November 23, 2015

Christmas in Blue

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is another non traditional coloured Christmas card and this time it is in a pretty baby blue.

It is very simply made and is a 5x7 " size

I have layered the blue with a thin layer of black and then onto white card and the patterned layer is  Grate Effect   from Spellbinders

The card is from  Papermill Direct  and it is all 240- 260 gsm.

There are some lovely colours to choose from and this is the card I use mostly for my base cards

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and they have some really lovely Christmas sprays on their website at present

I have added some clear glitter stands to the petals for a sparkly look

The sentiment has been stamped onto a strip of parchment from AnnaMarie Designs  in black and heat embossed in glossy clear embossing powder from Wow.

You will find some beautiful spotty and striped card on  AnnaMaries  website so it's well worth a browse around

I have used pearls in the cross sections of the pattern and also to edge the parchment and I am very pleased with the result

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, another gorgeous card and I have this die so definately one to try and replicate.
    Nancyd xx

  2. I love the different colours you are using at the moment, the blue is very pretty
    cheers Kaye

  3. This card is lovely. I'm a huge fan of the texture you get when using the Grate Effects die and it's definitely pretty here. Love the non traditional color too.

  4. Good morning Christina,
    Beautiful card, love it
    Have good day
    Patricia X

  5. Wonderful card Christina! Love the colour and the background die cut. My favourite part is the parchment strip with the sentiment. The pearl edging is so effective and a lovely finishing touch. Debra x

  6. A lovely card Christina , i have just had a brows on Papermill Direct ,and will have a wonder over to AnnaMaries later.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  7. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty card.

  8. Hi, like the use of everyday dies to make a Christmas card. X

  9. Just finished making a blue Xmas card using spotty blue card from AnnaMarie - Love your design xxx

  10. Good Morning Christina :) A very pretty card this morning. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  11. I just love your take on Christmas cards Christina, away from the traditional, lovely card....luv Ursula xx

  12. A very stylish card, Christina. Do you use mulberry flowers, or the silk ones?

  13. Hi Christina
    A very clean and simple card which could be used for any occassion
    Margaret xxx

  14. Good Afternoon, Christina,
    Wow, it's freezing down here in the south-west today. I'm wondering how my sister is faring weather-wise now that she has moved from Newquay across to a village just outside Spalding. I told her she'll notice the difference in the winter over there!
    I love this card, Christina, especially those beautiful flowers. I can see that I need to go and have a look at WOC, not been over there for a while and they've sneaked some new supplies in by the look of it :).
    I do love the idea on using 'non-Christmas' dies on Christmas cards. I always stop and think before buying Christmas supplies, everything is so expensive these days that I want to be able to use things all the year round. Thank you for showing us that we can use any of our supplies to make wonderful Christmas cards :)
    Bejay xx

  15. Christina, this is a double for me it has my favorite color and I like the white poinsettia...your card is beautiful....tfs and made so nicely.

  16. Lovely looking card but.... I prefer the traditional colours when it comes to Christmas.

  17. Oooh so adorable is your card l just love it x

  18. Lovely card Christina & a pretty colour. Pat x

  19. Hi Christina
    Gorgeous card love the colour love the White poinsettia
    Crafty hug's Lynda Brock xx

  20. Beautiful card Christina. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Hi Christina, I'm loving your non traditional coloured cards. I love unique ideas that change things up for everyone. This shade of blue makes a wonderful background and your choice of flowers really make for a fantastic card. Janelle x

  22. Hi Christina, beautiful card again today, love the colour you have used.
    Regards Liz.

  23. Lovely card Christina, I think the colours are great. Take Care Melody xxx


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