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Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Fair Trade.

Hi  Bloggers

I hope you are having a great weekend. Christmas prep is in full swing in our house. I have even started to wrap presents.

Someone at work made me an offer that I couldn't refuse, she offered to make me a Christmas cake if I made a Christmas card for her mum. I was very happy to accept  this offer here is what I created for her. She has already made the cake. That was speedy and we both get to do something we enjoy doing.

  I based this card on one I had made previously but without my Grand Calibur I had to think of a way round not being able to do A4 embossing.


I cut the while mat for the aperture as wide as would so through my Big Shot. I like the white on black look I achieved this with a die cut in white for the sentiment.


Around the the edge of the black mat I stamped a snowflake with Perfect Medium and alternately heat embossed with white and then with clear embossing powder.


The one stipulation was that the word MUM was on the card, I cut this with my new Tonic alphabet dies - they are good. I cut off the the fancy bits for a cleaner look and so it would fit in the space I had left for it .

For the insert I cut the Mosaic Poinsettia out of Funky Foam and I used it as a stamp. 


Finally I used the leftover bits from the alphabet dies to decorate the envelope.


I think I got a fair trade for a cake. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. We are off to Salisbury to collect a rabbit for my daughter.

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie

32 comments:

  1. Lovely card, Jackie, hope your friend's cake is as great! My Christmas cake and Christmas Pudding are currently both cooking as I blog-hop!

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  2. That's a great trade off! Fabulous card :-)

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  3. This is gorgeous and a fabulous trade off.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. What a great piece of work - love all the details

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  5. What a wonderful trade! Hope she loves it.

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  6. Love the design and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

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  7. Hi Jackie, This is beautiful, so many lovely additions. A great trade for a cake.

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  8. A very beautiful card Jackie,
    Janet xxx

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  9. Your card is stunning Jackie, I love the design and colours. Your friend will be very happy and her mum even more so, its gorgeous. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  10. That's a beautiful card you have made - well worth a Christmas Cake!!
    xx

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  11. Wow a gorgeous card. Great design x

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  12. Gorgeous Christmas card Jackie, lovely design, your friend will love this for her Mum..
    hugs pam

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  13. Gorgeous christmas card, love what you did with the alphabet dies x

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  14. A gorgeous card Jackie, I love the rich colours and how you created the insert. I think your colleague got a very good deal x

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  15. Stunning card and a great idea using the funky foam for stamping inside :o)
    Jackie xx

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  16. This is gorgeous Jackie! I love the dramatic colours!
    Great trade off!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Just fabulous the colours are amazing I love the design so much gorgeous detail her Mum will love receiving this card. Enjoy your Christmas cake !! Love and hugs Carole x

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  18. On the hop over from Do Crafts, great card.... I love it x

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  19. Beautiful card, so much detail.Love it and the design. xxx

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  20. Gorgeous card Jackie - great design & detail. Love how you've used the funky foam! Enjoy your cake.
    Hugs,
    Bev xx

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  21. Hello Jackie, sounds like a good deal, Fabulous card, love the holly the poinsettia's ndn the snowflakes.

    Teighan

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  22. Beautiful card Jackie....what a deal....a cake for a card!....love the dark poinsettas.....Joolsx

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  23. This is an absolute stunner, Jackie! Love, love, love the poinsettias...so beautiful.
    xx

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  24. A beautiful card Jackie. Your friends mum will love it. Stunning detail and die cuts.
    Laine
    xx

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  25. What a very pretty and traditional looking Christmas card Jackie.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

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  26. Hi Jackie just catching up after the busy week. This is beautiful and what a great trade! The alphabet dies are worth the hassle , they are gorgeous. Well done. Love Diane xxx

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  27. WOW, Jackie, what an utterly wonderful card hun, hugs xxx

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  28. Hi Jackie, what a fab trade! Your card is beautiful and I am sure your friend's mum is going to be thrilled, hugs Carole Z X

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  29. Beautiful festive card Jackie. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

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