Good morning crafters, how are you all this Sunday morning?
I’ve had a busy weekend as it was my Husbands birthday. We went out for lunch on Friday and then to the German Christmas market, it’s always the first time I feel a bit Christmassy when I visit there!
Yesterday we went to the seaside, to Whitby. I like to go out of season when it’s a bit quieter but although it was a nice day it was freezing cold so our long walk along the beach was actually a very short walk along the beach
Keith doesn’t eat cake so I made him a lovely steak pie (his favourite) and after we left yesterday morning my Son cut out some pastry letters and wrote Happy Birthday Dad on the pie so he was quite pleased when it came out of the oven, It’s not often that we all sit down to eat together nowadays but both kids stayed in and we had a lovely family meal for the first time in ages
Enough rambling and onto today's card …
It’s time for the Christmas challenge over at The Ribbon Girl and the theme is;
HO HO HO!
We want to see lots of lovely Christmas cards and there is a fab prize up for grabs as always; a £20 Gift Voucher to spend on The Ribbon Girl website PLUS a stamp of the winners choice from Lili of the Valley
I’ve made a card and a tag, I haven’t used a stamp which was quite a challenge for me but I wanted to try and showcase the fab Ribbon Girl products. I made the tag as an afterthought and actually liked that better than the card!
Here’s what I used from the Ribbon Girl;
Button Twine natural and red (this is so handy)
Cream Jute Mesh Ribbon
They do also have Rusty Jingle Bells which would have been perfect for this project in hindsight
I’ve used my favourite Marianne tree die and the Krafty Christmas papers from Lili of the Valley, I inked all the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink
The little paper tags are from the Christmas Sentiment Tags sheet and the little red bells were from my stash
The actual tag base is just one I got from a pair of jeans that my Daughter bought, I’ve had it a while and knew it would come in handy lol
That’s it from me, make sure you have a look at all the gorgeous inspiration from the other Ribbon Girls to give you a few ideas for the challenge
As always thank you for all the lovely comments and enjoy the rest of your weekend