Another Christmas card for the stash – FF08

Hi all

So there’s been a bit of a blogging hiatus over here – oops! – but I’ve still squeezed in some crafty time, so it’s not all bad ;)
A bit of card making, a good bit of cross stitching (not so easy/ fun to blog about) and even a scrapbook layout. All a (very) welcome relief from a busy time we’re having at work lately. Shan’t bore with that though ;)

I guess I will share a few of my makes in the next few days…
And here’s the first!

A Christmassy card for the new Festive Friday challenge – FF08, ‘Sweet’.

Here’s my card:

Christmas card Festive Friday challenge FF08 gingerbread Waltzing Mouse Rescue Remedies

I instantly thought of the ‘Sweet’ stamp in my Waltzing Mouse ‘Rescue Remedies’ set. OMG I love that set too much. (Is it possible to love it too much? Maybe not actually!)
I diecut a corresponding kraft label (Nesties label 4) and then stamped and heat embossed the ‘sweet confections’ design in white.
It’s not very Christmassy on it’s own but I think it’s a good complement paired with this fun gingerbread men paper (which was in 6x6pad free with a craft mag ages ago, ‘Quick Cards Made Easy‘. Even more fun that I’m now lucky enough to be doing some commissioned design work for this mag!).

Christmas card Festive Friday challenge Waltzing Mouse stamps Rescue Remedies

I accented it with a bit of new crafty goodness – I did a little shopping to treat myself this week ;) The new ‘Mint Julep’ collection from Basic Grey was begging for me to indulge, including the fabby textured self-adhesive fabric tapes. Such pretty vintageyness and fabric tapes too – what’s not to like?
So a couple of spotty bits of this tape here, then just a few button and sequin accents dress my card up in style for Christmas. And I gave more of a festive touch inside too…

Christmas card Festive Friday challenge FF08

sorry the gold shinyness is a devil to photograph :(

More of the gingerbread man paper, a Christmassy greeting too (just with a matching gold peel-off, ancient Papermania stash still going strong)… and another couple of sequins to keep the sparkle going ;)

Hope you enjoyed seeing this one – thanks as ever for stopping by and for your kind comments. So thoughtful ;)
Take care for now then crafty pals, Rx

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  • Pauline

    Very sweet indeed Ruth, I love that paper, and the gorgeous WMS label!

  • geri

    Love the Kraft label with the sweet little pattern in the paper! Cute, cute card! Happy to see you again at Festive Friday!!!

  • Ardyth

    Love the festive feel of this sweet card! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday!

  • Meredith MacRitchie

    I love the paper! The gingerbread men are perfect, and I think the WMS stamp you used was an awesome choice!!

  • kimberly Wiener

    Very sweet, and super cute!

  • Mona Pendleton

    Such a sweet card Ruth! Love the embossed sentiment and all the ginger peeps :)

  • Jean Martin

    What a great card Ruth! I also love Rescue Remedies!!! :) I love that you added something special inside the card! :)