Sunday, December 16, 2012

Another Christmas card

Good morning friends,
The last weekend before Christmas is almost done, but we have a bonus in South Africa. Today is a public holiday...Reconciliation Day...and so we are lucky to have tomorrow as another holiday...yes a long weekend. This is also the start of the big holiday season. The schools are all closed, industry closes in the main, for the summer holidays, and the mass exodus of people to the coast and other holiday destinations. If  you are lucky enough to stay home, the roads are less busy and lovely summer weather to enjoy.

I am very short on Christmas cards, but this one was made for a friend.
The patterned papers were some from my stash left over from previous years. The white card with the holly leaves was done with texture past, using a stencil from Crealies. The Christmas trees are from a Lea'bilities die, just cut them apart and mounted with foam tape. The star and the pointsetia are Marianne Design dies. Finished off with a sentiment from last year's Papermania set and some beads and pearls.
Going to enter some challenges:
Allsorts challenge #185...Oh Christmas tree
ATC's and cards with attitude #29...Anything goes
Fairytale challenge #56...Oh Christmas tree
Jingle Belles...Anything (holiday) goes
Aud Sentiments...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #50...It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
Sarah Hurley challenge #75...Christmas
Een hoop inspiratie challengeUse a Marianne Design die
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend, have a great week and good luck with any of the preparations that still have to be done. Take care and see you soon.
Love, Ursula


Wilma said...

Hallo Ursula,
Het is een PRACHTIG kaartje wat je hier laat is het dan van restjes. De poinsettia is heel erg MOOI gemaakt.
GENIET van een lang weekend.
Liefs Wilma ☺☺☺

Jackie C said...

This is so beautiful Ursula! Love it. Lucky friend who receives it! Hugs, Jackie.

Bianca said...

Hello dear Ursula, you have made such a lovely card for christmas! I love the snow like coloration of your die cut christmastrees! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Donna said...

Hello Ursula! Thanks for playing along with the "stripe" challenge at Drunken Stampers this week!
Your card is lovely, I am sure the friend who receives it will love it!

Desire Fourie said...

Ursula this is so beautiful. Love all the traditional touches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love how you made the poinsettia and framed it in the star
Dr Sonia

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful christmas card Ursula.

greetings karin

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Ursula this is so beautiful I love that star and the poinsettia in it. What a wonderful card to receive.

GerJanne said...

Hi Ursula,
I like your card! It's a beauty and I want to thank you for taking part of this challenge at EHI!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation just love the interpretation of the tree, thank you for playing along at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs and Xmas Wishes
Kate xx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering your lovely work at allsorts this week. Happy Christmas. Tracy x

Unknown said...

What a lovely card, I really like the star shape around the pointsettia! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Frea, DT Member LMM Challenges

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Ursula!!
Love the poinsetta!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Ursula! Love the papers and poinsettia! Thanks for joining us for the Christmas challenge at Little Miss Muffet!

Julie said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Jackie said...

I just love the texture you added to this card, it looks amazing! Thanj you for joining us this week at the Drunken Stampers Challengr, I hope you play along with us again soon.

Jackie, Drunken Stampers DT

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx