Tuesday 17 September 2013

A Christmas Carol

Finally I'm able to post this card!  I have been packing up my craft stash then gradually bits and pieces come out of the cupboard or one of the boxes, and then I have to clear up again .. .. I tell you - being a tidy crafter is just not me!  The good news is that the plasterer is booked for next Tuesday, all the wallpaper is stripped except for behind the radiator and that we are leaving 'till the last minute as we want the heating on in the evenings.  The skip was delivered yesterday and is already almost full with the building debris that was in the garden, let alone anything we might find in the garage, the shed or from the latest diy challenge. Jason has some channeling out to do for the electrics and to build the boiler cupboard - but he tells me "that's no big deal and will be done in time .. .. .. so stop worrying!"

So, to my card - this is one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps, called a Christmas Carol and I've coloured with my Copics along with a white pen to hightlight the snowy accents.

Here's the card:

I've used paper and die cuts by Marianne Design to embellish my card, adding the embossed faux stitiching and inking the edges with a brown Versamagic chalk ink.  The little pearl flower button is from my stash and the pearls on the mittens and edge of the card are made with a cream Wacco pearl maker pen.

This is the list of Marianne Design dies I used on this card:
faux stitches - LR0161
skeleton flower and leaves - LR0156
pine boughs - LR0227
mittens - CR1255

I'd like to enter my card in the Oldie but a Goodie challenge to use dies or punches - and my old things are the dies that cut the flower and skeleton leaves and the Marianne Design patterned papers I got for last year's Christmas cards so am now using up.  Over at the Marianne Design Divas blog it's an anything goes challenge, so as I have the patterned papers and die cuts from MD, I'll enter my card. And, the Creative Card Crew have a Christmas challenge and on the Christmas Card challenge blog the theme is to include music with your creation -  so here's mine for them too!


  1. This is beautiful christmas card. Really makes me feel the cold winter time and waem harts. Perfect!
    Have a nice day, Annie... :)

  2. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: Dies and Punches

  3. Love, love this card! Beautiful, and adorable. TYFS and joining in on the fun with us at Christmas Card Challenge #42. :)

  4. Such a sweet card, love the image, fabby die cuts and a great colour combo too. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Gorgeous Annie. That image is so sweet and the papers and embellishments are lovely. And of course your usual great colouring.

    Kat xx

  6. Hi Annie
    Hope you're ok hun :) I love this beautiful Christmas card! The LOTV image is so adorable, the papers are delish and gorgeous dies too!

  7. What a pretty Christmas Card. Love your design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Creative Card Crew!

  8. Gorgeous card Annie I love the colour combo and this is such a sweet image. Hope you manage to get back crafting soon and the building works go as smoothly as possible

  9. Great Christmas card, such a cute image, thank you so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our Christmas Challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  10. Love the mits and the beautiful skeleton flowers, perfect fot our die challenge over at an OBAG. What a super card. Jx

  11. It's just gorgeous! I love your image and all the details. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Card Crew!

  12. Wow a stunning Card,aorgeous work with MD items.Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Marianne´s Design Divas this month and i hope you will return next time.Good luck!
    greets Gudrun DT

  13. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies and punches. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!


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