Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas Mum

This is the card I have made for my Mum this year, I always leave it until the last minute.

The decoupage image is from Jayne Nestorenko and the papers are from the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection.

I used a Fiskars punch for the border and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash, I'm pretty sure that the sentiment came from one of my Ooh La La Creations CDs.

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

Dream Valley Challenge 97 - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 116 - Traditional Christmas Colours
ABC Christmas Challenge  - 'Y' is for 'Your Family'
The Glory of Christmas Challenge 49 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge 214 - Anything Goes
A Crafty Mess Challenge 2 - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
CHNC Challenge 208 - Whatever is still urgently needed for Christmas
Completely Christmas Challenge 43 - Anything Goes With A Twist Add You're own - lots of layers

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.



Pamellia Johnson said...

This is just gorgeous Pauline, one of my favourites! Wonderful colours, I love the traditional red and green! So many wonderful layers of Christmas paper and the poinsettia is stunning! Your Mum will treasure this beauty! A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS, big holiday hugs Pamellia :)

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful stunning card for your sweet the gorgeous colours...wishing you and your lovely family the best and a blessed and Holy
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Donna Hanley said...

You have a very lucky Mum to receive this gorgeous card from you. Of Course I'm sure she is well deserving of it. The papers and the ribbon go so well with this image. Have a Wonderful Holiday.

Diane said...

Beautiful Pauline, mum will adore it as you have made it for her !!

hugs Diane xx

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty, Pauline! I like how you always coordinate the inside of your cards. Beautifully designed, with those layers. Your mum will love it! It must be fun to have a tradition of leaving your mum's to the last minute - I fondly recall certain last minute traditions I shared with my mom, too, and wish they could still happen. Take care, Pauline, and Merry Christmas! hugs, de

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Pauline! I know your Mum will love this! The poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the 3-D look! Fabulous card - as always!

kanda said...

This is a beautiful card Pauline and I'm sure your mum will love it.
Merry christmas to you and the family and all my very best wishes for 2015 xx

Sue said...

A very beautiful card Pauline.
Best wishes to you and yours x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
da wird sich deine Mum aber freuen wenn sie diese tolle Karte bekommt,hab ein schönes Weihnachtsfest im Kreise deiner Familie und
ganz liebe Grüße von Ulrike

Pat K said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Pauline. I'm sure your Mum will love it. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. hugs, Pat K x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Pauline this is elegant and gorgeous
Gr Karin

Beth Brovold said...

You saved the best till last Pauline!! A very beautiful card...I know that your Mother will treasure this always!! Wishing you and yours a FABULOUS Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!!
Take care,

Dawn Lancaster said...

Hi Pauline! A great selection of cards since I was last here!
Wishing You & Yours a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
Dawn xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card pauline, love your layout and papers and the poinsettia is gorgeous, hugs Kate x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Pauline, Merry Christmas
Kevin xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer!!! this is absolutely stunning Pauline! LOVE the scrummy papers and how you've layered up! the poinsettia is really beautiful and the lush bow finishes it off perfectly… your mum will really love this! :-)
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! All the best for the New Year! Hope 2015 is a good year for you!
Love and hugs
Sue B xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Pauline this is so beautiful I have that image but in the clear stamp, this is awesome, the papers are lush, such a wonderful card to give your mum. Merry Christmas to you and your family Pauline
lorraine x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Thought I'd let you know that Glitter N Sparkle Linky is there now.
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Carol S. said...

A beautiful card Pauline and I am sure your Mum will love it. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Pauline. I love the decoupaged poinsettia, gorgeous papers and wonderful layout.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A beautiful card Pauline.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Last minute it maybe Pauline but certainly not's gorgeous, your Mum will love it. Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card and love the decoupaged image,eautiful papers and gorgeous bow-love the layout and the matching decorated outside-I never got to make one for my Mum as I only just started making cards just after she died-
Best wishes for a Merry christmas and a happy new Year to you and your family
Carol x

Sue said...

Aww, Pauline, what a beautiful card. The lovely poinsettia as a center piece to your lovely paper layers is wonderful. Your Mum is going to love this card!


Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas card is gorgeous Pauline, I love the the pretty Poinsettia image and the pretty papers. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and all of the best for the New Year. Anet x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a beautiful card for your Mum Pauline. Love the poinsettia and the papers complement it beautifully. In case I don't get around again I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Susan x

Melodie said...

Amazing card, great layout with the poinsettia and the wonderful bow.

Michelle said...

So beautiful Pauline - gorgeous Poinsettia. Your mum will treasure this - Michelle x

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous gorgeous Christmas card Pauline! Your mum must be so so pleased!! Such pretty colours and so wonderfully layered, that poinsettia steals the show! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Helen said...

Beautiful card - your colouring is fab!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Totally stunning! I love your design with all those gorgeous layers. Such a beautiful bow too. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas Pauline!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 49 with your lovely crafting Completely Christmas and CHNC challenge 208, Hazel , DTs - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Pia S said...

It's a beautiful layered design, so traditional in color and image. I'm sure you mum will love it.
Wishing you a lovely Christmas!

sweet art designs said...

Very beautiful. Love the layering, both inside and outside. Thank you for sharing with us at the Glory of Christmas. - Myrna DT

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Pauline - love the layers you've used.

Thanks for joining us at A Crafty Mess.

Helen x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful card. Love the design paper. Thank you for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our Anything Goes challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon.

CC DT member

nwilliams6 said...

A very beautiful card for your Mother! I love that flower. Lovely! Hugz

Helen said...

Me again! Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge too.

Helen x