Monday, 30 September 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As I was setting the date for this post, it occurred to me that we're now less than 3 months away from Christmas 2013!!  85 days to be precise - eek!!  I have to confess that I have already made a start on present shopping. I don't usually bother until early December, but there have a been a few things that I've spotted that I just know won't be around in a few months time, so rather than be disappointed and rack my brain trying to find an alternative, I thought I'd be organised and start shopping early. Hopefully I won't forget I've bought them when it comes time for wrapping, lol!

I was going to post another steampunk card today, but all this talk of Christmas has put me in a Christmassy mood, so I thought why not post a Christmas card?  This is one I made for Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine issue 109 using some fab Penny Black stamps and the 'Just Believe' collection of papers from Authentique (sooooo gorgeous!):

Penny Black ‘A Wish for Peace’ stamp set
Authentique ‘Just Believe’ Collection 12x12 papers
Black ink; Copic Marke  pens
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads: Vintage Photo and Antique Linen

Have you made a start on your Christmas cards yet?  I actually started back in May ... yes, you did read that correctly, lol!  To be fair, they were for a special Christmas magazine that is published each year by Immediate Media called "Make Christmas Cards" (in fact, it's out in the shop right now ... if you fancy a peek, click here or you can buy it here), so they weren't actually cards for my own personal stash!  That's the thing about designing for a print publication - you have to work months in advance of the date of publication, so Christmas in May, Valentines in October, Easter at Christmas ... you get the idea, lol!

Anyway, as a final nod to my favourite holiday season of the year, I will leave you with Mr Michael Buble's version of my blog post title ...

I'll be back tomorrow with another creation .. but don't worry, it won't be Christmas this time! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Absolutely beautiful Christmas card.

  2. Just stunning, love the traditional feel of the card. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  3. Beautiful Christmas card Sem, I like the image and the design.
    Kevin xx

  4. Wow this is gorgeous Simonne!!
    And I didn´t buy any presents yet,I´m always doining last minutes shopping lol!!
    XXX Heidy

  5. Love this! So pretty!
    Hugs, Shannah xox


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