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Monday, 25 June 2012

First Christmas card 2012 - Monday 25th June

Hi Blog Friends,

Well I had to get started this month didn't I? So inspired by some of you, and all the Christmas Craftyness on Create and Craft this week, I dug deep under my desk, pulled out the boxes of Christmas stash, dusted off the Christmas Spellbinders and stamps and got to work. The first ones aren't going to be quick ones..I need the more involved, 'lots going on' cards before I decide on the design for my card that is going to be made many times over!

 This card was made with a Lilli of the Valley stamp, which I coloured with Promarkers and then added some Pinflair Iced Diamond for the snow and on the hats.

I cut the image on a  Spellbinders Grand Labels 23 and then cut a faux nestie in red. The base card is white, matted and layered with green and red card and finally a sage green polka dot card, which I pin pricked and using white jellyroll pen created faux stitching.

The snow flakes are from this year's Spellbinders Christmas dies and the poinsettias are from last year. I love these dies, they are by far my favourite! For this card I cut the petals using red glitter felt and the foliage, dark green card.

I stamped an LOTV stamp on to white card and die cut using  a lacey oval touches were pearl gems a button and ribbon from stash.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll try to space our Christmas cards for now...we haven't had summer yet, have we!!!?

Carole X


  1. Amazing card Carole - Love the colours and the Spellbinders dies! I'm sure whoever receives this card will be delighted!

    Sarah x

  2. Whohooo your first one! I am ahead of you, hee hee! This is adorable and beautiful all in one. Love the fur and sparkle, adorable image and great layout.

  3. Hello Carol, Your card is amazing and to say it's the 1st Christmas card you have done and it you do more l'm sure they are going to be as beautiful as this one its truly gorgeous:)x

  4. Lovely card Carole! Well done for completing your first Christmas card. Those poinsettia dies are lovely, I wanted them last year, but think I will have to get them this year!x

  5. Gorgeous, Gorgeous Christmas card Carole, love the snow flakes and those poinsettias are fabulous well done Hugs Elaine