More Warm Wishes...

Now that I've started on my Christmas cards, I don't want to stop!  I LOVE building my own backgrounds and have such a blast with the endless possibilities available when stamping with Fair Isle Backgrounds.  You'll be seeing quite a bit of this stamp over the next few days, so stay tuned :)

If you read yesterdays post, I'm on a mission this year with my holiday cardmaking.  First off, I'm trying to make cards with simple designs, minimal steps & little embellishing.  This card fits the bill, but the background stamping may take a bit.  I think I can handle quite a few of these though!  Another goal for this years cards is to complete my cards inside & out before putting them away.  I spent several days last year completing the insides of my cards before I was able to write them out and send them.  It is so much easier to finish them off when you have all of the coordinating products out!!!  Notice the inside of this card is complete :)

Do you make your own Christmas cards?  Have you started yet or are you a last minute kind of girl?

**This card is being entered into the following challenges:  Stamp N Plus, Crafter's Companion, Tip Top Tuesday, Creatalicious Challenges

Stamps:  Fair Isle Backgrounds, Winter Wishes (Wplus9) Stocking Prints (PTI)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Paper:  White (Wplus9), Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Accessories:  Stocking Prints Die (PTI), Circle Stackers (Wplus9), Bakers Twine (SU!)


ParkNSlide said...

Cute Christmas card---thanks for joining the Stamp N Plus challenge.

Barbara said...

This is great - love the patterns and design

Bonnie Irvine said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Love the Fair Isles pattern. Good for you for sticking with your goal. Thanks for joining us us at Stamp N Plus for our Anything Goes Challenge.

Mum of 4 said...

I LOVE this Maureen and can't wait to see more of your Christmas cards. You are inspiring me to get more of mine done. I too get the inside done and the back of the card stamped before I put all my stuff away.

febe said...

Beautiful work on the layout, shapes and lines :)

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Louise said...

Very elegant Christmas card, Love your layout. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious for our challenge

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card LOVE the colours and the stocking image and love the the way you have done your background! stunning! Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our all about circles challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

PS don't forget you can enter 3 projects and or 3 Tips too! xx

Becca said...

I have followed your blog for a while now ... I love your work! It takes some serious talent to make a "simple" card look beautiful and just not finished. You are inspiring me to get my Christmas stash out and start my own Christmas cards! I say every year I am going to do that ... maybe this is the year!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Yikes! I guess I am a last minute kinda girl! Love the circles on the stocking! Great job and good luck this year on finishing off the inside! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Best of luck hun!
Tammy Louise

LaJanette said...

Oh so cool! Love the background design!

I am a bit of both; start early and then hustling at last minute to finish up:0)

Thanks for playing along with us gals at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see back often:0)


Cindy Groh said...

Love that. It's so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

Pryn said...

Yet another holiday beauty! I love the stamping on this!


Sally said...

HOW did you get all of that Fair Isle straight, girl? :)