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Another Christmas Card

In my previous posts I've used unusual non-traditional colours for my Christmas cards, this doesn't mean that I don't like the traditional colours. It's just at this time of year those colours in card stock are either non existent or the prices go way up, like roses do at Valentine's. I nipped through to Leeds see Sue at Craftwork Cards and have a coffee with her. What did I spy, lovely card packs in traditional red and green, these cards are a whopping 8"x8", perfect for those 'special' ones. They are a lovely weight and have the most gorgeous sheen to them. I stamped the mistletoe back ground then simply cut the Santa from a sheet of DCWV paper that my lovely friend Lynda had given me. A bit of gold stickles and Bingo Bango a traditional Christmas card. It looks a bit crooked on the photo, usually I'm a bit more careful about getting the card square in the shot. I tried photographing it in the lovely autumn sun yesterday but I couldn't get it without pesky shadows, so I moved inside, but the colours looked a bit dull. Here are both versions of the shot the first one is without shadows, the second one gives a better representation of the colours.


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