Sunday, 6 February 2011

"Sundays with Santa" - A Family Christmas

Good Afternoon Ladies, I must apologise for not posting any cards since Thursday but Ive been a bit busy trying to catch up with not only my DT cards but also family birthday cards, and Im still down on one card but as Im waiting for my image to be sent to me I thought Id take a bit of time out to post this card.
Now I suppose you will be wanting to know why a Christmas card, well you can blame Pops for that, she started a new Challenge on Facebook five weeks ago, and any of you can take part if you click on this link here  its only to give us the excuse to start creating cards each week to be ready for sending out once December comes around again. Oh before I forget, there is no prize for taking part just a bit of fun.
Ive actually used  Crafters Companion Adorables images for my card, both the children and the fireplace are two stamps and Ive stamped them close together to give the illusion of them standing close to the fireplace. Ive coloured it with my copic pens and cut it out with my rotatrim, the card is a 6"x 6" white card and a first mount of red card and two papers from the "Deck the Halls" paper pad from Papermania, the first paper is a stripped one, and on top Ive mounted a beige paper with a red pattern on, then along the side of this I have wrapped a wide holly patterned ribbon down the card.
On top Ive put my mounted image and then stuck the sentiment (which is one of LOV seal stamps) at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of Ive popped three buttons down the right hand side at the top.


Whimcees said...


It's never a wrong time for Christmas! :<)

Wishing you a good week!

Barbara Diane

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
I am sure it is never too soon to make Christams cards. The trouble is there are so many other occasions that get in the way... Birthdays, Valentine's Day, Easter..... the list just goes on. A cardmaker's life is never boring!
Love and hugs,
Shirl x

heidy said...

Hi Shirley,loveyour card hun!!
I promis myself to make one christmas card a week,so far non lol.
XXX heidy

Patty said...

You are getting a lovely jump on most of us. I am just dreaming of spring and here you are planning for Christmas to come. LOL! You have an adorable card, love your coloring and the sentiment. Great job!

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley, a beautiful card, nice colours and a wonderful image.

Hugs Claudia

Doreen said...

Wow this is quite stunning.I love the colours you have

CraftyC said...

These stamps are gorgeous Shirley. Such a pretty card!

Josephine said...

That's gorgeous! I did wonder how those 'adorable' backgrounds would work, and now you've shown me! Love the colours and your colouring is fabulous as always.

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card Shirley, I was full of good intentions to make Christmas cards all year but it's February and not made one yet! Guess I have time to catch up ;-)

Rach said...

This is a beautiful card Shirley, well done you for getting ahead with your christmas cards.. xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and lovely image.
Kevin xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, the image is adorable and the little embellies are so sweet.
It's never too early for Christmas cards, I am going to try and do 3 a month to ease the panic in December
love and hugs Mandy xx

Sue said...

Hio ya hun
aww gorgeous card, super cute image. lovely papers n design, sue,x

Elaine said...

It's never to early to start on Christmas, I just wish I could be so organised!
Beautiful card Shirley, very sweet image and perfectly coloured as always. Love those papers too.

Love & hugs
Elaine xx

Mina said...

its never to early to get your stock of christmas cards going Shirley, that image is fab and the mix of papers and embellishments is so right for it
Mina xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

xmas cards are good. you won't be short when the time comes. i vowed to make 1 every time i craft - and like my resolution to lose weight, it's gone pffft! sheesh!

this is fabulous! i love the vintage look.

hugs :)

mansi said...

Gr8 card Shirley!!Christmas is never out...Loved the image

LINDA said...

This is such a beautiful card.. darling image.. Hugs, Linda

Melodie said...

Good morning, dear Shirley,
be after Christmas before Christmas * lol *.
I'm looking forward once on Easter.
But your card has become totally cute, I'm very excited.

Anonymous said...

Shirley- nice card, nice image------ is it the first card for next christmas?

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful card! This image is so sweet ... reminds me of my children a couple of years ago :-)

Lisa x