Thursday, November 26, 2009

Home for the Holidays...

First off..I want to wish all our friends south of the border a Happy Thanksgiving!

Have you ever come up with your card ideas in the middle of the night and wake up the next morning excited to put it all together? I think I am going to have to put a piece of paper with a pencil beside my bed so when I come up with ideas they are there for me the next day! I have been making cards for Christmas the last few weeks that I want to send out to some friends...and here is the one that I came up with last night. I am quite happy with this vintage look on this card. I used papertreys stamp set Communique Curves and just love it!

My grandmother taught me so many crafts such as sewing, needlepoint, quilting, knitting and crochet and I am so glad that she did! I have used a French Knot technique for the wreath. I thought it would just give the card a real homemade feel too it. I used rustic cream cardstock and sponged the edges with brown chalk. I am loving this paper! I ran the snowflake template
thru the cuttlebug to the top of the card!
I know my card is very simple...but heck..that is just me! All about simplicity when making 50 or so cards!LOL

I hope you all have a great day!


  1. This is so pretty, Christine! I love all the different techniques on it. Very elegant!

  2. beautiful card this is
    love it
    hugs andrea

  3. This is beautiful Christine, and I wouldn't say it was simple!
    Clare x

  4. Another stunning card Christine and a great design. The french knot detail is the perfect touch.

    Liza x

  5. This is gorgeous Christine! I love the vintage cream and the bow! Your stitching detail is fabulous - what a great home-made touch to the card!
    Hugs, Danielle

  6. What a great card, I love those french knots!

  7. ooh I bet you couldn't wait to get up and make this. I haven't sewn a french knot since I was at uni (I did textile design), such a pretty card


  8. Wow, is adorable, love the knots! Gorgeous card! Have a great weekend, Christine! Hugs Nilla

  9. Another beautiful card. Love the french knots.

  10. a beautiful card..loving the papers and the image..
    Mandy xx

  11. Nothing simple about this card when its so gorgeous.

  12. Reading your blog reminded me of all the things my mum naught me, knitting, sewing and other things, it certainly helps when you need to deal with things. I absolutely love your card, the details youve put into it are amazing. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  13. What a beautiful Christine.

    Hugs Riet.x

  14. Christine, I really had to laugh when I read your pot today!! I get UP in th e iddle of the night and come down to my little studio and draw little pictures. LOL... My hubby gets so angry at me.. LOL... He just don't understand when you have an idea you have one.. I also draw while in the car if I see something that inspires me. Weird I guess but that is what I do..
    Your card is very cute! I love the hubby card below too!!
    Have a wonderful weekend... hugs, Janiel

  15. LOL....that last post from me should have said....... ***I read you POST and then when I get up in THE MIDDLE of the night.. LOL..... brain goes faster than my fingers....

  16. Beautiful. I love the simplicity of this. I've left you something Here Marianne x

  17. Great card Christine. It's funny when we get ideas at strange times of the day. I have found myself sketching a card layout on my notepad in a work meeting!

  18. Oh yeah, I have so done that. My stamp room is only one door away from our bedroom, so it's so convenient to get up and do something like that in the night. Your card is lovely. I like the vintage feel to it too. Thanks for the Thanksgiving well wishes. I had Godparents in Toronto and used to make Thanksgiving dinner for both Canadian and American Thanksgiving for years.

  19. So sweet and lovely, I really like this one. Simple and oh so elegant!

  20. LoL~ i must say i have came up with card designs at 2 in the morning. i'm right there with ya, we need to put a note pad next to our bed. this is such a beautiful card Christine.
    Big Hugs,


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