Sunday, 16 February 2014

First Christmas Card for 2014

At the end of last year with the Christmas card rush like many I decided that next (now this) year I'd try and make a Christmas card a week…..and yes I know its February already but here we are at last with one :-)
I saw the challenge over at Merry Monday to add an animal

 and my first thought was a Dasher Reindeer….but in the end went for a different look :-)


The Dove and greeting are both from the Calm Christmas stamp set that was available in the Seasonal Catalogue. I love the Dove but it is a bit tricky to cut out. Here he is layered onto some Silver Glimmer paper and his eye is a Basic rhinestone.

Card stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Inks: Island Indigo, Old Olive (marker)
Stamps: Calm Christmas
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Print Poetry EF,  Silver Ribbon, Frosted Finishes embellsihment, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals

This is the first time I've made a Christmas card outside the usual time frame of Oct- Dec and it does present some extra challenges I found - especially with no current Christmas DSP or stamps available but I am sure we will get used to that as the year goes on :-)

Happy Stamping until next time,

Jan

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jan. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday and making your 1st card for 2014.

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    1. Thank you very much Susan :-) so glad you have the challenges to inspire

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  2. Beautiful card, Jan! Love the blues. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!
    I am your newest follower! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kristie! And thank you:-)

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  3. Just gorgeous! I love anything blue, AND silver....and you've got both!!! You did a great job cutting out that dove, too! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

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    1. Thank you so much LeAnne! I'll try and remember that :-)

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  4. Your dove is beautiful, Jan! Wonderful layout too! So glad you decided to join the movement to get those Christmas cards done early and joined us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you very much Bonnie! So glad you have the challenges too!

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  5. Love what you've done with this stamp set Jan. This was a favorite of my customers last Christmas! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie :-) yes, it was top of my shopping list too :-)

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  6. Gorgeous card, Jan! I love that you used patterned paper to create your dove! So very pretty!

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    1. Thanks very much Margaret :-) it's actually the stamp tho not paper. It does look like it though doesn't it!

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  7. This is a beautiful Christmas card...so calm and peaceful...

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  8. Lovely and elegant card Jan!! Love the colours and all the bling. Very festive card! - Katerina

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    1. Thank you very much Katerina :-)

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