Wednesday, 25 August 2010

T'was The Night Before Christmas

So far, this week...has been one of those weeks and I actually feel like I'm living a scene from Groundhog Day I always say ~ tomorrow is another day!! And even though the next couple of days are going to be manic due to some building work that is going to start in the house...I know that things WILL get always does!!! :)

But there is one thing that went right and I'm sharing it with you today....hope you like it!
As soon as I completed this card, it just made me feel so Christmassy and I wished it was Christmas Eve already...mulled wine, mince pies and a roaring fire were the things that instantly sprung to mind. Together with scented candles burning and the Christmas stockings hanging on the mantlepiece, waiting to be filled with gifts.... If you hadn't noticed by now...yep, I love Christmas!!

So, how did I make this card? The first thing that I did was use one of Tim Holtz's ~ On The Edge dies from Sizzix and die cut the edge of a square card blank to give the ornamental border, which I then aged with Distress Inks. The stamp is from a kit that I purchased from QVC, a couple of years ago and I just think it is such a beautiful image and perfect for this style of card. I stamped it onto plain cardstock which, once again I coloured with Distress Inks. The papers are from Dovecraft and I punched them with Martha Stewart's holly border punch, then matted and layered them onto my card. The flowers and leaves are die cut using a Spellbinders Die and have a card candy centre in each. As a final touch...I added one of Tim's adage tickets....
I hope that everyone has a wonderful day!


Kathyk said...

I LOVE that Santa image - super card and colours


Live4Soccer said...

HAHA...dear, when don't you feel "Christmassy"??? ;p

but as for this beauty, your use of colours is second to none! The Santa image is a real hearkens back to the pre-commercialized St. Nicholas...just REALLY LOVE the traditional look and feel of the card! :D

Fabulously done!!! <333

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card, really elegant! Jo x

Lynda said...

This is beautiful Emma and that is one of my favourite Santa images. Love all the punched details they make it such a special card.

Love Lynda xxx

Sarita said...

Fab Christmas card Emma and beautifully disressed,
Love Sarita xx

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