Thursday, 20 November 2014

Creative Expression Christmas Post.

Hi folks

I have some show cards on the Christmas theme for the Dt this month as you all know so I have been adding a couple each week so that they all get seen a little more up close.

Here is card 1.

 This first one and the only real stamping it has on it is the sentiments so of course there will be another and a twofer always helps hey... I used several of the different new Couture creations dies from the Christmas lace collection and The Merry little Christmas selection of dies too.

 Here you can see the sentiment from the Just Rite Christmas post series of stamps and the backing is the  Border lace die cut and the trio of trees die cut with the negative areas that popped out used as trees with some glitter just along the edges.
 I also cut the top off the lace border ( another strip of it anyway) and used just the top section along the top of the card just so the patterns all matched up.

Here is the finished card with its gorgeously symmetrical feel to it.

Next is another little number that I love.

 This is a tall thinner card and again I used the ribbons of holly Background in Hydrangea blue ink I then stamped out my sentiment from the Christmas post set from Just rite , It also had that dinky tree flourish that I used on the sentiment tag too and I cut it out using the Vintage labels seven die.

 A close up shows you the two little holly piece I stamped too on the tag and the new white flowers and die cuts underneath the flower also Couture creations.

I used the green crinkle edge ribbon in sheer organza to add to the finished look.

So please leave your comments below as You know how i love to read them all and I will see you all very soon.

Huge Thankyu's for all your kind comments re my mum etc yesterday, I really do appreciate them all and last night very late they moved her from ICU to a ward so that means definite progress, I know they can only get her to a certain point but at least she is now responsive and sitting up. She is still very confused and you have to repeat everything several times and she doesnt really know why shes in there or how ill she has been again but maybe thats a good thing in one way.

Thank you again with lots of love

Huge crafty hugs 


  1. Hi Kim two lovely cards both different but equally great. So glad your mum is on a ward now showing some improvement. Take care x

  2. Good morning Kim both of your cards are gorgeous. I am glad to hear your mum is making some improvement I hope it isn't too long before she can come home. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Lovely cards Kim, I like them both.i do like the blue and green together on the second one , I would not normally put the two together for a Christmas card but it works.
    Glad mum is a bit better, hope you can ease off a bit ,will be thinking of you both,

  4. Hi Kim. Good news about your Mum : ) Two lovely cards and I love the sentiments. Take care.

  5. Morning Kim
    Better news thank goodness - these two cards are beautiful - have a rest this weekend
    Carol x

  6. Hi Kim,
    Two gorgeous cards today...each very different but full of gorgeousness in their own way.
    That's good news that you Dear Mum has been moved out of ICU....small steps but an improvement. Gentle hugs to you and take care.

    Love Sheila xx

  7. Hi Kim
    Really good news regarding your mum. Hopefully she will be well enough to go home very soon, even if she might need help and home their is nowhere like home as the saying goes. Two lovely Christmas cards today. Love the sentiments.

  8. Morning Kim, Fabulous news hearing that your Mum has improved and been moved out of ICU, fabulous news indeed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Two gorgeous cards today, I especially love the second one.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Two more pretty Christmas cards and the dies are lovely, and the background of the second one is very pretty. So pleased your Mum is a little better. x

  10. Both these are gorgeous! I hope your Mum continues to make progress. Take care! xxx

  11. Evening Kim, both lovely cards but I think the first is my favourite, I just love that purple colour on white. So sorry to hear your Mum has been so poorly again but glad to hear she is showing signs of improvement. We have my Mother in law in hospital with various problems so I can empathise with you, it is very draining.

  12. Hi Kim,
    just before I turn in, thought I'd have a quick glance at your blog and there they were - two lovely cards. Can't pick a favourite, they're both lovely in their own way.
    You'll have a roller-coaster ride with your mum but that's to be expected, given her condition. The main thing is that she's not in any pain.
    You're in my thoughts, will speak a bit more soon.
    Hugs, Rose

  13. Hello Kim, that is good news about your Mum, hope she makes more progress over the coming days. Love these 2 cards, I think the 2nd one edges in a bit ahead as my favourite. Have a great day. Bx

  14. Hi kim love the cards the colours are brill so pleased your mum is a little better your in my thoughts and prayers xxxxlove June xxxx

  15. Both cards are lovely and it's good to hear that mum is making progress as you've said it's probably a good thing that she hasn't realised how poorly she was/is Take care Karen xx