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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas bookatrix no 1
















A bookatrix Christmas card commissioned for an elderly couple.  It had to be red and gold, so I used stardream white cardstock, and a bright red mirri card, which has a lovely sheen, rather than a shine (expensive too!)  I dug out the peeloffs from hibernation to create the edgings and the sentiment.  I also made a box for this, and decorated it to match the card.  The silk poinsettia is from Prima, many years ago, the gold flowers and ribbon are from my stash, and the roses, rose buds and chandelier beads are WOC as usual.

I attached the whole bookatrix to an opening card, cut to fit, so that the sentiment could go inside.  I find my customers prefer this to a little stand.  Not sure why bookatrix cards are still very popular, but I have another four to finish, (all are nearly complete, thank goodness) and only a week to go!  I have sent some bought cards this year though, as my back operations haven't allowed me to get on as quickly as I'd hoped. 

Thank you so much for popping by to see my blog - all comments are very much appreciated, and I promise I'll stop by to see what you've been crafting this week - I love a good nosey!

xx Jill

12 comments:

GoonerGirl said...

WOW this is stunning.. Chris xx
Merry Christmas

Wendy said...

WOW..This is absolutely beautiful Jill, love the poisettia arrangement and gorgeous colours, stunning...hope you are having a great weekend.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful bookatrix Jill, I love the poinsettia.
Kevin xx

sue said...

gorgous card jill,love the pointsettia.
sue xx

Alizabethy said...

What a very elegant card.

Wendy L said...

Stunning card. xxxx

Trace said...

Ive not had chance to make a bookatrix in ages, so always nice to see one done. A stunning card
Hopped from Docraft :D

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word Jill, thats not just a card thats a card and a gift in one! Im sure they will treasure it. Thats the type of card I would have out every year as a Christmas decoration. Its beautiful. Lee x

craftynanny said...

A stunning card! Lea x

sparklingblackrose said...

Wow Jill, well done :-) I am belated leap blogging because I was too poorly at the weekend! Have a great week :-) Elaine-xxx-

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Trace said...

I love this bookatrix, the floral topper is stunning xx Hopped over from DC