December 23, 2013

Only Two more sleeps ....

Hi Everybody,

My posts for the next few days are all scheduled ones as I have family coming for the holidays and I won't have time to write a new one.

The house is all ready and looks really pretty,  with twinkling lights on the tree and along the  mantlepiece.   I have my shopping all done and my menus planned.

Christmas Day will be for eight of us and then on the 28th we are treating all our girls and their other halves ... along with the Grand children ... out for a meal at mine and Griffs'  favorite restaurant.

There will be eighteen of us all together and it should be a really good night out.

So to the card ... this one is very simply made with Matting Basics and  Labels Eighteen and the border is created with the Edgeabilities.

There are three parts to these dies ... one cutting edge and two different inserts for you to ring the changes.

The ribbon is from my "Stash" and I have added   Want2Scrap   Diamante along it.  The centre of the ribbon has a  pearl brad inside a large spacer and both  where bought at the GNPE craft show ... but they  are both from   The Hobby House

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Super card. Enjoy your Christmas Christina.xx

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours Christina. I enjoy your videos and posts very much and have learned a great deal from them . Many thanks!

    Anne in Aus.

  3. Really love your blog- its a go to place every morning. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and a great new year x

  4. Happy Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for all your postings and helpful ideas. I have only recently found your website and blog and it's helped get my mojo back when it comes to card making. X

  5. Good morning Christina,
    Did you get withdrawal symptoms with there not being any flowers or your usual bits and bobs? You must have tried really hard to make this "plain" card. Did your "film crew" sit on your hands when you went to decorate it?This is a lovely card for those in our lives that are not fussy on all the lovely bits that see their way onto the card. Can't understand them myself somehow as a Christina in full bloom card is beautiful, stunning.
    Hope you have a great Christmas Christina and "film crew" with your family and have a wee bit relaxation time too. If you get offered a helping hand, take it and then you won't be too knackered to enjoy your time with them.
    Love and crafty hugs

  6. Hi Christina nice clean looking card and not too fussy.
    would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and look forward to what you have for us in the New Year and thank you for taking the time to do it all.
    Marion H

  7. Another lovely card.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Christina xXx

  8. Lovely card Christina, have a wonderful time with your family.
    Merry Christmas.

  9. You have been my inspiration for a long time Christina so thank you very much for all your wonderful, helpful videos.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. xx

  10. Lovely design Christina. Enjoy your time with your 'film crew' and the rest of your family. Pat x

  11. Hi Christina. Love this card. Very simple and clean. May I say many thanks for all the tutorials and inspiration you have given us through this year.
    Wishing you and the Film Crew a very Happy Christmas and a great 2014. Hugs. Jan. xx

  12. Beautiful card Christina. You are always such an inspiration to me , when I see your gorgeous cards. Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Crafty New Year. Hugs Rita xxxx

  13. Lovely card, I do like blue and white for Christmas!
    Enjoy your time with family, it sounds heavenly! Merry Christmas!

  14. What a lovely card Christina, I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas with Best Wishes being sent for 2014. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  15. This is just gorgeous, Christina!! The sentiment is so beautiful!! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. You always make lovely cards Christina I love checking for my daily 'fix' and I am never disappointed thank you for all your hard work wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

  17. Merry Christmas! And thank you for sharing all your beautiful ideas.

  18. Hi Christina
    Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas and inspirations you are so generous. Yet another beautiful card today.
    Warm Christmas wishes and very best wishes for 2014. Have a wonderful time with all your family.
    With love
    Margaret x

  19. Just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing all your beautiful artistic creations with us throughout the year.
    I hope your Christmas is filled with wonderful memories, of your family gathering.
    love and light.... Hazel x

  20. Christina; Your work is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us so that we can also make beautiful things. I love your videos and your written instructions.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. Looking forward to 2014 with you.
    Kathy USA- OR


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