Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cricut Christmas card.

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a good weekend. In Manchester we have bright, cold and crisp weather but we have avoided the snow that is affecting so many parts of the country. We wrapped up yesterday and went for a lovely walk in Styal woods and it was great to crunch through all the autumn leaves, but today we are staying home and keeping warm.

I am going to try and get down to some more Christmas card making over the next couple of weeks, and I started this morning with a card made on my Cricut machine after making it at a workshop at the wonderful Crab Apple Crafts.


I used Sandylion 'Snowy Night' background paper and placed it on an A5 card. The city skyline is from Plantin Schoolbook, the Santa sleigh and moon from Christmas Noel and the sentiment was from Wild Card. I put some yellow card behind the windows and was tempted to add ribbon and bling but I decided that it would be going over the top like Santa's sleigh, and I left it at that.

Thanks for looking in, and for all the kind comments about my wishing on a star tree.

Hugs
Carol

15 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, This card is stunning. You are very talented. It's nice to have card making friend from "across the pond" as you say it. I have a blog also, if you would like to visit.

    Peggy T.
    http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

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  2. Well Carol This card is exceptional! I so enjoy all your cards you have been posting in Santa slackers and wiil enjoy visiting your blog to see other cards and projects you make!!!

    Sandi (daveshunny)

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  3. I really like your card. The houses and Santa stand out so good against the sky. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow - this card is stunning Carol, beautifully designed :) xxx

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  5. Lovely festive design Carol, it really puts me in the Christmas mood.
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)
    Katie x

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  6. Fantastic, The sky is perfect with the stars and everything,
    Thanks for sharing
    Joyce

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  7. Very festive card...I love it..everything about it screams to me...TFS

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  8. Love this card! Great combination of cuts!

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  9. I just totally love this card!!! I am trying to cut the sleigh and reindeer, but can't seem to get a clear cut like you have. Could you tell me what the settings were on when you cut it, and the type of paper if possible?

    Thanks ever so much,

    Bonnie
    bonniesboyds@cox.net

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  10. This is so sweet....I just saw this when I googled Cricut Holiday cards....

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  11. Carol,
    I'm new to cardmaking and just discovered your Starry Night card. I'm curious because I have the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, but my city skyline is way different than yours. Is there a different version of Plantin sold in the U.S? Where can I get the skyline you used because it's much nicer than the one I have. Also, couldn't find the Sandylion paper anywhere. Is there a special vendor you use for paper?

    I appreciate any help you can give me, and thanks for sharing such beautiful work with us all!
    Jeannine

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  12. Hello Jeannine,
    I tried to reply to you directly but the link doesn't take me to you. I made this card a long time a go and I now do not have my Cricut machine and cartridges, but I looked up the Plantin Schoolbook handbook online and found the skyline cut on page 69. It was the grass cut on the Roly Poly setting if that makes sense to you? Regarding the Sandylion paper, unfortunately paper companies only tend to keep paper designs for a short time and keep retiring old collections to make room for new ones, so I doubt that this is still available. There is probably something similar on the market or you could make your own background with distress inks or chalks such as pan pastels. I hope this helps but If you want any more information you can email me at c_steedman@hotmail.com

    Hugs
    carol x

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    1. Carol,
      Thanks so much for getting back to me. I do appreciate your thoughtfulness. I found some old paper a friend had given me and did some inking on it and, by George, it ended up looking very similar to the Sandylion, so I was quite pleased. I will definitely go check out page 69 on my handbook and see the setting I must have missed.

      Again my thanks,
      Jeannine

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  13. I use this cartridge a lot this time of year! I created a layout using the Santa, Sleigh and Reindeer. Your project is absolutely beautiful! TFS. Kimberly

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Thanks,
Carol x

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