One Of A Kind

Hello all, I hope it's not too wet and windy where you are.  I'm not keen if I have to be outside, but don't mind snuggling up in front of the fire with a good book, or some cross stitch and a cat on my lap. 
I am feeling flushed with success as I'm pretty sure we've done all the Christmas shopping today, so now I have the mammoth task of wrapping everything and making tags!
Here's a card I'd like to share with you today:

This card is unique because the white and blue dotty paper is my last ever piece of the Craftwork Cards vintage range.  It was perfect for this card.  I've cut the scalloped circle and trapped a die cut snowflake inside vellum and added it to the vertical strip.  The snowflake top left is Perfect Plum and the scalloped circle is Rose Red, two beautiful Stampin Up! colours.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, too.  I was thrilled to be able to die cut a little circle, punch two small holes in it and make my own button.  It looks really good IRL.
I am making a gradual transition towards Stampin Up! products so that every time I run out of something I am replacing it with the SU version.  Although I've enjoyed making Christmas cards this year, I've found it quite stressful trying to think which patterened papers go together and am more than willing to let SU take the hard work out of it for me! 
A woman in my knitting group goes to a craft group where the participants have depression and other problems.  They really find that crafting relieves their problems, as you can imagine.  As it's a charity I thought it would be a good idea to donate all the bits and bobs I no longer need, so they can add to their own stash and help more people.  Brainwave, I think!  I am not a cluttered crafter, I like to be organised and know where everything is, so this will give me more space to get better organised.
Anyway, enough of my rambling, I'm off to read all your blogs and flick through some magazines for ideas for Christmas gift tags.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone, and thanks so much for dropping in today.
Jane xx

Comments

  1. A really pretty Christmas card Jane , well done for doing all your Christmas shopping

    Anne

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  2. Lovely card, Jane. I hate using the last piece of a paper that I love. If I have scraps that I can cut an inch square from I stick them onto a piece of copier paper to make a "quilt" backing paper. I tend to do a few sheets with different colour combos. I used some on a card on my blog here http://christianchickcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/couple-of-cards.html
    That might be an idea for the craft group to do something similar, creating their own backing papers and keeping costs down.

    Margaret xx

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  3. Once again, very pretty. I love that "captured" snowflake.

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  4. Gorgeous card Jane, love the fab design and gorgeous snowflakes.

    Donna x

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  5. This is a gorgeous card Jane! I love your snowflake embellishments - especially your clever idea of trapping a die cut in a vellum sandwich. I agree that crafting is very therapeutic and how lovely of you to donate the stash you no longer need to a help group. Vx

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