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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Thank You Kerry! & Cute Card Thursday

My huge thanks to Kerry for the inspiration for this card.  I couldn't have done it without you! 
Boy have I been struggling with my Christmas cards.  Having made only one card that I am happy with (for Mum - see below), I was desperate for more and I have made one aborted attempt after another.   Having cut out 40 gold jingle bells on my Cricut (a machine I want to love but can't seem to get the hang of), I finally produced one card, after two days of trying, and didn't like it at all!  So it was back to the drawing board. 

Kerry posted 10 stunning cards recently and the designs she used looked perfect.  I have chosen one in particular and  hope she doesn't mind!  I do not in any way purport to take credit for the design and even though this one took me two whole days (and I can't think why) it is still not nearly as nice as her seemingly effortless stunning creations. So do pop over to Kerry's blog and see the expert's version.

Mine, which I thought I would enter for the Cute Card Thursday challenge (provided Kerry doesn't object),  is an old but still charming Magnolia Santa mounted on hand stamped card.  The jingle bells stamps and sentiment (which is over-written with my glitter pen) are by Dovecraft and the bells (which being silver - make 42) are cut from my Cricut.  I made the bow with my new Bow-Easy purchased from Quixotic Paperie.


Julie said...

Well I think you've done a great job - love the r***y bells and how they mirror the stamped ones!!! Juliexx

Kim Piggott said...

So gorgeous!
Fabulous colour and detail!
kim x

Mandy said...

Hi just popped by to say Hi and that I have just become a follower so i can see more of your gorgeous work..I'm new to blog land as well..fabulous cards great work..
mandy xx

Jody Stacy said...

I think it turned out Adorable! Love the colors you used.

katy said...

It's a gorgeous card and i love that Santa...dare i say more than the recent santas, hugs Katy x

Mina said...

fabulous card Lasley, I love the bit of bling, you can never have too much bling can you this Santa hes perfect in blue

Julie said...

Great card, know what you mean re struggling with the Christmas cards at the mo.

Lexxie said...

Really lovely Lesyley, gorgeous colours and fab image too,
Love Sarita xx

Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow this card is gojuss ,i always struggle with christmas cards then i just get in to it then spring cards start lolxxx
hugs Dawnxxx

cats whiskers said...

This is just beautiful dear what a stunning colour scheme
Hugs Jacqui x