Saturday, 22 December 2012

Warmest Christmas Wishes

I love making Christmas cards after I don't actually need any more because then I can just enjoy the process with no pressure.  This card uses pretty Christmas papers I bought last year from Create and Craft and they were an amazing bargain price.  They are gorgeous colours and the set includes printed vellum and die cuts, plus they are still available in their sale.
I used a Craftwork Cards 6 x 6 blank and distressed the edges of the papers using my distressing tool from Making Memories, but you can just use scissors.  I added a piece of translucent vellum from my stash and sewed it on with my sewing machine using a zig zag stitch .  I also sewed the stripy strip using a straight stitch.

The image is a Pink Petticoat digi from last year coloured with pencils.  I used distress ink around the edge whilst it was still in the spellbinders die.  This is mounted onto a nestie scalloped circle in one of the background papers.  The snowflake is a Marianne die and the buttons were clear ones that I coloured to match using copics.  The ribbon is from a local haberdashers and is tied along with the buttons with crochet cotton.  I added some fluffy stuff on the main image to finish it off.

Thanks for coming by and any comments very welcome and appreciated :).


Lexie said...

This is gorgeous Anne. Lovely colours and loads of fun stuff going on.

Totally agree with you...once you've made the cards you HAVE to make, it's so much more fun making them again. I'm just going to carry on making them now so I have plenty for next year without the stress.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Anne! I love the cute image and the embellishments.

Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Really cute, colourful and fun card!

Ephemera said...

Hi Anne, fantastic card, love the design and the colours. The strip of rainbow paper looks stunning against the frosty blue. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog and apologises I haven't visited your fab blog. Have a Great Christmas. Paula xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image. Happy Christmas and all the best for the New

mamof9 said...

Fab card and using different things on it works well. The image you have used is so cute x

Craftylollea said...

this is so cute anne, I love the image and colours you've used too
huge hugs, lorraine xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card, and the colours are wonderful, and the image is very cute

Chris said...

FAB card love the layout and colours.
Merry christmas and happy New Year. Chris xx

Zoe said...

Lovely card, merry Christmas xx

annemarks said...

Thanks so much ladies for all your lovely comments, it means a lot :)

Claire Newcombe said...

Fabulous new colourway for christmas I havn't seen before - its gorgeous and so sweet.

merry Christmas to you
Claire x

Alessandra said...

this card is fantastic, lovely!! I love the paper that u have used and the image is so funny!
I totally agree: nothing's like making crimbo cards after xmas lol! I have just coloured in someimages and will make the cards over these days lol! I'll be sooooooooo good in time next year lol!
Merry Christms to you!
Hugs, Alessandra

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fun and zesty colors! Sending holiday wishes!

Sandie said...

A stunner of a card Anne,love the image, backing papers and the stitching.

Sandie xx

Gwyneth said...

Lovely creation. Such a mix of embelishments that all seem to work well together. Great.

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fun piece!!
Happy, happy 2013!!

Cathy A said...

Such a pretty card, my mum was raving about create and craft papers today, so your post struck a cord. Happy New Year!

Kim x said...

I'm with you completely Anne, so much more fun making Christmas cards once the pressure is off.
The challenge blogs have definitely been my saviour this year, I even have a carry forward tally how cool is that lol.
Thanks for all of your lovely comments, I hope to be better with my commenting in 2013 but I'm not going to make any rash promises.
Happy New Year and hugs

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is so adorable, I love the cute little penguin and the colours are fabulous. Sorry I am a little late but I hope the new year is a good and happy one for you
Lindsay xx

Alessandra said...

ooops, I have seen that I have already commented this card LOL...just wanted to say: yeah, I'm soooo with you regarding the xmas card crafting after xmas lol!
By the way: that punch letter machine thing is a "dymo" (that's what it's name is). If you want one and cannot find one in the UK, I could send you one (free shipping). They are not very expensive (£17), or at least it seems not expensive to me with a swiss salary :)
Just lemme know!
Hugs, Alessandra

annemarks said...

Thanks Alessandra, i think i actually have one somewhere! I never thought to use it on a card lol!