Saturday, 30 August 2014

First Christmas Card!

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and having crafty fun. A big welcome to my new follower Sue, I hope you can visit often and that you enjoy my posts.

I forgot to mention on my last post that I had a wonderful candy giveaway win from Vicky's blog- . Vicky did a 10km run to raise money for Cancer Research and has a link there where you can donate as well. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer so why not visit her fabulous blog and make a donation whilst you're there.

My MS is misbehaving again at the moment as is Blogger on my tablet so I haven't been crafting as much or commenting on your blogs. Blogger will work for a short while and then tell me I'm not following any blogs! I will comment on your blogs if it will let me.

Anyway I've finally made my first Christmas card, Yay! Took me ages to do the layout and then as I was gluing the different layers I kept sticking things in the wrong place. So I hope you like my card although I'm on the fence about if I like it or not.

Lots of LOTV products used on this card

Image close up

and the flowers.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Lotv Christmas In August Challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge- Something Sweet
Live and Love Crafts Stitching- Real or Faux Challenge (faux Stitching)
A Creative Romance Challenge- A Touch of Kraft

Card Ingredients
Card blank 8"x 8" and stamping card- Craftwork Cards
Kraft card and white card punched and distressed from Stash
Pens- Copic Ciao
Papers- LOTV- Snow Princess and Snow Princess Solids
Stamps- LOTV Mistletoe Kisses, Christmas Mini Images- Foliage, set 75 Christmas Wishes and set 40 Babies Companion set ( faux stitching)
Dies- Joy crafts Ice Crystal 1, 2 and 3.
Punches- Martha Stewart pine branch, docrafts snowflake edge
Ink pads- Memento Black Tuxedo, Distress pad in Old Paper, VersaMark watermark, ColorBox Robin's Egg and Lilac.
Lace- Candy win from Live and Love Crafts  
Frosted berries and Chrysanthemums from Live and Love Crafts
Purple flowers from Carole's candy win and cream flowers from stash.
Other stuff used- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal, Stickles in Star dust, WOW white puff twinkle embossing powder (on heart), Wooden Heart and doily from stash.

Gosh that was a long list! Well, that's all from me for now. Thank you so much for visiting me, I always appreciate the comments you've taken the time to leave. Enjoy tomorrow and have a great week.

                                            Debra x 


  1. So pretty, love the colours and it is a great layout, beautifully embellished. I have had probs with my reading list, had to use bloglovin't to comment instead but been ok since yesterday again

  2. Debra this is gorgeous this was my favourite stamp from the last release bought it but I've not had chance to use it. The colours ,lace and everything is just so pretty perfect. Hope you and the tablet are feeling a little better !! Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  3. Wow Debra stunning coloring and design.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Brilliant card, fun design, image and awesome added goodies from your awesome win..xx
    The Journey is the Start

  5. Oh what a super sweet card the snow and the sweet pastel colors
    Thank you so much for the wonderful words you left on my Fairyland Diorama tutorial

  6. Hi Debra, I'm really sorry to hear your MS is misbehaving - I hope you have some better days soon! x
    Your card is so gorgeous, absolutely beautiful colouring! I love your pretty embellishments and the snowflakes look stunning!

  7. Gorgeous card Debra! Love the colours and the cute wooden Noel heart is fab!
    Lucy x

  8. Just gorgeous Debra! Love the colours and those pretty snowflakes :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  9. This so beautiful Debra. Such a delightful image, I love the pretty papers and gorgeous snowflakes.
    I have been having trouble with my reading list on ad off all week, so annoying!
    Take care, hugs Sue xx

  10. Gorgeous card, I love the pretty colours and very beautiful design!
    Many thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

  11. Beautiful card, Debra! LOTV images are adorable and your color choice and coloring are wonderful...much better than the typical red and green, I like how you added the lace, too. Stunning!

  12. Hi Debra,
    Congrats on winning Vicky's candy! The lace looks great on your card. Beautiful colour combo, and a very sweet image. Great design as well. Thanks for linking up to LLC's August challenge and sorry for the late visit.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  13. Hi, Debra. What a lovely card, the colours are a refreshing choice to the traditional red and green at Christmas. The flowers and lace are really pretty and the Noel heart just finishes the arrangement wonderfully. Congratulations on winning the Candy and I hope you are OK. Sally D.x.

  14. Thank you so much for the sweet comments you leave on my blog Debra...hope you are feeling better now
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  15. Hi Debra, your Christmas card is really adorable! I love the sweet colours and your LOTV stamp colouring! Al the details are so much pretty!
    Don't worry if you haven't commented my past works in my blog, I hope now Blogger is working well for you.
    Happy crafting!


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Debra x