Friday 7 September 2018

Driving Home for Christmas

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers today I'm sharing a card I made recently from a magazine freebie. I don't often buy magazines as I rarely use the free gifts and  sometimes I'm not always interested in the content. However this is the free gift this month from Simply Cards and  Papercraft  that I spotted in Tesco. My design is not all my own I was inspired by a similar design on U Tube using the free gifts . I do like the design and  its a perfect Christmas card for any Chris Rea fans out there.

 Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Green and  red card card my box 
White square embossed at the bottom half with the free embossing folder then I cut a circle in the centre with a Spellbinder circle die.
I them cut a larger circle from the free paper pack of the tree background and  fixed behind
I then cut the tree dies and arranged around the circle 
I then cut the car die twice one green and  one red so when you open the car door you see green inside
I stamped the sentiment also from the free gift onto a piece of background paper backed with card.
I added three facet cut dark grey gemstones to the corner.
Everything I used is from the magazine freebie except the card, gemstones and  circle die

This was fun to make and  I think the set will get used I have already used the small trees again on another card I'made but not yet shared. The paper pack is also very good quality.

I hope you all have a great weekend I'm at the hairdressers later today and  tomorrow I'm going to the Create It craft show at Gateshead Stadium so will need to raid the piggy bank for that. If any of you are going please say hello . Love and  hugs Carole x


  1. I love this one Carole, the whole design works so well with the dies cuts you have used.

    B x

  2. This is a really fabulous card design! I love that the truck is the pop of red color among all the green trees! The embossed trees in the background go perfectly with this! Such a pretty card my friend! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  3. What a great card Carole! x

  4. Beautiful Christmas card, love the design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Fabulous card Carole...I too have the stamps...yet to break a lot of them I only ever buy magazines for the the gift!!...then consider the magazine a Yes I remember Chris Rea and I love that song!! Have a great weekend. Hugs xx

  6. This is really lovely Carole. I have so many unused free gifts cluttering my crafty space. I can see you getting value out of this set though xx

  7. Great card Carole. I have this one but not had chance to use it yet!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  8. This is lovely, great little scen you made, enjoy the show

  9. That’s fabulous Carole, love your take on the design and it’s good to use the free gifts. You pay for them in the price of the magazine and I have a pile sat unopened
    Enjoy the show, it’s a while since I’ve been to one ~ I’m in the habit of buying online now
    Anne x

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  11. Hello, Carole! After being away for most of the year due to my father's worsening health, I am happy to return to the crafty part of my life. Life must go on, right? I have missed you and your creations. Your card is gorgeous... those are incredible freebies. I love the scene and know it will be a blessing to the recipient. Have a wonderful weekend, friend! Hugs and blessings!


  12. Fabulous card Carole! What a great freebie which you have used to it's very best.
    Hope you have a wonderful time at the show and buy lots of goodies :) ! Debra x

  13. This is just great, Carole! We spent many years driving the ol 1976 Chevy pickup out to the country to cut down our own Christmas trees, first with our son and then with the grandsons! Thanks for a lovely memory! I hope you had lots of fun at the craft show!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Magical card, definitely has a Christmas feel to it. Emmax

  15. Hi Carole, a beautiful Christmas card to add to your stash, love the pretty background and all the tiny trees you added, I can see using the truck on both men and boys cards too... have a wonderful week... Megan

  16. This is just a great card Carole

  17. Really like this scene. So very nicely done!

  18. This is a great card! Loving the design you have here. The car in two colours is a brilliant the idea of seeing the second colour when the door is ajar.


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