Thursday 31 October 2013

Three minute Joyful Christmas - and a winner!

Are you wondering who walked away with the freebies from my online shop promotion last week? Well, it was lovely Jackie Collins from Bedfordshire who was thrilled when I phoned to let her know she'd won £25 worth of free items of her choice. "I don't believe it - I never win anything!" she said. Well, she does now!  Congratulations Jackie, enjoy your goodies!

Now, it might be halloween today but I'm thinking about Christmas cards - and quick ones too since it's Three Minute Thursday. Yesterday I showed you how the stylised holly from Joyful Christmas could turn autumnal but today it's back in festive form! Come and see:

I used markers on the rubber before stamping to get the double coloured sentiment and then used my stamp-a-majig to add the holly leaves. Candy dots make perfect berries - in fact, you may have gathered by now that I believe candy dots are perfect in every way!

The front panel was cut the same height as the card base but 1.5cm narrower and was mounted using dimensionals for extra interest.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: Garden Green classic ink, Early Espresso, Real Red markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Candy dots, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
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will get a whopping £65 worth of freebies during October!

It's half term here and my children are keeping me entertained! Yesterday, my daughter was doing some baking while my youngest son did the washing up after lunch (and for those who think what an angel he is, please bear in mind that he was urged to do so several times and only caved in when I threatened to confiscate his xbox!) I asked my son to put clingfilm over some left-overs and pop them back in the fridge. "The trouble with clingfilm," said my son, "is that it's a bit clingy!"

See you tomorrow,


  1. Very nice - I like the dimension with the candy dots!

  2. What a versatile stamp set is Joyful Christmas - I was just looking at yesterday's post and I wouldn't have picked the leaf to be the same one! It looks terrific either way and I wouldn't be surprised if you don't have a third use for it, too!

  3. Hi Vicky-Just playing catch up :)
    Love this Holly image-and the candy dots make the most perfect berries.So glad your son got to grips with the clingy cling! LOL!
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xxx

  4. Love the base card design Vicky and may well have to steal it ! or case it isn't that the term for stealing in the crafty world. Love the simplicity of this gorgeous card and the great placement. Ah the old xbox how I detested that thing my son even smuggled it to the UK when he went to college !


  5. Congrats to Jackie (I know how excited she was!!)
    Love love love your card Vicky, clean crisp and CAS ...... My favourite :0)
    Great idea for candy dots as berries, they need to roll out a whole pack of reds to cater for Christmas cards !!
    Jenny x

  6. Lovely CAS card know what they say less is more and its true


  7. This is such a simple design, but I love how crisp and clean it looks!! Just loving the Candy Dots.

    Thank's again for my "Freebies" from your on-line shopping promotion last week. I was so excited when you rang to say I had won :D xx

  8. Love this CAS but stylish card Vicky.

    Congrats to Jackie.

    Sarn xxx

  9. Beautiful Vicky, I love the simplicity of the design .

  10. This is lovely Vicky, and the candy dots are just perfect for it. AND I love the off centre of the card.

  11. I LOVE this Vicky, CAS perfection! Xx


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