Sunday, 26 August 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White, Kraft and Blue Christmas!

Good morning - hope everyone is enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK. 

Just a quick post from me this morning - feeling rather tired as my poor husband has somehow trapped a nerve in his neck / shoulder and has been in agony the past couple of days .... not getting much sleep as he is tossing and turning all night long with the pain of it all! 

I was wanting do some crafting last night over the Bank Holiday weekend but couldn't seem to set my mind to anything ... I'm waiting with baited breath for my new LotV Christmas goodies to arrive and somehow can't fancy digging in to any of my multitudinous existing Chrimbo stash in the meantime lol!! I tried making a card with another new Christmas Memory Box die I have recently bought ("Bubble Joy") but that just turned out all wrong - nothing seemed to be working!

In the end I made a little card which is a subtle variation (ie different colour scheme) on one I made a few weeks ago (here) with a second new Memory Box die that I definitely DO get on with :-)

Stamps: Hero Arts (Christmas background text)
Media: stamping & distressing with TH distress inks in "Tea Dye" and "Vintage Photo";
Supplies: pearls and gems from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Memory Box "Flowering Christmas Tree" die; Martha Stewart "eyelet lace" edge punch.

CUYL #76 - Christmas In Summer
CSAYL #25 - Non Traditional Colours
Anything Goes #74 - Make Your Own Background
Creative Card Crew #17 - Maps/Newsprint/Sheet Music/Script
Jingle Belles - Holiday Bingo! (stamping / flowers / tree)
CCT #231 - Bling It Up!
Dutch Dare #179 - Bling It On!
Crafting For All Seasons #34 - Stitching (real or faux) 
(mine is faux on the ribbon!)
J&C (August) - Something A Little Bit Different
(using kraft is rather different for me, and this card is just a little bit different from the one I posted here)
Divas By Design #49 - Anything Goes

Off to get dressed now, and see if I can summon the energy to do a bit of ironing! Thanks for visiting.


  1. Pauline, your Christmas card is so delicate and beautiful. I love that lacy Christmas tree die cut. And I also love the Martha Stewart edge die that you've used to showcase the Christmas tree. The touch of teal on the gems, matting and ribbon running across the tree is very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Who would have thought kraft and blue could look so pretty together! This is really lovely, Pauline.

    Jennifer. x

  3. hello Pauline, thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, what a sweet and elegante card, love it, hope to see you next week, biz

  4. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Wao! your card is adorable and so delicate!!! I love that Die cut tree!! Thanks for joining us this week at CSAYL!

  6. Oh, this card is awsome - love the delicate tree, the colours, everything!
    Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your Life.
    Hugs, Mia

  7. This is so pretty Pauline. Gorgeous dies and they look fab against the Kraft.

    Hope you're hubby is feeling better soon.

  8. Lovely card Pauline, love the die and the blue and white looks great with the Kraft. Hugs, Claire x

  9. Love the flowering tree in those wonderful colors ... perfectly embellished ... so glad you played BINGO this week with us at Jingle Belles.

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline. I love the blue with kraft card, and the die cut tree looks gorgeous with the added gems.
    Hope Hubby feels better soon.
    Lorraine x

  11. What a lovely die! Your card is so pretty! Thanks for joining in the fun over at Creative Card Crew.

  12. Very pretty!! I think I remember the card you made a earlier and I loved the die cute then, too. Love this color combo and the script paper under the tree. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  13. This is absolutely stunning!!! LOVE your flowery tree with the rhinestone accents!!! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  14. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Punch it * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  15. Hi Pauline, lovely card with all the die work and punchy detail, wonderful! Ruby x

  16. Pauline this is awesome!! Love the die cut tree, so classy and elegant and it really looks stunning blinged up like that!!! LOVE IT>

    Thanks for joining our PUNCH IT challenge over at Sparkles Christmas. Hope we see you again soon. Good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

  17. Fantastic card.Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's.

  18. Well, my wish list now grows longer after seeing that tree! I love the title to your post..LOL..and I love the card even more. Very classy and fun with wonderful bling!!

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Dutch Dare.
    Lisa xx

  19. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  20. well i'm sorry about the ructions with other MB dies, but it's hard to be too upset when the result is THIS GORGEOUS CARD!!! well done, what a lovely holiday greeting!!! ♥♥♥ thanks for playing BINGO with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love that christmas tree and I bet that has to go on my wish list now;) Love the punched edges and bling too. Unfortunately we have a limit of 8 challenges in total with ours over at Dutch Dare Card Challenge. Still I hope to see you back for a new challenge on thursday. Bettina xx

  22. This delicate tree is so pretty against the Kraft background! I love Kraft, aqua and white!

  23. This is fab Pauline! I love the colour combo! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons this week :)
    Lizy DT x

  24. I love the frail (or is fragile the better word?) look of this, it's so elegant.

  25. Beautiful!!!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!


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