Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An Aussie Christmas

Hey ho,

welcome back it's time for my card for Makeesha weekly challenge, it was an inspiration challenge this week, a very white and red, bright festive lunch from the looks of it. Here's the pic.

I decided to go with the festive idea anyway and make a Christmas card, fairly straight forward but I was quite happy with the result. Here it is.

The idea of using a red flower as/on a Christmas bauble sprang to my mind when I was mulling over the image (while as usual putting my Mr 1.5+ to bed). So I got out my Eastern Blooms (I so love the big flower in this set, but its been a while since I've used it - too much new rubber - Petals Pizzazz for example, just finished a card with that set last night too - so stay posted for when I can find the time to get it online - sorry I digress). Ok I stamped the big flower in Real Red on Whisper White, then using my circle cutter system (Martha Stewart) there were a few curses as what I was cutting slipped and I had to start again but eventually I managed to get my flower cut out and a larger circle border in Real Red. I layered my flower layer onto the red base, add one end of the word window punch with a hole for hanging and there you have a bauble! To finish it off I did add another flower trimmed out over the top and mounted on dimensionals, and just added a subtle hint of glitter on the little white spots in the middle. The bauble was hung from some of the lovely extra wide striped RRH ribbon in our current mini using some silver cord. I fished around in my white scraps and found a large piece of white cuttlebuged with the snowflakes folder and decided that it gave a subtle but nice texture to the background and in keeping with the festive spirit. Finally right down the bottom I just stamped the sentiment simply below the snow flakes.

Sorry no inside today - I usual keep most of the space free in Christmas cards so I can write a fair bit in there.

Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting and drop by soon as I should have more things to post in the near future.


Recipe: All SU unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Eastern Blooms. Short and SweetCardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Extra wide striped Riding Hood Red ribbon, silver cord (R), Cuttlebug snowflakes folder, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive


  1. Hi, I love your card, I also like how you have used the bottom part of the cuttlebug piece as the place for the sentiment instead of cutting it off. Great job

  2. Hi, Kim!

    Love the Christmas bauble you've created - the pop of red looks nice against the white embossed background!

  3. wow this a beautiful card, i really love the embossed background it really makes the flower circle jump off the card. Sally :)

  4. Oh i love this Kim! That white embossed background provides the perfect detail to make that bauble really POP! just lovely. Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x


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