Monday, 31 July 2017

Christmas in July- just!

Hi everyone. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on my last good news blog post, it really means a lot to me.

I am determined every year not to get behind with Christmas cards, but inevitably always do. However, this weekend I decided to start work on a couple of designs which I will use for lots of my cards this year. This is one of my first designs.

Products Used:
Trimcraft First Edition Jingle Bells 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Tonic Studios Christmas Sentiments A Very Merry Christmas die
Perfect Pearls
Craftwork Cards Ribbon and card blank

1. First I cut down a 6x6 kraft card blank to 12cm x 14cm.
2. I cut two pieces of double sided paper, one slightly larger than the other. I fixed the plain paper to the front of the cut.
3. I used the die to cut out the tree aperture and sentiment from the patterned paper. I added them to the front of the card. I die cut the lower part of the sentiment from red paper and paper-pieced the bow into place.
4. I cut a strip of stripey paper and added this near the top of the card. I fixed a bow to the left hand side.
5. I used Perfect Pearls in the centre of the snowflakes.

I really like this die (I have actually bought the full set of Tonic Christmas sentiments this year) and will be using it a lot.

Cathy x

I'd like to enter this card for:
Cardz 4 Guyz challenge 174 Christmas in July


Katie Lamb said...

Lovely card

valscraftings said...

Love your beautiful card! x

KarinsArtScrap said...

very elegant and beautiful Cathy
Gr Karin

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

what a lovely Christmas theme card today Cathy

Claire Boelema said...

Beautiful card Cathy x

Nicola said...

A lovely Christmas card and great design!

Nicola ♥

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love the design.
Linda xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Cathy xx Jan

Rachel Brown said...

Love the layout of this card. Wonderful. I've missed Christmas in July for creating but I have purchased ready to make Christmas in august!!

Dawn said...

Love it. The die is fantastic and your card looks warm and cosy, a perfect Christmas. x

Brawny said...

A fabulous card x

Laine said...

Lovely and festive Cathy!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card!

Andree said...

A fabulously festive card Cathy. Lovely design, paper and die-cut xx

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful Christmas card ..! Love the colours !
Hugs Rose x

Kate M said...

Great design and lovely colours! Xx

Shabneez said...

Lovely design Cathy and very traditional colours. Shabneez x

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Fab design Cathy x

Kathy said...

This is such a beautiful and adaptable design. Elegant and striking and just what you need for Christmas!