My lovely followers

Thursday 19 April 2012

Its Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas everybody!

Well we're all freezing , we've had snow and hailstones so I think its right must be Christmas!!   So come on over and join us at  Moving Along with the Times.
Its never to early to make a start on the Christmas Cards so thats what we would like to see from everyone for this weeks challenge.

We are sponsored by Bugaboo who kindly gave us some of their images to play with.

The Prize is a whopping 7 Images from their store (WOW Thats $21 Dollars worth!!!)

Here is my Christmas creation!

This is a gift box / easel card combined (yes yet another easel card!)  I made some of these last Christmas.  It has a little drawer where you can put a small gift such as jewellery or some sweets or chocolates.  you could use the same idea for  allsorts of other occasions. 

the tag under the easel
It makes an ordinary card just a little bit special and so easy to make - just a box with an easel on top and a tag in a pocket at the back of the easel fold.   I'll try to get a tutorial together some time.

I really think it will do you all good to rattle out a Christmas card for our challenge this week here's some good reasons why!
  • Its one less to do at Christmas
  • It'll give you some good cheer
  • Its cold enough to pretend its Christmas
  • You're bound to have loads of Christmas stash - get it used so you can buy more later in the year!!
Go on over to the MAWTT  blog for lots of inspiration from our DT and check out those bugaboo digis

This is what I did ....
(sorry not much detail here as it came out of my Christmas stash box in the drawer under the bed!!)

Image - Digi from Bugaboo digis
Punched borders - EK Success
buttons - Papermania
All other materials - from my Christmas stash

I've entered this card to the following challenges

Crimbo crackers- Festive Food (hope this hot chocolate/marshmallow drink counts!)
Paperplay Challenges - Animal Antics
Crafting for all seasons - anything but a card
Little red wagon - Pockets
Paper makeup cards - Pocket card
Have a great day and enjoy your Christmas crafting!


Judith xx


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Judith. Beautiful design and a lovely idea.
Love Sandra xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just fabulous hugs Pops x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Judith,what a great

Debs said...

Fab card Judith - love the design such a great idea for combining a card with a gift.
Love the DP's too.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

pmsl! love your list of reasons to play along but they are all so true!!! It is freezing here and all I seem to be able to make is Christmas cards lol I do LOVE this idea though, it really does take a card to that extra special step. Idea's are brimming in my head already *thanks lol* Hope the weather works out what season it is for you and warms up :)

Lisa Jane said...

This is a great idea .. i have yet to make one of these easel boxes.
LOve the colours and the spotty DP
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow this is stunning, just perfect for Christmas!
And yes need a tutorial please lol!
Hugs Shell xx

Mau xx said...

I love your card Judith, and I love your reasons for making a Christmas
I totally love Christmas, but I have to admit this was a challenge in April, I had to give myself a talking too.....well thats nothing new, I talk to myself all the
Hope you manage to stay warm its horrid here xx
Hugs Mau xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

I love this Judith, its so clever being a card and gift in one, Love the colours you have used, Love Hxxx

Nikbee said...

This is fantastic. I love the tag detail too.
Nikki x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is So gorgeous Judith! what a fab layout and colour combo. You've coloured the image beautifully and I love the gold ribbon and those delish flowers! it's a great design with the gift drawer - a really stunning card!
Hope you're having a good evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

judit said...

Wonderful card/box. Lovely idea! judit x

DesignerDiva said...

Superb gift box card Judith, must give this one a go one day, I love the idea of it.
Gorgeous colours and colouring too Hunny
Hugs Laurie x

Michelle VP said...

How clever is this! Love how you turned an easel card into a box, with a clever pocket to hide a tag. Look forward to seeing your tutorial on this one. :) Really great coloring on that cute bear/mug too. :) So glad you joined the Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps this week! :)

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card/box Judith, love it.
Caz x

Eret said...

Stunning card/gift box. I wouldn't mind to find it under my Christmas tree :) I like the color combination and image is adorable. It is so beautifully colored. I'm very glad you could play along with our pocket card challenge this week at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge.
Eret xx

Marjo said...

Wow Judith, love this clever combo creation! May have to give that I try. It's gorgalicious for sure.

Have a great weekend, hugs

Unknown said...

Hi Judith,WOW stunning work i love this great design well done
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Judith, this is very interesting theme and your creation is so beautiful!! Love it!

Rosanne said...

What a sweet 'cardbox'! Thanks for linking it up to Little Red Wagon.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Judith, so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Corrinne said...

I saw you on Little Red Wagon. How fun! I enjoyed viewing your wonderful creation :)

I'd love to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy: - We have a great prize AND an open design team call this week!


Unknown said...

Super little gift box/Easel card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons this time.
Dawn S xxx

Tip Top said...

Wonderful take on the challenge and its made me hungry looking at your creation! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Janis Lewis said...

Oh what a great idea! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting For All Seasons. :) Janis