Monday, 24 December 2012

Keep Calm & Carry On - It's Only Christmas!!!!

Hee hee so are you all feeling the pressure?? I sure am!!! I currently have builders in the house and it is has hugely disrupted my Christmas preparations (and crafting). I really wanted to be organised this year and send out cards to some of the lovely people that I have met through blogging, the organised bit never materialised but I did manage some very last minute cards and this is one of them! This is ideal for making in batches and the best bit is you don't need to be really precise with anything - so no faffing around measuring and matching colours!

To start I knocked up a few Gesso background pieces which I immediately sprinkled with Glamour Dust. Whilst they were drying I stamped, coloured and cut out my images. I added some interest to the background with embossing powder, cut the sentiment ribbon into individual words and then quickly assembled my cards. To finish I added Glossy Accents to the lights and baubles.

What do you think?? Not bad for a rush job??

I'm going to enter this card into the Christmas card contest. Keep ya fingers crossed for me as there are some awesome prizes up for grabs!!!

Right, I'd better get off of here and carry on with my Christmas preparations! You won't be seeing very much of me until about February, so I'd like to wish each and everyone of my readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

PS Oh and whilst I'm here, don't forget to enter the Crafty Ribbons Advent Event, there are loads of prizes to be won and the DT have worked really hard to bring you lots of inspiration. Remember even if you missed day one, you can still enter as Mr Linky will remain open until 26/12.

Images: Tangled Enthusiasm, Abstract Foliage
Sentiment Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Gesso, Embossing Powder, Stickles

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. Hahaha fab card - love it! Merry Christmas Claire and a Happy New Year. Polly x

  2. Looks great - I love those images xxx will have to save up for some xx

  3. Happy Holidays and a fantastic and creative 2013, Claire!

  4. Fabulous card Claire....Wishing you and your family Happy Christmas and all the best for the New

  5. Fabby card - Merry Christmas to you and your family Claire wishing you a healthy and happy new year xx

  6. Absolutely love this Claire, just gorgeous x

  7. I am going to start calling you the Gesso girl!!!! you sure know how to work it hun. Another fantastic card. Hugs Clare xxxx

  8. How have I only just spotted this? Just gorgypuss. I hope you won something in the comp :-)

    Hope you are OK - not like you to not blog for so long x x


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