Friday, 18 September 2015

A Country Christmas

The current challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round is 'A Country Christmas'.  I always like red and kraft for 'country style' cards and have used several magazine freebies and upcycled twine for my card.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where 'Anything Goes'.

Card blank: 6" x 6" kraft
Stamp: Hot off the Press (magazine freebie)
Die: Nordic Christmas (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Card: Red card
Paper: BoBunny papers (magazine freebie)
Other: Upcycled red twine (from a packet of biscuits!)

I trimmed the paper to size, layered it onto red card and stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner.   I die-cut the heart from a sheet of patterned paper from the same pack and fastened the twine behind the heart before attaching it to the square.   The end of the twin was fastened behind the patterned square before I attached it to the card blank.  To finish, I attached a small twine bow to the heart.

Kath x


  1. Kath, I love this even more as you have four elements that were freebies:)

    Hope you are having a fab Friday. Sue

  2. Lovely festive card Kath, you have made good use of your magazine freebies, I love the heart die cut.
    Jean x

  3. Gorgeous card love the image and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

  4. A beautiful Christmas card Kath, such a lovely country feel.

  5. This is a beautifully subtled patterned paper, and shows off your leaping stag just great. I also like the die cut heart ornament...and the way you've placed the stag over the 'border trim' (which may be part of your paper pattern instead of an added border) ..created a lot of dimension & interest. Terrific card. TFS & Hugs

  6. Very nice indeed.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Wonderful christmas card and fabulous use of your magazine freebies xx

  8. This is such a pretty Christmas card. I love that delicate and pretty!

  9. This is such a pretty Christmas card. I love that delicate and pretty!

  10. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR September challenge and my Patterned Paper September challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  11. What a gorgeous Christmas card, Kath. Love the non trad colours

  12. A wonderful Christmas card .... beautiful in these colors and also the deer and Christmas are a very nice detail
    Thank you join this challenge
    greetings Rosina
    guest designer CCAYR

  13. Fabulous cards Kath
    Congrats on winning
    Hugs Sylvie xx