It’s never too early…

…to get started on your Christmas cards. Here’s this year’s first one:

Yay; we finally got our stuff delivered last week and I can’t even begin to tell you how great it is to have my complete stash back again after 3 months. I never anticipated it’d take this long,  and though I must say I have manged very well with the stuff I brought/bought here, it’s simply fab having everything in one place again! So much more to choose from and no more of “let’s use this” and then realizing I don’t actually  have that here – that whatever I wanted to use is still in a box making it’s way over the big pond… 😀 Believe it or not, but what I’ve missed the most are not all my stamps, but rather the small things such as ribbons, inks & glitter glues in different colors and above all my paper collection…

But let’s get back to the card, shall we? 😉 I received my DT package from In2Stamps end of last week and when I saw this stamp I instantly got to think of Christmas. The stamp is called “Ashton with Letter” and is illustrated by the extremely talented Daria of Anako Art. Isn’t she just adorable? The sketch used is from Stamp with Fun, though I missed the deadline to join in with this challenge.

Card Ingredients
Sentiment Stamp: Magnolia
Stamp, “Ashton with Letter”, In2Stamps
Hair: E59, E37, E31, E51, E50
Skin: E11, E51, E00, E000
Dress: B12, B000, BG000
Accessories:  R85, R83, R81
Embellishments: Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Ribbons, Pearl Brads & Pins (Stash) Misc.:  Cuttlebug “Roses” Embossing Folder, Versa Color “Smoke Blue” & Color Box “Shabby Pink” Inks, Stickles Silver Ice Glitter Glue (ranger’s), Gel Pen (Sakura), Chalk.

Challenges
Papertake Weekly – Pale, pretty pastels
CES – #38 Embossing
Christmas Stampin’ – “To Die for”
Sparkle Creations – #26 Snowflakes
Moving along with the Times – #100 Holidays
Creative Inspirations – #113 Christmas in May

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