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Thursday, 28 January 2016

My First Christmas Card of 2016

Hi My Crafty blog Friends

How is your week going? It was certainly nice to see some sun today even if it was a bit cold.

I do have to apologise that I have made a Christmas card. I did promise myself that I would start making them in January and up until today I hadn't made one. Also I was rather naughty and I had bought quite a lot of Sue Wilson's Festive dies from the last release and I hadn't got round to using some of them. This made me feel a bit guilty so I decided today was the day to make an effort. After all if I only make one Christmas card a month I will only have 12 when we get to Christmas.


This card was made entirely with Sue Wilson dies. I am loving the double pierced squares and rectangles sets a and b. When I was at Newbury John Lockwood showed me how to use them in a different way. I cut a wide frame with two of the dies from the double pierced rectangles set then I cut an inner frame in a contrasting colour and stuck it over the top of the first frame. I cut the snowflake background die in white to go behind the frame. On a piece of dark blue card with a double sided sticky sheet cut to size. I stuck the background to the sticky sheet and then covered the whole thing with Diamond Sprinkles.


I cut lots poinsettias with the Classic Poinsettia dies in a pale blue and I inked the edges I did shape them with a ball tool. 


I added the sentiment to the centre of the design. 


I was very pleased with how this card turned out. I now have an idea for a 50th birthday day card that I need to make.  Enjoy the last day of the week the weekend is nearly here. 


Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

25 comments:

Lea Brawn said...

Sue Wilson is my absolute fave Jackie. A gorgeous card. Just love it x

Donna Ellis said...

Soooo gorgeous! I want to start my Christmas cards, too! Thanks for the inspiration, Jackie

Laine said...

Stunning Jackie. It will be a few months before I get exciting again about making festive cards!
xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

It's gorgeous! You can never start too early Jackie!! Thanks for the lovely card btw!
Hugs
Dawn Xx

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jackie, love the colour.
Hugs Pam x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Stunning Christmas card Jackie, I love the colour and those dies look fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

Diane said...

Hi Jackie
Really gorgeous card, love the poinsettia, it's such a useful die.
Take care
Love Diane Xxxxx

sandra carey said...

Hi Jackie its truly stunning Hugs Sandra xx

Kathy said...

Lovely card - that is a very beautiful die cut

Alison59 said...

WOW stunning card :-)

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful christmas card Jackie...lovely dies and colour...Joolsx

Anonymous said...

Hello Jackie, A fabulous Christmas card, Love the colours and those dies are gorgeous.

Jade

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, so many gorgeous die cuts on this card. Lovely Christmas card

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Jackie, love it.
Gr Karin

sandra flynn said...

wow amazing little "c" card Jackie ... I cannot get my head around making "c" cards yet lol ... love the dies you have used ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

karenlotty said...

I promised myself that every time I needed to make a card I'd make a Christmas card too - failing! But I will start them soon Your card is terrific

Rema said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Di said...

Wow Jackie! This Christmas card is worth more than the 27 or so I've already made here - it's a stunner! LOVE all the die cuts with the flowers - and I'm sure that's the same sentiment die I have tucked away in the toy box as a future prize :) Wonderful mix of the white and blues too.

Hugs

Di xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the poinsettias. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges

ALI said...

Beautiful card, the poinsettias look lovely in the blue.

Alison C said...

Beautiful intricate die cuts which look perfect in blue and white. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi - love all the blue tones on this card, beautiful. It's all gorgeous but the poinsettias are stunning.
Hugs,
Bev xx

Alison Barlow said...

Fantastic use of those die cuts and I love the 2 big flowers in such a beautiful shade of blue, Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Gwyneth said...

A lovely Christmas card. It's a good idea to get started on them early.

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Lol what are you like ... but what a great idea to start now!! It's gorgeous!!
Hugs Donna xx
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