Sunday 23 November 2014

Country Christmas

I started the day by tidying AND cleaning my desk. I threw out all those scraps of paper and part made things that really were useless and stacked bits of card that might be useful. I still have far too many scraps but at least it's mostly collected together. My desk is in the corner of my bedroom and when working I spread everything out along my bed. Obviously, I have to clear up every night so all the bits go into a pile. It had got to the stage where the pile had started toppling over!
Then feeling very Zen I sat down and made two cards without too much drama or repetition.
   This card was for the 52CCT challenge. I've always admired piercing on cards but have never done it.  I decided to prick a frame with my sewing machine. It doesn't come out much these days which is a shame. While looking for an old needle I could blunt I found one with two points so I thought I'd use that and it  made a pretty frame. 

I mounted it on red hoping it would show through the holes. I also found the cutter that made the wavy edge which I thought added to the country look. I forgot I had that.  
My hand hovered over the inkpad but I decided against a sentiment. I like it very plain. 
Plain and simple but pretty, I hope you like  it. 


  1. A lovely card and what a great idea to use the twin needle on your sewing machine.
    Kath x

  2. I love your take on the challenge! The double pierced border is fabulous! And I do like the pretty Christmas wreath. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  3. Oh my that pierced frame is just awesome! I love the country feel to it and I agree that it is quite lovely without a sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT this week.

  4. This is beautiful - love the neat piercing. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  5. charmante et très originale création Alison, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  6. Love your take on the paper piercing looks great.
    Margaret M

  7. Oh, I love this! The colour combo and neat piercing, so CAS. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
    Louise xx


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