Friday, 13 December 2013

Trees and Snowflakes

Good day to you all.  I am feeling very pleased with myself that I played catch-up with a vengeance  Ended up with too many Christmas cards!!!! A good start for next year. Lol!! They all went in the post yesterday, apart from a few that need hand delivering locally, so I can now relax a little and maybe make a start on sorting out my Christmas trees. Otherwise it will be time to take them down before I get them up!

My Card

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This picture does not show the card at its best unfortunately. Unusually for me it is 7 x 7 inches because I wanted to use as much of the gorgeous First Edition Silent Night paper as possible. I also didn't want to cover up too much so I just die cut some snow flakes using SB Create a Flake 5, and a couple of trees using Dees Distinctly A Cut Above. I cut them all from another sheet in the set and dusted them all over with Pan Pastel Light Gold which, although not showing in the photo, gives a gorgeous pearlescent glow to the images.  The background paper is very neutral and the tree is beautifully glittered. The card  is a pale gold pearlescent card from Anna Marie Designs. (Part of a fabulous bargain at the NEC. About 8 or 9 pence per card and envelope, including 8 inch and pearlescent cards.) This is for my nephew because he doesn't like things too fussy.  I think it would make a nice winter birthday card too.

Have a good day.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. Yes I do believe in the real meaning of Christmas, being brought up a Catholic nothing else fits the equasion...we can still have fun with other cards too...This is just gorgeous Christine and love the white. xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous...fab trees and

Lia said...

You did a great job Christine. I love white cards!
I posted my cards this afternoon, so I am ready also.
But we're going on for next year!!
Have a good time,
Lia xx

scrappymo! said...

This card has a lovely, soft, dreamy feel to a Winter Wonderland...

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Beautiful card Christine,

Love the trees, they are gorgeous. Love yesterdays card too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

cuilliesocks said...

It's a beautiful card Christine, love the trees and the paper is so pretty.
Well done on getting your cards all posted, I've made a start, that's something, take care, hugs Kate x

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Christine, very very pretty trees and papers, Carole Z X

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Christine, I've sat and finished writing my cards out at last, posting tomorrow! don't forget no stressing LOL have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Carol said...

It's beautiful Christine, the papers are very pretty. Carol x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Christine, such a beautiful design and I love the delicate colours.
Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Was going to ask how you got that ethereal effect with the tree but its obviously the gorgeous paper.
The white on white does make you shiver as its so effective. Just fab!
Have a good weekend chuck.
Ang x

Hazel said...

Christine I was sure I had left a comment on your gorgeous card. I have the 12x12 pad of this paper and just love it. It's lovely to work with. Hazel xx

Patricia said...

Beautiful card Christine, I love the elegant look.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A beautiful card, very understated, finished my cards all ready for posting.
Have a good day.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Christine - love it!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Karen said...

Beautiful card, the paper looks lush! xx

Hazel said...

Christine I got it from our local craft shop, I think it's A3 I am not good know card sizes, but if know I got the box the inside lid and the piece for the top off of the one sheet. I cut it down. They are a great size for doing what the lady wants them for. Hazel xxx

May said...

Gorgeous card Christine, Love the trees, Posted my cards off today...whoop, whoop...Hugs May x x