Sunday, 26 October 2014

Holly Jolly Christmas

It still feels odd to make making Christmas Cards this early.  I am a big fan of making Christmas Cards in a batch the first weekend in December, it always makes me feel super Christmassy.  I definitely do not miss the Christmas in July working in a craft store phenomena!  Not one bit!   And I will never forget working a Christmas Eve and the back door going with a delivery of Easter stock!  Seriously people, stop wishing your time away!

Here's my early Christmas card!


a bit different for me this one.  The stamp is an old wooden one someone gave me years ago.  The Black & White cardstock are both from Papermill Direct and the red paper is a Magenta "Stars & Checkerboard" (this is the toning solid on the back!).



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

Black & White & ... - Papertake Weekly - I added RED
Christmas - Oldie But A Goodie - Everything is more than 6 months old - stamp is a good few years old!
Anything Goes with a Flower Twist - Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Bows - Creative Card Crew
Festive Florals / Christmas Flowers - Divas By Design
Anything Goes with a Sentiment - Word Art Wednesday
Anything Goes - The Stamping Chef
Christmas Anything Goes with a Sentiment Twist - Completely Christmas
Sentimental - Daring Cardmakers
 Anything Goes - Sister Act
Christmas Fun - Polkadoodles
Photo Inspiration - Festive Friday
Anything Goes -  Brown Sugar
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers

Thanks so much for looking.

Keep smiling
Ruth
xx

12 comments:

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous card hun and ty for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week hugs Judith DT x

Kim M said...

This is a lovely card. Love the sheer ribbon. Thanks for playing along at Festive Friday! :-)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxxxx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Three layers always looks great, and speaking of great that is one fine old wooden stamp. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 155th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I’m praying for sweet sunshiny days and I’m sending happy hugs to all. Carole

Natalie said...

very nice card! :)
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Hugs,
Natalie
INKognito

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the classic feel of this!Lovely rich colours and the double ribbon is very pretty! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday (we run all year, you know! lol!)

PoppyKCrafts said...

Great make. Thank you for joining in the Christmas Fun Challenge at Polkadoodles. Have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Tindaloo said...

LOL totally agree about the christmas coming way too early each year! When I was young it wasn't until mid december in the shops.. way too stressful :)
Stylish card and image, love that bow! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Gea said...

What a very special card I love it . Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge . Gr gea B

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 35 with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Lovely card ! thankyou for joining us at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas Fun Challenge
Susan (Senior DT ) xxxx

Melanie Joyce said...

A stunning card, so elegant! Thanks for joining in with us over at the Polka Doodles challenge blog x