Friday, 26 September 2014

First Christmas Card!

Afternoon blogging buddies!

There's lots of lovely Christmas cards out there in blog-land at the moment, made by some very talented crafters. 

Now for those of you that know me fairly well will know that I hate making Christmas cards, don't know why, just always have, and I don't see that changing anytime soon either, not this Christmas nor the next for that matter, and I must confess, last Christmas I actually bought, yes bought, the majority of my Christmas cards, I can hear you gasp from here!! 

So, I've taken ''the bull by the horns' as they say, and started to make some, yes I know, I can hardly believe it myself!

So for any family, friends or whoever gets one of my cards this Christmas, save it, hoard it, keep it for prosperity, or even frame it, 'cause I might not repeat the exercise!!!!

So here comes the first one....

As usual, challenges and recipe below, hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.





 Challenges....

Brown Sugar....Anything Goes
Sister Act....Anything Goes
ABC Christmas....Something Festive
Crafting By Design...Get Ready For Christmas
Mod Squad...Holiday
Winter Wonderland...Layer It Up
Moving Along With the Times...Image, Papers, Colour
Fab 'n Funky...Christmas
Crafty Boots...Anything Goes
Incy Wincy...Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments....Christmas In September
Holly Jolly Christmas....Ribbon Or Lace

Card Recipe.....

Digital papers....Nit Wit
Graphics, Hanging Socks....Nit Wit
Graphics, Shelf....Eline Pelinkoph, Daisie Co
Card Stock, Ribbon...From Stash

56 comments:

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful card, Jacee....I'm sure you will get hooked, in time.
Joyce xx

Joyce Evans Erb said...

It is a wonderful card. Love the dimension and the detail on the inside. Keep it up

Carole said...

I am sure this will be the first of many Jacee...but I admit to buying some...for those that don't appreciate handmade!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jacee and love the little stocking image

Anne

Jenny L said...

Hi Jacee,
wonderful Christmas card.
Fab design and super inside too.
Love the envelope too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

You might not like making christmas cards Jacee, but this one sure is lovely !!

hugs Diane xx

Barb said...

This is gorgeous, great design and color. Thanks for sharing with us at the Incy Wincy Challenge. Barb.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jacee congratulations on your top 3 at Crafty Catz I was one of the others that was also chosen. Jacee this is absolutely gorgeous loving those rich vibrant colours the image of the stockings is ACE, love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so cute! I love the three snazzy stockings.....great colors. Love the way you finished the inside too. Thanks for joining us this week at the Mod Squad!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Jacee. Love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

Sammy said...

Wouldn't be able to tell you hated making it... It's fab!
I've so far managed to not need to buy any cards since I started crafting 2 years ago, but I'm behind already this year, so we'll have to wait and see! x

Chrissy said...

There you go..you dont like making Christmas cards and you ended up making a stunner.Love the bright festive colours and the cute stockings waiting to be filled..love the dimension Jacee a gorgeous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pat said...

Lovely card with a super image, thanks for sharing at Fab'nFunky.

Pat xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jacee, this is gorgeous, I love the image and the fabby colours, gorgeous embellishments too.
Well done on getting started, hugs Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is gorgeous Jacee, lovely vibrant colours and the design is great. Now hopefully you are on a roll and will have all your Christmas cards done in a jiffy :)
Lorraine

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! I don't know what to say Jacee..I'm one of those people that start my CC the first week in Jan! Now I must admit I'm a bit behind this year, but I will catch up lol..I LOve your {cough} first Christmas card of the year!!..FABulous colours and design. A pretty inside and a GOrgeous envelope..LOving the image too.
Chrissyxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jacee you should join our friendly Christmas Club for next year and then you have to make one a fortnight LOL have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Jacee, I like the sweet stockings image the colours and the bow
Kevin xx

Carol S. said...

This card is fabulous and any one would love to receive it! Great colours and design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ginger said...

I love, love, love, love your card! The colors are wonderful! The stockings are so cute! Great job!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So in love with the bright colors on your gorgeous card - love those stockings!!

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, but i would be panicking if I was only just starting!!! I have just one left to colour in making 72 in all :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Jacee... loving the colours and design... and I spot a fab envelope too in one of the pics!! The kind of mail everyone likes to receive!

Hugs
Christine x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Jaycee love the design and colour combo.
Hugs Julie xxx

Michelle J M said...

What a fabulous bright and cheerful card. Love those socks and I am always so impressed with the inside of your cards as well. Michelle x

Pia S said...

It's a beautiful Christmas card, so cozy and sweet and a well put together design! I would never have thought you didn't like to make Christmas cards seeing the beautiful result! Unlike you I love to make them, every month of the year:)

Sue B said...

Oh Wow!! this is absolutely stunning Jacee! I so love those stockings with the sparkles… they look fab on the wooden hanger! Love the gorgeous papers and fab layout! it's a perfect Christams Card! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely Christmas card and the cutest stockings...Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Elins Cards and other handscrafts said...

What a great christmas card Jacee :)
Hug Elin

Lozzy T said...

I no what you mean about Christmas cards but i must say your card is beautiful. Love the colours and especially those stocking...Hugs Lozzy x

MaryH said...

A beautiful Christmas card with those gorgeous stockings hung with such care. This beauty certainly doesn't give away your secret of not liking to make this type of card. It's gorgeous - outside AND inside. TFS & Happy wkend.

Christina C. said...

Your cards are outstanding, Jacee!
Also became a follower!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, I love your design. Thank you for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.

Dionne

Gea said...

Your card is beautiful . Thanki you for joining Brown Sugar challenge Gr Gea B.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Christmas card Jacee! So much detail on those stockings and I love the traditional green and red colours! So festive! hugs :)

meg said...

Love the card Jacee, fantastic use of the nitwit papers and stockings,great idea to hang them from the shelf.

JD/ Jill said...

You've nade a beautiful Christmas card...Hope to see more.

Annette said...

Beautiful card, and I love the papers on the stockings.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
As You Like It,
The Stamp Basket,
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
ABC Christmas, and
Crafty Little Fairies.


Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and design,and thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments

Deborah Adams said...

As I read your post on why you hate making Christmas Cards I was thinking, I don't know why but this Christmas Card you made is just beautiful. I love the socks hanging on the shelf, this is just beautiful.
I hope you continue making some more for family and friends. :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
Deborah GDT

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous Christmas card! I love the image and the beautiful bow is a lovely finishing touch.
Rebecca.

Becky said...

wow Jacee, this card is awesome, inside and out!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hehe, so funny. Although I don't know why you don't like making stunning cards like this!

Liz x

Rosietoes said...

It's gorgeous Jacee. I don't know why you dislike making them but as always it's a work of art and anyone receiving it would be thrilled to bits. :) x

Ribbon Girl said...

lovely Christmas card (and thank you very much for the nice comments you leave me) Mary x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

It's very pretty even though you don't like making Christmas cards. I only make 10 and I usually only have 3 designs so I pick something a little different but easy to mass produce. Due to the cost of stamps, I see a LOT of people being very selective as to whom they send a card too...makes perfect sense to me.

jimlynn said...

I'm not gasping (LOL) but you really should make Christmas cards all the time when they're as special and as pretty as this one! LOVE the little stockings and the card is fabulous.
Lynn

Dot said...

Fabulous Christmas card,Jacee. Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope you will join us next time.
Dorte x

Elaine said...

A beautiful Christmas card Jacee.
I love the papers and the stockings are fab!

I also don't enjoy making Christmas cards though I have made one already! Last year I made 5 cards...and bought the other 120 :)

Big hugs
Elaine xx

coops said...

so stunning jacee.i love the fab stocking and your colour combo and design are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Dont know how I missed this when you posted it ! Great card - am with you about Christmas cards. Mine are usually last minute CAS ones!

nwilliams6 said...

Jacee, I just made a comment and blogger told me it couldn't post it so I am trying again - I hope you don't have two comments from me but oh well! LOL! I totally agree with you on Christmas cards. I think it is the amount we make - it does me in when I have to do more than a few for anything. Your card is lovely. Great colors, pretty layout and warm feel to it! Hugz!

Craftychris said...

I so love this! You would never know you don't like making Christmas cards! Maybe you will change your mind the more you make???? xxx

Diane Hopkins said...

Well, this is adorable.
For one that doesn't like making Christmas cards, it's a fine creation ;)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this time, Love Hazel (Didos) x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Hi Jacee, I'm back to say thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!
Rebecca.

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