Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas has come early!

I have been MIA this week but do have a good excuse. My Mum and Aunt have been visiting and we have shopped for the last Christmas bits and below you can see us enjoying an early Xmas meal (not turkey but swordfish!!). Callum, me, Mum and Anne.  Yes we had crackers, silly hats and cracker jokes-well if you are going to celebrate, do it in style.

As the Xmas cards are done I found it quite refreshing to make a Birthday card for my Mum's very dear friend, Mary.
I was a bit low on inspiration so hunted through some challenges for a sketch and some colour combos. I chose the Cardabilities #44 sketch and the colour combo of pumkin pie, melon mambo, choc chip and bermuda bay on Colour Combo. Naturally I was drawn to the pink and brown-a combo I love-but it was a challenge to combine this combo with these shades of blue and orange. However I like to challenge myself with colour mixes that I feel won't go together then am excited when I can make it work plus I like the result!
I also chose a 'bingo' challenge on Stampalot to give me some ideas of what to add that 'something special' to my card. I chose the 'bingo' of flowers, a punch and a pearl.

And here we go............


I have used:
Pink petticoat digi 'bloomin sentiments'
Paper-craft creations, stampin up,
Stamps-martha stewart, woodware,
Gems and pearl-kanban crafts
Flower-recycled from a card sent to me by my cousin Lynn -check out her craft web here.

Have a good weekend x


  1. What a lovely fresh look card. Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at SIR STAMPALOT this month.

  2. A real feel of elegance to your card and super sentiment.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    Your card would also fit our theme at Penny Black and More where Stampalot are also sponsors.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous CAS card. Thnk you for entering our challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  4. Oh...I'm so I'd love to be having Christmas dinner with you, Callum, your mum and Anne! :)

    Your card is perfection! Love the border punch and the wonderful sentiment!

  5. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Wonderful creation
    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  7. Very pretty card.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)