It's rare these days I make a card as a just because, they are normally for challenges, or specific occasions (and I guess today's is for a specific occasion, just not with a specific person in mind!), so it's quite nice to just play and see where I end up :-D
Now I admit going a bit mad with the decoration on this one. It's certainly one of my More-Is-More cards, LOL! There's die cuts, gems, ribbon, muslin, two stamps, lace, flowers, glitter, twine and a charm on here!
I'm blaming Laurie wholeheartedly for introducing me to Live and Love Crafts - all I can say is yum! I was after some muslin for ages, but couldn't find it in any local craft shops, and Laurie suggested I try here, and I'm so glad I did! The papers and embellishments are lovely, Scandinavian in style, and I was very impressed at the speedy service! So much so I've already placed a second order :-)
The main image is a Lili of the Valley one from a couple of years ago, coloured as always with my trusty copics
and the "Happy Christmas" I think is an Inkadinado Inchie one, again from a couple of years ago. I'll admit not really having inked this one before now, but I think it looks great stamped in Cocoa Momento ink, coloured, and cut out, then holes punched in the top and bakers twine threaded through to create a loop that hooks on under the bow.
The inside is decorated in some music sheet paper that I had in my odds and ends box, which has been distressed at the edges with the same Antique Linen distress ink that is on the main image on the front, and on the sentiment inside. The sentiment and baubles are from a set - MME Lost and Found Christmas.
OK that's one Christmas card done, about 50 more to do! I need to speed up!!
Please may I enter these challenges
C is for Challenge - Animals (hope the dog in the image is OK!)
Bunny Zoes - Bingo (Ribbon, Sparkle, Charms)
Have a great week