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Tuesday 27 December 2011

December Birthday

Hello everyone,

How was your Christmas, did you enjoy yourself? We had a lovely Christmas at my parents, lovely food and Dickens on telly :) I made a little Christmas hamper for them to thank them for helping us with moving house, I made Chocolate & pistachio fudge, Guinness Ginger Bread, Christmas Chutney and Sultanas on spiced rum. I added some shop-bought goodies, like a little bottle of bubbly and some nibbles and the basket was full! I also made Rocky Road, so we had a little festive treat when we came back home last night.

Anyway, now that I'm back I have some more cards to show you. My FIL's birthday is on the 28th and as he lives in Scotland I had to send his birthday card early. I liked using the Spellbinders shape to keep the card closed, I think it also looks a little like a belt with a buckle :)

* Champagne base card, gateway folded
* Making Memories Rouge & Mocha DPs
* Studio Light 3D image and inside DP
* Spellbinders shape, used as a seal for the card
* Rouge de Garance AOF Icons and Tags Chipboard
* Sentiment circle from the Internet

* Bunny Zoe Craft (Unusual shape or fold)
* Crafty Boots (Celebrations)
* Paper Sundaes (Celebrate)
* Sparkles Forum (Anything but a Christmas Card)
* Crafty Pad (Anything but Christmas)
* Tip Top Tuesday (Anything Goes)
* Charizma Cards (Anything Goes)
* Aud Sentiments (Anything Goes)
* Delicious Doodles (Anything Goes)
* Let's Craft and Create (Anything Goes)

I'll be back in a few days with my dad's birthday card, can't get over the fact he turned 75! Way to go dad :)


  1. Hi Ciska,

    Beautiful Card. Original Style. Interesting work ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  2. What a fab card Ciska !! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. So glad you had a wonderful time.. the hamper and goodies sound delicious!
    LOve this card - fab design and gorgeous images
    Lisa x

  4. Gorgeous card - I love the shape!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  5. Fabulous card, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  6. Fabulous card, love the fold and your colouring. Thanks for playing with Charisma. Merry Christmas.
    xx Vee

  7. Fabulous Ciska....!

    hope you are having a lovely christmas sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

  8. Hi Ciska!
    I love the shape you put on the front of this card! I'm glad you could join us at Bunny Zoe's.
    ps) There's still a day or two to join in my blog candy if you haven't already done so. You can find it at the top of my sidebar.Hope you can visit!

  9. Fab card - I love your closure belt too :)

    The hamper you put together for your parents sounds yummy!

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday and don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another fabby prize!

    Carol x

  10. Hi, what a great card both inside and out I bet your FIL loved it. Wishing you and yours a happy new year.


  11. Lovely elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles.
    Ike xx
    DD DT

  12. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  14. Fab card - great image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. Thank you for entering your card in the Crafty Boots Celebrations challenge. I love the dots and the blue accent really makes the card! Good luck and take care. xx Denise

  16. Hi there!! Love that birthday card, and you're right it closes just like the belt buckle. Love the pic of the winebottle as well. Great job. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge;) Happy new year!! Bettina xx

  17. Such a brill card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

    Wishing you and your family a happy New Year.


  18. What a great masculine card! Your FIL is sure to love it. :) Thanks for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  19. A really cool card. Thanks for joining us at LCC.

  20. Hi,
    Fabulous Masculine Card!!! Love the image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx