Friday, 12 October 2007

Daring Cardmakers-Christmas Word

DCM's Little Extra dare this week was to make a card with a Christmas word.
I managed to make the lime and pink card yesterday by pinching an hour from the work I was supposed to be doing. It is made totally from die cuts with a punched snowflake.
Dies used-:
Sizzix large circle
Sizzix large tree........trimmed down and embossed in the Cuttlebug
Sizzlits Alphabet-Nouveau

The pot was made by trimming down a small piece of silver card and using a stylus tool to emboss the pattern.
Very quick and easy to put together once all the die cutting is done.

The holly card is one I designed last year and one of my most favourites. The patterned paper is all hand stamped and the letters are hand cut using templates made on the computer.
The holly embellishment is a Sizzlit die cut.

Well as far as I am concerned winter is!!! For the last few days I have had goosebumps on my goosebumps and my toes have never been warm so I have had a ferret in the wardrobe and found a couple of jumpers out and my Cooler boot slippers have been hunted down and dusted down ready for use.
My workroom is like an ice box when the temperature starts to drop and is also very draughty......hence the Coolers to keep the draught off my ankles.
I am a very happy bunny when it's cold as it means I can 'snuggle'. I get out all of my favourite books with winter and Christmas themes and gather all of my Christmas recipe books together to start looking for new things to try out for the freezer. I then spend my coffee breaks on the sofa 'snuggled' under my fleece blanket and either reading or planning cooking sessions for later on next month once my visit to Totnes is finished.
I know you will all think I am totally barking but Autumn and Winter to me are just the best seasons of the year......I love them.

Right I am off to faff about for a bit longer.
Bye for now


  1. Brilliant cards as usual. I just love the holly one and still remember your instructions for it from last year!
    Happy snuggling!


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