Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Holly Wreath

Good Morning Ladies,
Thank you once again for stopping by on this chilly Wednesday morning!
This card I started by cutting a 3 1/2 inch circle into the centre of a 6 inch
square piece of red card using a Spellbinder die, I then ran the card through 
the Creative Expressions  A4 Swirling Holly Embossing Folder,
I stamped my sentiment onto coconut white card using Justrite Christmas
Sentiments Stamp and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing
Folder, I then die cut it with the same die I used for the red card.
I placed the red card over a 6 inch white card base and placed the die cut sentiment
through the aperture to get the position correct and then carefully glued it into place.
I used double sided foam tape on the back of the red card to give a little dimension
and placed it over so that the aperture lined up with the sentiment.
I die cut some of the Gorgeous Holly Spray Die from CE and covered each berry with
a dot of Berry Sparkle Cosmic shimmer glue, it shimmers like magic!
I placed them around the aperture in a wreath style. I finished with a bow, made using
Sue's Classic Itty Bitty Bow and Itty Bitty Dotty Bow, in both red and gold card (to tie
in the sentiment), as a finishing touch I placed some red flat back gems to the corners
and in the centre of the Bow.
Just a simple small (for me) card, but easy to batch make if like me you have left your
card making to the last minute!
Thank you so much for stopping by, I would love to increase the number of visitors to my blog,
any ideas?
I so appreciate your comments, it gives me the inspiration to get out of bed and craft and believe
me that takes a lot, (not because I am lazy, its a medical thing)!
You lovely ladies are the best medicine ever, thank you so much!
Huge Hugs


  1. Morning Sandra. Boy am I glad you DO get out of bed cuz we'd be missing out on all these beautiful cards you make !
    And I for one love looking at your work.
    So please keep getting up and showing us your pretty projects. Look forward to tomorrows card. Have a lovely crafty day, stay warm.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  2. Hi Sandra,
    A beautiful traditionally coloured card....although I love various coloured Christmas cards it's always lovely to see the traditional ones now and again. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us with your stunning creations. Looking forward to the next one.

    Love Sheila xx

  3. Hi Sandra. How beautiful, you really are so inspirational, thank you my lovely. See you in an hour or so : )) Take care.

  4. HI Sandra
    Another lovely card your recipients are very lucky. Looking forward to your next card. Hope you have a good day crafting.

  5. Hello Sandra, yet another being another stunning Christmas card, it really is so beautiful and anyone would be so happy to receive this. Hope you girls have a great day. Love Brenda x

  6. Sandra, it a pleasure to pop in and see what you have made, today's card is another Beauty and is stunning as always. Crafting is good for so many deifferent reason, and if it gives you a reason to get up that's great. I see you had an even greater reason to day as you are having crafty time with Mrs B and Pst. Have a great time, chatting, crafting and more chatting, best medicine in my eyes. I have cut out 16 of my gift bags this morning, these are orders so on using snippets on these. Hazel xx

  7. Hi Sandra,another stunning card so glad you got out of bed As your cards are gorgeous looking forward to many more. Hope Lucy is feeling better.
    & you enjoyed your crafty day with Sue & Pat Love & Hugs Lynda xx

  8. just gorgeous, keep them coming Sandra. Hugs Theresa (TOB)

  9. Hi Sandra
    This is another beauty! We all need to batch make and boy oh boy am I going to have to batch make! I have cut out lots of bits and pieces so hopefully that will hurry me along. Got a Christmas Floral demo to do on Wednesday so need to prepare for that too.
    Love the impact this card makes and yet it is not complicated - lovely! Thank you my friend!
    Love Myra xx