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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christmas Presents

Good Afternoon Bloggers:
I hope you are all having a fabulous day! Although the sun is shining, it is very chilly here these past couple of days, and not suppose to warm up any time soon. Unfortunately, this is normal seasonal weather for us here in North-Western Ontario. It beats the humidity of summer though, lol.
In honour of our chilly temperatures, I have a Christmas card to share with you today, but I guess you knew that by reading the title.  I am also VERY EXCITED to share some good news with you; I am so honoured to have been picked to join another Design Team!!! This Christmas card I'm posting is my first card of my new position for CRAFTY CARDMAKERS. This is an awesome team of some very inspiring ladies who I am so excited to be working with. Our current challenge, hosted by the lovely Lin, our DT Coordinator, is

Lin would like to see some stitching, either hand, machine or faux on your project as WELL as some lace, real not faux.   
I love to stitch on my cards, and lace is right up my alley. I had a lot of fun making this card up for Lin and the DT.
Front of card

Close-up of my hand stitching

Close-up of chipboard embellishment

Inside ( patterned paper used to hide stitching threads)

Inside Sentiment
Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is sponsored by:
 They are offerring this fabulous prize:

For the Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge Rules, be sure and read the blog carefully. Also pop by all my fabulous team mate's blogs and have a look at their fabulous projects for this challenge.
Here are the supplies I used for this card:
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - HOTP 'Christmas Pack'
Punch - old Fiskars Border Punch (it broke while making this card)
Snowflake - K & Company 'Yuletide'
Lace - my Mother-in-law's craft room stash
Ribbon - recycled from a gift basket
Sentiments - Michaels Dimensional Stickers (front), CTMH 'Card Chatter - Christmas' (inside)
Ink - CTMH 'Holiday Red'
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - "R" is for Recycling (my ribbon is my recycled item)
The Paper Shelter - #81 'Punch It'
The Squirrel & The Fox - #26 'Anything Goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'Christmas in September'
Pile It On - #38 'It's a Stitch Up'
Simply Create Too - #22 'Anything Goes'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'Sentiment Only' (Some of the DT cards for this challenge at Holly Jolly have a ribbon/bow and/or an embellishment on them so thought I would try entering here)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Theme 'Gifts of the Season' using this inspiration photo:
Thank you so much for popping by today to have a look at my cards. Have a great day, and be a little 'crafty' lol.
Hugs xo


  1. Such a beautiful card, Tracey, the ribbon is really pretty.
    What a shame with your broken punch, it was wonderful.
    Great to seeing you joining inn our R for Recycle at ABC Christmas Challenge with your lovely card.

  2. What a stunning festive card Tracey, that bow is fabulous and I love the border punch you've used. Delighted to be working alongside you at CCM. Suze xx

  3. Gorgeous card, love all the details and the wonderful bow of Ribbon.

  4. Lovely card the ribbon is lush too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

  5. Lovely card Tracey. Love the Ribbon. Congratulations on your new DT appointment. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

  6. Love that bow Tracey! A stunning card. Looking forward to working alongside you at CCM. Sharon x

  7. This is lovely and such a great use of ribbon - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  8. Adorable card!! Great take on the Recycling challenge! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We have another fun one this week...S is for Santa. We hope you will join in again!!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT

  9. This is just beautiful and I love your hand stitching. Thank You for joining us at Pile It On this week.

  10. Tracey, this is gorgeous! LOVE the red stitching with all the fabulous white space! So excited to work with you at CCM! :)

  11. PS: Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! ;D

  12. Lovely card, I love that bow, it is gorgeous, Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  13. Lovely card! I love the beatiful bow. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  14. What a stunning card. So wonderful card. I have worked for the Plastic cards printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. I appreciate this.

  15. What a wonderfull card! I love the stitches! xx Bianca

  16. Lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  17. Your stitching is simply beautiful! I love your perfect bow too, nicely done! Thank you for playing along this week at 52CCT!

  18. This is such a beautiful, classic Christmas card! The stitching is lovely, and so is the lush bow! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    love Mags B x

  19. Very pretty card. Love that ribbon. Great details. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  20. Tracey: Glad you could join our Challenge #22 - "Anything Goes". Your second card is beautiful too!

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  21. Gorgeous xmas card. Looking forward to working with you over at CCM. Hugs Eva xx

  22. Love that bow, you can stop right there but NO you went and added lots of other yummy goodness. I'm so glad I got to see this, it's just gorgeous.
    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  23. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week with your beautiful card. The bow is fabulous!

  24. A pretty card with great details!
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #22.


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