My Lovely Friends

Monday, 17 September 2012

Simply Sassy, Simply Christmas

Howdi doodie my lovelies, have you all had a good weekend? Now is it me or are these dark nights drawing in in the uk, my goodness, no sooner are we in September that you get the feeling summer really has gone..........yea ok I know we didnt have one but we had the light nights lol.
Now I havnt crafted at all over the weekend, I havn't even been on my lappy since saturday dinner ;0( but I do have a card I made last week so I thought I would show you that.
How simple is this...........for me anyway lol. I am doing a lot of my Christmas cards like this this year cus the prices Royal Mail charge for their postage now is ridiculous......

I have machine stitched all around the edges of the paper.........yea check me out lol. I have decorated inside but not as I usually do.
Now its not very often I use card blanks but when I do I make sure I use lots of card inside & out cus I dont like how flimsy they seem to feel. However this doesnt help the postage costs. So I have still attached another piece of card to strengthen it but I've also added thick paper, folded & attached that, 120gsm I think? I've used a Penny Black stamp to add a sentiment & Stampendous stamp to add 2 snowflakes. Had these over a year but I neglect them especially the Penny Black ones :0(

The gorgeous image is of course A Simply Sassy stamp & it was a free stamps that came with the final collection if you brought the full set, however it was for a ltd time. 
She was of course coloured with copics & prisma pencil & I added lots of dots with my Pearl Pen. I also added Glossy Accents to her eyes.

The papers I think are Pink Paislee, had them a while & these are scraps as they were 12x12. Card blank from stash. Poinsettia I glittered up with Stardust Stickles & added a pearl & cut some
 Holly Leaves which are lush. The sentiment on the front is from a Penny Black stamp set.
I've had these PB stamps for over a year but I've just seen they are on sale right now, more than half price ;0)

Simply Sassy stamp - Funky Kits
Viva Pearl pen, Stardust stickles & pearls - My Crafty Heart
Penny Black stamps & Stampendous stamp - Sir Stamp A Lot
Holly Leaves die - My Crafty Heart
MB Snowflake Corner - My Crafty Heart

I would like to thank you for all your lovely comments & emails regarding the anonymous person, tbh it didnt upset me, I pity the person who sits & judges others.........maybe you should look at your life a bit more closer, you never know it could make you happy :)

Anyhoos my lovelies thank you for stopping by I will catch up with you all. We are being lazy tonight & having chinese take away, yayyy no cooking for me lol, hubster has to pay tho ;0)

Toodles, take care mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering............
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas In September


Deb said...

wow, totally stunning Vicky, love the stitching and the inside looks perfect!

Doreen said...

This is beautiful...lovely image and

Lau W said...

Vicky, your card is jaust fabulous, magical ! Love this image, the hair are so beautiful ! This is a wonderful Christmas card my friend !

Unknown said...

She's a gorgeous redhead Vicky! What a lovely idea to use this cutie for a Christmas card, love the pearls in her hair! Big hugs, Ira xox

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Vicky this is brilliant! i love all those dots and the pearls, and that sentiment is gorgeous. Oh yes you are so right, the dark nights are here, the clocks will change next month too. And I know just what you mean about the postage! I think we all need some brilliant ideas for flat cards this Christmas! Judy x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful hair colouring Vicky, gorgeous colour and love the pearls through it.Her eyes are stunning too, fabulous card.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Vicky, I like the image the papers and the poinsettia.
Kevin xx

Christina C. said...

You are so right, Vicky....postage is getting pricey and simple is better! This is gorgeous, colored magnificently.....LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that red hair!!!!

Sandra H said...

Hi Vicky, So beautiful is this image and your card is stunning!! the little things that bring the image together are outstanding like the pearl pen and the glossy essence all make a difference to ordinary colouring and the papers stitching and other embellis add the perfect finish Vicky to your wonderful card l could learn so much from you your amazing and so talented truly xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So gorgeous!! Love the elegant and clean look to this - fabulous :)

Eileen said...

Gorgeous image, love your hair colouring, and fab sentiment.
Bet you don't get away with ordinary postage on it though :(
Eileen x

Anne said...

This is fantastic! Love the image, she is gorgeous with her red hair!
The die cuts, sewing, papers and other details are all perfect. Just love it. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Vicky! I love the rich Christmas colors and papers and the wonderful image! Your coloring and details are fantastic, as always!

Irene said...

I would love to get loads of these "what you call simple" cards in the mail this Christmas, it's beautiful Vicky!!!

Hugs, Irene

Lotta said...

Oh Vicky!! This is sooo gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! I can feel a calm beautiful air in this card that is so nice! hugs Lotta

Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card Vicky, I love the gorgeous image and delish colouring too! :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love her red hair. I had a Christmas card with this image on last year and loved it.

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Vicky! Gorgeous image, her hair looks fabulous - love the little pearls :o) Hugs, Lisa x

heidy said...

Wow Vicky your coloring is stunning,her hair is so beautiful!!
XXX Heidy

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Vicky! I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully! Love the rich reds and creams… the papers and embellies are beautiful !! it's a really scrummy Christmas card! :-)
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

Oh my goodness Vicky this is stunning. I love the image, your colouring is wonderful and the layout and colours are just perfect.

enjoy the rest of your evening
Hugs Sue

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Vicky this is stunning the colours are just perfect for that beautiful image I so love the little pearls in her hair, the design and that corner die cut look fantastic.
lorraine x

Fleur said...

WOW simply stunning
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Wendy said...

This is fab Vicky I love the pearl drops in her hair stunning

Hugs Wendy

mags said...

This is a gorgeous christmas card. Super image and colouring and love the rich colours.

An Occasional Genius said...

Her red hair is amazing Vicky!! A totally gorgeous card & when you're sending them through the post it does pay to keep them flatter!! Hugs xx

Berry said...

Gosh Vicky the colours on this are stunning so deep and rich. I know what you mean about postage prices ridiculous now aren't they! Hugs rebekah xx

Mau xx said...

Fab card Vicky, Love the image.
Have to agree about postage, I think my cards will be flatter and lighter this year, just wish I was flatter and lighter
Huge hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

oops! forgot to say I had passed your Birthday wishes onto Den, sends big thank you xx
Hugs xx

Dona said...

What a fantastic card. I love this image used as a christmas card. Beautiful.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love it.

Doreen said...

fantastic card hun. The image, your coloring the papers - simply perfect
Have a great day
Thinking of you
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Loopylou. said...

huge huge hugs hun, I knew the person wouldn't upset you, you are way too strong to worry about a nasty person like that.
This card is just yummy hun,its perfect. I know what you mean about postage,its a nightmare now.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

misteejay said...

Oh my, this is wonderful Vicky. I'm also trying very hard to keep the Chrimbo cards flatter this year as postage is awful now.

Stunning card.

Toni xx said...

Love it! Be careful of the pearls though - I had three on my card and they were about mm too high and had to go as large letter rate :(

Claire x

Ally said...

wow, I love this card! And I have to agree, swiss post charges ridiculous prices too, and we have to put up with it because we have no other delivery service. it's a shame!
hugs, alessandra