Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Smarkle


I usually mass produce my Christmas cards, but this year I received an unexpected one from my sweet granddaughter, so I made this one exclusively for her - and I have made two others for my grandsons - as they all live locally, I can't give one a card without giving to the others!

I photographed this sitting in a pile of drying, home grown lavender - this is one sure indicator to me that Christmas is imminent, picking and drying the lavender.  The plant(s) I have go right back to before I was born (and that's a few years now....) They are cuttings from one my mother had in her garden, that was 'inherited' from her mother-in-law, and I suspect was already in the garden when they (my grandparents) bought the house.  The house goes back to 1904, or there abouts.!!

The image is a freebie from Carmen's blog,  Beyond The Fringe, which I sized and printed out, coloured with chalk and fussy cut before adhering to the base layer of  glitter card.
The sentiment was from a magazine set of stamps, and was gold embossed, before being cut to a double fishtailed banner

After assembling the card I added clear Kindy Glitz to the wings for even more sparkle.  For a pink, purple and sparkle lover, I am sure this will be acceptable!! 😊💖😊

I am linking this to:

The gardens are DONE, the curtains are DONE and I am going to craft for the next few days....


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Great card . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge good luck Ginny DT for
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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh how sweet! Maxine, your granddaughter is surely gong to love this angel card made especially for her! It is beautiful! I'm sure you will treasure the card you received from her and she will treasure this one from you.

sharon said...

Maxine you are so very lucky to receive a handmade Christmas card from your Granddaughter :) I love the Christmas card that you have created especially for her.
Have a lovely weekend.
sharon :)

froebelsternchen said...

So beautiful - your grandchildren will love it! And I love your memories about the lavender and family!
oxo Susi

Gerrina said...

It looks so sweet! She will love all the glitter! Enjoy your weekend!

Mac Mable said...

So enjoyed reading your post. The card is so pretty, so thoughtful and with fabulous memories x Thank you for sharing. So glad your garden is done, the curtains done and looking forward to seeing your crafty creations x

JD/ Jill said...

So cute! Your granddaughter is going to love this one!

mamapez5 said...

A lovely little angel. Just perfect for a grand-daughter. I am sure she will love it. I like the purple glitter card too.
And I can just smell the lavender. Amazingly my plants are sill producing flowers this year. Normally they are finished well before December.
Wishing you every blessing for Christmas. Kate xx

Lovely Linda said...

HOw adorable Maxine - I am sure your granddaughter loved it - and just the right amount of sparkle! Merry CHRISTmas my friend! xo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Aw! Darnell would totally concur on the Christmas Smarkle ...looks really great, saw tecnnique last night using brushos, spray on starch and glitter, it looked so great have to try it.. glitter stays contained, that’s the bit I loved, in spray starch and watercolour mix.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x ps will share step by step she have tiem to do it.

Dawn T said...

so pretty Maxine. I'm sure she loves it.

crafty said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

creationsnz said...

It's lovely Maxine! Totally delightful. CarolG

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Anneke DT

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Adorable card Maxine! Gorgeous all the sparkle! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Maxine, I imagine it smells lovely among the lavender. I am wishing you a happy, Holy and Blessed CHRISTmas too, I will be back on the 10th January.xx[aNNie]🎄⛄

brenda said...

I'm very behind with commenting Maxine but anted to take a peek at this sweet Angel creation, she the grandchildren will love them.

If I am not back again before, wishing you are yours a Peaceful Christmas.

B x

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Maxine, it's so sweet that you got a Christmas card from your granddaughter and you've done a beautiful card for her in response. I know she's going to love all that glorious sparkle! :-D Thanks so much for joining our Emerald City challenge this month and good luck. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
NanaConnie DT

Fran said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I just love the lavender look.
Hugs, Fran

Loll said...

Your granddaughter is going to love this sparkly card, Maxine. Very special, for a very special girl. Love your backdrop ... the sweet smell of the lavender must bring back all kinds of memories for you. xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such a sweet little angel. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty.
Best Wishes Tracey DT

Angie said...

Wonderful make. Thanks for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
Angie DT

Darlene said...

Oh Maxine this is just precious! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

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Monika Reeck said...

ooh she is a lovely Image and love the glitter around her
what a sweet little angel card you made Maxine