Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Our internet speed is slightly better - still not brilliant but enough for me to be able to have a quick blog trawl this morning!
It's a beautiful day here (for a change), although cold so have a quick share with you before I pop outside and do a bit of garden tidying.
There's a lady at the Club who supports my breast cancer fund raising efforts by purchasing cards for her grandchildren/great grandchildren. I make cards for their Christmas and Birthdays and I am eternally grateful for her support particularly as just lately my sales/orders have not been as good as in previous years, even though now I am pricing everything as low as I possibly can - am just covering the cost of making without adding the extra 25p or so as normal, consequently am having to try and hold back a little on the embellishments as these are expensive and push up the price -(Sign of the financial climate I fear, I can only hope that next season things improve!)

So here is another one for her Christmas order -

Papers are from K and Co, die-cut image from LOTV layered onto red and green paper, used my nesties to cut out the frame for the image and also the greeting, placing some punched out snowflakes on the circle.
Added some flat backed pearls, a red organza ribbon bow with a sparkly snowflake button and then edged the card, snowflakes and highlighted parts of the image with 'Star Dust' Stickles.
 The inside is decorated to match.

Am entering into a couple of Challenges -
Christmas Inspirations - Die Cuts/Punches
CSAYL - Sparkly
Creative Belli - 1234 - and I used - 1 image, 2 layers,3 snowflakes and 4 pearls.


Jan said...

Just shows that you can made a beautiful card on a budget.... this is so pretty and Christmassy.
Glad your internet speed has improved somewhat. Love xx


Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. I hope you will play again next challenge too.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the gorgeous image.
Kevin xx

PetraB said...

Such a lovely card and so christmassy.

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card Viv, love the cute image. Yvonne x

coops said...

so stunning viv.the image is beautiful and i love your rich red colours and elegant design :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

A really beautiful card Viv, doesn't need lots of embellishments :o)
Jackie xx

June Nelson said...

Gorgeous card My vivvy pal, pleased your internets a bit better, cant hav it lass, have a great day hun huggies and love Jun ex

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Such a gorgeous Christmas card.

I love your cute image and stunning ribbon.

I hope your internet is soon up and running at its proper speed .. .. do they not know how many blogs we all want to visit?!? LOL!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

xGemmax said...

Absolutely stunning card your image & gorgeous colour too :D
hugs and xxx