Tuesday 10 December 2019


The Challenge over at As You See It is asking us to show, on a card or project, what brings us Joy about the Festive Season.  There are many things I love about it and most of all it's a time of nostalgia - my mum is no longer with us and she made Christmas magical for my childhood.  Not in buying loads of presents but in the things she did, how she made our home feel, what she baked and these are the things I remember about Christmas and have carried on with my own children and, now they are grown, they are continuing our traditions also

 I'm very much a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas so for my card today I've gone outside my comfort zone and done a purple card!!!

I've used the Christmas Backgrounds stamp set from Visible Image and silver embossed it on purple card stock.  I then fussy cut out all the words from the large stamp which meant the most to me at this time of the year.  I added them to the holly background which was gifted to me by one of my Joy of Sets members so I'm not sure where it came from.  I added some bright red jewels for the holly berries and to give the card a touch of red.



Heather Cooper said...

How lovely to honour your mother at this time of year, Fiona! I know many of my own cherished traditions were passed on to me by my mom. I like that you chose a rich purple to be non-traditional with and paired that with silver. The holly piece is lovely! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges and enjoy your festivities this year!

LeAnne said...

What a fun way to incorporate all your favorite things of Christmas! Delightful! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at As You See It!

Jan Clothier said...

I totally agree with you about the importance of family traditions. Your holly die cut is glorious and popping the red gems in as berries gives it even more style! Thanks for joining in with us at As You See It Challenge.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a fitting way to turn your cherished festive memories into a fabulous Christmas card. I love the less traditional purple too. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It!