40 Days To Go...

40 days to go, 40 days 'til Christmas. 40 days 'til the big fat fella comes down your chimney and gives your pressies and DRINKS YOUR BEER! 40 days 'til Christmas...

A little ditty that get's sung on one of the local radio stations here in New Zealand every year. One of this countries most beloved radio personalities Polly Gillespie started this tradition a few years back. We sing it every year, counting down the days to one of my favourite times of the year. So I thought I'd share that with you today. I also thought I'd share a card I made using one of my favourite Christmas stamps from a little Scottish stamp company that I think is fabulous. I love Sugar Nellie stamps and this is a super cutie. There's so much going on in the stamp. I kept the card design very plain to allow the stamp to feature. I'm really pleased with the CAS finish and how it all came together.


I embossed the lower half of the card with a pretty embossing folder that reminded me of Christmas baubles. It's actually the 'Regency' damask folder that came with my eBosser. But I think it works. I inked around the edge of the image to give it definition against the background and mounted it on foam pads adding a little twist of ribbon behind for interest. A simple strip of pretty Christmas paper across the top and a wrap of ribbon and my CAS card was done!


I coloured the gorgeous image with my Promarkers of course. I'm a little bit excited today if I can let you in on a little secret. My new Promarkers have arrived!! The limited edition Autumn/Winter set and the colours look so lush! So you can bet my next card will be coloured up with these! I won a lovely prize from Joanna Sheen on the As You Like It challenge, so this was my treat from that. Coincidentally, the card I won the prize for was also a Sugar Nellie. 


I've added some glittery touches to the image with Star Dust Stickles and I also added some Glossy Accents to the lil' snowman, kitty and dog's noses. I used Christmas Red Stickles on the doggy's lil' Christmas bauble too.

Well, I think that's it from me today. Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed having a looksy at this CAS Christmas make. Do go and check out the gorgeous stamps at Funky Kits. They have a fabulous range of the most gorgeous stamps out there. See you again really soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Papertake Weekly: 2 or 4 Legs
Divas By Design: Photo Inspiration
A Creative Romance: Winter Warmers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: November ~ Snow
Cute Card Thursday: #347 ~ Red & Green
A Little Bit Crafty: CAS or Clean & Simple
Stamping Sensations: November ~ Simply Christmas
The Sugar Bowl: #118 ~ Anything 'Sugar Nellie' Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: November ~ It's All About Christmas
I Love Promarkers: #245 ~ Male Christmas (CAS - great for male Xmas card)


Chris said…
Fab card, Wendy! Great design and it IS a gorgeous stamp!
40 days to go!!!! I feel panic setting in!!!
Jacee said…
Lovely design, sweet image, really nice card
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design
Annette said…
It's a fab card Wends. I love the Sugar Nellie image and I'm delighted you've used your Joanna Sheen prize for the promarkers. A perfect card honey.
Juls said…
Fab card, love the LO & embossed detail, thank u for sharing it with us in the sugar bowl :-) xx
brenda said…
A super cute Christmas card Wendy with a great design as well - are you sure it's only 40 days as I've not started the shopping yet.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x
Joan said…
Lovely embossing and a very cute stamp

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Dawn T said…
such a cute stamp Wendy. I tried to find it on the site but couldn't Is it rubber? Your card is delightful.
Wendy Fraser said…
Such a cute card, fab image and lovely paper too, thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

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