Friday, 18 July 2014

Aqua Christmas

Hi.  Yesterday I had a day out to Weston Super Mare with the Women's Institute and we had a really great day and fabulous weather.  I did remember my hat and my SPF 50.  I'm blonde and very fair skinned so burn very easily, and have suffered from heat stroke, both here and abroad, so I am very cautious.  I had no chance to visit any of your blogs so I will be playing catch up today.  I don't know about where you live but we had a doozy of a storm about 2:30 am this morning.   The thunder and lightening were amazing, and some rain to top up my wells.  Perhaps it will be a little cooler today.  Incredibly John slept through it all.

I'm back with another Christmas card today.  I actually really  love making Christmas cards!  This one is a very quick and easy one to make using Die'Sire Create A Card dies "Christmas Eve".  These dies are wonderful if you need to make lots of cards because they can be very simple or "dolled up" a bit.  I made an even simpler one which I will show in a later post.

My Card

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My card is 15.5 x 15.5 cms to accommodate the layers., and made from Anna - Marie Designs cardstock because I love the weight of it. I layered it onto aqua glitter card and then onto the card base.  I put the centre die to one side and  I will use it to make a smaller card later.  I stamped the sentiment with aqua ink and die cut it with SB Classic Squares. This is one of my very early stamps on a wood block and it is from Rubber Stampede.   I added three snowflakes to the corner. The two white ones were already in my die cut drawer so I cut the aqua one to layer it up.  The large ones are Marianne Swedish snowflakes and the smaller one is a punch.  All it needed then was for me to add some Hobby House pearls in the corners and away we go - job done.

Hope you are all well and enjoying your day.

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  1. Very stylish Christine, xxx

  2. Good morning Christine,
    Glad you had a good day out with your friends. Makes such a difference when the sun shines.
    Love, love, love, your beautiful card. I have seen these Dies and have resisted, till I see your stunning creation ....... Mmmmm!! Might just have (one) from the collection.
    The colours you have used are so delicate, I love the sparkle and your sentiment. I just LOVE it all
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

  3. Beautiful card Christine, I love the aqua...glad you had a good day out yesterday, I haven't been to WSM in ages...haven't even seen the new pier close up..daft as we live so close, lovely memories of happy family days out when I was a kid...donkey rides, sand castles and amusements at the end of the pier! Hugs Carole Z X

  4. Stunning Christine, so love these dies, I hope to purchase two next week, this one and the tree, they create such gorgeous card and you have finished this one beautifully, So love the colour!

    My hubby usually sleeps through thunderstorms though he said he had one this morning where he works about half an hour away but we got sunshine lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. This is stunning Christine, such a beautiful design and I love the aqua with the white.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. This is beautiful,love the design and fab

  7. Morning Christine,
    A beautiful card, love it, I usually go for more traditional colours myself but the aqua is lovely.
    Sounds like you had a great day out.

  8. Stunning. love the dies and your different non trad colours are just beautiful.xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  9. Fabulous Christmas card Christine and love your colours.....we had a day in Weymouth. Yesterday and boy was it hot....


  10. It is purely gorgeous. Love this die and what a wonderfully icy color you chose for the card to enhance this beautiful die. Glad you had a good outing with no sunburn. We had some rain early morning too, very welcome. No noise though, just much welcomed rain. TStorms predicted for today though. TFS & Hugs

  11. Wow! This card is stunning. I love this die...what a wonderful card it makes!

    Your colour choice so suits thid card. IT has a lovely icy yet welcoming feel...A beauittful Christmas card!

  12. Hi Christine
    Wow, this is stunning! Love the colour, love the die and the design. All gorgeous!
    We copped the storm around 3.15am and yes, Mr D slept through the whole thing!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  13. You say it's an easy card to make, but it looks very difficult! The die is amazing!! I don't know it, but it makes me wanting it!!
    The colours are beautiful.
    Lia xx

  14. Christine, your card is gorgeous, I was looking at this set of Christmas dies this afternoon in our local craft shop decide against buying, but seeing your card I just might to have to go back and purchase. Glad you had a good day out, it does us all good to have days away. Hazel xx

  15. Hi Christine,
    what a very stunningly beautiful card.
    I love the colour you have chosen.
    Not seen those dies before, Hummm must go on my never ending list.
    Glad you had a good day out.
    We too had those storms too.
    Best wishes to you and John.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. A spectacular card. The color you chose is perfect for the design. This card deserves a box to put it in. Bravo.

  17. A fab card Christine. Great colour used x

  18. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the background and the fantastic colour you have chosen.

  19. Beautiful card Christine, a really lovely die x


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