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.