Saturday, 3 November 2012



Welcome here and the theme today for my Craft Barn make is Christmas, I love it! Today is a pure and simple card. I used a Tim Holtz Texture Fade and a TH die.

The Vintage Noel was cut out using white felt and another layer in plain paper for a shadow, glittered and slightly offset. The festive garland I embossed onto the red card and then I embossed a piece of white card, coloured and cut out the holly and some pine cones. The holly is lifted with Pinflair Glue Gel and then covered in Diamond glaze. Around the garland I used Copics to deepen and give more dimension.

The team at the Craft Barn Blog have made some really great Advent creations this week, well worth a look if you can spare the time
 I hope you like my card:0) I really enjoyed making it, see you soon, hugs Gay x
p.s No news on the health front yet but Thank you all so much for the lovely get well messages:0) Gay x

I used

Tim holtz Texture fade Christmas Background and borders set
Tim holtz Bigz Die Vintage Noel
Pinflair glue gel
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Doreen said...

Beautiful card Gay,love the details and fabulous

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very festive indeed xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Hope you are feeling better.... Fabulous card.... Stunning....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Karin said...

Beautiful card! have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

Love how you highlighted the embossed pretty and the felt 'NOEL looks like real snow :0)
Jenny x

craftimamma said...

Love the card Gay! Gorgeous traditional colours and I really like the way you've used the garland die and you've inspired me to get mine out. The NOEL looks wonderful and I think that die needs to go on my wish list, ;0)

I too hope you are feeling better now.

Lesley Xx

Deborah Frings said...

A gorgeous traditional Christmas card. Love the dimension on the word Noel and the texture in the holly.

Sending hugs. xx

Christine said...

Hello Gay,
What a beauty for Christmas! I love the way you make it!

Anne said...

What a beautiful warm feeling card! Love it! Super work!I want to touch it!!!!!!!! I am sorry you are not 100% stay warm, relax and eat plenty of's a wonder cure.....! Honestly, I pray you will have a speedy

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card Gay. I love your distinctive style.

Hope you feel better soon.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Gay and love your design...


Aileen said...

Love the deep colour with the white noel. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow that festive garland is beautiful and so is your card ! I hope you are having a great weekend, Shirleyx

Emily Leiphart said...

Hmmm, why does it not surprise me that you already have the new Tim Holtz dies? LOL Gorgeous card, Gay! Sorry I've been scarce, just crazy busy. Hope you are doing well!

hazel said...

A wonderful festive card.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

This is clever Gay, so different.
I just ignore Christmas, but as I said on Brenda's blog I still can appreciate a lovely card:)
have a great Sunday.

Sue said...

I left a comment but it has gone, hopefully it is out there in the ether somewhere... :)

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. You know Christmas will be here before you know it..


Jules said...

Hi Gay

A wonderful festive make .. .. very traditional and inspirational!

Hope you are feeling a little better now.

Love Jules xx

Zippy said...

Gorgeous festive card and love the colour xxx

catherine said...

Hi there, was on a little blog around and came across your blog. this is fantastic and there looks to be lots more great things. i have become your newest follower so I can visit again
x catherine


A fabulous Xmas card Gay - love the traditional colours and the huge Noel! Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xx