Thursday, 5 November 2015 a Pear Tree

I've been doing my best to avoid visiting the newsagent and also decided I definitely didn't need to buy any new Christmas related 'stuff' as I have loads from previous years and don't  need to make a lot of Christmas cards. You can guess what's coming next - yes, this is a new die on the card I've just made but technically I didn't actually buy it as it was a freebie attached to a magazine; not from the newsagent but I was caught unaware in Tesco where they display magazines right where I go to pick up supplies of fresh fruit.  I really liked this Partridge in a Pear Tree die and I'm afraid I succumbed in a weak moment - well it was a very grey day and I needed cheering up so that's my excuse if I need one!!  The background paper is from a pad of seasonal papers which I must have had for several years, the white panel used a snowflake embossing folder, also a few years old.  The die shape was cut out from a scrap of Centura Pearl card and mounted onto some die cut circles cut from other scraps.  The sentiment was stamped using wording from a set of stamps received at a recent Christmas Extravaganza day which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Dies - freebie Partridge die and Spellbinder circles
Embossing - snowflake folder from Cuttlebug
Sentiment - from Stampin' Up Reason for the Season set


  1. Lovely Christmas card Val and I think I've seen that sentiment before....nice die too


  2. This is so lovely Val. I'm puffing my chest out now because I managed to put that mag back in the rack after being tempted the other day, lol! It does look so delicate and as always you know just how to show it off at it's best!

    I've been in a Christmas making mood this week too, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Such a pretty card Val - when do any of us actually "need" any more Christmas supplies??? lol Love the die and I'm not going to ask you what magazine it was attached to just in case my eye strays!!!

    Karen xxx

  4. Lovely card Val, that partridge die is so delicate and I love the font on the sentiment!
    Val x