Friday, February 7, 2014

First Christmas card this year.

Happy Friday everyone,
My second posting today as I am trying to catch up with cards that I have finished, but not posted yet.

I decided that I need to get Christmas cards made early this year. I did it a few years ago and it was lovely having a head start when the time came for seriously getting cards made.

Here is my first one, that I did in fact start before Christmas, but with going away mid December, it just never got done. I joined a Christmas card group  Christmas 2014 Club run by Lady Anne at Art and Images by Kim. All you have to do is make 2 cards every month and post them to the group. I just think it is a brilliant idea to get going with my cards.

I used an embossing folder (sorry no name on it) and then coloured the embossed detail with Pan Pastel chalks
Added some Pontura pearl drops to the red berries.

Matted this onto red card.

I cut a slit in the card for the gingham ribbon to go through and added a bow.

The sentiment is from a set of Nellie Snellen.

This was such an easy one to do and will be using this embossing folder a lot more this year.

Entering the following challenges:

Chalk N Stock...Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons challenge #75...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers challenge #57...Christmas happiness
Paper Crafting Journey...Emboss that
Sister Act Card challenge #43...Anything goes
 Cuttlebug Mania...A touch of red
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Make it Monday #177...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #6...Anything goes/use red
Craft Dee Bowz...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Decosses Dynamite Doodles"> 12 days of Christmas ..Feb. linky party

I will be working on my second card next week, so watch out for that one.

Enjoy your weekend and have fun.
Love Ursula


Sandra van Blaricum said...

great card Ursula, the panpastel looks great!
You can never be too early on Christmas cards! :-)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun....and have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Donna Maligno said...

Very sweet and simple card. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Don't forget you have until midnite tonite to join our Blog Hop and possibly win your very own Craft-Dee BowZ (

Ageeth Holster said...

Prachtige kaart !
Groeten van Ageeth

Teresa Arsenault said...

Ursula, this is a very clever design. I love how you did the ribbon and your painting with chalks is brilliant.

Sheena Brooks said...

Such a lovely Christmas card. Doesn't it feel great to get a head start? Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

Kimbo said...

That's a lovely embossing folder - it's never too early to get started on those Christmas cards. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Ursula, about time I pop in again , hey!!
So clever of you to get started on Xmas cards already!! ...and I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who leaves some projects lying unfinished some time!! I always find it so hard to go back to those and finish them, but you have done a great job finishing this card off!! Such a cheerful Xmas card!!
Have a super Sunday en groete uit George!

Erica ♥ said...

What a nice X-mas card ☺

Een hele fijne zondag met heel
veel leuke dingen en knutselen.

Veel liefsss van Erica ☼

SoniaW said...

What a fab idea to get your christmas cards started so early - i must admit i have already bought 4 xmas presents this year - not done any cards yet though!!!
Lovely card, thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart.

Laura said...

Great design.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

lalkygirl said...

what a fab xmas card ,love the pan pastel detailing
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

fiona walker said...

Hi Ursula a fantastic card thanks for joining our challenge at crafting from the heart.
Fiona dt/blog co-owner xx

Gale said...

Beautiful Christmas card Ursula. I need to start on my Christmas cards cause I never have time to complete them. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ in our “Emboss That” challenge and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

chilli pip said...

Boy you are agetting an early start on Christmas cards and this is a beauty.

La Vikinga said...

You're funny; Christmas already! Hope you make many cards still - you have lots of time! Thanks for showing your beautiful card participating at Crafty Ribbons Challenges!

La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons Design Team

Lisa aka Myran said...

Gorgeous card Ursula! Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly :)

crafty-stamper said...

beautiful Christmas card love the gingham ribbon and embossed chalked images- thanks for joinin us at Crafting from the Heart
Carol DT x

Kates said...

Pretty Christmas card! Love the embossing folder. Thanks for joining Crafting from the Heart. Kates x

Anke said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us with Crafty Ribbons this week.
hugs Anke

Kerry said...

Great Christmas card and I love the embossing folder. Thank you for joining in with our Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x