Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A little Peace on Wednesday!

Good Morning Lovely Friends,
Can you have Teal Christmas Cards? well I guess you can now!
I started with the Creative Expression 'Peace' die, and to be honest this is the first Sue Wilson die that
I haven't picked up and thought of a million possibilities with, after a bit  of playing around I decided to use it in a tag style topper, went with teal for the accent colour because.....well because its teal and I love the colour, so I cut a tag shape to fit the die and then cut a small matt of white around it.
I then set about making the background and card itself, I cut a frame using two sizes of Spellbinders Grand Squares and then cut a teal square to go behind it, I then took my Eternal Rings Striplet die (creative expressions) and cut the piece of card that came out of the centre of the square when I made the frame, I think lined up the striplet die and cut it three times across the piece of card to make a lattice effect background.  I then set about cutting some teal Mosaic Poinsettia dies again fro (CE) and cut them in three different sizes, three times each, I then offset them and stuck them together with cosmic shimmer PVA glue and added a pearl in the centre.  I cut some foliage out of the Trailing Ivy die and some Impression Obsession fern bits and arranged that and the flowers in the corner, leaving a small one for the opposite corner.
I threaded a piece of American Seam Binding Ribbon to my tag to finish off.
its a little different so I will understand if you are not keen.
Tomorrows card is even more 'out of the ordinary for me!
Well I am going to try and keep busy today, got lots more cards to make!
Crafty hugs to you all,
thank you for your wonderful comments and support, you lovelies are better than any therapy xxx


  1. Hi Sandra. You already know that I love this one, it's another beauty : ) It is so good to see Christmas cards in less traditional colours. Thank you for a lovely day yesterday : )) Once your morning meds have kicked in get in that craft room and make more stunners to share with us all to help make the time pass quicker, and for us to enjoy. Take care. Hugs Mrs B x

  2. HI Sandra
    I love this teal card I wouldn't of thought to do one this colour but I will next year thank you for sharing. Hope the time passes quickly for you. I am early as I am going to buy Christmas presents for the grandchildren and as I am in pain from lifting them up for all the missed hugs and kisses I will be slow. Take care looking forward to tomorrow's card.

  3. Simply beautiful, I love different colour cards for Xmas they brighten up such dreary weather. Love the tag great card.
    My daughter has just got the job she has been looking for, for so long. She has to move away but she has been on 300 mile round trips for interviews and this job is only an hour away. So proud and thrilled for her.
    Keep busy and time will fly. Hugs Theresa (TOB)

  4. Good morning my lovely friend. Sandra your card is stunning I love it.
    The Teal card is one of my favourite colours & it works for Christmas so well.
    Your poinsettia's & the Eternal rings striplet background all gorgeous well done. Hope today goes quickly for you Sandra just keep crafting with love & Big Hugs Lynda xxx

  5. Hi Sandra. This really is a WOW. Love the teal card. I have these dies (not the striplet though) they are a delight to use, in fact I still have the first diecut Peace I cut, its on my workspace behind me - i think it so beautiful.
    Thank you for shareing this gorgeous card - can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow.
    Hope your day is passing smoothly and you are keeping busy.
    Sending crafty hugs, Love Brenda xx

  6. Hi lovely and all lovelies. Hope you are ok Sandra Ive been thinking of you SO much today. Oh my, stunning. Every card, every piece of jewellery is just delightful. I see nothing wrong with using teal for a Christmas card, its so refreshing to see something different
    after all - isnt that one of the reasons we enjoy crafting, so we can be different, people get fed up seeing the same old in shops, how I know your designs will fly, just find the right fair or market and you will be unendated with comments AND orders that Im sure. I bet they look amazing in the flesh so to speak, they must do as we all know photo's dont do any beautiful card justice. Have you felt up to researching any markets/fairs yet ready for the new year ? Jan and Feb are usually quite slow, so if you can find somewhere indoors that arnt asking a fortune for table space, and you feel well enough it maybe a good time to 'test the water' once they have found you, they come looking and if you do start doing markets of the best places to be if possible is to the left of the door... Why ? You watch, or take note next time you go to something like that, rule of thumb is that we go to the left as we walk through a door at a craft fair/show, its something we humans do ! Lol.
    Anyway, cant wait to see tomorrows card, and I hope you coped ok(ish) today : )
    Sending lots of hugs.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  7. Sandra I will try again for the third time to leave a comment. Your card is stunning, I love the teal colour it's so fresh and why can't you use it on a Christmas card,I like using different colours. By the way Steph is so right about being at the left of the door at a craft fair, we always found this to be the best place. Hazel x