Sunday, 2 November 2014

Christmas. Yes, I concede.

Usually I try not to acknowledge Christmas until after Bonfire Night. Pumpkins, bonfires, fireworks and tinsel just don't go together in my head. I have tried to drown out that our church choir has been rehearsing Christmas music since not long after Easter, and that the shop began selling Christmas gift wrap last week. But when it got to 11pm on Halloween night after a cosy evening of ghost TV and candles, with the crop the next day and having done not a moment of packing or planning, I found the cutest set of door wreath cards on Pinterest. That was it, I was hooked. Another one for Fiona's SIPIDI!

I'm not getting much crafting done since I started work, but yesterday was our monthly Bristol Scrappers crop, and despite having to share the hall with a team of noisy stage builders, I managed 4 of these identical cards. The door is made from a Memory Box window die, but I cut it about and discarded most of the important bits, and I think it looks a lot like a door.

I'm entering it into Less Is More's non-traditional Christmas card challenge. It's simple, but I just hope it is clean enough after I added the faint stone stamping to make the wall. I'm sure Chrissie and the team will tell me if I've made it too busy!

It is also for Simon Says Stamp's "anything" challenge, Cute Card Thursday's "razzle dazzle" (is the Ice Stickles glittery enough? It's much more glittery in real life, I promise) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop's "snippets" challenge. Seriously Di, you should have seen me taking my bits of leftover white card onto the kitchen worktop where my noise wouldn't matter so much, and bruising the back AND front of my left hand punching out all those branches. That is, until I was requested to "move over" from my approximately 1 square foot of space to make room for the stage builders to have their coffee...

19 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is super Squirrel! What a great little scene!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Nora N. said...

Oh Rosey!! I LOVE this card!! That door is adorable and I love the white wreath!!! Someone will be lucky to get this!!

Sid said...

Loving your Kraft look on this card !!

scrappymo! said...

Great card. It is not Christmas here with out the door and porch decorations!

Lin said...

What a wonderful design! I'm a fan of wreaths and this is so pretty - and the neutrals with the pink touches very sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super fun and fabulous card
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Tanya Ham said...

Another gorgeous card!! That stone background REALLY sets it off, it's brilliant!! :)

Di said...

Wow, this is absolutely lovely! I did giggle about you being chased away whilst trying to find a place to punch all those fronds! Perfect result in the end :)

Hugs

Di xx

Viv said...

Great card Rosie, love that colour combo too :) Viv xx

Viv said...

Oops sorry Rosey not Rosie!Viv xx

Anne said...

Sorry to be so late commenting this week Squirrel, what a stylish door wreath
Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More
Anne
LIM Designer

SARN said...

Great festive card here and loved the write up - just like Di said I would!

Happy Sunday.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Well worth getting your hands bruised for. Super transformation of a window to a door. Hugs Mrs A

Dedra Long said...

Well, that is one SUPER CUTE card! love it to pieces! :)

Darla said...

I love this card, Rosey! I plan on borrowing the design, just so you know, lol!

Susan said...

Rosey, this card is beautiful!

Susan said...

Forgot to say I Love the brad 'doorknob', and I, too, love the wreath!

Squirrel x said...

This is just brilliant Mrs Nuts - love that you have used the cut outs, looks just like one of those beautiful panelled doors, and the wreath is fab. Awesome! Hugs, slightly-damp-and-a-bit-frizzy Squirrel xx

Georgina said...

it's been a while for me to look at your blog - I have to say this card is gorgeous - you always put so much effort into them