Saturday, 16 January 2016

Favourite Christmas Present :o)

If like me you were lucky enough to get some crafty goodies for Christmas I wonder what your favourite was?  Mine was my huge glass cutting mat which is fab, not only for cutting but you can put your inks on it & blend them & everything just wipes off :o)  At the moment it has 2 part started cards on (& a few other bits & pieces that really need tidying lol).

While I'm here I'd like to share a card that I made for another friend using another pre-coloured Lili of the Valley topper, a heart doily, some die cut hearts & a mini envelope & I am proud to say I made the crochet flower myself (I'm proud cos I've wanted to be able to make these for ages & now I can!).

The challenges: 
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Lots of Layers
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
DRS - Heart to Heart
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Hearts
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Celebrations
Craft Rocket - Happy Anything

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  It freezing here, hubby's game of football was called off so we're now going to watch a movie, drink tea & eat cake :o)


*Vicki* said...

Wow! That looks like one fab Christmas I'm very intrigued! :) I adore your sweet creation here with the heartfelt design using the gingham background and the envelope full of hearts!! Very sweet!! Happy weekend!

Tammy said...

What an awesome Christmas present Tracey, I love the size of that mat! Adorable card and cute image, I love that little envelope!
Hugs, Tammy

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Tracey your card is gorgeous I love the gingham paper also that image I think your crochet flower is a little beauty hope to see more of them, the glass mats are perfect in every way for crafting you will enjoy it immensely, I know I do with mine.
lorraine x

Shelia said...

What a cute card. I really like envelop with the hearts, especially the gingham one. Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

Stampsnob. said...

The card is great but look at that cutting mat Lucky girl TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Tracey! I'm in love with your new favorite Christmas present! Awesome! It makes for quick cleanup, too! Your card is great! I can definitely see why you chose the pre colored image! It's fun and beautifully done. The recipient of your card will thoroughly enjoy it! Hugs, de

Lola said...

Great present indeed. I did get gift cards, so I hope to trade them in soon. Lovely card and your flower is just perfect.

Jane said... wee, flimsy desk would need re-inforcing with RSJs in order to hold that Huuuuuuuge glass mat. I've just bought distress spray stains (I know...what was I thinking!!??) but a mat this size is probably something I should get to protect the rest of my desk, walls, carpet, rest of family...tee hee.
Great card as per xx


Beautiful card Tracey thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
Dianne xx

Claudia Rogier said...


Gorgous card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

DT Crafting With Friends

chrissy xx said...

What a fun little scene this is everyone is so busy. GOrgeous design and I LOve all your embellishments especially this pretty flower.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
Your glass mat is FAB x

Sue B said...

Aww this is a very sweet card Tracey… such a cute image and I love the pretty papers and hearts! your crocheted flower is wonderful ! :-)
I love your new cutting mat… so versatile!
Hope you're having a great weekend! Stay warm and snug!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

applejack cards by sue said...

I love this so much and your flower is adorable. One day I really must learn how to make them. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT x

Unknown said...

Cute card. Thank you for joining our challenge this time at Lemon Shortbread
x~KateE~x Lemon Shortbread DT

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful image and I love how you did the hearts. REally love the flower. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs challenge!

Nancy said...

Yay for that huge glass mat! I love to work on a glass surface, and have them all over my room! Your card is lovely. The crocheted flower is so pretty, and the envelope of hearts works perfectly with the image.
Thanks so much for stopping by! It was lovely to hear from you! :o)

Tracy Freeman said...

Fantastic card :) and wow what a cutting matt. I have a 12 x 12 one and love it. I am still waiting for my xmas crafty present :( it had to preordered but will hopefully be here soon xx


The huge glass cutting mat is super - I have never tried a glass one, but I like the idea of using it for inking as well as cutting. It's now on my "most wanted" list!
Love your card too - the flower is fab. I have tried crochet - bought the books, been to a class, but still can't crochet anything that looks like a flower! Must try harder!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

karalschuknecht said...

Great card and I love the cachet flower, and your wonderful Christmas gift. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stamped. Karal DT

Dawn said...

LOve both versions of your sweet little card!
Dawn xx