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Sunday, 22 August 2010

My First Christmas Card......

......and probably my last! I'm sure I will make some more Christmas cards, but I never make half as many as I actually need. I always start with the best of intentions but simply run out of time.


The stamp is from Elzybells, sadly the business is closing, so if you're looking for a bargain there's a sale on with a massive 50% off. The DP is from the Spiceberry pack from Memory Box available from Elaine at Quixotic PaperieI've used the darker Kraft cardstock on this card for a change. The flower is a Prima, I've coloured with DI's as usual and I paper pieced her dress because I didn't like the colour I'd painted it. Her wings are very glittery, not that you can see it with my photo taking skills!

Right, I'm off to get ready for bed. We've had a jam packed weekend and I'm absolutely shattered!
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx

27 comments:

  1. Oh how I love your card! And it's so cute that you used the background paper as her dress! So beautiful coloring. Just gorgeous card!!

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  2. This is really great, I love the papers and she's cute too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  3. this is a gorgeous card i hate to sound like a stuck record lol but i really love how you colour with distress inks they always look perfect xx

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  4. This is lovely, Elaine. I love the papers, glitter is showing well too x

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  5. Gorgeous card, cute image (shame about them closing down!) love the paper.

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  6. Gorgeous card Elaine
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  7. This looks wonderful Elaine. The image is very cute and the papers look fab. Great tip about paper piecing, if I colour something wrong I end up putting it in the scrap box, but not anymore. :-) xx

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  8. This is just adoreable, I love the paper pieced dress. So cute! Do we ever have enough cards for Christmas?

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  9. Oh' Elaine this is gorgeous chum, love your layout and DP and image is beautiful, fab paper piecing also, have also posted the award you gave me on my blog now thanks again chum!!!
    Hugs
    Sarah xx

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  10. Love your card and I love the paper pieced dress. Can you ever have enough Christmas cards? lol.

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  11. The paper piecing really sets off the paper in the layering - brilliant idea. Love the snowflake pinking border & this is a brilliant lesson in layering - will have to come back to this, commenting at 0320 is not sensible!
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  12. Gorgeous card, love the papers!

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  13. good for you!
    one less for later.
    Sandra

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  14. beautiful card Elaine I love the papers
    hugs Lia

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  15. Covering up a "mistake" is fab instead of binning it - and we would never have known if you hadn't told us. CUTE card - and I will cheer for you to get some more done - xmas is far away still and I am certain you will. I make all of mine (expect those for people who wouldn't appreciate it - they get a charity one from a store - YES I do that and without blushing - no need to make something for a person who couldn't care less!) =0)

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  16. Lovely card Elaine, love the way you paper pieced the dress, isn't it funny how sometimes our mistakes end up producing a better card, lol.

    Hugs

    Judi x

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  17. Hi Elaine

    Gorgeous Christmas card, love the image and such a shame she is closing down. Like how you have used kraft.

    Hugs Ali x

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  18. Hi Elaine, thats really a lovely image and the papers are gorgeous, a really stunning Xmas card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  19. Fabulous sweet card Elaine.
    luv
    Debby

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  20. This is just beautiful!
    How about challenging yourself to make one christmascard a week,starting now? ;)

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  21. Brilliant card - good for you starting early - I tend to make them but never like them when it is time to send them out - hopefully this year it will change.

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  22. Hi Elaine,

    Gorgeous xmas card - just another 100 to go, lol!!!

    I love the image and didn't know the business is closing, will pop over to see if I can get a bargain.

    Can't wait to see your next xmas card!

    Love Kerry xxx

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  23. What a gorgeous card!! At least you made your first Christmas Card. I haven't even started yet!! So I know your problem!!!
    hugs Yvonne

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  24. Hi Elaine, wow hun, love this, great colours and layout,I love the papers too, you take it easy you hear lol, speak soon, hugs Liz xx

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  25. Gorgeous card Elaine. I am the same with good intentions! Thanks for visiting and yes I am starting to feel better now.
    hugs
    Marion

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  26. Aww what a cutie i love these elzybells and am so sad to see them go!
    lovely card
    hugs
    Suzie qx

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