Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Christmas is coming

Someone mentioned to me the other day that they would soon have to think about posting their Christmas cards, I've hardly started making mine.
However after falling down a couple of steps in my hall yesterday and bruising my foot and a couple of toes big style, it looks like I will be house bound for a few days. So with the said foot propped up on cushions here is one of the cards I made.
I used Stamps by Chloe , the background is random stamped all over using Broken China distress ink.
There is a die cut circle under the garland,, not a lot of this is on show.
I embossed the garland stamp using fine metallic silver Wow Embossing Powder.
Ribbon and gems to the center  of the snowflakes came from my stash.

It is sheer co- incidence that  I will be able to enter this card in these challenges.
The Artistic Stamper - the November Challenge  theme is Christmas.
Stamping Sensations -the November Challenge is Christmas.
Addicted to Stamps and More- Challenge 70 is a Photo Inspiration, with blue/white and sparkly details.

Thank you for taking time to stop by, I do always appreciate your comments.


  1. Nice cool card, I love the silver embossing and the gorgeous blue bow.
    I hope your foot gets better quickly,it sounds painful.
    Jean x

  2. Hi Yvonne, Gorgeous card, love frosy blue colour.
    Hope the foot is OK, and just make the most of the enforced crafting time!
    Hugs, Avril xx

  3. A pretty card Yvonne, lovely colours. Hope your foot gets better real soon. Take care.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Beautiful christmascard, and poor you, yes now you certainly have time to make some christmascards, I hope it doesn't hurt to much!!!


  5. So sorry you have hurt yourself, sounds painful, please look after yourself. You are making the best of it with your crafting, the card is gorgeous! Get well soon, hugs, Valerie

  6. That's a lovely garland stamp Yvonne & the colours look fab. Hope the foot is not too painful - at least it gives you the perfect excuse to craft!


  7. Yvonne, I am so sorry about the fall and your foot but glad you aren't hurt worse, so scary. Take care of yourself and craft.
    Love this card, the sparkle is lovely and I love blue in Christmas cards. I too am on a quest to get my cards done so that I can get them ready to mail on time....for a change, lol. I am loving playing with some new digitals and old stamps and trying to give them details but still making them easy to mail.

  8. Love the pretty colors, and that starburst stamp! Hope your back on your feet soon!

  9. You poor thing, I hope it is healing well.
    This is gorgeous, such an unusual focal, I think it is so elegant.
    Take good care.

  10. And Santa's on his way! Love these snowflakes. Stunning Christmas card! Have a great weekend!

  11. Beautiful card! Great idea to use the same stamp for both the background and for the wreath... Might need to CASE! :) Thank you for joining us this week at ATSM!

  12. So sorry to hear about your foot Yvonne, but thank goodness you can do some crafting.... your card is an absolute stunner, classy and elegant, love how you used that stamp!

  13. Very pretty interpretation of the photo. I love the embossing and the bow. Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

  14. Poor you Yvonne.....I hope you feel better soon and the pain subsides. Gorgeous Christmas card and I love the garland. I haven't even started my Christmas cards yet.....must try to make a start

    Best wishes Annie x

  15. Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

  16. Love the delicate frosty look - thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper!
    Alison x

  17. A stunning and beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!