Sunday, 4 January 2015

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

One of my resolutions is to make at least ten Christmas cards each month, so I can prevent last minute card making in December - I'll keep a running total on my sidebar.  Another resolution is to be thrifty, which means there will be a lot of snippets cards this year!

This card covers both of the above and I've made it for this week's Winter Wonderland challenge which is 'Your favourite colour combo'.  I've used one of my all-time favourites for Christmas, which is red and gold.  Paper and card are from my snippets drawer, so I'm paying a visit to Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk 
Stamp: Inkadinkado 'Merry Christmas to You and Yours'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Colouring: Gold gel pen
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Paper and card 

I layered a strip of red and gold paper onto gold mirri and attached it to the card.  The image was stamped onto white card, die cut, layered onto a scalloped circle of gold mirri card and attached to the card with foam pads.  I coloured the stars with a gold gel pen and added a Wink of Stella to the stamped image.

Kath x


  1. Kath this is very elegant and lush with the red and gold.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. That's lovely Kath.

    Hope you have had a nice weekend. sue

  3. Lovely looking card. Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland this week!
    Love n hugs
    Marie, WW-teamie

  4. Hi Kath,
    what a super Christmas card.
    I love that fab stamp and your wonderful design.
    I do hope you achieve your goal of ten Christmas cards a month, and what a very jolly good idea.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Kath, Back again when I saw your latest entry at the Snippets Playground. Love the simplicity of the die circle with that gorgeous strip of dp. I am in awe of your Christmas card goal of 10 per month! Way to Go! Wish I'd be that industrious. This one is simply lovely, and you're off to a super start I can see. tfs & HUGS.

  6. I love this design, Kath, and I love the red and gold colors, too, for Christmas! Excellent work and use of snippets!! You are an inspiration to all of us. I plan to make CCs all year, too, but ten a month is a lofty goal for me! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Absolutely stunning card Kath! Gosh, how beautifully that sentiment goes with the backing paper you used - perfection!


    Di xx

  8. Stunning is right. Di hit the nail on the head with her comments!

    Great use of snippets and love your resolutions!

  9. Me again...Kath, would you email me
    I have a question for you. Thanks so kindly!

  10. Very pretty! I am also a fan of making Christmas cards year round. :) I am your newest follower.

  11. Absolutely delightful design and great use of snippets. Happy New Year to you x