Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bluesy does it.

Managed to get the fresh food shopping  all done
yesterday and it was hassle free too.
Our local Sainsbury's had every 
till not only  open but working as well.
There were plenty of staff around the isles 
for The Doc to ask where his favourite nuts were
and  his after dinner tipple so we came home
well pleased with ourselves.
The Doc does like his custard tarts from there
and I like the  blue stripy boxes they come in
so without further ado here's  
 Christmas Card  No 1.  for next years stockpile!
My New Yrs resolution is to do 
some alternate style/shape cards 
 so I thought I would start off with this one.

I was meant to be making an envelope pocket style card
but it was not until I had cut the triangle sides away 
I realised they were meant to overlap not meet in the middle!!
So being the mother of invention I'm going to call it
a Tag Fold Card instead.

Pre coloured digi is from the House Mouse Triple CD collection.
Matted onto a sheet of  silver mirror  paper
( cut using Spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon Threader  die  )
which is in turn matted onto blue glitter card.
Stripy blue card  is from said custard tart box.
I used diamond stickles on the image which shows IRL.

The spotty paper, tag and sentiments were printed 
from the same CD .
I mounted the tag to the front on one side and 
used the tag hole to attach some ribbon and punched 
a corresponding hole on the other side 
to tie the card closed.

Entering into the following challenges:
Melonheadz Friends # Christmas/winter holiday.
House-Mouse and Friends #184 Christmas and or New Years.
Eureka stamps #120 Use some glitter.
Hiding  In My Craft Room #179 Freestyle.
CD Sunday Challenge Blog Stamp it. must use A CD.  ( House Mouse Triple CD).
Aurora Wings #10 All that glitters.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #47 It's a blue blue christmas.
The Glory Of Christmas #49 Anything goes as long as it is christmas.
Gruffies and Guests #12 Anything goes + blue and silver.

Oh dear. there is banging coming from the kitchen. Elf did ask me which cupboard the flour was in!  Eeeek! What was I thinking. 


Carol said...

A fabulous save Mrs A, this looks wonderful...and I'm impressed that you're making next year's already! I too got the food shopping done on Monday more or less trouble free. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Carol x

Karen said...

Hiya Mrs A! Sorry to have been MIA, again! Also wanted to wish you and the Doc a very Happy and Merry Christmas,
Just wanted to thank you for your friendship, your challenges and for the inspiration! I feel very blessed to have some lovely peeps who understand my crafty obsession! Happy to hear the Doc enjoyed the card too! Karen xx

Sandra H said...

Great feeling too Mrs A to get all the shopping done now you can sit back and relax...........Hopefully if elf stays away from your path...lol beautiful card and gorgeous layout image and embellis.....hope you all have a wonderful time take care xx

Viv said...

Me too had trouble free shopping day on Monday! Have locked the doors now and me and himself ain't moving till after Boxing Day!
Have a lovely Christmas. xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Next years cards! Oh that's just showing off. Excuse me while I go and be sick! Fab custard pie card. What a cute image. Oh. I need a drink... Doorta x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You go! Card #1 for 2015!!!! Starting cards for next year crossed my mind since all the goods are still out and about but then I decided that sounded like work.

Darnell said...

You are an inspiration, Mrs. A, getting your first 2015 card done already, and what a scrummy card it is! Fancy with a delightful opening and lots of pretty ribbon, paper, and pizzazz!! I enjoyed catching up with the mischief maker! He is way worse than having a toddler, that one!! Happy Christmas to you and The Doc! I'm glad your shopping was hassle-free! Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful fold and a delightful image! And look at you already started on next years cards! Happy Christmas, Mrs. A!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Nifty rescue with the tag. Looks like it was meant to be and super cute image.
Nice recycling too. Saving the planet by making cards, great idea.
Merry Christmas.
Ang x

Wynn said...

Love your invented fold....thank you for the inspiration. Happy Christmas and thank you for joining us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

karalschuknecht said...

Very cute, love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us this week for our Add Some Glitter Challenge at Eureka Stamps and have a Merry Christmas.
Karal DT

Desire Fourie said...

Such a cute Christmas cards with those little critters. Loving the fun fold and the closure with the tag. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Di said...

Love this fold! Clever save there girl. Like you we hit Sainsburys on Monday morning and it was a breeze!

Catching up on your blog. Not sure how but not all blogs I follow seem to be appearing in dashboard, sigh.


Di xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card, nice shape makes a nice change to see something different, I keep saying I must do different shapes but it never happens.

sweet art designs said...

Love your card design. How fun! Thank you for sharing with us at the Glory of Christmas. - Myrna DT

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and love this style and colours used. Thanks for being a wonderful friend and may it grow in the new coming year..xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

WOW!!! I LOVE your very creative design, great save on the original design. Adorable image and wonderful colors. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


sue-b said...

What a lovely shaped card , very creative and i love the image you have used.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
sue-b x CD Sunday DT

Snoopy said...

What a fantastic way to start your Christmas cards! I love the shape and layout and all of the sparkly bits. Whoever receives this will be quite pleased. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Snoopy :D

Greta said...

Darling card, Mrs. A--you should patent the "Tag Fold Card"--it's a winner!

Sue said...

Whatever you want to call this design, I call it wonderful!
Love the colors and the image is darling. A really special card. Thanks for sharing with us and joining the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Jocelyn said...

I love that design. You are very clever to have invented a new style - will have to have a go at that myself.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Blue Blue Christmas “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Unknown said...

SO adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week!

Vickie Y said...

Very creative! Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Gruffies and Guests December Challenge.

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Love the fold. Beautiful card, Mrs. A! Thank you for joining "All That Glitters" at Aurora Wings. Good luck!

Mitzi xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 49 with your lovely crafting, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Silvia said...

What a gorgeous Card! I love this fold and the beautiful papers you used! Thanks for joining it at Gruffies & Guests Challenge.
Silvia DT

Christine said...

Lovely take on the chall theme..nice start to nxt crimbo card list..nice new invented card shape..sweet image lovely work.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Margreet said...

Lovely card...love the housemouse stamps...thanks for playing with us at Melonheadz Friends!
xxx Margreet