Sunday, 7 September 2008

A Quick Christmas Card

What a busy day I have had so far and it's only just gone lunchtime her in the UK. We travel later tonight to a hotel near Manchester airport then get our flight to Orlando in the morning. I've just got in from taking the cats to their holiday destination - the cattery. What a struggle that was getting them into their boxes!! The looked a bit lost when I left them but I'm sure they will be fine. I still have a few bits to pack as were not taking a lot as I'm sure to be doing A LOT of shopping!!

Anyway back to this card. I LOVE Hero Arts stamps & stuff, but I am also loving the goodies I recently got from Stampin' Up! for instance the ribbons and co-ordinating card stock & papers. If only HA did this. They have a new suggestion box on the Flickr site HERE.

I'm addicted to using these cute Holiday Doves & I have a thing for circles and scalloped circles. I created the background using Versamark and the fantastic flourishes. It's a really simple card and I think I will be making a lot of these when I get back.



This photo below is a close up of the dove, it is attached to the ribbon using thin linen yarn so that is free to move. 

{Ingredients}
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive (All SU!)
Ink: Versamark, Memories Black
Stamps: HA CD Fantastic Flourishes, Holiday Doves & Seasons Greetings
Accessories: SU! Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Thin Linen Yarn, Cricut George & Basic Shapes & Accent Essentials

Thanks for stopping by today, I doubt that I will get anymore card shares uploaded before I go, I have photo's of a few other cards I have made so if I get time I will create some posts at the hotel tonight. As I said in a previous post I'm sure I may get to share a few highlights of my holiday whilst I'm away and I'll be sure to tell you of any bargains I find!!

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Just stumbled across your blog, such a pretty card! Looking forward to seeing more when you return from your trip :)

chelemom said...

This card is really gorgeous!!!

Arlene said...

Beverly, I hope you put your suggestion on the HA site because it really is a great idea.

I am lucky because I have two or three paper stores in the area that have great products. There used to be a discount paper store 5years ago, but alas they've closed. I buy reams of paper when the price is good. I bought a ream of black cardstock that originally sold for $90.00 and snatched it up for $30 several years back. Black goes with everything, so how could I go wrong:)

But sometimes you just don't want to grope about different papers to see if anything matches. I like your idea.

Arlene said...

How was Orlando and shopping? Lots of pictures?

Arlene said...

Tag! You're it. But I hope you are ok too. Been popping in to visit and hope you are ok.

Ok, Tag! Visit me at http://arlenesbits.blogspot.com/ and just check out today's tag item. I am at home today, relaxing, as yesterday was not a good day at all. Need some stay at home, nurse a hot cup of tea, sit in the sun, maybe feel some creativity and stamp... have a good day.

Scrapper With the Catch of Her Life said...

Love the Christmas card, Beverley! How are things? Still enjoying my goodies you sent me...especially the embossing folder. :)

Deborah (aka Gigi_001) tagged me, so I've tagged you. If you come to my blog, you can join in the fun.

Jenn (scrapperjjb)

Claire said...

Love the card, very festive and the little bird is a cutie!

Anne said...

Simple, yet beautiful! :-)