Sunday, 23 March 2014

Red Christmas?!!

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope you are having an enjoyable one.

 It's fine here but VERY cold and windy.I  had a nice early ride this morning and managed to dodge some pretty heavy showers...very invigorating!! 

I decided to make another Christmas card to add to the pile,
 again inspired by  several of the fab current challenges .

 Actually, an aside here, I would be joining more challenges but am unable to join and follow any new sites with Google Friend Connect, I know lots of you are suffering different problems at the moment with blogger but I wonder if anyone has had trouble following? 

The lovely papers are Bazzil Nordic Pines and I got busy with the old distressing tool
 and inks to enhance the shabby, homely finish I was trying to create.
I heat embossed the fabulous stamp with Wow embossing powder.

I coloured the hearts and added glossy accents and glamour dust for a little bit of bling together with some bisque liquid pearls. Cotton lace, a button and an arrangement of ribbon finishes it off.

Now I'm off to play along with these challenges

Chocolate, coffee & cards #61 - Glitter and lace
Fussy and fancy #110 - Shabby chic
Winter Wonderland - Paint the town red
Christmas stamping all year long #3 - Favourite colours
 (has to be red for Christmas!!)
Crafty Ribbons #81  - Anything Goes with ribbon
Rhedd & Rosie #28 - Aged/distressed

Phew...another Christmas card done!!
 Off to poo pick the field and put Surprise to bed after a cup of tea and a hot cross bun!!
Enjoy the rest of your day and see you soon xx                       


Annette said...

Lovely elegant card Sarah. I love the touch of lace.

Whisper said...

Oooo super am loving the shabby vintage look, Luv Sam x said...

Sarah stunning card love the background papers they are scrumptious. As you can see I have changed the name of my blog and wondered if you could update your link to my blog so that we can continue to see each others creations. Love Alison xx

Hazel said...

Great Christmas card Sarah, lovely warm colours and a great layout with your different papers. Glad you had a lovely ride out this morning - sets you up for the day I bet? I have had blogger problems one minute my dash board shows me new posts and next they are gone and I am being told I don't follow any blogs, Hazel xx

Sue said...

Sorry I haven't been around to comment Sarah but I've been chilling out since the NEC because I was shattered LOL and then I decided to put my new stash away and do a full tidy of my craft room oh myyyyyy lol I still haven't finished so I'll class it as a work in progress hahaha, your cards are fab as always take care hugglesssssssssssss Sue xxx

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hunny, even though I am denying that Christmas will exist this year. I follow with Blogger and Bloglovin so if I can't get 'em one way, I get 'em the other. I'm too nosey to miss out on stuff. Huggles xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, Mr blogger is a pain in the butt at the mo - l keep losing my reading list and apparently am often not following any blogs.
Hope the poo picking went well.
Also thanks you for sharing with Winter Wonderland 'Paint the Town Red' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the embossed image, beautiful papers and fabulous button/ribbon design.
Sue xx

MaryH said...

Perfectly cheery & country style living goodness on this card. Love the gingham print with the snowflake paper, and adored your country wreath. The lace was just the right trim for this pretty card. Just tried Firefox with the blogger problem, and it is doing the same thing for me. I can leave a comment, but if I'm already a follower, I can't sign in as such. If I try to join a new blog, blogger doesn't like my login info, and I KNOW it is being typed correctly and is current data. Tired of fooling with it, so I hope everyone understands! Glad if you had a lovely morning ride today. TFS & Hugs

Lynsey said...

Hi this is a wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Heather said...

Ooooo . . . gorgeous! You definitely achieved the homey/country feel with this one. And the image with all the shine and bling is beautiful! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

brenda said...

Lovely warm colours Sarah.

Glad you got a hack in between showers, this morning we have a pretty hard frost.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the country style.

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous country style card, Sarah. Lovely colours and layers.
I was having trouble following on Blogger until I read this post from Donna which you may find helpful.

Any road up back to DT duties...Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

fabiola jaques said...

très jolie touche country et superbe composition Sarah, merci de jouer avec nous a CSAYL, a bientôt, biz

Michelle said...

Gorgeous colours Sarah, great Nordic looking Christmas card - I also have been having trouble with blogger - Michelle x

Karon said...

Beautiful card - fabulous hearst! I still too having problems with following new blogs - was able to a couple of times about a week ago, using the method above, however now that doesn't even work for me :-( Hopefully they will get it sorted soon.

Laine said...

Hi Sarah, This is lovely, very shabby chic in style. We have all been having problems with blogger following and blogger is aware. I found a tip at the weekend which you may find useful. When you click on follow this blog, beside the follow link there is another link, More Options. If you click on this you should be able to follow the blog. I have done this several times recently and it works for me. Let me know how you get on.

Carole said...

Great card Sarah, love everything about it.
Carole xXx
PS Must get started on Xmas!

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous papers and details, just love that stamp too! My main blogger issue at the moment is that it keeps hiding my reading list, so I can't see anyone's posts... if I refresh the page over and over, eventually the list will come back - drives me mad! Hugs, Lisa x

Zoe said...

Pretty card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck, Zoe DT xx

Gail said...

Such a lovely Christmas Card - thanks for joining our challenge at CSAYL - another challenge starts on Friday - hope to see you there! Gail DT I have candy on my blog for USA residents - have a lovely week!

Mojca said...

What a really gorgeous card Sarah! Hugs! Mojca

May said...

Stunning Christmas card... I adore the design & fabulous papers... Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy challenge... Hugs May x x

Janice said...

What a beauty, I love that stamp! Jx

Asha said...

So so so lovely! Fab colours, so warm and inviting. So perfect for the season.
hugs, Asha

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS missy - you won at Penny's Paper-Crafty woo hoo - Michelle x

Lisa S. said...

Love the pink Christmas card Sarah. :) It is such a pretty card and the trim you used adds a wonderful vintage touch. Hugs

Mary Lou said...

Hi Sarah~~ Great christmas card!! Love the vintage appeal with sparkle of glossy accents, glamour dust and pearls!! Thanks for sharing in the fun at Fussy and Fancy!!
Bigg Hugs