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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Christmas No.2


Hello and thanks for visiting, it's a very miserable grey day here in the N.E, so much so I struggled to get a decent photo and had to use the daylight lamp.  Christmas card no. 2, thought I'd better make a start - last year I ended up buying quite a few. I've used the TH mixed media die, again,( I really must use the others as much as I've used this one)  sprayed a piece of red card with the Tarnished Brass Stain to fit under the die cut area,  heat embossed some music script in gold on the smallest of the Tattered Poinsettia flowers, a little bit of foliage brushed with Enchanted Gold wax, quick but effective, especially if you want to make a few - I think I will be doing some die cutting  with the CB on my knee while watching t.v.
I am entering this at:
   Holly Jolly Christmas - Die cuts

I would like to say 'hello' and 'thank you' to a couple of new followers, it's lovely that you want to join me on my crafty journey.
That's it for now enjoy the rest of your week,
Avril xx

20 comments:

brenda said...

The very same weather here Avril, seems summer missed us completely this year and we are jumping right into the next season or even winter, according to hubby is was only 2 deg the last couple of mornings.

I really like your recent cards using this style, I've blown the photos up and have to ask the questions as I'm really not sure, does the die cut just the portion of the card rather than you have laid ripped card over a die cut piece ?

B x

sirkkis said...

Really gorgeous, beautiful card. Love the unique background and lovely red flower.
Have a great evening ♥
Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments xxx

Linda said...

I love this Avril ..... so traditional looking xx

Elizabeth said...

It's gone from foggy to sunny and warm here in Ayrshire today, Avril, and after the awful weather we've had this last month or so it is most welcome. Hope it cheered up a bit for you too. Beautiful card, love everything about it. The poinsettia is stunning. Elizabeth xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful card!

sally said...

Sorry you didn't have our weather Avril, we started damp but turned warmish & sunny. Love the card & I can understand about the corner die as I just got the set last week & this is probably my favourite too!

Sally

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, a bit of cheer on a grey day - same weather here! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Beautiful Christmas card Avril, love the paint effects behind the die cut corner.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Avril, I just love how you use that Mixed Media die! The poinsettia looks stunning!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Gorgeous! Red and gold go so well together and you have captured the spirit! I am planning on doing Christmas cards this year and would like to CASE this one dearie! Awesome sauce design and layout. The gold music in the flower is genius! Wowzers! TFS! ~Niki

Janette said...

Beautiful card Avril, so pretty...
sorry to say we had a beautiful day yesterday, I hope your day is better today...xx

chrissie said...

This is an amazing card Avril with everything matching so well

Love Chrissie x

Shirley Chillman said...

Sorry Avril but we are having gorgeous weather here.

Love the card very stylish indeed but still to early for me to think about Christmas!!!

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation, loving the colours you used as well.
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Sandy said...

So beautiful -- one gorgeous Christmas card to one lucky family!
Sandy xx

Joan said...

Gorgeous card Avril, that's my favourite die too, love the stamping on the poinsettia and the background paper too


Joan

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is so elegant.
Oops, there is no visible text!
Anyone would wish to receive this to display on their Christmas mantel. So be
Wishes
Lynne

butterfly said...

Another great use of the lattice - love the golden ruby warmth of the background layer, and the poinsettia and greenery look stunning.
Alison xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Avril, I saw this card on Pinterest, and it caught my imagination. Especially as I had some sheets of red, white and green handmade paper, streaked with gold lying in a drawer! I made my take on your card, and blogged it on my blog today. I also posted a pic of your card that inspired me, plus a link here to your blog. I hope that's ok? Thanks for the inspiration Avril, that's another 5cards into my Christmas stash! Crafty hugs, Shaz xx

Sherri said...

Stunning card. I just became a follower. I hope that you don't mind but I am going to use your card as inspiration for my Christmas cards this year.