Wednesday 13 October 2010

It's a blue Christmas

I've made a (very late) start on my Christmas cards, but you know what they say, 'better late than never'.
In a way, I do have a head start. I made some cards last year, but Mum died on 9th December, so Christmas was kind of cancelled here. Well, Mum always said she didn't like waste, so the cards I never sent last year, will top me up this year. (She would be pleased).

I finally got a Stampin'Up set that I've been ogling for AGES...Season of Joy!
I just LOVE this set and can't imagine why I haven't bought it sooner.

Please say hello to the first of many using this set.
I stamped the images with Brilliance Sky Blue and Ice Blue ink and added some Glamour Dust to the trees.
The 'snow' is courtesy of a Sizzix  CUTTLEBUG embossing folder.
I'm entering this card into a challenge over at Cute Card Thursday.
The challenge is 'make your own'.
Use embellishments you have made yourself....
 You can use punches, stamps, paper and material to make your own, but nothing shop bought.
My take on it is the ribbon detail. (I hope it qualifies, 'coz I made the bow myself).

Have a great day everyone!


Zoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination x

Lori said...

Love your blue Christmas with the hint of red, it's nice to see good ol' stamps too!

Celeste B. said...

It's beautiful!!! I love it; the trees are so cute! TFS! :)

Beth Norman said...

Very peaceful, and it really does feel like Christmas. Heck, you just made it snow here. Not funny my friend--LOL.

Deb said...

it is beautiful Viv and I love your homemade ribbon and bow! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card Viv. I love blue for Christmas & you've paired it up with a little touch of red. VERY nice look ... I LOVE that embossed snow on your card? Which folder is that ?
Hugs, Janie

Beckie Williams said...

I just love your super cool holiday card. I lost my mom last October so I understand.

Renee said...

Viv I love this! It's so so pretty!


Sandy Ang said...

What great textures !

Anonymous said...

Hi Viv,

Hope your all well.
Your card is `Gorgeous` wonderful to catch up...
Have a fab week:) xxx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Viv, and even better IRL :o)
Love, Jackie xx

Lorie said...

WOW, Viv! This is stunning! I have that set, and boy have you inspired me to use it! I hope you don't mind if I CASE this baby, because it's just beautiful!!!! TFS!!!

Love ya,

My Creative Time said...

awwwh Sweet Viv, your card is AMAZING!! these colors are GREAT together!! You are the BEST!!;)
Big PEACHY hugs,

Dorthe said...

You have made such a lovely card. I really enjoy following your blog. I have searched and searched for the embossing folder, you have used for the snow effect, but i cant find it anywhere. Would you please help me out here? Greetings from Denmark - Dorthe

Sandy Ang said...

You card invokes the snowy Christmas feeling so well.
Love to see you at my Christmas Card Challenge