Saturday, 9 November 2013

Blue Christmas

Sad I know I am such a naughty crafter as I haven't yet started my Christmas card making in earnest so this will be my second only to date.  i know I should be underway but other things have got in the way of Christmas and I'm just not in Christmas mode yet on any level.

I saw that Beccy at Beccy's Place is having a month of inspirational Christmas card makes and challenges so I used one of these as a jump point and am quite happy with the result as it looks quite elegant and was so quick and easy to make once I'd decided what materials to use. 


The die cuts are from go kreate and are cut in white and blue pearl mirri card using scraps I had in my scrap folders. The peel off is some I bought a few years ago just cos I liked the colour teal near enough to turquoise one of my favourites along with white. The base I cut from a template I made when I got the go kreate dies after a lot of measuring and rubbing out of lines to get something that resembles the dies and could be used as a base card.
The poinsettia was a magazine freebie again one that has been in my Christmas folder for quite a few years, I'm sorry it was the last one as I think it looks so elegant with its embossing.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Beccy's day 1 -clean and simple
just for fun-your favourite colour(blue/turquoise and white)
CAS-ual fridays-embossing
Beccy's place day 5-nesting dies
papertake weekly-anything goes optional christmas
LEJ-monochromatic
The crafting cafe-the winter blues
deep ocean-winter
stampavie and more-die cuts embellishments
2 sisters-Christmas sparkle
crazy 4 challenges-let's frame it
Beccy's day 7-non traditional Christmas colours



13 comments:

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lovely card! I haven't really started my Christmas cards properly yet either! Thanks for sharing with us in our Winter Blues Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Beccy said...

This card is gorgeous Julye, I absolutely love the pearlescent cardstock that changes colour in the light. The poinsettia is fabulous too, I bet you wish you had a few more of those. Gorgeous!
Cheers,
Beccy

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: In The Frame
Hugs
Dewi

Sabrina said...

Love the shape and the pearlescent paper. Beautiful Poinsettia. TYFS and joining in the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #49.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely card Sweetie.
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Samantha K said...

Beautifully elegant card. Thank you for joining us over at The Crafting Cafe x

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jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, love the poinsettia. Thank you for joining in the Just for Fun challenge, good luck

Jingle said...

The shimmer on this is quite lovely! Pretty card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous flower and love the shimmery blue paper. for playing along with the Clean and Simple challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Fleur said...

So pretty
Thanks for sharing at Deep Ocean this week.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Claire Hope said...

Gorgeous colours on your card! Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge for our latest challenge!
Claire xx
HoaC DT

Elaine Rayworth said...


Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at Just For Fun for our Favourite Colour challenge!

Elaine x