Tuesday 1 November 2011

Another using up last year's stash!

Last chance at my blog candy - the draw is at midnight today :)

A quick card - again using the Papermania paper pack and embossing folders. Out of the whole set of embossing folders there's only I'm a bit 'iffy' about and that's the prancing reindeer - they look a bit clumsy and overweight (been at the Christmas pudding perhaps!?) so I made one and threw it away :( Didn't look good with the quite sleek and elegant reindeer papers I used - but I guess three out of four folders isn't too bad :( Anyhow, back to the card for today:
I love the holly embossing folder from the set and, although it won't show here, after I made this card it was lying on my desk and on two separate occasions I did a double-take as the poinsettia looked three dimensional. Bit spooky!

I used:

- 6" x 6" plain white square card stock

- topper from from the Papermania's Stephanie Dyment 'Classic Christmas' 8" x 8" paper pack

- embossing folder from Papermania's 'Seasonal Sentiments & Borders' set

- a backing square of red mirri card

- sentiment from the Woodware Clear Magic stamp set - 'Christmas Bubble Tree' -  stamped using a chalk ink pad in 'Aloe Vera'

- Josy Rose nail heads - darkish red

So, that's me for today - err, actually writing this on Halloween Eve, Monday, to publish on Tuesday and the kiddies are still turning up here :)) We have all sorts arriving in some amazing outfits, mostly little ones too and Annie would be pleased to know we've had two little pumpkins - aw, so cute! We have a HUGE bowl (replenished too) of sweeties and treats - plus 'the unknown' - which, if the older ones dare to dip in, is a Halloween decorated box of plastic - and quite gross - skulls........had a few squeals there!) Snort, snort,cackle!! Now, where's me broomstick.........I need to fly:)) 

And, Tuesday (today I guess) is our grand daughter  Livi's birthday, she's 2 today - all the way over in Germany - lots of love and hugs from Grandad and GranDi XXX


  1. Another lovely backing paper and embossing folder. I tried to buy that paper pack when I was in UK, because I had seen it used on blogs and liked it, but I couldn't get it. The set of embossing dies was a good buy. I think they give a lovely finish to the card. Kate x

  2. This is lovely Di. I really like the whole thing.

    Happy Birthday to Livi too.


  3. We usually buy lots of sweeties in readiness for our trick or treaters and end up eating them ourselves and this year we didn't get any door callers [apart from our own little ones]....we are the wrong end of the village really.
    Our little Granddaughter is 3 this weekend :-)
    A x

  4. Hi Di

    I am using up last year's Christmas stash too. Funny thing is because it doesn't come out that often it always feel new!! LOL!!!

    Loving your card .. that embossing looks gorgeous.

    I bet the kids had a great time visiting your house last night .. .. it sounds like it was fun for them.

    I hope your Grand-daughter has a lovely birthday.

    Love Jules xx

  5. You are so good to use up last years stuff, I still need to use stuff from 2009 lol. The folders look amazing, may need to get me some of those.

    Happy 3rd Birthday, Livi

  6. Another really gorgeous Christmas card, its beautiful :)

    I hope your Grand-Daughter has a really special day and a very Happy Birthday xxx

  7. That is such a beautiful poinsettia Di! I love poinsettias - a lot! Your card is gorgeous and your embossing folders are really great. I have one set that I can use as you have but for some reason I don't get them out as often as I should...hmmm!

  8. Nice stuff Di even if it is last years!! it can always be put to good use as yours looks gorgeous here! :) Sandra H

  9. I love that card, Di. the border of embossing just lifts it into another league.

  10. Great isn't it when you can use up things from last year? This is a really lovely card, like the embossed border down the side and everything just goes so well together.

    Kath x

  11. Lovely card
    Lindsay xx

  12. Lovely card Di. That embossing is gorgeous on the edge.

  13. Poinsettias are my 'new' Christmas fascination - I love them! This card is GORGEOUS! So much has gone into it, but it's not overly-fussy... it's really beautiful. Yay!

    Happy Birthday too, to your sweet little granddaughter :)


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