Friday, 6 December 2013

The Joy of Christmas

I'm a bit late posting this today, I was rather poorly this morning - had a really bad headache, felt sick and one minute really hot, the next freezing.  I managed to take my youngest to school and then came back and went straight to bed, I didn't wake up until 1 pm. I feel a little better now but still have a headache and feel rather washed out - just what I need at this time of year, I don't have time to be ill!

This is a CAS Christmas card that I have made to pop in the post to a friend, I have quite a few of these to send so I am trying to keep them simple to avoid extra postage.

The image is from the Ooh La La Creations Christmas Presence CD, I love the whimsical images on this CD.  The small piece of paper is Pink Petticoat along with the sentiment and I have added a button and twine to complete my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Designs Challenge 115 - Christmas Sentiment
LEJ Designs Challenge 82 - Christmas is Coming
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Christmas Theme
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 188 - Christmas Cards
The Corrosive Challenge 188 - Happy Holidays
Paper Pretties Challenge 287 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Stamp 'n' Doodle Challenge - Christmas is coming!!!

Thank you so much for joining me today, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that takes the time to visit my blog and leave a comment.



Sammy said...

Gorgeous image! I do love this card, and I'm sure your friend will too! x

Unknown said...

LOvely little card its just gorgeous lovr that snowman thank you for joining in with us at crafters companion and good luck

Claire said...

This is adorable, love the CAS design. Hugs, Claire x

scrappymo! said...

Oh Pauline...this is such an beautiful snowman! I like the way the edges are faded pretty.
I need to remember to make more flatter cards in 2014. I make a lot of cards that will be hand delivered...birthdays etc. But do need to be mindful of the postage when i am making ones to mail!!!

joy said...

Sure hope you are feeling better really soon! I love this (almost) one layer card - I am sure your friend will also! So cute.

Jacquie Jacobs said...


This is gorgeous, looks brilliant. Love it all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Forgot to say Pauline, I hope you are feeling better soon.

Take care

Love & Warm Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Basslady said...

a stunning and brilliant card! so noble and so sweet at the same time!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Donna Hanley said...

I love snowman and this one is so joyful looking. Love the touch of designer paper with the button and bow. Wonderful card.

Pia S said...

The image is beautiful and the thin strip of DP makes such a great decorative border for this CAS design!
I hope you'll feel better soon:)

Carol said...

Another stunning CAS card Pauline, just love that snowman. Hope you feel better soon. Carol x said...

Wow Pauline this is beautiful, love the image so cute. Hope you start to feel better soon. I am just starting to feel slightly human after being ill all week. Love Alison xx

susiestacey said...

Delightful card Pauline, hope you are feeling better x Susan x

Sue said...

Stunning CAS card Pauline, I love the cute image and beautiful paper.
I hope you are feeling better soon, take care.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Pauline. Fabulous image and design
Lorraine x

rachel said...

beautiful card Pauline - I hope you feel better soon - big hugs to you! rachel x

Unknown said...

Sounds like the flu coming one hon....take care and have time won't want to go see dad feeling like this.xx

Lovely card and I am starting to love your CAS cards more and more and admire you for doing them...I find I still need to add more and annie xxxxxxxxxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Very sweet card love the CAS style. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

Sue said...

Such a cute card! love it. Have a great weekend and hope your feeling better soon huggles Sue xxx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Pauline - fabulous image and the strip of DP really pops.
Hope you feel better soon hun :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Melodie said...

Your card is so beautiful with this fat snowman.

Janice said...

Hope you're over your illness today Pauline. Love your card, such a sweet image and I love the CAS design, Jx

Wendi said...

I have to say this is absolutely gorgeous and my favourite card for Christmas I have seen around the blogs in fact I love it so much I am going to make my cards along the same lines
Hope your feeling better Pauline
warm hugs

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh Pauline wow I love this card, what a fabulous image I love love love it!!! Hope you are feeling better, I am in the middle of a chest infection and as you say its the last thing you need at this time of year!! Susan xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A stunning CAS card. Thank you for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge. Marlene DT

KandA said...

That's a really gorgous image and another fabulous design xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pauline !! what a cute and pretty image… I love the paper border with the twine and button… it's perfect CAS!!
I really hope you are feeling a bit better today.
Take things easy hun!
Love and hugs
Sue xxx

Donna Ellis said...

thank you for sharing about the CD, Pauline - the image is darling, and your card is truly beautiful - it's amazing how sometimes the CAS are far prettier than the ornate cards.

Pauline, I hope you are feeling better, and not coming down with something. Nice people don't deserve to feel sick.


Jo said...

Hi Pauline, that's a gorgeous card, that image is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us over at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!Hope you're feeling better!
hugs Jo x

Mish B said...

Love this beautiful, simple and elegant card! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Darnell said...

What a delightful Christmas card this is, Pauline! I've never seen that amazing image before and I love how you have showcased it with the paper and the button tied with twine!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

P.S. I forgot to say I hope your feeling all better now!

Unknown said...

How are you doing at the moment Pauline? Hope this finds you much better? Your snowman card is adorable, love that pretty image and how you've used it on your card, just lovely! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline I would have visited sooner but I am still learning how to use my new laptop. I do hope that you are feeling better and are not going to be ill for the Christmas period. Pauline I love, love this beautiful creation that image is awesome it looks so professional which is why I love the clean and simple style.
take care
lorraine x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in this weeks challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog, challenge No. 82 - Christmas is Coming.

A beautiful CAS mature card. The rich colour of the border is lovely and works perfectly with that gorgeous image. I really like how it fades into the paper...lovely card.

I hope you will visit us again and join in more of our future challenges. Things are changing in the new year, so keep your eyes open for details.

<3 & Hugs
Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge over at LEJ Designs, this is a fab entry. I just love the vintage snowman

Betty said...

Love this card I must try to do some like this as I'm having trouble doing flat cards for post

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “Christmas sentiment”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team) PS Hope you are feeling better now Pauline

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I wish this one was coming in my mainbox! I ADORE it! Such awesome work!!!! Love it! I need to get that CD!!! Hugz!

Andrea said...

what a super card I love the image its gorgeous,who couldn't resist such a sweet snowman . if this came through the post you couldn't not smile it would make your day ! ...definitely one of my favourites ..I love it crafty hugs Andrea x