Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Krafty Christmas

Hello again.  Nice to have you visit today. Oh my goodness it is so cold this morning. I don't like to see ice on the windscreen this early!! Brrr!

Well time is marching on and I still have lots of Christmas cards to make so I decided to try  some very quick ones.

My Card

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This is a 5 x 7 inch Kraft card made from Papermania card stock. I used a piece of LOTV  Krafty Christmas paper pad and a piece from "Handmade Holiday " by Simple Stories with some sticky ribbon to cover the join. I then just added a Marianne Creatables Swedish snowflake, and  Memory Box Frosty Border, both of which were sitting in my die cuts drawer.  The tree die cuts have been hanging around for about 9 or 10 years. I bought them from Lakeland so that my mum could make some simple Christmas cards at the time. A few pearls from Hobby House finished it off.

That is one extremely quick card, so there will definitely more to come, in a similar vein. I had never used kraft card until earlier this year when one of the challenges in our little Christmas Card Club was to use kraft card. I really struggled with it then, but in fact now I quite like it, so thanks to Clare for pushing me in this direction!

Hope this finds everybody well. Keep warm if it is cold where you are.


Gerrie's kaarten said...

Goedemorgen Christine
hier schijnt het zonnetje lekker en het is 9 graden dus ook niet echt warm
Je heb weer een mooie kaart gemaakt soms is het wel eens fijn een makkelijk kaart te maken
Fijne dag
groetjes Gerrie

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Super card. Never used kraft card but this gem has tempted me to try it.
Lovely and sunny here at the minute, have even got washing on the line (probably for the last time this year unless we have a sudden heatwave lol)
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Christine,

This is a lovely card, loving the papers and I like the use of the calender on the front too.Papers all work so well together, beautiful.

Its been cold here last couple of days but we have had sunshine with it so that's a bonus, never had the storm in this part of Essex that they predicted so that's an even bigger bonus lol! Just cleared all the condensation from my windows before it drips everywhere lol! Have a good day.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Christine...great design and love your trees and the calendar idea too.. al little bit colder down here in Somerset also. but it is dry.


Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a fab Christmas card. Love everything in this gem of a card.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

vic said...

I love this christmas card it's soooo pretty!!!! How cute is that snowman too!! Beautiful card!!

Have a lovely day it's freezing here too!!



cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, I really like this, but it doesn't look all that simple, there's lots to it that are lovely. I do like the little calender, and your colours. Hugs Kate x

Peanut said...

Enchanting! I love this colour combo...such a classy card, Christine.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely card, I do like traditional colours for Christmas, but I have used kraft card as well and I'm pleased with the results. We have lovely sun today but it's cold and like Ang I too have washing on the line.

Doreen said...

Beautiful,lovely image papers and

Karen said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Christine, I love kraft although don't use it as often as I should. I remember those trees - had them in green with gold foiling on them too x

Sue said...

Wonderful card Christine, such a great design, I love the papers and fabulous detailing. I use Kraft card quite a lot, I find it works well with most colours schemes.
hugs Sue xx

Craftyhugs said...

Hi christine!
Adore this calendar card. Beautiful dies with so much detail , stunning christmas card.
Color combination is my favourtie too and that snowman is cute.
Hugs xxx

anncreatief said...

Wat een mooie kaart heb je gemaakt.Prachtig!
Liefs van Anneke

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine. The design and papers look fabulous.
Lorraine x

Patricia said...

Good evening Christine,
Love, love, love, this wonderful creation.
The Kraft Card makes great cards once your head round using it.
Happy crafting

Patricia xxx

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Christine, love the kraft card and papers. Carol x

Carole Z said...

HI Chrisitne...I'm playing catch up again! Love this Christmas card, I think card looks great any time, but it really seems to suit Christimas. All the details are gorgeous, I miss them not selling craft stuff at Lakeland now, hugs Carole Z X

May said...

Beautiful Christmas card Christine....Love the kraft card & calendar ...Gorgeous die-cuts too.... Hugs May x x x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - this is lovely, and it looks as if a lot of work has gone into a 'quick' card. I love the kraft look and the spot of red is so right - especially the bling.

Hope you are both well.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Unknown said...

Love it Christine, awesome with the calendar...xx

Brawny x said...

Wow Christine I had to go back and read what you said to see if I'd really read the word 'quick'! This is a great card. I love the calendar tab on it. Just fab!
Love Lea x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very nice card lots of details..TFS