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Thursday 29 August 2013

Patchwork Christmas

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Best day of the week tomorrow as it is the end of my working week.  Pity there are only two days to a weekend lol.  We are busy at work at the moment as a few people are still off on their summer holidays.  By the time I get home and get sorted there is not much time left for crafting, boo hoo.

I did manage to finish work a bit earlier today so scurried off up to my crafty room when I got home to have a little play.  I decided to have a go at creating a patchwork background using the Sizziz Bigz Hexagon die.  I saw this done on Monday by Crafty Lou when I went to a demo day at Sir Stampalot.

The card base was made using the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels One.  I then cut out a red mat from coredinations.  For the hexagon pattern I cut out loads of hexagons in different papers using the Sizziz Bigz hexagon die.  Crafty Lou showed us how to create the patchwork by sticking the hexagons to double sided sticky paper.  You can then cut out the shape you want and then just peel off the backing and stick it to your card.  I did add some faux stitching around all the hexagons.  For the topper I used one that I got from The Hobby House.  I think she looks so cute.  This was matted onto another die cut and I added some red stickles around the edge.  The final embellishments I used were some ribbon and a bow and some dazzles from The Hobby House.  The little christmas tree is a topper that I have had for a couple of years.

Thanks for popping by and hope you like my christmas creation.  Look our for more coming along as I really enjoyed making this.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Christmas in August
Fashionista - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Bows
One Stop - Spots and dots
Pile It On - Designer paper
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Make it girly
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Make the cut
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
Simon Says - Anything goes


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Mags, love the image and the papers. Gorgeous layout I love it.

Linda xxx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mags. Such a fab idea with the hexagons. Love the image and rich colours.
Hugs Sharon. X

Linda Palmer said...

What a darling card! I love the image, the shape of the card and your gorgeous coloring. Great job on a beautiful card.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card Mags, love the rich, traditional colours and he cute image.

Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card wow love the twirled ribbon and the beautiful choice of image, and wonder why you have not entered the Hobby House challenge with it :) with the note on the no lines will first get a little better and then do a video to show the basics lol
take care
Kate xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card mags, i like the image the patchwork and the tree.
Kevin xx

Dawn said...

This is lovely Mags! I love your patchwork background! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the adorable image and scrummy design.

Donna x

Sandra H said...

Wow Mags Gorgeous card as always, l just love that cute image and gorgeous patchwork and richness of the red ribbon its totally stunning xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love that cute image, beautiful papers and your patchwork background looks wonderful.
Sue xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

A fabulous card Mags. I love the tree, the ribbon, the image, everything about it is just fab.

Hugs Jennifer xx

Unknown said...

Mags this is beautiful, I love this, and agree, I think the working week should be 2 days, especially for us Crafters, love and hugs xx

Mayras Designs said...

Such a beautiful card ! Love how it looks like a quilt in the background ! Great technique ! Thank you for joining us at Pile it on Challenges !


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card. Love the rich colours and the patchwork background

Laura Sterckx said...

Wonderful Christmas card! I love the shape of it and that beautiful image! :)

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Laura :)

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Mags, love the image, pretty papers and layout.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the hexagon background. Hope you enjoyed the Sir Stampalot demos, I love that shop - used to live nearby but don't anymore :-(

rachel said...

Gorgeous card Mags. Love that topper and the fab traditional colours x

Pop's Cards said...

Ohhhh sweetie this is just gorgeous!! hugs Pops x x x

~ginny said...

Makes for a beautiful card Mags - thanks for sharing how you made the background... always appreciated! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at GettyCollection.com

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the image and your patchwork design, looks fab in the colours and papers you have chosen. Hugs, Claire x

Larelyn said...

Just gorgeous! Love the deep greens and reds. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
Sr. Designer

Daniele said...

what a wonderful card Mags, lovely rich colours and the patchwork effect is lovely
have a fabbie weekend, I'm all for extending weekend to three days

Mishelflos Paper Creations said...

Just adore this card! If only my Christmas Cards would turn out like that!! :)
Michelle x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, love the gorgeous image and the red and green layout is just so stunning, love the ribbon too
Lindsay xx

Laura Love said...

This is stunning! I love the rich colors you used and that image is super cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

Crafting Vicky said...

oh wow this is gorgeous. Love the deep colors you have used for this. And that image is just fabulous.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Charlotte said...

HI, gorgeous card, love the cute image and the rich colours. Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this time!
hugs Charlotte

Deonna B said...

I love the colors, the shape and the swirly ribbon. Just Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week.

Tanya said...

simply beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Caz said...

This is lovely Mags...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..and good luck.

Caz xx

Gill Till said...

My first post on your blog! What a super card. I am now wondering if a Sizzix die will work in a Grand Calibur machine. A little research methinks. Love your work. gill

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a sweet card. Love your design. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx