Saturday 19 December 2020

Last Minute Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

 Good morning, well here I am with my last post for 2020, and it's a 'last minute' Christmas card  for our last challenge at Sweet Stampin' this year. 

Despite making Christmas cards all year I still needed a few at the beginning of this week- most had already been posted (early and organised for me!) as I had a suspicion that the mail would struggle this Christmas- and I was right! We seem to be getting post about twice a week at the moment- most of it posted well over a week ago,  but to be fair I'm sure they're doing their best, I saw the parcel mountain on TV.

This card was quick to make- no colouring, just one of my beloved Penny Black deer stamps- so love this stamp, it comes out every year- embossed background (almost as old as the stamp- still a fave) some TH Sizzix die cuts and a bow. I liked how it came out so I made two!

I'm taking a break now until January so I'd like to wish each and every one of my lovely Blogging friends and followers a very happy Christmas -albeit very different from usual- and a happy and healthy 2021- let's hope it's a much better year for all of us.

I'd also like to say a heartfelt thank you for all the wonderful comments you have left for me, I. do read and appreciate each and every one of them.

See you in January




Challenge entries:

letssquashit #3

2craftycrittercrazies #45

sheepski #45

PBSC December Challenge

fezziwigsfestivefrolics - last minute makes


meg said...

A beautiful image and card Chris

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic post Chris, love the embossing folder, great image, colours and design. xxxx 🎅

Shona Erlenborn said...

That is a pretty stamp Chris. Makes for a very elegant card! Merry Christmas!

Kathleen said...

A great EF and a super image and the foliage looks really great with the red and the gold bow.
So very sorry to hear about tier 4, it must be a nightmare for you, bad enough here on tier three, what have we done to deserve this. I haven'e even been to the hairdressers since March but quite a few hospital visits before Christmas, one includes the camera, something to look forward too, not.
Well I hope that you have the best Christmas that you can in these uncertain times. Will miss you.

Kath x

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card and thank you for my card Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year

Mrs A. said...

Can see why you like the deer stamp and went and made two. I love the finished cards. We seem to be getting post every other day. I think they are splitting the round in half and doing on alternate days. Not a bad idea really. Hugs Mrs A.

Bernadet said...

Such a stunning card Chris!
I wish you all the best and have some great days with your family.!
Thank you for all your lovely words on my blog!!

Pat said...

Beautiful elegant Christmas cards Chris, the image is lovely and the embossed background is great. Hope you and yours have a very Happy Christmas and New Year despite all the restrictions.

Pat xx

Janette said...

This is simply stunning, a beautiful design and the image is perfect.A really gorgeous card Chris.xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love that fab deer image and it is beautiful on the embossed BG with all of the die cuts! Wishing you a fantastic and Blessed Christmas- and hope 2021 brings us some changes : )

Chrissy said...

Beautiful cards Chris, so elegant with the Deer, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and safe new Year 2021..


mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Chris. Thank you so much for yours which arrived last week, it is truly beautiful.

Merry Christmas when it comes and thank you for being here xxx

chrissy xx said...

Such a Beautiful design Chris.
I LOve your colours, dies used and this pretty ribbon.
Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas.
Let's hope things are different for us all next year! Daughters in tier 2. Sounded strange yesterday when she told me they had been out for a meal at lunchtime.
Stay safe

aussie aNNie said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Peace and Health in the new year...💝

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great card, thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, hope you had a happy Christmas, Hazel xx

aussie aNNie said...

I wish you the happiest, safest, and healthiest 2021. xx

Cara said...

Wow! Stunning card! Really love everything about this! Thanks so much for entering our Challenge this month at SheepSki Designs.
Cara, SheepSki Design Team
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely work, Chris! Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

Babs said...

Hi Chris, I love this image too and it looks gorgeous against the white background. Happy New Year .
Babs x

pinky said...

Elegant and beautiful are the only words I can use to describe this card Chris, love it! Another year upon us and we are on a slippery slope because of the Christmas festivities!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous pair of dear, Chris, and I love the swirl embossed frame!! Sorry to be slow to pop over from Let's Squash It to say how much I love your card!!