Brrrrrr, it's freezing here and I absolutely hate being cold (I think I am at least part bear and should be hibernating the winter months away, lol). The weather certainly thinks that it's Christmas already and I should be in full swing creating Christmas cards, and well I might be if I wasn't feeling so rotten. I've had a really nasty tummy bug which just won't go away . . . but enough of the complaint.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, love the little blue cherry blossom flowers especially. The foliage is punched out of Kanban brown/gold card using a Nellie Snellen punch. I've decorated a couple of pins with beads to make an embellishment for the small arrangement at Tilda's feet. Much cheaper than buying them ready to use. I stuck the beads using Ranger Glossy Accents, I really like using this stuff, it's so versatile.
The 40mm brown organza ribbon is finished using a blue heart shaped button which has been in my stash for years.
The base of the easel card is decorated with gold Paper Whispers from Mrs. Grossman's
The sentiment is a seal from Cats Life Press in America. I really enjoy using these but have also managed to buy the new Christmas seal sentiments from Lili of the Valley which look really good but I haven't had the chance to use them yet.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #95 "Christmas is Coming"
ABC Christmas - "X is for Xmas"
The ABC Challenge - "I is for Ice and Snow"
Moving Along With The Times # 74 - "More than 1 Fold"
Cute Card Thursday - "A Blast from the Past" - I chose Challenge #37 Snowflakes (designer paper)
Simon Says Stamp - "Let it Snow"
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #11 - "Layer on Layer", thanks to Leanne for giving me the heads up on this one : )
Thanks for reading,