Sunday 16 June 2013

Christmas Card Club - Baubles

Good morning friends and fellow bloggers.  I have scheduled this post because by the time you read this I will be either travelling to London  - by car, or if you are reading it after half past seven then I will already be on my bike and cycling to the seaside.  Lol!  Look out Brighton here I come! The first time I did this ride somebody told me it was downhill all the way to Brighton!! And so it is  - if you don't take into account the hills, the worst being the dreaded Ditchling Beacon which comes after you have already cycled 50 miles, is very steep, and winds up for almost a mile. However, when you reach the top you are welcomed by the most stunning views over the South Downs, and then it really is practically downhill all the way into Brighton. Yippee!

Unbelievably another two weeks have passed and it is time for another Christmas card. This time it is Kerry's turn and she has asked that we use baubles on our cards. This is quite simple Kerry but I hope you think it does your challenge justice. It's probably going to be Monday before I get round to checking the rest of the CCC cards and the rest of my friends' blogs.

My Card

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My card is 6" x 6" and matted with red. I ran  more white card through an Anna Griffin embossing folder from Cuttlebug called "Matelasse" and it also comes with a border  embossing folder.  The baubles are die cut from Memory Box "Classic Ornament" and "Snowflake Ornament", and the corner die is another Memory Box die called, appropriately,  "Snowflake Corner."  I have been trying to keep my cards flat to enable cheaper postage this year, as I'm sure most of us are.  Once I had added the picture I could see that I had used a different card to cut the top bauble and it is a different shade of white. I have now replaced it but haven't had chance to re-take the photo.  I am also not happy with the stamped sentiment so I think on Monday I shall probably replace it (yet again!), but I really do not have time at the moment.

Well I hope you all have a really great day.

Love and hugs from Christine xx


Rita said...

Good Luck with the bike race Christine. Your card is really stunning , at least you will be ahead of me as I have not started yet. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Karla said...

Christine succes met fietsen.
Mooie kerstkaart.

Groetjes Karla

Hazel said...

Christine, you will be on your way by now, so I have sent you lots of good lucks through the air. I admire you for doing your bike ride, not something I would undertake to do. So here's hoping the weather is kind to you and I look forward to hearing how it went.

Hazel xxxx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card Christine. Love the little baubles. Hope the bike ride goes well.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Christine love the embossed background and baubles.
Good luck on your ride today xx

Patricia said...

Great card Christine, loving the whole thing.
I could use that design, by the time Christmas comes I will have forgotten.
Good luck with the bike ride, hope the weather is kind to you the whole run

Patricia xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card and there'd and white is so stunning...lovely layout Christine


May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Christine, Well I'm in Eastbourne... so I hope the sun shines later for you all In Brighton! Enjoy that view it's fabulous... Keep safe & Good Luck... Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

Such a beautifully designed card Christine.
I hope your ride goes well, I'm in West Sussex and it's cloudy but at least it's dry.
Sue xx

janieworkum said...

Wat een beeldschone kerstkaart,.
groetjes janie

Unknown said...

Lovely bauble card, awesome to see this time of year.xx

Unknown said...

Hi Christine

This is the second time I have typed a comment! Your card is lovely and the sentiment is fine a clear and simple message like the card if you know what I mean! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Zoe Tant said...

This is so pretty Christine and so detailed. I love it! Zx

dutchess said...

and I hope you are not too tierd by the time you get home you fit girl!.....
Loving the baubles and the contrast...isnt it anoying when you notice a different shade of colour...honestly I do it so many times because I like to use up scraps but it doent always pay....I defo wouldnt have noticed!...hugs Margaret

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
fabulous card as always. Love those baubles they are very superb.
Colours are great, and that embossing folder used is just fabulous.
Love the whole card.
Good luck with your bike ride. I take it's cushion day tomorrow. lol.
Have a wonderful bike race today.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Hi Christine,
Hope the bike ride goes well sweetie.
I love this card, and I wouldn't have noticed the shades of red were different either.
Lovely card.

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Christine, hope the bike ride has gone well, think you deserve a lovely massage. Have a good rest.
Your Christmas card is lovely and yes flatter cards are a definite must, Mr Royal Mail did very well out of me last year. Colours are very festive and I love your design, clever lady.
Love & hugs Christine H xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - I love yer baubles card! Brilliant red and white and you can't see the different whites in the pic at all. Love the diecut corner with the red pearls.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

PS I can send you a nice rubber ring if you need it, but seriously, I do hope everything went well and no 'pumptures' as my bro used to say.

Carole Z said...

Afternoon Christine, your Christmas card is gorgeous, love the design..hope your bike ride went well! Carole ZX

Gerrie's kaarten said...

schitterende kerstkaart

Hazel said...

Christine congrats on wining over on Sue Wilsins blog?


scrappymo! said...

I love it just the way it looks today. It is a wonderful card!
The red and white is sonderful and the bit of embossing is just perfect!
I have those dies too and just love thme on a card.

Hazel said...

Beautiful card for Kerry's baubles challenge. Hope you are resting now! x

Sue said...

Hi Christine hope your not too sore after todays bike ride! love this card its so crisp and clean looking its really pretty huggles Sue xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Christine. The design and colour scheme look fab.
Lorraine x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Fabulous card..... Beautiful..,,,
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Peanut said...

Gorgeous card, Christine. Love that colour combo.
I feel sore just reading about bike ride!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Vicky said...

Great Christmas card!! I really hope you enjoy your cycle ride and time at the seaside

hugs Vicky xxx

Patricia said...

Keep thinking about you and how the Bike Ride went yesterday.
Hope the weather held for you

Patricia xxx

Dee said...

Lovely refreshing christmas card, love the embossing folder. I hope you enjoy your bicycle ride, keep safe. Hugs Dee x

Oksana said...

Beautiful Christmas card Christine, well put together!x

Carol said...

Love this Christine, those dies are absolutely gorgeous. Fab colours too. Carol x

Lia said...

This really is a stunning Christmas card with great lay-out and colours.
Hope, your Bike ride was a success and that you enjoyed it! It's so nice for me seeing you riding there (in my mind), in an area we visited recently. The Downs are sooo beautiful and Brighton is very elegant!!
Lia xx

sue w. said...

Hi Christine, you have taken my breath away just thinking of cycling you must be one fit lady!! Enjoy.
This is gorgeous, so elegant and love the red and white. I will catch up with my Christmas cards soon.
Thanks for your vote at Fashionista hun, so appreciated.
Hugs Sue W.

Crafty Lark said...

Gosh, haven't started thinking Christmas and have a feeling that I might be buying, however you have inspired me to keep them totally simple so I might have a go after all. Hope the cycle ride went fine you very brave lady. xx Flora

Stamps and Paper said...

Christine have tried to email you buy your email addy unavailable from your blog?? The corner leaf die I used on my card is the Cheery Lynn Ivy Leaf corner Flourish...