Monday, November 25, 2013

Dec the halls.....fa la la la!

Morning all and it's a bright crisp day here in sunny Scotland.  It's just a wee bit nippy but that fairly wakes you up with a brisk walk on the beach.  Sunny and cold is much better than dreich, don't you agree?

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my post at the weekend for It's a Creative World.  Last year I made some Christmas kits up that didn't get used.  It therefore made perfect sense as they're cut out and ready to go, to use them before embarking on another style of card.
I tend to do Christmas cards in batches that way it doesn't become a chore!   
This card isn't made as I had originally planned in kit form....of course, I've changed style just a tad over the last 12 months so it has been tweaked.

For this project I have used Spellbinder Heirloom die 2012 together with embossing folders Pine branch by Tim Holtz and Dot swirl by Hero Arts.  I have added clear rock candy to my wouldn't be Christmas without a little sparkle.  Sentiment stamp is by Paula Pascual's Large Christmas.
I'm much preferring clean and simple lines just now especially when we have so many Christmas cards to rattle through.
But first today I have a couple of bespoke orders to do and a class to sort for tomorrow.  Then time permitting I might get some more Christmas cards made up. 
Did you all have a good weekend?
I had a good day at work on Saturday, getting busier now as the run up to Christmas is in full flow.  Saturday night spent chilling watching Strictly and I'm a Celebrity, a lovely M and S meal and drink.
Yesterday I got up to date on my ironing and made some Christmas decorations as well as all the usual Sunday activities. 
This week my intention is to get ahead of the game for Christmas with my cards, presents and baking.  Mind you my kitchen is in the early stages of being decorated so that might need to take priority. 
Have a good week folks, back tomorrow.  x


Patricia said...

Good morning Erika,
Start of yet another busy week for you I see.
Love your card, might just take some inspiration from that. I have not even started Christmas Cards ..... Oh! who cares!!!
I have had a message from my sister (Hazel)!who never makes cards, she has made her first one. I just hope she posts it. She has made a really good job.
Decorating your kitchen at this time of year!!!!!!! Good luck

Patricia xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Erika, lovely card, great SB die and super embossing, love your colours.

Very frosty here this morning, but a healthy coldness, hugs Kate x

Hazel said...

Love the simple design of this card, you have a busy week a head of you, I am hoping for a bit quieter one for me but we will see . Hazel xx

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Love love love it

Ali x

Lau W said...

Oh very nice card, elegant, love the embossing !

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing!

Just working on my overseas cards now and then I am finally done. Yay!

marion said...

Very stylish card...Christmas is getting nearer...hugs, Marion

Shazza said...

love this card Erika, perfect!! You had a productive weekend! By the way my tool worked perfectly xxx

Macpurp said...

very nice Erika!
Nae bug eating Tv for me, but do love a bit of strictly.

Love Teen x

Unknown said...

Hi Erika, lovely card, just my style. My you are a busy girl watch you don't burn out before Christmas.

Wilma x x x