11. This is beautiful! I love the distressed edges. Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

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  12. Ooh, your card looks delicious! Thank you for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas blog.

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  13. Beautiful box. Great for gift-giving this Christmas. Love the texture and the beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Linkup.

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