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Friday, 7 December 2012

Traditional Christmas Card - finally

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  I have managed to get some of my christmas shopping done but still have quite a few bits to get.  Should get that done during the next week.  Still have a few cards to make but a crafty day tomorrow should help.

Christmas has come early for me as hubby has got me a new laptop.  He gave it to me on Wednesday evening and I have been trying to get to grips with it since then.  It is lovely and has Windows 8 on it.  I think he was getting a bit fed up of me shouting and swearing at my old one.

Anyway, this card was going to be blogged last night.  But after uploading the photo to my new laptop I realised that I had no photo editing software.  On my old one I used the basic Windows photo editing, very basic but it did me.  However, I could not find anything on my new laptop.  So off I went into cyberland to download some free photo editing software.  I finally managed to download Picasa 3.  But after doing all that  and figuring out how to use it, it was then time for bed.

By the way, if anyone does know of a free photo editing package that I can download then can you let me know.  Picasa 3 seems okay but not sure if there is something that is easier or better out there.

Anyway, finally here is my traditional christmas card.  This card is going to one of my hubby's Aunties for christmas.

I used some free papers and an image from a recent copy of Creative Cardmaking magazine.  All of the matting was done onto silver mirror card.  I used some ribbon down the left hand side and embellished with some snowflakes.  The large snowflake was done using a spellbinders die and the smaller snowflakes were a punch.  The little bell in the top corner is a wooden embellishment that I glittered.  I then cut a poinsettia using another spellbinders die for the bottom corner.  I added some glitter to it for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good weekend.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish - Tic, Tac, Toe (red and green, die cut, glitter)
Lexis Creations - Christmas
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - I love christmas
Natalie and Amy - Winter wishes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with glitter
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas Cards
Craftymess - Vintage Christmas
Card Makin Mamas - Silver and/or Gold
One Crazy Stamper - Holiday themed cards
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Lisa B - Christmas joy
DCC & Friends - Christmas
Cards Galore - Christmas
Love to Create - Holiday cheer
Unstampabelles - Christmas
Ribbon Girl - Ho, ho, ho it' christmas
Papertake - Anything goes
LEJ Designs - Countdown to christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Simon Says - Snowflakes
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Red and green
Paperplay - Christmas is coming
Delightful Challenges - All about christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Wooden


ellyscard creatief said...

Nice Christmas card Mags.
Gr Elly

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautifully designed. Gorgeous colour combo and lovely little finishing touches. Have fun with your new laptop - you are a lucky gal.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Caroline said...

Beautiful the layout is gorgeous and the image is so adorable. Caroline xxx

Susan Flynn said...

Fabulous Christmas card Mag s and I love the traditional image! Have a great weekend xx

Diane said...

You can see what alot of work you have put in to your smashing card Mags !! Love all your christmas die cuts !! Thanks so much for sharing your fab christmas card with us at Robyn's Fetish !! Hope you can join us again next week !!

hugs Diane xx

MagsB said...

This is great, a gorgeous old-fashioned Christmas card!

love Mags B x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Mags, lovely image.
Enjoy your new laptop.
Wendy xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

a wouderful card thanks for joining us at crafty mess xxx

sassy said...

hi mags hope you having smashing time on your new lappie....love the very traditional and very beautiful card hugs sassyxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the image and beautiful festive colours


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous.....I use Photoscape which is free and simple to understand.xxx

Susan Hogan said...

How lucky are you for Christmas - your hubby is a winner! Great vintage style card too. Thanks for joining in all the fun at Unstampabelles this month for Christmas!

Glenda Atkins said...

Lovely Christmas card, great image, snowflakes and poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Lin said...

Beautiful Christmas image - thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Min said...

Great traditional cards!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Shelby said...

Yea for your new laptop! What a great hubby.
Beautiful Christmas card and love the traditional color palette you've used.


Amy said...

adorable!! Thanks for playing with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug :)

Céline said...

fab card love the snowflakes
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image & the embellishments are perfect. Thanks for entering the Lisa B Designs challenge again.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Stunning card Mags with such pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Vee Cassidy said...

That is a lovely traditional card, full of warmth. Thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs. Good Luck. Vee xx

Elaine said...

Hi Mags A Fabulous entry to our “CHRISTMAS CARD ” Challenge ,and thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Good Luck Hugs Elaine

Daniele said...

what a lovely traditional christmas card Mags, I've not made any of mine yet however I have finished ny shopping....yay

Merry said...

A very lovely traditional card....wonderful embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely colours Mags - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge, Mary G x

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at dccandfriendschallenges
Best of luck x

TRACEY MO said...

That a lovely santa image & brill embellisments very pretty.

Thanks for joining us at craftymess

Tracey dt

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week.


Joann Burton said...

Great vintage image and I love the bells. Beautiful design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Create. joann sassy raggedy

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Lisa S. said...

Love the sweet vintage image and design of your card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Shari said...

Merry Christmas Mags, it is great to have the chance to say hi again! Love your card - fab use of a free image!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the draw.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Really gorgeous image!! Love the pretty details you've added to this fun Christmas design! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

lindyloo said...

loving the traditional image and what a super layout
thank you for joining us at crimbo crackers hugs Linda GDT x

Shanna Shands said...

Your snowflake dies are great. Love the vintage image. Thanks for playing with Great Impressions.

JanR said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous, thank you for playing along with Natalie & Amy's Challenge xx

Bettina L. said...

Such a darling christmas card. Love the design with the layers and christmas bell and the lovely poinsetta. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for this years last challenge. Bettina xx

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at dccfriendschallenges and best of luck x

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers