I thought I'd best share the Christmas card I made for my niece's first Christmas.
At the rate I was going with sharing projects and other things on my blog in late 2016 it's a case of better late than never!
But anyway, December was soooo busy that I am just thankful I managed to get a card made for little miss before Christmas day arrived. :)
I used a mix of new papers from Crate Paper's 2016 holiday release and some dies I've had since last Christmas but hadn't got round to using properly.
Paper: Crate Paper, Studio Calico
Dies: Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn, PTI
Other: Tinsel twine, string, 3D foam tape, 3D glitter paint
I really love the bold pastel shades in the Snow and Cocoa collection from Crate - they include pops of bright pink and teal and they work so well together with the cute snowman from the 2015 winter release from Pebbles. And you know how much I love building a little winter scene on my cards. :) I also found a neat way to transform 1 into 1st by cutting away the rest of the "Christmas" die cut to leave "st".
Anyway, I'm wondering what to feature on next year's card now. ;)
The little festive Matryoshka set featured in the photos above was one of the gifts I left under the tree for my niece - she can't play with it for a good few years, but it was so sweet and I'm hoping to keep to the tradition of giving her a new ornament/decoration each year. I just hope she'll enjoy and like them in later years.
So here were her spoils, in addition to the card and festive tree, Santa and snowman, there was a fab toy dragon who noisily flaps his wings (that went down very well) and of course there had to be a cute outfit. I couldn't resist this little set from M&S with Little Red Riding Hood on it - ma and I snapped up our Christmas gift outfits for her back in late October! :)
Right well, I'd best be off - it's a "school night", back to work in the morning so I'm off for a soak in the bath then to bed!