Sunday 10 November 2013

a brief step away from Cute Christmas-ness

Hello there, hope you are well and having a good weekend. Despite being a wee bit chilly out, its lovely, bright and sunny here in Kent today, so I hope you're enjoying similar weather too.
Had a smashing day yesterday, we did a Craft Fair at the church my parents attend, and it went ever so well. It has been well advertised locally and as such the turnout was better than we've seen in previous years. Completely forgot to take photo's this time (grrr) but basically on our table we had: Cards, Fridge Magnet calenders, Reindeer Food, Snowman Soup, Marshmallow Snowman, mugs with knitted cover, and my Mum had crocheted little pouches to keep a supermarket "bag for life" in. If I am honest, we did keep our prices very low,  you get to know from experience, how much people are willing to spend as such an event, but we did end up making nearly £60, which I am really pleased with. Some of our profits will be donated to a Cancer charity that is connected to the hospital where my brother is being treated, but a fair bit of it too will most likely end up going through the till at Oyster stamps or other such establishments!!!
Anyway, onto my card for today, and I realised I'd made a lot of Cute Christmas cards so far this year, but not so many traditional/elegant so out came the Cuttlebug Christmas tree embossing folder. For the matting and layering I have used a "Cadbury" purple pearlescent card stock which looks gorgeous but doesn't photograph well and added matching pearls which are from Hobby House (Liking Lilac). Own sentiment, made using Allisa font.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
 hobby house - Pearls - have used "Liking Lilac" pearls
cas-ual fridays - embossing
simon says stamp/wednesdaychallenge/ - CAS
thanks again for passing by this way today, I'll be back tomorrow with a new cutie pie challenge!


  1. Beautiful whit one white fabulous embossing Ginny♥

  2. Glad to hear the Craft Fair went well Lisa and it's always nice when the receiving charity is one that's close to your heart. Love your card it's very sophisticated and I will definitely be borrowing that font! xx

  3. What a fabulous design Lisa, love the CAS look and your gorgeous embossing. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Such a beautiful and elegant card Lisa, I love the embossing and touches of purple.
    I am glad the craft fair went so well for you.
    Sue xx

  5. Oh wow, well done on the craft fair sales, you would probably have made much less if you have charged more!
    A gorgeous card, lovely design :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. This is beautiful Lisa. Glad the craft fair went well. Sue x

  7. beautiful card Lisa - and so glad to hear that your sale went so well! Well done you xx

  8. Pleased to hear the craft fair went well. Lovely elegant card x Susan x

  9. Brilliant card Lisa congrats on your craft fair glad it went well for you. Love Alison xx

  10. Glad you did well at the craft fair and I loved your classy card x

  11. how gorgeous Lisa, so classy and perfectly finished off with those pearls, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. Beautiful elegant card Lisa - the embossed tree is gorgeous and I love the finishing touch with the pearls.
    So pleased to hear the craft fair went well - I have one in a few weeks but not expecting to do much.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Debs xx

    ps Thanks for playing along at The Hobby House - good luck xx

  13. Stunning card, Lisa. The blue and white combo is so elegant. I have one question though. What's Snowman Soup?? xx

  14. This is super pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  15. simply gorgeous lisa.really classy design.the embossed tree is stunning :D

    x coops xx

  16. Hi your very pretty and elegant card. Thank you for joining us at The Hobby House. x


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