Monday, 14 July 2014

"First Christmas Card for 2014"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who has pressed a button to see what I get up to!!!   Welcome to my wee corner of Blogland great to have you here.
Have had a rather lazy day today.  House done, washing all out and dried before the rain came on.  Decided to play with some of my Crafty Goodies from Aberdeen.  Feel a bit guilty as poor Hazel has had to work, no time for her to open any of her packets.
Anyway, Sue`s new Dies are wonderful, everyone a winner.  Unfortunately I did not have enough pennies to buy them all.  Quite a few have gone on a "Wish List" something I don`t normally do.  If I cant afford it I just dismiss it.  By the time I have enough money to buy the thing, there are usually lots of other things I see I might rather have.
Sue`s Dies are not Christmas Dies, however when I looked at them I thought they might make quite nice Christmas Cards.   I made a few which are all very similar, I will only show you one today then maybe another later in the week.

Base card approx 7 x 7 cut from A3 PMD Hammered Card
Hammered Card
Green Card
Sue`s Tethered Heart Striplet Die
SB Poinsettia Die
Stamp, a freebe from the Creativity Magazine

I thought the open work on this Die was very generic and could be used for a Christmas Card ... what do you think???

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xx


  1. Simply gorgeous Patricia...the die works so well and the design is so elegant. Carol x

  2. It might be your first Christmas card Patricia but it's stunning


  3. Totally and utterly fabulous Patricia!! What a versatile die and your poinsettia looks amazing!! xx

  4. A gorgeous Christmas card Patricia. I love the pretty poinsettia and the fab die, perfect for any card.
    Lorraine x

  5. WOW Patricia, I am so impressed with your first card of Christmas.
    This is stunning, beautiful die and it does so well on this card, like a stained glass window, beautiful bloom.
    Thought you said you had a lazy day, that's a lot of housework, enjoy your evening, hugs Kate x

  6. Fabulous die Patricia and it does make a really great Christmas card. I'll look forward to seeing what else you have done with the same die. Hugs Christine xx

  7. Simply gorgeous. I can thank you for enabling me on some of these SW dies. I got a few recently at the Ellen Hutson 4th of July sale. Love the way you've used the negative space on the white with the delicious Christmas green in behind it. I got 2 of the strip dies after seeing a beautiful card you shared a while back. Good for you at opening your new stash so promptly. And making us all drool. TFS & Hugs

  8. Fab card Patricia and I wouldn't have thought of using this die to make a Christmas card but it really works - luv it xx GailT xx

  9. Gorgeous card Patricia. I love this die and can't wait for mine to arrive. It makes a marvellous Christmas card. Very useful die.

  10. Hi Patricia
    What do I think? Well, I love it! Its a wonderful festive take on the sample that Sue did. I love the addition of the poinsettia. Its Classy Christmas!
    Can't wait for my Bevelled Glass to arrive now.
    Take care chuck.
    Ang x

  11. Oh Patricia this is such a really elegant card and I'm thinking I need this one LOL huggles Sue xx

  12. That works perfectly Patricia and I think you're right, the die could be used for so many purposes and occasions. I can see the Sue influence with that paper pricked border too! Jenny x

  13. hi Patricia, glad you had time to play with your beautiful dies..
    I think it looks lovely as a Christmas card,. love the traditional colours.

  14. Beautiful card! You convinced me to buy the die -- I couldn't resist it when I saw it. Gorgeous! Have a great day.

  15. It's worked how you thought it would!!! It's gorgeous. I can't see me getting mine out of its packet for a while. Enjoying playing. Hazel xx

  16. This is stunning Patricia, that wonderful die certainly does work for Christmas. I love your design and gorgeous poinsettia too.
    hugs Sue xx

  17. a beautiful make with this strip die Patricia - brilliant xx

  18. Hi Patricia

    What beautiful dies .. .. they makes for a very gorgeous finished card.

    Pleased you found time to play with your new crafty goodies.

    Love Jules xx

  19. Greetings Patricia, what pretty colors, flower and die cut with your framing.

    Hugs Diane

  20. Fabulous card, love that gorgeous SW die and the gorgeous colour
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  21. Patricia this card is so simple and elegant, it's beautiful, love it.
    oh btw, don't forget to prise those pencils out of their tin!

  22. Beautiful card Patricia and a stunning die which looks good on a Christmas card. Fabulous CAS card. I bet Hazel is chomping at the bit to use her new goodies! Susan x

  23. Hi Patricia,
    what a fab die. I really love those SW dies.
    Your card is very lovely, fab colours used, and what a really great Poinsettia.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  24. Hi Patricia, oh how I love these striplet wish list is getting out of control!! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Hugs Carole Z X

  25. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the elegant die and it definitely works well on a Christmas card! Love your gorgeous poinsettia too.

  26. Morning Carole,
    A stunning card, love the simplicity of it. Classy. Waiting for the die to arrive maybe today, then I'll have a go at something similar.

  27. Beautiful ,just beautiful !
    Elaine H X

  28. Morning Patricia, I made a promise to myself to make a Christmas Card every month this year, here we are in the 7th month, and not a Christmas Card made, yet hahaha !!
    I absolutely love this striplet die, and your card is a definite 'hit' with me.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Oh Patricia my wish list just keeps getting bigger!
    I love your card, the dies are fabulous. Just perfect.

    Hugs Erika. x

  30. Oh Patrica what a beautiful Christmas card! Very elegant and you have used a lovely die! hugs, Marlies

  31. Evening Patricia just trying to catch up while im sat in the sun. Its so hot here. But back to your card its absolutely stunning I love everything about it. I can't wait to get going with mine when I get home. Debs xx

  32. This is fabulous Patricia, beautiful design with the striplet and that Poinsettia is gorgeous.

    My wish list gets bigger each year especially lately as everyone seems to be bringing out new items for Christmas lol! I still have dies I would have loved last year but like you others take their place. Oh well Christmas is coming up lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  33. What a pretty and elegant Christmas card!! Love the new dies!!

  34. Gorgeous Christmas card Patricia. I love that die! Sounds like you had a great weekend at the Papeterie.

    Kat xx

  35. Love your card.So beautiful. xx

  36. So pretty, I love that gorgeous die cut, nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  37. Gorgeous card Patricia :D xx

  38. Love how you die cut your card Patricia, you have certainly used your die in a very stylish manner here! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  39. Works perfectly for this Xmas card, so classy!x