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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sending Holiday Cheer


The title of my post is the name of the stamp set,by Hero Art, that I've used in my card, it's not a name I'm fussed on. I love American stamps and craft companies but for Christmas they will insist on calling it "The Holidays", which misses the point of what we are Celebrating and is also laughable because "The Holidays" as it is now equates to one day in the States and is going down the same road in the UK.
That said I love this cute house set and it stamps nicely.I've tried to create a Nordic look to my card. The paper is called Nordic Holiday,it's double sided,the reverse has a lovely cross stitched writing effect, I've used that on other cards. I've used Tim Holtz distress inks, brushed corduroy to give a faded look and added lace ,ribbon ,a poinsetta die cut with a wooden button centre for a homespun feel, I'm very into this at the mo ...lol...as you can tell from previous posts.The sentiment is a free gift with cardmaking and papercraft mag.
The roofs and the tree have been given a Christmas frosting with stickles glitter.

challenges entered :

creative inspirations
: Christmas in September
Stampavie and more : sparkling/glitter
craft your passion : bingo < bling/ribon/distress

It's another day of mad weather here again, not very warm. I'm off for a nice bath to warm up.
Have a lovely day. janex

14 comments:

Beryl said...

Gorgeous card Jane and I'm loving this 'homespun' look lately. I happened to be in a shop yesterday where there was a salesman with his Christmas catalogue. I got to look too and loved the 'nordic' stuff most. Lots of cream and red, stitching, gingham and felt. Almost made me start looking forward to Christmas myself. At least any card you make for lour Christmas will be on display a ot longer than just the one day.
Beryl xx

Lorraine said...

Another goregous Christmas card Jane. Love the image and I need those backing papers too!! lol
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jane,such a lovely image and design.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

this is gorgeous Jane. I love the image and the colours all coordinate beautifully

Sue

pinky said...

Know what you mean Jane but your card is just stunning. Love the nordic feel to it.

cotnob said...

What a lovely card Jane, fab stamp and pretty papers.
Pauline
x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is lovely.. i love the little houses and the gorgeous papers
Lisa x

Shannon White said...

Wonderful Holiday Card Jane! Love the Sweet Snowy scene and the festive dp's too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Nicole G said...

I love this festive card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft your Passion.

Nicole G said...

Wow... this is such a sharp and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.

Katina said...

You've definitely achieved the Nordic look with this Jane - it's gorgeous too!
xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do like this card Jane it has a Nordic look to it which I so love, the houses, lace, papers and flower look truly wonderful
hugs
lorraine x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Lovely choice of background paper for this cozy winter scene. The lace and ribbon are wonderful acccents. Thanks for joining our Bingo challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

craftybunny said...

You've certainly captured the Nordic and homespun feel to your card.And it's very beautiful too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x