Sunday 3 January 2016

From Our Home

Now that the new edition of Making Cards is in the shops I can share my Downton Abbey cards that were published in last months magazine.

I was asked if I could make some Christmas themed cards and this is what I came up with:

The image and papers are from the CD and the sentiment is a Sheena Douglass stamp.  I added glitter around the base of the house and on the tree branch to represent snow and give the image a Christmas feel.

I added a seam binding bow and some pearls from my stash.

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

My Time to Craft Challenge 312 - Friendship/ Friends
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes
The Sisters of Craft January Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 262 - Anything Goes or Vintage

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Melodie said...

Wow, Pauline, this is so great with the wonderful paper.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Happy New Year Pauline and lovely to hear that you had a surprise break, they're always the best. Another magnificent card and I'm so looking forward to what wonderful creations you will be sharing with us in 2016. X

meg said...

Wonderful majestic feel to your card Pauline love the paper layers they showcase the image beautifully.

Gina said...

What a lovely design Pauline ! Great how you have used this abbey image! Hugs, Gina

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome designed cards love this theme and how nice of hubby to take you away, I bet you feel much refreshed now.xx.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! This is so elegant, and it has a noble feel!
I think this card is perfect for a male!

pst said...

Beautiful card. The frame with the ribbon through it looks great and the background paper is very elegant, it is a great fit for the image.
Hugs, Petra

coldwaters2 said...

This is one classy looking card Pauline that image is awesome so are the papers and card design an excellent creation
lorraine x

Deborah said...

A very elegant beautiful card.
Deborah A

Céline said...

oh i love downton abbey !! fab card

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Unknown said...

Stunning elegant card Pauline. Hugs Jennifer xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning card Pauline, lovely detail.
Hugs Julie xxx

JJ said...

Hi Pauline,

Stunning card, what a great idea to add the snow to make it a Christmas card. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, surprise break away, wow how lucky and what a lovely surprise.
I wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Whisper said...

Aaaah i'm so gutted that Downton Abbey has finished (i haven't seen the final episode yet), i love what you have done with the layout and Happy New Year, Luv Sam x

McCrafty's Cards said...

So that is where you live Pauline, a very elegant card I like the design and the embossing
Kevin xx

Ans Gilbert said...

Hi Pauline,
this is such an elegant card, love the image, the frame and the pretty bow,
Ans x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, such a cool design Pauline, I'm a huge Downton Abbey fan.

Love and hugs

Kuni said...

Wondful card and great design.

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Pauline, fab image and colours
Lorraine x

rachel said...

a stunning make Pauline - beautiful card! Hugs rachel x

Carol L said...

What a wonderful way to work the Downton Abbey theme into a Christmas card! I love it!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a fabulous design idea to create the maze as a frame. Beautiful colors, and wonderful card! Hugs, de

Annie said...

Totally elegant and very Downton - love the strong colour theme. Didn't think a great card was even possible after seeing some of the stuff on TV but you really rocked it. Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft and hopefully we will see more of your projects in future challenges. Annie xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool image and sentiment. That would be some home! I really like how you did the seam binding and the dies you used. Awesome card and congrats on being published yet again! Hugz

Lia said...

I adore 'Downton Abbey' and we visited Highclere Castle 1,5 years ago. Such a beuatiful place an I hope getting there again in june! I hope the images will be available in Holland soon.
Lia xx

Radhika said...


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the sentiment with the castle image, a GREAT card.

Saw your make in the Simply Cards mag, great card.

Jacee said...

Looks fabulous Pauline!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KandA said...

Wonderful card Pauline. Love the design and classy look xx

Pia S said...

Downtown Abbey Christmas! I know my mother would've loved this one, she's a big fan of the series! I've never watched it, only I documentary of behind the scenes and research needed...

Handmade by Veer said...

Wonderful card!love the paper!
Thank you for joining us at Scrappers delights!
Veronique DT

Dawn said...

Love your card Pauline & You have a very impressive home! Lol!
Dawn xx

Sue said...

Very elegant card. Loving the details.


Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Susan Renshaw said...

Super design!
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