Saturday, 15 December 2018

Across the miles

Hello blog friends!
How are we all? Keeping well I hope and not too frazzled as the big day looms nearer ...and is gone again in the blink of any eye...only to return all too soon and bring all that stress all over again!! BUT we still do it!! WHY?.....because we like it to be nice and  the preparation for me is the feeling that makes it Christmas. Are you the same?

My card is the one that has winged it's way to Oz to youngest son and family....I know it has got there and I hope they have opened it by now, so I am blogging it anyway...I doubt they have time to peek at my blog anyway!

Snowfall acetate covering the front of the card over the double layered die cut of the London skyline and the inked panel with Santa.


another layer of acetate with the Sydney skyline on it (no snow of course)  to overlay the back of the card with the inked circle and stamped greeting.
It ended up being almost two cards fastened together with strips to hide the glue on the acetate. It really was a labour of love this one...but I was fairly pleased with the end result...I hope they like it too.! No doubt they are basking in 40 degree heat as we are experiencing freezing temperatures, gales and rain/sleet.

Difficult to photograph due to reflections!...and bad light...sorry!

The dies I used are Joanna Sheen and the backgrounds were created with distress ink.

OK...I will leave you to get on with your plans. Thank you so very much for popping in today...I know we are all chasing our tails at present...and hoping the elves pop by to help!

Take care
See you again soon...crafty hugs
Carole xx


  1. Loving this!
    Isn't this weather horrendous! x

  2. Well now Carole, this is such a beautifully designed and put together card. I love how you've incorporated both London and Sydney, its very touching and so personal. The acetate with the snow really makes that London skyline look awesome. Absolutely brilliant card and one which I'm sure will take pride of place.

    I'm going to wish you a peaceful Christmas and a truly wonderful 2019 just incase you don't get a minute to blog again before the New Year, take care Carole x

  3. OHMYSTARS! Carole, your card is stunning and perfect in connecting your city with theirs! Innovative and heart-warming! They'll love this, as do I!
    I'm hoping for a crowd of elves to come help me with cards and whatnot!
    Wishing you a most Merry Christmas!

  4. How clever! This is indeed a labour of love and I'm sure that appreciated it. It's hard, I'm sure, when they are far away. I think I might prefer our weather. Hope all your preps are going well and you have time to relax. X

  5. One of my followers lives in Sydney and said they have had violent storms for 4 days now. Love your card and a great design. I bet it has pride of place in their home. I am catching up on blog visiting as I have been making cards for the residential home I supply 2 racks of assorted cards for them. I usually go there every 6 to 8 weeks but Christmas has made me a bit behind. So I am taking their cards and their money I have collected from the fairs too. Then off to the nursing home with their money.....back home and give the house a quick dust as we have friends here for lunch on Tuesday. We are not eating them....we are feeding them!! Lol Hugs, Carol S.xxxx

  6. PS: I have managed to get my tree and decs up and even posted a couple of pics on my blog to prove it!! Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

  7. Hi Carole, a big hi from that part of the world. It's a stunning card and I bet they loved it. Having a super time and will catch up in the new year xx

  8. What a beautiful card this is!! Love the acetate and the way it opens to another scene... Have yourself a wonderful Christmas Carol!

  9. A stunning card Carole. I love the layout and the way that it then opens into another scene, wonderful and very different. I, like you, really enjoy the preparation of Christmas and Christmas Eve is my favourite day as it holds so much anticipation, especially now with my three small Grandchildren. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for 2019. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  10. Oh, my, Carole, that really is a labor of love and one that is gallery-worthy! I'm sure they will treasure it and put it on display year after year! Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card you sent me! I love the winter scene wrapped in a wreath! And I'm with you on loving all the prep leading up. Once the cards are done, the baking starts! And I don't step on the scale for a month! Yippie!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  11. Oooooooo .... .... I LOVE THIS ONE TOO!!!

    You are a clever cookie!!

    Love Jules xx