Friday, December 16, 2016

Giving Thanks

Hello there

Christmas preparations are well under way.  Well,  the tree is up anyway.  We still have some gift-wrapping to do, but I think that the presents are all bought, at least!  The thought of battling the crowds out on the high street doesn't appeal one bit - I used to love shopping, and at least one Saturday a month would see me exploring the Oxford Street stores with relish!  I think I may have "shopped myself out" though 😀😀, and now I give thanks for internet shopping from the comfort of my lovely Aeron chair!

Giving Thanks is the theme of the last Daring Cardmakers challenge of 2016.  We'll be back with our next challenge on January 6th, so have left the InLinkz gadget open for sharing your creations till then.  We all have something to say Thank You for, so please join in!

It seems only right that we finish the year with cards that say
 Thank You 
For our part we'd like to say Thank You to all who've popped by over the year, joined in with our challenges and left some lovely comments too.
With luck, we'll probably all have a Thank You card or two to make, so here's your chance to get ahead and have one or two at the ready
It's rather nice to step away from all the Christmas themed stuff and use different colours and some neglected dies or images.
I went for pinky-peach shades and a lovely poppy die from Joanna Sheen
Card blank is linen-textured and 'not quite' white (PDA Woodward)
2 shades Bazzill card
Lace and narrow ribbon
Pearls and gems
Poppy (Joanna Sheen Signature Dies)
'Thank You' (Creative Dies; CraftStashUK)
Scalloped and plain rectangles (Tonic Nested set) 

Just love a bit of pretty lace, and its just ages since I used some.  I need to fix that little oversight, I think!

Just before I go and get some lunch, I thought I'd share the envelope I made using part of a sheet of 12x12 paper from a couple of years back.  I could have used my envelope punch board, but I couldn't be bothered to clear enough space on the desk to use it!

Voucher and Gift Card presents can look a bit dull, even in a pretty envelope, so I've gone a bit 'overboard' with the tag.

Poinsettia layers are cut using my own Silhouette template
Pine sprigs are die cut (2x Joanna Sheen Signature Dies)
various star and Snowflake dies and punches
Real mini pine-cone

That's it, hope you like what I've been making - it would be great to hear from you
Have a great weekend



Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kathy, loving the designs and beautiful lace.
Linda xxx

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeoussss Kathy
Gr Karin

Shabneez said...

Fabulous makes Kathy - love all the detail. Shabneez xxx

sandra carey said...

That's beautiful Kathy hugs S xx

Karen Mortensen said...

Lovely work Kathy x

Laine said...

Such elegant creations Kathy!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy your makes are stunning I do love the poppy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous card and i love that lace

Andree said...

A wonderfully pretty card Kathy and a fabulous gift envelope. Both are great designs xx

Cathy Clowes said...

A beautiful card and envelope Kathy. Your designs are always so gorgeous. Cathy x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely! Those flowers are great and i love the lace