Saturday, 22 September 2012

Have yourself a Merry Minis Christmas

Aaaargh! The only problem with making Christmas cards at this time of the year is that you get Christmas songs stuck in your head! Yes, I've been cracking on with my Christmas cards, inspired by Less is More where Mandi and Chrissie are asking us to combine three previous challenges (they're listed handily on the top bar of the blog); and CASology where the cue word this week is White. Come and have a look:


I 've chosen white on white (wk14), embossing (wk15) and Let it Snow (wk 45 for my Less is More themes and of course there's plenty of white going on here for CASology! The basis of the design is a predominantly white panel with lots of texture, mounted on a pristine white card base.


I started by masking off a horizantal strip with post it notes and heat embossing in white then layered on this stripy organza ribbon and some gorgeous Cherry Cobbler bakers twine.  It needed a bit more interest, so I added the line of piercing. The simple rounded sentiment was a perfect fit - it's from For My Family, a sentiment set for personalising cards for all the family - and teacher too!


Those fabulous trees are made with my new Merry Minis stamp set and coordinating punch. The trees were stamped, embossed or glittered and made into tiles by pasting onto a stack of glued-together punched trees. The bling is one of the Basic Rhinestones coloured with a permanent marker.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Merry Minis, For My Family
Ink: Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Merry Minis punch pack, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine (coming soon!), organza ribbon, Mat pack and piercer (retiring) Basic Rhinestones, versamark and white embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, stamp-a-majig


I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view my regularly updated lists of retiring stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% discount. 

Talking of getting songs stuck in your head, guess what we were singing when we visited this lovely location on our holidays? There was no stopping my daughter and I doing our best Vera Lynn impressions at the tops of our voices! "There'll be bluebirds over... the white cliffs of Dover..." I'm afraid the males of the family were terrified that someone might hear us and have us carted away, but we were there pretty early so there was no-one else there. And if you're wondering whether I was blown away, yes I was - but not literally!

My tummy tells me it's lunchtime and I can't understand why the Ravening Hordes haven't mentioned it yet... Enjoy the rest of the week and I'll see you on Monday,


43 comments:

  1. Love your fabulous CAS Christmas card, Vicky. Lovely layers and those little shimmery, glittery trees are so sweet.
    Love your wind swept look. I bet that bracing wind brought the roses to your cheeks x

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  2. Lovely work Vicky, so simple, CAS but very striking.

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  3. Hi Vicky, love that gorgeous card and the white on white with a pop of red is sensational. Gorgeous photo and it does look a tad windy ! Have a lovely weekend.

    Marie

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  4. Lovely card! You brought back fond memories to me of my father singing "The White Cliffs of Dover" - many years ago. Thank you for sharing.
    Linda J

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  5. That's gorgeous Vicky, love the white heat embossed panel, stunning and very pretty too hugs Karen x

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  6. Lovely white card - great use of the Merry Minis! And I'm sure you are not the only ones to sing when you're there. How could you not?? lol! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  7. Gorgeous card Vicky.. I have just bought these dear little tree stamps and punches, what great inspiration. You look wonderful in your picture too... I'm all for singing , my first thought when I saw the pic was the Sound of Music!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is more

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  8. Beautiful card, though the thought of Christmas makes me feel a little aargh!
    I would have sung too, why not?! xxx

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  9. So pretty and elegant looking. Love the white on white and you added just the right amount of red! Lovely card.
    Lynn

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  10. What can I say, a fabulous card, and looks so simple, I love it.
    Great photo too, looks like you enjoyed your trip.

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  11. Gorgeous card Vicky, and a fab photo!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  12. Lovely subtle colour scheme and a beautifully clean layout.

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  13. Fabulous card Vicky. I love the little tree stamps, totally awesome! Hugs ... Carole xox

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  14. Your card is so pretty, Vicky. Love the white on white with just a tiny bit of red. Beautiful. Great picture, too! AnnY.

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  15. Those little christmas trees are fab Vicky and I love just the hint of red. Not a good hair day then! Lol! xx

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  16. FAbulous, asa ever Vicky
    I love these cute little punches too.
    Gorgeous pic of you, Im either gonna be singing that ot Kimberleys A your Adorable etc lol
    Thank you
    mandi LIM

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  17. gorgeous Vicky... I've just been to Lizy's to pick up my goodies and oggle the new catalogue... I may be poor very soon

    jen xxx

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  18. Sbsolutely gorgeous card Vicky.....just love what you've done.

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  19. what a beautiful christmas card, vicky!! love those sweet little trees and the little pops of red... thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

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  20. I'm loving the off white embossing on the white card.... beautiful soft colour palette for a Christmas card :0) we came through Buckingham today with a heavily laden car because we are taking Hannah down to Bath university on Sunday...... I'm wondering if she has over-estimated the size of the wardrobe in her room!!!
    Jenny x

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  21. This is simply fabulous! I love the shine of the embossing and the touch of red is perfect for Christmas. Love the photo of you

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  22. Simple, with just a smidgen of colour, very nice.

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  23. Perfect LIM card Vicky! Great picture reminds me of the Sound of Music too.

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  24. Such a wonderful christmas card, i really love it!!
    Clean and simple, but with sooo many little details...! Absolutely great!!

    Hugs,

    Karola

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  25. Simply stunning, fabulous touch of red, a perfect Christmas card.

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  26. A gorgeous Christmas card Vicky! I love the monochrome neutrals, and those sweet tiny trees!

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  27. What a fab card! Love the mostly white, with that pop of red! I love the paper piercing too...I forget about doing that, but I always love how it looks!

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  28. I love the white on white theme of this card , so nice and pure for a Christmas card and the pop of red is perfect ! Gosh , I have usually got so much underway for Christmas by now ! I have no idea what has happened this year !!!! Jane x

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  29. That's a great picture of you, Vicky. Your face is beaming! And your card is woozy brilliant!!

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  30. Brilliant Vicky. Love all the different textures with the embossing. x

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  31. love this card Vicky, the white embossing on white is simply fab. Jenny

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  32. Congratulations on your HM win at CASology!

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  33. Ab Fab Vicky. So delicate and pretty.
    I`m with Chrissie, I thought of sound of music too at first.
    Lynne xxx

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  34. I just love your mini houses Vicky what a super card:0) That's a really lovely photo of you too, I thought it would be 'Tha Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music'.......well I didn't know you were in Dover did I? LOL :0) Gay x

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  35. Lovely LIM card, really CAS.
    Linbyx

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  36. Great xmas card Vicky!! I love to sing too..not that I can, but who cares as long as you enjoy it.

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  37. Popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved HM at CASology, Vicky!!

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  38. Great LIM card Vicky and I'm glad you enjoyed your little singalong too he he.Glad you weren't swept away it does look very windy there :) Viv xx

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  39. Lovely Christmas card Vicky. I always think white on white looks so elegant. xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x