Thursday, 27 November 2014

When is a header die not a header die?

Hello friends. Hope you are all well. It is very dark, grey, damp and utterly miserable here in West Yorkshire so I trust it is better wherever you are and I would like to wish all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you all those who sent me good wishes for my birthday.I had a good day, in fact a good weekend. Hubby took the day off on Monday so we could go out for the day so it has thrown me out all week as I am a day behind now in my head!'s Thursday...but I keep thinking it's Wednesday...probably psychologically I need that extra day! fact make it a week.....time seems to be the only commodity not available to buy and certainly once used it is not able to be replaced.

Enough waffle and on to my card which for a change is a Christmas card. I still haven't made the majority of my cards but this one had to be sent abroad. it was a fairly quick one to make...the first went in the bin though so perhaps not as quick as I would have liked.

Sorry for the poor photo but the daylight here is non existent. It sparkles a plenty though in the flesh!

This is a case of when is a header die not a header die?....when Carole just cuts it straight out of the card!
This is a Tonic header die but I just used the one half of it .the greetings are LOTV and embossed with a Stampendous Gold Sparkle.I backed the die cut in the card with some very sparkly gold glitter paper, and lined the card to cover it up on the inside.

So 4 weeks till the big day and oh so much I want to do. Are you the same? I go in the craft room and have so many plans in my head...never know where to start...... so come out again having achieved nothing! I also am thinking about the Christmas food...icing the cake, baking etc......and then there are the decorations to put up.......but not till hubbys birthday has been and gone next week!..........yes you guessed right  his card is still to make............. I am exhausted typing it!!...........Perhaps it is the downfall of being a perfectionist, we want it right!

Ok ...I will let you get on and I will too, so till next time...thank you for stopping by at this busy time of year and reading my waffle!
Thank you if you leave a comment it makes my day, but above all take care, keep safe, warm and well and I will be back next week and visit you all in the meantime.
Have a good weekend.
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-  to be confirmed if I have the time!! :)
Fantastic Tuesday #63....Anything goes with a twist...add a tree.


  1. This is a fab card Carole!
    There's no family for us so Christmas is a very simple affair. (thank goodness cos I am not really a Christmas person!) Tree goes up round the 23rd and I want to take it down on 27th!! Usually last until 1st January(just).
    Nice Christmas dinner tho - look forward to that - then a curl up on the sofa and usually in pj's by 7pm!!!

  2. Love the card and what a great idea with the header die it looks so classy. I'm exactly the same loads to do so many things in my head but usually it all gets done. Doesn't help we are away on the 22and 23rd December at a wedding and I have family arriving on the 24th !! Love and hugs Carole x

  3. This is a lovely design, very nice indeed!
    Belated birthday wishes too!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. I'm glad you had a nice Birthday! Today is Thanksgiving, but we are not celebrating until Sunday when our kids come to visit.So what am I doing? I'm on my computer visiting blogs looking at cards! I should be cleaning and cooking!!!!

    I still have not seen a header die around here. They sure look fun and I love this card you made with one,too. The gold does sparkle! I look forward to seeing the card you make for your hubby!

  5. Belated Happy Birthday Carole. Gorgeous card and love the design. I have my daughter's birthday on Sunday and my son's on Thursday and neither card made yet! So understand how you are feeling. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Love this card Carole, loving all the gold sparkle... I really must get some of these header dies!!
    Marjorie xx

  7. Wowwwwww Carole! This is GOR-GEOUS & ELEGANT! Absolutely LOVE this! Goodness!!!

    And hope you had a most HAPPY & FABULOUS birthday dear!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  8. Absolutely stunning, such an elegant design with the sparkly gold and gorgeous die!