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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Deck the Halls

It's finally happened!!!!!!!  I made a Christmas card!  Wow!  For the last couple of years, I've been taking part in the Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge and I'd make about 5 or 6 cards a month and then have them all ready to go in November.  This year I started out okay and made about 4 or 5 in January and then nothing - nada - not any!  The other day I was chatting with a friend and she said this same thing!  I couldn't believe she hasn't been making Christmas cards either.  So we decided to encourage each other to get ours done.  I guess I'm going to need lots more encouragement to get more than one card done!  Anyway, it's a start and now I have all my Christmas stuff out - papers, embellishments, ribbons, flowers - ready to go.
Actually, I'm not real happy with it.  Not sure I like the die cut on top of that particular pattern paper, but it is what it is and will do for now.  I must also confess, that I did not use one Copic marker in the making of this card.  The image is from Lili of the Valley and they have pre-printed images you can buy (inexpensive) and they are colored perfectly!  The sentiment tags are also from LOTV.  I used Stampin Up Night of Navy card stock for the base and mat and also the ink for the sentiments.

The designer paper is from Echo Park - Times & Seasons.  The accessories are all from my stash and the die cut is from Cricut cartridge Winter Lace.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog - Christmas
Fab n Funky - Christmas in July
Cuttin and Stampin - Christmas in July
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Christmas in July
Eureka Stamps - Christmas in July
Pink by Design - Christmas
My Crafty Spot - Christmas in July
Stamp and Create - Christmas in July


  1. What a pretty card Maggie - way to go with the pre-coloured images for cards like this :-)

  2. Adorable christmas card! I just made 2 Christmas cards recently and excited I have 2 down! Hope you're having a great week! :)

  3. Gorgeous card Margaret, I like the adorable image and the design.
    Kevin xx

  4. So pretty! I never heard of pre-colored images, very clever idea, and it looks amazing. I love the idea of starting holiday cards early in the year, but for some weird reason, I never get to it.

  5. I don't know why you are not happy with it. It is so cute, and I like all the detail. I had also made a goal of so many cards per month for Christmas; I did good thru May, I think. Now I am behind. :)

  6. It's wonderful, Maggie! I rather like the background dp. Very festive. :-D I love LOTV pre-printed images for quick cards and often use them for Christmas cards because I have so many to do every year.

  7. Beautiful card! The papers are so pretty and what an awesome image~so sweet! I love the tags too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  8. Love your card!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  9. Beautiful card, lovely image and great bp. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  10. Fabulous Christmas, love your design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps, Hope to see you again soon!

  11. Wooo hooo!! One card many to go??? You've nudged me to get busy on my end as well.

    This is a great start! LOTV has beautiful images and you've really done it justice. Very pretty layout and (even though you're not satisfied with it) the die cut is a nice accent!

  12. Yeah for you- I would never guess that image is pre-colored- very pretty! Yeah for getting started on your cards now- you will be so thankful in December : )

  13. I think you did a fabulous job! Great re-start to getting those cards done!

  14. Congratulations on getting a Christmas card done. It turned out great! I love the embellishment on the upper right hand corner.

  15. This is a darling image and it would be so fun to color, but it would take me quite a while to get it done. It's a very pretty card! I keep making that one Christmas card a month, but I wait till the last minute and then I'm not crazy about the card. I need to color up some cute stuff but it's hard to get in the mood in the middle of summer.

  16. Great card and good on ya for getting a head start on those holiday cards. I do like that little gold die up in the corner and the more I see of these precoloured images, the more I think I should get some!

  17. What a cute card! The image is so cute and the coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!


  18. Great card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cuttin' and Stampin'

    Tammy S.

  19. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!

  20. What a fun image! The little tags are a perfect addition to your card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  21. Hi there, so sorry to be dropping in so late but I had to let you know that I loved everything about your project and I hope you'll be joining us again this week at Loves Rubber Stamps.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina


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