Friday 11 September 2009

Christmas in September

This is the month my mother always starts on about Christmas. I'm usually of the 'leave it to the last minute' brigade, but when it comes to making my Christmas cards, I'm raring to go in mid-January!
Well, I may be raring to go, but I don't actually GET going until round about now. Doh!
Well I'm up and running, so hopefully, I won't be making the last of my cards two days before Christmas this year! LOL

Here's the first inking of a lovely cute set of Christmas stamps I bought at Dies To Die For.
The set is called 'Bear essentials'. I love these cute little bears and coloured them with Copics.
The red card is more a cherry red than it looks on here. Maybe it's the proper colour on your monitor?
I used the same method on this card as the one I did for my Peachy Keen sample.
(Well it was spare, so it's only polite to use it).
The dimples on the card are created with the new Cuttlebug embossing folder, 'Snow'.
I was a tad gob-smacked to come on here this morning to find it all changed for formatting your posts!!!
I THINK I'm going to like the new set-up, but It's early days and I'm getting on. The old brain cells are slower than they used to be and don't like change too much! LOL

Thanks for calling in! It's lovely to 'see 'you. 
Viv xx


Silke Ledlow said...

Viv - this is soooo beautiful!!! Hope you are adding me to your x-mas mailing list - he,he,he ?!? Hugs ~S~

icelady said...

Cute as a bug, Viv, love it to bits

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

This is such an adorable Christmas card!!! TFS


Unknown said...

Hi Viv, this is sooo lovely, the image is gorgeous and that border is divine!

Hope you are well

Beth Norman said...

Thinking snow is nice on a muggy day like this :) Your colouring is awesome. Such a cute card.

Jackie said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Viv, I love that image the border is brilliant and I just love that Cuttlebug folder :o)
Jackie xx

issy said...

Lovely card, and the image is so cute, and coloured superbly, I afaid Im one of those last minute brigade members, maybe I'll take a leaf outta your book n start now.. (lol)


Lorie said...

Oh, Viv, I love this! That image is truly adorable, and you have some serious copic skills my friend! Just adorable!!

Michelle Short said...

Sorry for lack of comments recently Viv, I hope you are well. For inviting members I think you just use thier e-mail addy?? This card is beautiful I love he image and your fab colouring and great layout xx

Natalie said...

I love this image Viv and your card is beautiful. x

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

I like, like, this card!

My Creative Time said...

Hi Viv, I am in love with your christmas card! I think I may have to purchase that adorable stamp set~way too cute!

Janette said...

Hi Viv,

Great the card...have to ask...where did you get the cuttlebug snow folder from ????
Have looked on the net and cant find it

thread-bare said...

Aww how cute is this snowman. I love the snow effect from your bug folder too xx Clare x