So it's official, this is my last christmas card of 2011, roll on 2012! I kind of promised myself to join one of the blogs that does christmas cards all year long and at least that way I would have some cards done this year, but I already doubt that's gonna happen! I did enjoy making this card though. The theme at I ♥ ProMarkers for this week is Buttons and Lace and although I have been known to splash the odd button about, lace is not really my style (along with glitter, I suppose it's a bit TOO girly for me!!), so this was going to be a challenge. I was looking on You Tube for ways to make paper flowers with punches (found loads, now all I need are the punches!) and I came across a demo using crepe paper to make a rosette - "A-ha" I thought, "I can do the same thing with that lovely scrap of lace i've had lying around for ages now" and you know what? it worked beautifully. Just a simple running stitch and then gather it all in and Presto! one pretty lace flower. As for the Tilda, well she was a post-christmas bargain from Crafts U Love (nearly half price!!) and the backing papers came free with a magazine. Hope you like her, I'm feeling very happy this week, might be the promise a New Year brings, anyhoo, have a great 2012 and I hope we can take the journey together.
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