Thursday, 20 August 2015

First Christmas card of 2015!

Thank you for popping by and if you're able to leave a comment, thank you.
You were all very kind about your comments about the dress. As you've mentioned, the next one will be easier to do. I do have other sewing projects in mind too. Now, when I bought the dress fabric I thought I was getting a bargain at approx £6 a metre (my local John Lewis was anything between £12 and £14) but a friend of mine buys hers at Walthamstow market/shops for anything between £2 and £4 a metre. So I'm going to go with her and stock up!

Today's make is my first card for 2015. I always make a sample in some random colours in case I want to "tweak it". For instance I added some die cuts to the corners because I felt that there was too much white showing BUT next time I will place the corners flush with the black mat.if you look closely you can see the side edges poking out, which i think spoil it slightly. I also trimmed away the red backing of the baubles because I didn't want the huge border this die set created. I cut out the black bauble twice. and folded in half to "decoupage it"   This will probably be the main stay of this years cards in blues, Kraft card, may do silver, gold etc. I also, shadowed the sentiment and could probably have made the shadow slightly bigger

6x6 card blank
black and red card - Llidl and The Range
Sue Wilson  - Adorned Noble Squares
Sue Wilson - Pierced Noble Squares
Sue Wilson - New York Collection - Times Square
Sue Wilson - Merry Christmas
Spellbinders - Heirloom Reflections
Red bling and embroidery thread

Nothing much planned for the rest of the week, dreaded hair cut tomorrow (I'm not very confident on what to ask for etc) Hope to go shopping after that for my daughter's fiance's birthday - ooh heck I need to make him a card!
May go dancing in the evening and then Saturday and Sunday a little bit of housework and craft!


  1. Hello Karen,
    I like, I like, I really, really like.
    Snap! I was making Christmas Cards this afternoon and was using that Merry Christmas Die,
    Patricia x

  2. Love this one Karen, very beautiful.
    I have been trying to make Hollie, my grandaughter who is 3, a dress from one of OH shirts!!!!!

  3. Hi Karen what a beautiful christmas card i love the baubles and the design is wonderful.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Stunning Christmas carf-well done on starting to make them! All I've done is think about it.


  5. Hi Karen well done on starting your cards. I'm not even thinking about them yet as I haven't even had my summer holiday yet! Like what you have done here the red and black are quite dramatic so blue and kraft will be quite different. Have a good weekend best wishes Jackie x

  6. Hi Karen,
    This is gorgeous. I really like it.
    Maureen xxx

  7. A lovely Christmas card, stunning in black and red.

    Hugs Erika. x

  8. Karen, your x-mas card is Gorgeous. Love how you made the baubles and the Merry Christmas die is good. I have thought about it but I need some cards in other colours I think so will have a look at AP.
    hugs Maria xx

  9. Hi Karen
    Love the 3D effect you have got with the baubles.
    Great idea to shadow the sentiment too.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x