2 December 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge # 58

Afternoon everyone hope you are snuggled in the warm out of this very bitterly cold weather?

Some of you may know that earlier this week I wanted to enter the challenge over at
The Play Date Cafe Challenge # 58  but sadly I missed the deadline!!!  I posted my card on my blog anyway and received some lovely comments from the designers over at PDCC - so thank you all very much for that.  

SO this week I was determined that I wasn't going to miss it!  This is the inspiration photo - how lovely and the colours of the challenge are rich red and fresh white - gorgeous.  The DT cards are stunning BTW.
and this is my entry

 and this is a close up
The card blank, scallop red square, sentiment, tree and bauble are all from Craftwork Cards.  The ribbon and snowflake are from my stash. 

So thats another xmas card made and added to my pile to send out!  Still got about another 15-20 to make.  I send around 50-60 cards each year (and yes I hand make ALL of them) in fact since I've been making cards, and with my hand on my heart - I've NEVER purchased a shop bought card for any occasion - call me stubborn but I just don't - I HAVE to make it myself.   On the xmas card front this year I feel I've got off lightly as in previous years I've done craft fairs where I've made up packs of cards and have made between 400-500 cards!  This year I haven't done any craft fairs and am not feeling phased by the amount I've got to make - ROFL!!!

I would love to know how many cards you hand make for Xmas?  Also do you ever purchase ready made cards?

Thanks for popping by and happy crafting!



CinnamonSally said...

Hi Tina, love your red and white card, great colours this week at the PDCC will definately be making mine over the weekend!!
Like you I can honestly say that I have not purchased a shop card for the last 6-7 years. I make all my own plus I am lucky enough to get loads of orders from work. As for Christmas I probably make about 50-60 the same as you!

Hope you are keeping warm its still snowing here!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sally
lovely card ...i never ever buy a card ...i msend about 70 cards ...and sell some ..i could never buy one ....
hows Tilly

Gibmiss said...

Hi again sorry Tina ....hugs
sylvie x

E.T said...

pretty card!

Ruby said...

SO glad you made our deadline this week. Your card is lovely! I love the CAS design. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Shirley said...

AS usual a gorgeous card Tina.
yes I do buy Christmas cards and make a few for my best friends. You are on my list of "best friends" so no worries about getting a shop bought one. I would not DARE send you anything other than hand made.ha ha


Jan said...

Beautiful card..the embossing looks great and love the design!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Glad you made the deadline as this card is beautiful! Love that adorable trim as well as that super design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH this is pretty--love that scalloped border! LOVE that glitter too! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

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