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Thursday, February 6, 2014

1 Christmas card a week

I found Marina's My Perfect Life blog through City Crafters, she is the guest artist there this week (stop by, its all so beautiful.)  Marina's blog has a challenge to make 1 Christmas card per week and link up to her blog to keep us motivated.  Heavens knows I need motivation to get my Christmas cards done before the last minute.  Of course I have the greatest of intentions, I will try my best to do this and stay with it, but please don't be too hard on me if I don't OK?
I used a Gecko Galz image from the Darling Girls collage set,  along with Gecko Galz paper set called Wild Roses.   I wanted the ribbon to look like a shiny satin so I tried adding some Diamond Glaze, a brand new bottle and it was full of bubbles, not sure why, I did not shake it, but I did store it upside down.  I added some pretty pink pearl nail polish on top of it to hide the bubbles a bit.  I must say I normally use Stampin Up Crystal Effects and I never had this problem, I store it upside down too.  I also added some white flocking to her muff and the trim of her hat.  I used Ranger Distress ink on the edges, a combination of tea dye and frayed burlap.  I lined my envelope with the matching paper.  Well that's it, thanks for looking and for all your sweet comments.  ~Diane
I am joining Marina's link party at  My Perfect Life
 12 months of Christmas link up at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
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23 comments:

  1. smart, girl--i'll wish i'd done this in november:) adorable card, diane!

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  2. Oh hun you always make the most beautiful cards hun and this is just lush hugs cheryl xx

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  3. Lovely card, love the soft colours and image. good idea to start early, too. I always start too late, I know it! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. I so need to follow your lead and create one card a week.
    Lovely, delicate card - very pretty indeed.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Loving your beautiful vintage Christmas card, Annette x

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  6. I like the old world charm of this card. How long does it take for you to make 1 card? I know I'm going to enJOY checking out your Christmas cards every week.

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  7. Hi Diane, Your card is so pretty. I love that image and the background you used on the card and envelope. Such a great idea to create a card a week. At that rate, one could have all they need to send out by Christmas and more.
    Looking forward to seeing all your Christmas cards to follow.
    Have a great weekend and stay warm.
    We had snow and ice today with temps in the teens. When I woke up this morning I thought I was back in Michigan. LOL
    Hugs

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  8. Lovely and what a wonderful stress free way to be prepared when Christmas 2014 is here. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  9. So pretty Diane! That image is gorgeous!

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  10. Your card is so, so pretty and I am envious that you have started on your Christmas cards! It's always my plan to start in February, but in reality it's usually in a panic at the beginning of December! Your combination of paper and image are absolutely perfect and I love the extra touches you have added. Nail varnish is such a great idea!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful and you are so gifted with always being able to choose the perfect design paper.
    Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  12. This is gorgeous! I love that you have left the focus on the image and the matching envelope is lovely. Thanks so much for your kind words and hope you will keep joining in with my Festive 48. Marina
    http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I just LOVE that image because I had one of those muffs when I was a little girl! It was a prized possession! It is so Pretty with that GORGEOUS paper on the card AND the envelope! LOVE!

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  14. It's a beautiful card! I had one of those muffs. My sister loved her muff so much she would sleep with it.

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  15. It would be nice to get an earlier start on those Christmas cards!!! The image is adorable and I love the satin touch! Stunning background and envelope paper! The problem I have with so many products out here is the drying out, even sealed! I have a bunch of unused and not opened paints that are now formed bricks and these were not cheap! Enjoy your Sunday!

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  16. I am so glad you found Marina via CCCB, now I need to follow your link to see Marina's challenge!\
    Beautiful work!

    Sending love from Singapore!

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  17. that is the sweetest image, love the muff, and those snowflakes in the background, fab., hugs

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  18. Diane, this is so sweet and adorable card! I love such colors! :) It's amazing!

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  19. I started doing a Christmas challenge blog last year and it was wonderful because I had all my Christmas cards done !! so awesome choice to do and I love your card!!

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  20. How darling! Love the image and all the glittery goodness. It perfect for Christmas but I like it for Valentine's day too!

    xo
    Leann

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  21. So very pretty Diane! Gorgeous image!

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  22. Beautiful card! The picture goes great with your DP! I love, love, love when you line your envelopes, such a pretty, extra special touch!

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  23. So soft and beautiful. I adore this vintage image. Creative Christmas Card Bliss...

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