Monday, 24 August 2009

Just Magnolia for Christmas!

Morning all. Hope you have all had a fantastic weekend! I have a card for you this morning that I managed to make over the weekend despite working! Apologies for the poor lighting, it's rather dull this morning!

I am entering this card into three of this weeks challenges. I have followed the fabulous sketch by Rach over at Just Magnolia, Simon Says Stamp wants to see Christmas in August and over at Papertake Weekly to celebrate their 100th anniversary you can choose your favourite challenge, so I have chosen Seeing Spots (05/01/09), I just love those spots and dots! Lol!

Well another christmas card done and in my christmas box! I attempted to go for a vintagey, distressed feeling with this card, not sure I've done it as well as some of you out there but it's different from my usual CAS style and I like it! I got some new christmas papers recently and thought this was the perfect opportunity to use them.


Image: Winter Tilda, from Magnolia {sent to me by a friend}, coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Papers: Plum Pudding from Craftwork Cards

CS: DCWV Christmas Stack

Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties, silicone glue, emery board, cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, x-cut snowflake punch

Misc: pearl brad, white foam, glitter glue from stash

Well I hope you like it! Best get ready for work now. Busy week for me this week. I only have today and tomorrow to work then I leave my job as I start my new job on 1st September. I've got a promotion to District Nursing Sister following my 2 year Masters degree that I have been doing. Bit nervous, but excited at the same time! Then on friday my baby brother gets married and I am sooooo excited, I can't wait! My outfit is all sorted I just need to start the beauty regime now! Lol!

Have a great day everyone and I'll be back later after work to see what you've all been up to!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Avril Ann said...

Gorgeous Card Vicky. I love the papers, at 1st I thought they were K&Co....must have some off them, the image is too cute for words. Hugs Avril xxx

Fern said...

Fabulous card Vicky, i just love the colours and sweet image- gorgeous detail :O)

Fern xx

Tara said...

Love the card Vicky - it has a vintage Christmas feel and the embossing looks brilliant!
Good luck in your new job, how exciting and well deserved after all your efforts during the past two years, well done! Hope Friday is perfect....... the sun is sure to shine as it did on the same day fifteen years ago........ for my wedding day!!! Hope to see some piccies of you all dressed up?!
Hugs Tara xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love the vintage feel to this and love the cute image......and the embossing is perfect!!!
Hugs xx

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Just luverly......... great choice of papers, love the colour combo, fab ! hugs, Claire xx

Georgia said...

Wow, gorgeous card Vicky! I love these fab papers and the way you've coloured Tilda!
Congratulations on your promotion and have a great time at your brother's wedding! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful time for you - many congrats (& much respect) on your promotion & also, can I come to your brothers wedding? (I LOVE weddings lol)

Gorgeous card - I love dotty papers too :)

Hugs, Steph xxx

juliejules said...

Lovely card Vicky! I posted your MUm and Elaines stuff today so they have lots of goodies to look forward to! Jules x

juliejules said...

Oh I forgot to say Good Luck for the new job. You deserve it as you are so passionate about nursing and the community! All the best, can Jill have your old job????? Jules x

Dawny P said...

Fabulous card chick - I love the image and colours you used :) Thank you for joining us over at PTW for our special challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx

scrappyjan said...

Love the Christmas card Vicki!!! Love the papers and your perfect colored images sweetie...
hope your day is good, hugs...janny

Nessie said...

Fab card Vicky, well done your promotion too!

From one nurse to another lol!


Elaine said...

Fabulous card, Vicky!!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

beautiful card. I love the vintagey feel and the papers are scrummy!!
Oh have fun getting ready for your bro's wedding and congrats on the promotion! Well done !!
Hugs Judy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card!
Just love your sweet image and beautiful colouring!
Your paper and detail is gorgeous!
Good luck in your new job how brilliant are you to have achieved you are so clever!
Oh how a wonderful time at your brothers wedding what a happy day to remember!
kim x

Mina said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky, I love this Tilda and it makes me want to ink mine up...beautiful...thank you for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

craftyb said...

It's gorgeous the image and your colouring! Isn't it great getting on with the christmas list too!

Congrats on your promotion...hope you enjoy the new job...and have a FAB day on friday....don't forget to post a photo to show off that new outfit! bx said...

What a darling card and you picked the perfect papers!! Great job!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


Bev said...

So pretty! Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x

Carole said...

Hi Vicky, I tried to leave a comment on this post a few weeks ago. I've had a virus and all kind of infections in my computer. Microsoft have fixed it all now ;-)
Just wanted to congratulate you on your wonderful promotion...very well done! All the hard work and studying has finally paid off.
I hope you enjoy your new job.
Carole x