Monday 31 October 2011

Forever Friends Christmas card and a Cuttlebug to win

First of all - 'eyes right!' and take a peek on my sidebar. My great friend, The Crafty Elf, is offering a Cuttlebug as Christmas Blog Candy! Phew, how generous! Go and see - and, while you're there it's worth taking a good look round all of the Elf's Christmas tips too. I actually know the Elf's 'human' name but am sworn to secrecy - it's a lovely name but I have to respect Elfin secrets!!

And onto today's card, I love this paper pack - it's called Timeless by Forever Friends - and it comes with topper sheets too!  Plus, the papers are an unusual colour for Christmas, sort of shades of mink. There are 12 toppers in the pack and I'm sure there's enough paper to make 12 cards - if I go 'canny-ways' as they say 'oop North' - ie. carefully:

The papers are pearlised so apologies for the light bouncing around - it's was so dark when I took this photo yesterday I had to use the daylight lamp :(

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card

- image and backing papers from the Forever Friends Timeless paper pack (bought in Hobbycraft)

- pearlised mink and white card - also from Hobbycraft - for the backings

- sentiment from Craftwork Cards, on a die cut circle on mink pearlised card

- organza ribbon from stash

- a twinkling of Glamour Dust on Santa Bear's hat, cuffs and the tree decorations

I made three the same of this card - I seem to like little production lines at the moment, and panic is setting in here just a little bit :)) I don't really want to be like a whirling dervish in December!

Remember to go and see the blog candy, link on my sidebar :)



  1. Another fab card Di. Good to see you keep Elves and Pixies have to stick together don't you :-)
    A x

  2. Oh I LOVE this Di. I think the colourscheme is gorgeous.


  3. Hi Di

    I hope you had a good weekend.

    Loving this card very much. I have a soft spot for backing papers with holly on it .. .. don't know why?!?!?

    Love the colour combo and your layout too.

    I think I need to get some production lines going too!!!

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Hi Di, Just love your new blog style and pink seems to be in at mo! thats great candy how generous of her, your card is beautiful Di as always! love the image and the colours chosen great combination also the ribbon look so lovely great finish with the sentiment:)Sandra H

  5. A gorgeous card Di, I love the colour combo :)

  6. This is stunning! love the colour scheme and such a cute image, fab card design
    Lindsay xx

  7. Hi Di. This is an unusual colour scheme for Christmas but I really like it, especially the band of holly paper across the lower half. A beautiful card. Kate x

  8. Wow this is gorgeous Di. The colours and ribbon look very classy.
    Diane xx

  9. Wow Di, thanks for the shout out AND keeping a secret! ;) You wouldn't want to be on Santa's naughty list! I'll put in an extra good word for you too :D
    That's a really great card, I especially like the colour scheme! That bear is so darn cute, I love the touch of sparkle!!!

  10. Love the shades on this card, very subtle but eye catching too. The sparkle can actually be seen on this photo, an added bonus for you. Really gorgeous card.

    Kath x

  11. This is beautiful Di, very different colours for a Christmas card, get a bit fed up of seeing red White and green sometimes! Xx

  12. I like the sound of the colour mink. Sort of soft pink!! Can't be thinking of the c word just yet. Maybe next month or the one after that!!

  13. Love the muted colours of this card, he is such a popular bear everyone instantly recognises and for me brings back such happy memories


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