Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Night Before....

Well here we are with another Christmas Day almost upon us!
OH and I spend our festive period quietly at home and whatever you're doing over Christmas I wish you all a lovely day filled with everything you could wish for.
Sharing another Christmas card - I expect everyone is fed up with them by now. This was the first year when I have been ready well in advance and I think perhaps I missed that last week panic when I still had zillions of cards to make like usual in previous years!!

I made two cards of this design - this gold and white one and another in the more traditional red/green combo on cream card which I will save for another time!

I gold embossed all the edges of the square panels and the edges of all the petals of the die cut poinsettia.
The flourish was cut from gold card with a recently acquired holly die and I also cut another petal layer from the same card for the base of the flower.
Popped a gold pearl in the centre of the flower and embossed the greeting.

As this had a few layers and I didn't want the flower to get squashed,  it was hand delivered!
Challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Christmas
TTCRD - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to comment, enjoy your Christmas. x



Gorgeous and beautiful card Viv and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Kathyk said...

But it's so beautiful, how could you NOT share it with us all?

I think I was with you in that I made so many through the year I had actual "SPARES"!!!!! Must remember not to make quite so many in advance, like you, I think half the fun is the "will I? or Won't I get it done in time!

Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year


Carole said...

Stunning and very classy card Viv.Happy Christmas. xx

Mrs A. said...

A beauty. A pure classic. Doors locked here too and cross checked by The Doc!! Merry Christmas Viv. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

This is beautiful Viv and I love that holly die and the gorgeous poinsettia with the pretty pearl centre. I have been so behind that I have still been making a few cards today to distribute locally and still need to make a card for my husband! I haven't had time to do the posts to show many of the cards either so must do better next year and really make myself start earlier. Thank you for your good wishes and do have a lovely Christmas yourself. x

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Viv. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and health and happiness in 2015. Xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous Viv! Have a wonderful Christmas xx Jan

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, such a beautiful and elegant design.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the cream and gold and all the glitter.

Kath x

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Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a stunning Christmas card and so lush with the gold. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
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Jackie said...

Superb card. Apart from visiting my grands and Great-grand, and my Daughter this morning, my day will be a quiet one tailermade just for me :o)
Jackie xx

SARN said...

Wow - that's a stunner Viv. Happy Peaceful Christmas Day to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol Didier said...

Just beautiful! and Merry Christmas.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Viv! Your poinsettias are beautiful!
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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Viv :-) I love the gold and white together, the whole design is stunning ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Happy New Year :-)
Lols x x x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love all of the gold! So pretty!

Have a Happy New Year!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Jacee said...

Beautiful design Viv!

All the best for the new year!
hugs Jacee
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Anja Curvers said...

Awesome card love the subtle gold. Thanks for sharing over at CAS on sunday.