Monday, 17 September 2012

Simply Christmas #2

I know, I know - another Chirstmas card.

I have decided to do a little series of Christmas cards (not another series I here you say!), so this will be the second.  I may incorporate some of my folds from a previous series; the easy ones though, after all this is meant to be "Simply Christmas".

I'm going to edit this post later - feel I need to redo the Sentiment, going to put green, then white and silver glitter.

However, this one is just a straight forward standard square card base, 5" by 5".


Here's the alternate, I used the white and silver glitter.  I think this second one looks a lot better.  Let me know what you think :-)



The embossed layer is the Snowflakes folder with the Cuttlebug.

The trees are from the Winter Woodland cartridge (page 37) and cut at 2.5".  I added sliver glitter to the white tops and popped up the middle tree.

The sentiment is from the Winter Frolic cartridge (page 46) cut at just over 1" as I wanted the width to be 3.25".  I used the phrase shadow and then added red glitter to the main wording. I placed this on pop dots too.



White gel pen for the faux stitching and some red Christmas ribbon, to finish off.

This card is being entered in the following challenges

Avadares Challenge Blog - Challenge #3: Make it Sparkle (closes 27 Sept)

DL ART Thankful Thursday - 1000 Post Linky Party (closes 30 Sept)

Docerela Creations - September Anything Goes challenge (closes 26 Sept)

Just Keep On Creating - Christmas is Around the Corner (closes 30 Nov)

Make it Monday - Linky party #107 Always Anything Goes (closes 23 Sept)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

44 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful!!! I love the embossed background.. and all the extra detail you always put into your cards! LOVE those trees!! They are so cute!! Just a beautiful card Karon!

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    1. Thanks Susan - you always leave a lovely comment.

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  2. This is beautiful Karon,love the trees and fab colours.xxx

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  3. Pretty card Karon.....love the embossing and the glittery title! I sure wish I was organised and had the time to start Christmas cards:)

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    1. Thanks Tracey - always appreciate you stopping by:-)

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  4. This is so cute, Karon. I love the dimension you gave to the trees. Gorgeous design & stitching too.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Thanks Teresa - have a great week.

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  5. Beautiful Karon. love the colors, stitching and all the dimension.

    Hugs Nana
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  6. Beautiful! I love the embossing and stitching lines. Both versions are just lovely, but I do think the white/silver glitter has more of a "pop"! This really is a beautiful card!

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    1. Thanks Tanya - me too. When I was looking at the post this morning the red wasn't "popping" - so I promptly changed it and prefer the second too:-)

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  7. These are both gorgeous, Karon!! I love the embossing and the trees!! The glittery words are so awesome!! I do think I like the second on a little better...the words just jump off the page!! Happy Monday :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thanks Lisa - I think the second one too. You know what its like you make a card and think its OK then when you finish you know somethings not quite right. So of course - I changed it:-)

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  8. Hi Karon!!!
    You go girl! Keep them Christmas cards rolling in. I need motivation out the wazoo to get started and seeing yours is starting to fuel the fire. ;) What a beautiful layout and the sparkly sentiments are just gorgeous! So happy I don't see a spider on this..LOL!
    Have a great week,
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa - wait till Wednesday's post he is so cute, well I think so anyway:-) And no, no spiders LOL.

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  9. Fantastic card and colours Karon. I spotted this on Make-it-Monday..Loz

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  10. Hello. I saw Your Beautiful Christmas card on MIM..faye

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  11. The are fabulous. My bff has Winter Wonderland. Maybe a borrow is in order after your inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Andie - its a lovely cart.

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  12. Great card. Love the stitching.

    Thank you for joining us over at Docerela Creations.


    Catarina aka docerela

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  13. Love the embossing and the snow on the Christmas tree. And the bling on the sentiment is perfect. Winter wonderful!

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  14. Both cards look great, but I agree the second one you can read the sentiment better.

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    1. Thanks Tracy - yep it definitely is:-)

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  15. such a lovely card Karen, the embossing looks great and I love the colours as well.


    thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

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  16. what a fab card ,love the embossing and sparkly trees
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

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  17. I forgot to mention that I saw this on MIM. Have a great day. :)

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  18. This is very pretty. Great Christmas colors!!! Nice to get those out of the way early.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART 1,000 POSTS Linky Party
    DIANA L.
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  19. Awesome cards! I love the glitter! Thanks so much for joining us at Docerela Creations!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by:-)

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  20. Love those Christmas trees! Great embossing and nice layers! Thanks for joining us at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Carri ~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  21. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. Love the simple design, Karon, and the embossing is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us in our "Make it Sparkle" challenge at Avadares this time. Hope to see you playing in our next challenge, too.
    NanaConnie DT

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