Monday, 12 September 2011

Not Catching Me Out This Year...

...aha yesh! No more of this "panicking like a loon because it is less than a week to Christmas and I haven't made a card yet" nonsense for me this year... oh no... because... indeedily I have a halo to polish... I have made my first Christmas card!!! I have...really... this isn't a wind-up!!! Here it is...


But... before I go off on a wafflefest about my brightly shining halo... I have business to attend to... and that be the business of telling you who won the giveaway tag from last Monday's post. So... there were 53 lovely and very muchly appreciated comments left on that post... so, I fed this into Mr Random.org who told me that he had chosen comment #17.... which tallies with.... Aj* I apologise that I still haven't fathomed how to do the "get a piccie of the screen" thingy... it is something I am working on... Anyways... if Aj* could email me her addy, the tag will be in the post shortly.


So.. on with the wafflefest... *did I just hear groaning???* The card was made using Kraft cardstock... and the brand spanking new Christmas Kraft Resist paper that landed in the Room of Stash earlier this week... ohhh and it is luuuush... really luuuuuuuush!!! Added to the Kraft Resist, there's also some Holly Leaves... stamped in Peeled Paint DI, embossed with Peeled Paint Distress Powders and popped behind some Mini Rosettes. The Holly Leaves are from the Duke of Distress' new Season's Silhouettes stamps - which are also... luuuuuuuush!!! Oh and check out the ickle Muse Token... another newbie... am loving the Christmas sentiments on these... I can see these becoming a new fave. Oh and I forgot to say, the Resist Paper is coloured with Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Stains. All of these new Christmas goodies have just hit the shelves of The Artistic Stamper... just saying ;o))


Anyways... the Room of Stash is very festive at the moment because I have also made my first Christmas tag of the year... which is this months giveaway over on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog... to be in with a chance of winning it... all you need to do is leave a comment over there... oh and if you leave a comment on this post here too... you will be entered twice :O)) Here's a sneaky peek at the tag....



Right... that be enough waffling and whittering... I just know that this halo polishing won't last.... although I am going to really try hard and make lots more Christmas cards... you will no doubt hear me whinging at the beginning of December that I am out of time etc and have had to resort to buying my cards (ahem... again!) this year... That's all from me for now... please do hop on over to the Creative Team blog and have a little looksie... I have been very...enabling and added links to the Artistic Stamper website so you can go and grab those goodies while they are still in stock... see, am good like that.... Thanks for looking.... TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

Pam said...

Greetings from across the pond!
Holy Moley! That is gorgeous!!Hate to rub it in, but my cards are done for this year and have a start on next year's Christmas cards. Nowhere near as fancy as yours, but once I decide on a a design, I run with it...

~Tonya said...

WOW!!! You sure are ahead of the game :) Love love love your first card. I simply cannot wait to get my grubby little fingers on the new goodies.

I am going to go and check your beautiful tag out as well. Have a great week.

Tonya

jude said...

This is beautiful and have to say Hel's youve beaten me to it !Not done one crimbo card or tag.Usualy by now i have done loads .Love everything about this tag .May just have to invest some of that kraft resist papers crimbo ones they look lush just had look website.Have fab Monday
judex

Sandy said...

Gorgeous christmas tag hun. Love the stappled rosettes. Awesome. xoxo

craftimamma said...

Fab card Hels and well done on the early Christmas start. I thought I didn't need any of the new Christmas goodies but ................!!!!!

Off to look at the tag now and from the snippet it's going to be another treat.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Joanne said...

Your card is truly festive. I 'specially like the ring of beads inside the bottle top. Genious.
Hugs Joanne xx

Helen said...

Hey, well done you- and I love your Christmas tag, tis gorgeous... I will start my Christmas cards soon, honest I will...!

Aj* said...

Ok now I feel totally shamed. even Hel's has gone Seasonal, I've only got as far as looking at the paper ranges available this year, yes Marm, time to pull the finger out me thinks and slide up a gear.

And I won one of Hel's fabby tags ! Is there better start to the day !


Aj.

papillon said...

you did beat me on the 'this-year-i-will-have-my-cards-done-on-time'! lol
and your cards looks so christmasly lovely. shell i give you my postal adress then? lol!

Alison Horne said...

oh plops, have bought THREE pairs of shoes this month, SO NO XMAS STASH 4 ME.[she types, loudly but unconvincingly.]

Lovely rosette, would look good with two stuck back to back with holly in between as hanging decoration. xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag and card, love the muse tokens and have just ordered some, I do love my embellishments. Love the Christmas resist papers too. Fabulous rosettes . Tracy xv

Kathy Eddy said...

Keep that halo shining girl! Love the tag, it's a real beauty!

Georgie Horn said...

Love your very first xmas card of the year!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous Christmas card, love the paper rosettes.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Cor blimey, luv-a-duck, that's a stunner Hels. I'm doing my best to ignore the fact that the C word is swiftly heading our way, not sure I'll get away with it for much longer. :)
Loved your tag on the AS blog too, left a comment.

misti mony said...

We've had a lot of satisfied customers in 2012; we plan to close out the new year by offering some really cool stuff! Moving Ink Blot Masks.

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