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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Gorjuss Girl Christmas - Thursday 30th August

Good morning friends..and welcome to my new follower, it's really so good to have you all join me and for me to follow you all too. I am so pleased I started to blog last year as I feel as if I have discovered a whole new community of friends.

Yesterday, was one of the days I don't work and try to dedicate to crafting and with all the visitors we had during August, it was my first chance to actually have a 'proper crafty' Wednesday! I had a couple of commissions to work on and also made my DT card for the new Emergency Crafters challenge which starts at the weekend, so I can't actually show any of those cards yet.

I have also been having a think about ideas for our next class and planning my first DT make for Fantastic Ribbons, which I will be able to share in September..can't say any more!

So, I decided to go back to Christmas today, with a little card I had made with a stamp I bought last year.

I used a 6x6 card and covered it with some beautiful navy background paper from stash. I can't remember where I got it and I use it sparingly. It has a silky finish and feels lovely.
I stamped the Gorjuss Girl image and coloured her with Promarkers, then die cut using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangles. I didn't shade the edges, deciding to leave a crisp white for a change. The sentiment was typed and die cut using Spellbinders Snowflake Pendant. Not a difficult card by any means, but I'm trying to make my easier Christmas cards first, so I'll have more time to spend on the more involved ones..if you know what I mean!?

Thanks for stopping by, I have been gathering the items I am going to put in my card candy for when I get to 50 followers, so hopefully will get it completed and a photo up next week.

Carole X 


  1. Hi Carole,
    what a wonderful card, really love the image it is so cute. The snowflake is a good idea for the sentiment. Have a great crafty day everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

  2. That blue backing card is gorgeous Carole. I can see why you would want to use it so sparingly. The sheen shows up well on the screen. Very sweet image too. You are a very busy lady.Good luck with it all. Love from Christine x

  3. Hi Carole, those gorjuss images are really - well - gorgeous and your is coloured beautifully. Love the way you have used that die for the sentiment, never thought to do that but it looks amazing and that backing paper is very pretty indeed. Hope the chooks have settled now......Crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Hi Carole, this is just gorgeous and so cute, my type of card I'm afraid. Love the colours you have used, I must try and get away from the traditional Christmas colours. Thank you so much for your kind comments left on Linda's Creative Harmony blog today regarding my card. I do appreciate your time and very much welcome comments good or bad to help me with my own crafting journey. Good luck with all the work you are undertaking and have a lovely day. Love Christine H xx

  5. Hi Carole - this is lovely and a nice change from the usual Christmas colours. I love the image!

    Hugs Sue P xx

  6. This card is fantastic ,I love the backing paper its a pitty you can`t remember where you got it from ,thanks for stopping by on my blog .Melanie

  7. A lovely card Carole. I love the colours you have used, such rich deep blues are gorgeous.
    Hope all the work is paying off for the chickens, I know you have all done so much hard work.
    Take care, Linda x

  8. Lovely Christmas card Carole. Beautiful Imsge and colouring.x

  9. Ah! that is just so sweet, love the Snowflake for the sentiment.

    Patricia xx