Monday, 11 April 2016

2016 Christmas Cards #2

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog, hope you are all enjoying your day.

Seems like the weather in Adelaide is definitely heading into winter mode .. has been a little chilly of late.  Have to say, I much prefer that to the heat of summer.  It is so much easier to just rug up and get yourself warm than it is to strip off and cool yourself down.  Besides, I think my stripping off days are way, way behind me.  LOL!!

So, I am here to share a Christmas card with you.  Yep, you read that right .. a Christmas card.  After last Christmas I decided I was going to make at least two Christmas cards each month so that, by the time Christmas did arrive, I would have at least some of my cards done.  Well, you know what happened to that idea don't you?? .. totally went out the window.  I made one in January and that was it.  Now, we are already into April, and I thought it was about time to get some more done.

The papers used are the left-overs from last years cards and are from Kaisercraft's Holy Night 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I love the traditional colours for Christmas so these papers are perfect for me.

The large bloom is the Azalea from Green Tara and is available at Megs Garden HERE.
The different berry sprays and the twine are from my stash and the leaves were cut on my Silouette.

I created a small banner from the papers, added the gold sticker and then mounted it onto the card with some dimensional adhesive dots.

Popped some Art Extravaganza White Crackle Texture Paste (boy, that's a mouthful) through a Prima Dots & Stripes stencil and was going to add a bit of glitter here and there but, unfortunately, I used it all up and forgot to get some more.  Duhh!!!

So, when it was all done, I splooshed around some gesso and also added a few prills here and there.

The inside ready for a quote and message.

So, I now have two Christmas cards for this year and hopefully there will be some more to share soon.  Hopefully!!!!  LOL!!

I am entering this into the challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges HERE

Thank you so much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.

(Just a quick update .. I won!!  I am so thrilled that my card was chosen from all the lovely entries.  Thank you to everyone at Christmas Card Challenges.  I feel very honoured.)


  1. Good for you Margy - I'd like to think I will do likewise, but somehow getting organized for Christmas is beyond me. Love these traditional colours and the berries with the string look great. A lovely touch to photograph the card with Christmas decorations. TFS

  2. Well the days are off and racing by!! Good on you for getting another Chrissy card done, and it looks wonderful.. so pretty, your cluster looks lovely.. and the inside looks good too.. the days have still been warm up here and thankfully the nights are just a tad cooler.. I am hoping we get some rain this week.. we sure need it.. have a great week Marg!!

  3. What a lovely front of the card. The flower spray with the extra touches just make it to the nines. I'm going to start my stash of C. cards in June. With the way the days are flying by it will be here before I know it! Thanks for sharing this card. It's gorgeous!

  4. This card is soo pretty Margaret!! I too, love the traditional Christmas colors. (though I enjoy the blues, whites & silvers.) Aren't prills fun!?! I like your layers and crackled texture paste too~ Have a nice week, Karen O

  5. A fabulous card and truly a good idea to start early!! Well done you even if you are running behind your schedule a little.... I am still treasuring your card from last year! Oh and could you please send over some of your warm summer weather to us? You are welcome to all of our cold and damp stuff... It's meant to be spring here and it is still cold and dreary, yuk, I for one could do with some summer heat....

  6. Two is better than none Margaret! Love this one xx

  7. This card is absolutely gorgeous and you are still two cards ahead of me. I am afraid I am will Helen on this one. No matter how hard I try I can just not get organised :P This still inspires me to want to try.

  8. I'm so jealous you have a head start on your Christmas cards and what a beautiful start it is! This is my favourite colour combo for the holidays, so traditional and festive! Love the gold sentiment! hugs :)

  9. This is beautiful! I love the cluster of flowers you created - so very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  10. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

  11. Gorgeous! I love all details, what a great design,too. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Card Challenge this week!


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