Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Cards - #1

Hello everyone!!  A very warm welcome to my blog!
So, I guess everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas.  Life is starting to get quite hectic around here.  Shops are chocka-bloc full of people every time we go and it's getting more and more difficult to find a parking space!  I know!! I know!!  If I had been better prepared I would have done all my Christmas shopping ages ago and had all my cards made!!  I say that every year and every year it's a last minute rush..  Don't know why I just can't learn from past mistakes!!  Ah well!!  Maybe next year??!!!
Anyhow, I have a card to share.  One of the Christmas ones I've been busy with.
The papers I've used are from Meg's Garden's Christmas Time Collection Mini Pack. Distressed the edges and added some hand sewing.

 The gorgeous ribbon also is from Meg's Garden.  It was ivory originally but I coloured it with Fired Brick Distress Stain.  Simply sprayed it onto my non-stick mat and then ran the ribbon through it. I love how it turned out.  
 The wreath was cut from cardstock with my Silhouette Portrait.  I simply tweaked it a little and added some small branches to fill it out a bit.  Added the small gems for berries and the 'snow' is white puff paint.  
Some closies.

 On the inside I used some Kaisercraft papers but I don't know which collection they are from.  The border punch is Martha Stewart's Doily Lace. 
 Found the little verse on the net, printed it onto some cream cardstock and cut it out with Couture Creations Victorian Square.  The sprig was cut from another Kaisercraft paper with Memory Box's Snowflake Sprig Die.
 I used Versa Color  'Olive' and 'Scarlet' for the stamping but don't actually know where the stamp is from.   I know it looks light and uneven but that was actually the look I was going for so I'm quite happy with it.
 The die cuts underneath the wreath are Couture Creations Crystal Star and Memory Box's Tiffany Frame.
I haven't finished all my Christmas cards as yet but I am getting there.  Luckily the overseas ones have already been posted so hopefully they will get to their destinations on time.  

Thank you so much for visiting, I know how busy everyone must be at this time of the year and I really appreciate you taking the time.
Take care and God Bless.
Marg oxox


  1. Stunning Margie, love how you made this! The wreath looks fabulous!! Good luck with all your prep! I kind of had to be on top of the game this year, at least as far as crafting is concerned, because my son and family are coming over from Melbourne on Saturday, haven't seen them since Easter, so can't wait..... but I so know what you mean about good intentions as far as starting early is concerned......Good luck with it all!!

  2. Wow Margy!! love this card it's just so yummy! love all the different techniques ..I'm with you leave everything till the last minute,just hate now getting a park though, maybe next year hey hun!!!xo

  3. lovely christmas card, the touches of white snow looks awesome :)

  4. Hi Marg! I dont any of us learn from the year before, and besides if the year didnt go so fast we would be organized and have all the shopping done early!! hehe!! Your card is so beautiful.. so many details to find love the dies you have used and the inside is as lovely as the outside.. beautiful.. have a lovely day!

  5. That is a WOW card! Fantastic details-great inside detail- Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us.

  6. Another stunning card...I really love the layers in the wreath & the snowy puff paint! Gorgeous work again, Margy!

  7. Oh I adore your double bow! GREAT job!! I would love to know what that wreath die-cut is - it's beautiful!

  8. Gorgeous card, love it! And your bow is really lovely and neat!!


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