Monday, 15 September 2014

It's a C*****mas card!

Right, apologies first, but if you don't want to be reminded about the forthcoming 'festive season' it's probably best to look away now! However, in my (probably vain) attempt at getting myself a bit organised (lol!), I decided that I'd better shift into gear and start making some Christmas cards. There! I've said it! It seems distinctly weird to be making cards with glittery sparkle, snowflakes and festive bits, when the sun is shining and I'm sat with all the windows open.  I keep thinking that it might be easier if I put a 'Christmassy' cd on but that's perhaps going a step too far (and the neighbours would definitely think I've lost the plot - well, those that don't already think that!).  But I'm trying hard to avoid the late panic that starts to set in about mid-November when I realise that I've probably got one Christmas card made and a list of who (in my own mind) I want to make hand-made cards for.  So when I saw the oh-so-cute new rubber stamps from Lili of the Valley a few weeks ago, I thought that I'd get a couple and then it might inspire me to get the glitter out.

So I've used the gorgeous 'Gifts on the tree' for this one, together with some of the lovely LOTV papers


I've coloured the stamp with copics and added some glamour dust sparkle!


As I said, the papers are from LOTV, as are the sentiment tags. I've added some stitching, some pompom edging and a bow with a snowflake die cut (from Memory Box) and a cute little bell (so the card does actually jingle lol!)


So now I've started, I'd better carry on! So apologies again, but there should be more 'festive offerings' appearing over the next few weeks. I'm just hoping that doesn't mean I'm all "Christmassed out" by December 25th!  (I doubt it though - it is one of my favourite times!).

Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
CRAFT challenge - Christmas





19 comments:

  1. Stunning card, love the image, fabulous papers and stitching! TFS

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  2. This is really lovely Kim. It is never too early in my book to make them. I make them all year as I send so many and they all expect a handmade one.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  3. Such a lovely card Kim, great layout, gorgeous stamp and so beautifully coloured xx

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  4. A gorgeous Christmas card Kim. I love the cute image and pretty papers.
    Lorraine x

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  5. What a fabulous card Kim, I love the image and the snowballs, a great design.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  6. This is beautiful Kim, love the whole design, and the fact that it jingles! (when my son was very little he said Christmas Eve gave him a jingle in his tummy!!-we always say that every year now!!) x

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  7. Such a beautiful card Kim. I love the adorable image and the sentiment paper is gorgeous.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  8. what a fab card - puts me to shame as I'm a real last minute person on Christmas cards - seeing this might just get me moving before December lol xx

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  9. Gorgeous card Kim! I really want to start on my Christmas cards but I'm having difficulty managing my time - I haven't made one card 'just for fun' since February, I've had so many orders for cards lately that I haven't had time for blogging or anything in months! I should be grateful that people like my cards that much but I'm starting to be at the stage where it's not fun anymore so methinks I need to raise my prices or something haha. I haven't even been able to make cards for my family for ages either, it kind of sucks a bit!

    Hope you're doing well :)

    Tanya xx

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  10. This is fab Kim! Love the image, papers and beautiful design! Christmas cards are my favourite type of card to make (I have been making them since July lol).
    Hugs
    Gina x

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  11. Awe that is gorgeous Kim, I love everything about it! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog too. Shona xx

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  12. well hello there Kim....what a gorgeous christmas card, super image choice, thanks for playing along with CRAFT x carol

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  13. Awesome card. The image is super cute! Adore the little snowflake and bell.

    Thanks for playing along at CWWC :)

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  14. wow super cute card, love the stitching and background papers, makes the whole card stand out xx Thankyou for joining us as Crafting When We Can xx

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  15. Great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

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  16. Oh how I love that sweet stamp. You have really used a great layout on your card and the pom pom trim is so much fun. Great card for your stash Kim. Hugs!

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  17. Absolutely stunning, I love snowmen!
    Hugs
    Carole xXx

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  18. Gorgeous card, Kim! Such beautiful colouring!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Pretty Papers' challenge!

    Good Luck!

    Hugs

    Erica x

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I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x