Thursday, 17 January 2013


Panicking yet?  No, I'm not either.  That's because I plan to do the same as last year and build up my stash of Christmas cards well before the big date.
This is my offering for Waltzing Mouse Christmas Card Challenge for January 2013.  It's based on a sketch by the brilliant Anya Shrier.
Anyone from the U.K. who shops at Marks and Spencers may recognize the "design paper" on the top half of this card.  Yes it's wrapping paper.  When I was wrapping my Christmas presents last Christmas I fell in love with this paper and in particular with the red/black/white colour combo.
I stamped Cabin Plaid background with black Versafine ink and laid the paper over the top of this.  I then stamped and cut a a tag using the WMS Opera Tags and a sentiment using the WMS Ornate Ornaments.  The poinsettia is die cut with the mini   Poinsettia and Cardinal - a Movers and Shapers Die from Sizzix.  The poinsettias stamped on the envelope were from the WMS Bountiful Baskets Additions set.
I have another 5 under construction so "Cheers" to Christmas 2013.


  1. I love this card Kate, that wrapping paper was a great find. tfs.

  2. Maybe I should do the same after seeing how organized you were at Christmas with your cards. This is stunning as ever and I love your wrapping paper idea - pretty neat.

  3. Super card - I do like the design paper you've used on your card - just perfect! Love the label and sweet poinsettia!


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