Monday, 2 January 2012

First Christmas Card of 2012!

Guess what I did yesterday? Yep that's right...made a start on this year's Christmas cards! Well, it's never too early...I plan to make them all year round again...and besides, I got some new stash for Christmas! The image I've used is from the Forever Friends 'A Christmas Tale' set...which was a Christmas present...I coloured it using watercolour pencils to match the My Mind's Eye 'Countdown to Christmas' papers. I added the faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug & a white gel pen. The snowflakes were cut from kraft using Marianne Designs & Cuttlebug dies, and the sentiment is from a 'Me to You' set that came free with a Docrafts mag. The spotty buttons (also a Christmas gift) are from a 'Neighbourwood' set by Helz Cuppleditch, and the baker's twine is from the Ribbon Girls.


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29 comments:

vickisunshine said...

Now that's what I call organised!! Fabby card, love the colours you've used.
Happy new year.
Hugs
Vicki

Hanneke said...

Happy New Year! Great idea to start making Christmas cards early in the year. Love this one, that stamp is so cute, sounds like you got some nice presents :). Hugs, Hanneke

Claire said...

I found it made such a difference making them throughout the year and will also be doing the same again. Love your colours and the unusual colour combo works really well. Hugs, Claire x

Dot said...

OMG, you are an early starter.....
Happy new year.
hugs Dorte

Little K Smith said...

Oh well done Helen! :D I plan to start soon too! I love this gorgeous image and lovely colours too :)
Kelly.x

Sandra said...

Hi Helen, That's being organised l'd say!! truly an amzing card love the image its gorgeous:) Sandra H

MagsB said...

What a fab colour combo, it looks great! I love the cute image, so sweet!

Happy New Year!

love Mags B x

Catherine said...

Fab Christmas card, well done on being so organized......

Helen said...

Happy New Year.
What a great card to start the new year. It is a real sweetie. Regards, Helen

Squirrel x said...

Knowing how many you made for 2011 I can see why you start so early!! I made my first of 2012 yesterday too. Love this one hun, the image is fab, the colours gorgeous and I adore the snowflakes. Brilliant! Hugs Sxx

Kat said...

Wow Helen you are on the ball. Love your first Christmas card that new FF image is really sweet. When I checked up last years cards I found I made my first Christmas card on the 9th of January. I don't think I made another one till about April. This year I'm going to try to be better!

Kat xx

Uma said...

flippin eck! trust you to get a head start not like you need it :) fantastic card

Carissa said...

Wow, you are on a roll! I hve not yet recovered fron this Christmas.
Hugs, Carissa

Monika/Buzsy said...

You are ahead of me girl! Such sweet Chrismtas card! Love the cute image, the colors... the distressing is great! :o)

Elly P said...

Very organised lady!!!...loving the card and the colour combo.

Happy New Year.

hugs
Elly P
x x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card Helen.
luv
Debby

Annie said...

you are on the ball Helen! love the mix of red and blue on your crimbo creation.
hugs, annie x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, never too early to start crimble cards! x

Samantha said...

Oh Helen!! this is adorable! so cute!! and WAY to go! you I am not going to be able to keep up if you start them this early! tehhehheee :0) Well done hunny! and fabulous to have you joining us at Totally Gorjuss too! this time hugs me xx

Pauline C said...

Happy new Year Helen! Way to go .... you've fired the starting gun REALLY early this year lol!! Bautiful card - that image is so cute! just off now for a mega catch up so I hope I'll be leaving quite a few comments as I see you've been pretty busy :-)
Hugs
Pauline x

Bettina L. said...

Wow you are an early bird with getting a head start at the Christmas cards. Oh well, I did that too with one of my first cards for 2012. Loving the colour combo, those cute snowflakes and those cutesy buttons and strings. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Rachael said...

Love the colours and well done starting so early!! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends fortnight challenge! Rachael x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz hope to see you back next week good luck

clare said...

Fabulous first xmas card. love the colours and the kraft snowflakes. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Diane J said...

You've made such a lovely cute card. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS this time and good luck in the challenge. Love Diane x

Sarah said...

These are lovely colours. The centre is wonderful and the background is a delight too - a really great card all round! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Tracey said...

Oh Helen I am very impressed with how organised you are! I really hope to do the same this year and not leave all my cards to the end of the year. This is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox, I hope to see you there again soon,
Tracey
x

Barbara said...

What a cute crowd! :-)