Sunday, 23 December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - Last minute Christmas cards.

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How are your preparations going? I hope you get everything done. We had a fabulous time in Brighton we visited the Pavilion, saw the Burning the Clocks parade and went up on the BA 360 tower. The main reason for being there was to see the Bootleg Beatles last Christmas concert. We were with our very good friends and staying two nights was amazing. There has a lot to organise for hosting Christmas dinner it is all coming together. We did have to pop out and get new tree lights as our old ones refused to light this year.

I did really badly with Christmas cards this year. On the last day I could craft I had to make eight cards. Next year  I really must be more organised. This is my favourite card I made that day.

I used an old card and I used the Double Pierced Square dies from Creative Expressions to make all the mats and layers. 

I cut out the blue-tits from the card and made a mat for it with the Square dies. 

I think I have used this sentiment die from John Next Door most this year. 

This card is nice and flat for posting. I have no Christmas cards left at all this year. 

I would just like to thank you f or all the visits to my blog and all the lovely comments that are left for me to read. Blogging really wouldn't be the same without you. I would like to wish you all a very


I will be back before the end of the year with my top cards of the year.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Challenge 342 at Pixie's Snippets Playground. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

beautiful birds and lovely Christmas die cut. Merry Christmas to you!

Mrs A. said...

This is so pretty. I like the way you have reused the original card. We have loads of blue tits in the garden which come in daily for seed. It is so nice to see them quite close up too. Thankyou for all your visits to my blog this past year. I do appreciate your Friendship. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Hugs Mrs A.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and love the beautiful image. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend.
Linda xxx

Wendy L said...

I saw this in FB last night, I adore the blue tits, so sweet.
Thanks for my card too.

Merry Christmas. xxx

Janette said...

Beautiful card Jackie, these birds are the sweetest of little creatures....enjoy your Christmas

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card, love the topper. Wishing you have a very happy Christmas xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Jackie. Happy Christmas.

karenlotty said...

That’s a very pretty last minute card
Glad you enjoyed your trip to Brighton I haven’t been there for years I had a school friend that lived there
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to make a Christmas card every time I make a celebration card - I wonder how long that will last!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas XX

Monica C. said...

Just beautiful. I also ended up making last minute cards. I hope for better organization next year too lol

Stamping Bubbles said...

Belated Seasons Greetings Jackie. I feel completely out of the loop with everything going on in Blogland so apologies for my lacking of comments recently.
Today's card is beautiful, I love seeing what you do with recycled cards. I managed to make a lot of my Christmas cards this year alothough I blogged hardly any of them. I find if I have the time to craft I don't have the time to blog. Also I am struggling with the standard of some of my cards and don't want to show them off anymore. Sorry about the maoning tone of this comment. I promise 2019 I will be more upbeat.
Wishing you and your family the very best for 2019.
Crafty hugs

Marg said...

Its a gorgeous card Jackie!! I would treasure a wild bird card like this at any Christmas time. I really love it and I cant wait to see all the best cards of this years blog...
Love & {{{hugs}}}
Marg xx ;)

LesleyG said...

love your fluffy blue tits card xxx

Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jackie and beautiful design.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year! xx

Gwyneth said...

A lovely card. I love the birds and your layout.

ALI said...

Gorgeous card, love the birds x

Di said...

Beautiful card Jackie - and I can see exactly why that wonderful sentiment die is such a favourite!

Happy New Year!


Di xx