Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Jingle Belles .....

... I'm still busy working on my resolution to make at least one Christmas card a week - I'm doing reasonably well - I have 25 cards made already.  I need to make at least 150!! :)  So this week's challenge over at Jingle Belles is perfect and allows me to make it 26 cards to date!!  This week we have a sketch to follow designed by Kirsty Vittetoe.  Not only has Kirsty designed the sketch for this week's challenge, but as owner of Pixie Dust Paperie, she has donated a prized for this week's challenge!!

I've gone for a monochrome look, with lots of texture by way of dry embossing.  It was very easy to make, simply cutting a couple of backing sheets one from embossed mirri board and one from some pretty designer paper.  I used my Martha Stewart punch to make the bauble punched border and finally I added the toppers - made from bits of scrap - I cut them to size and attached them to the card.  The main Christmas bauble was die cut with the Stampin' Up! Christmas Bauble punch.



Cuttlebug Embossing Folders:  Snowflakes, Christmas Countdown
Paper:  Anita's Classic Christmas Blue Papers
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Bauble border punch; Card from stash

I was hoping to get back and post another card yesterday evening, but it took quite a while to catch up on commenting on CR84FN and St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - but it was such fun.  And I'm pleased to report that my Physio is just brilliant - after just one session with her yesterday morning, I was pain free almost all day.  The tablets may have helped :)  but she's did a great job and I'm off to see her again later this week. 

Before I go, I must apologise for the photo of my card - I still don't have my photo studio (corner) set up yet!!  And I've a question to anyone who can help - I'd like to find a nice countdown/up ticker to record the number of Christmas cards I've made towards my target.  I've seen a few sites, but there are so many that I'd like to hear what people think of their ticker!  Thanks.  See you later.

12 comments:

Pauline said...

Fab festive Xmas card!

Lisa said...

Nice colour scheme and the embossing makes such a great effect.

Vicky Hayes said...

Goodness me, I keep thinking about Christmas cards too! I love the icy colours of this one and your embossed bauble. Glad the physio is working! Vx

Jackie said...

Lovely card, very pretty paper :o)
Jackie xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee the textures and the '25' on the ornament! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

June Houck said...

Neato! Terrific background and embossed metallic, and my most favorite is the fab border punch! Terrific card.

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooh! i love the blue, white and silver color scheme here... and that bauble border is *AWESOME* especially in combo with that great SU punched embellishment! and i'm always a big BIG fan of texture and embossing which you've used to such wonderful effect! well done, indeed! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Way to go on getting a head start on your Christmas cards!!

Stella said...

This beauty in blue is right up my alley. I love that SU Christmas bauble. A wonderful take on the challenge. There are so many details and your card turned out a perfect mix and match of it. Gorgeous to look at!

SmilynStef said...

How cool is that border .. and I love the embossed ornament too ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, love the great texture of this card!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Serious? 150 cards...you must have a ton of friends and family. Good for you for this dedication to getting your cards done ahead of time. This is a wonderful addition to those already made!

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