Saturday, October 8, 2016

My first Christmas card , this year .

My husband and I had a walk to the beach last week, it was a cold
and half grey day, as you can see on this picture. 
All of you  knowing me for long, and knowing my former life , close
to the sea, can maybe also see the difference on the coast lines.
Where we lived before it was very rocky and not much of a sand-beach,
whereas here it is only sand and very small pieces of stones, in the sand.
There will surely be other pictures later.

And this the very last rose bouquet from my old garden. ..the new
owners arrive this week :-)

So here is my first Christmas card, I love the
Dinky stencils from That `s Crafty`, they have a wonderful
size , so fitting for cards, and this brick one, is a favorite .

The sweet deer was a gift from my dear friend Lynne
and the background is a piece of tissue paper I found.
I used grounge paste for the snow, 

and the die of ivy fitted lovely here ,growing on the old wall, through
witch we can see the idyllic scene with the deer,and the geese emigrating !!

I so hope all dear friends in the areas of  Matthew, are all safe,
and without serious damages !!!!

I wish you all a lovely weekend 
Hugs and love


Heather said...

Lovely card, Dorthe...and I always love glimpses of your beautiful surroundings! Thank you for sharing.

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Dear Dorthe,

Ohhh...your first Christmas card is just lovely...
Love the background...and the colors..
What a lovely flowers from your old hous,
a little bit summer..

Thank you so much for your lovely visit
on my blog..

Big hugs,

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear you are still able to walk along a beach and now to notice all the changes you will see. How lovely this misty photo is. Love your Winter card with so many beautiful layers. Each element adding just the right touch. Embracing Crreative Bliss from your part of the World.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Lovely that you were able to take a walk along the beach. I often think the beach is a great place to be even if the weather is overcast.
I love the sweet Christmas card with the deer in the snow.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend

Kirsten Eriksen said...

Det er et utrolig smukt kort. Den stencil du har brugt er spændende. Jeg har endnu ikke prøvet at bruge stencils, men må da vist prøve det. Effekten er super flot sammen med den anden pynt.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe, your new surroundings look so beautiful too, though I detect a little hint of sadness in having to leave behind your wonderful old garden... The new owners can count themselves lucky!

Your Christmas card is a total delight!! Love that brick stencil with the arched window. The little deer looks so lovely and I love that ivy trailing along the side. Just beautiful!

Bente said...

Hei Dorthe. Julekortet ditt er bare helt nydelig. Det lille reinsdyret, bakgrunnen og liksom murstein ja alt er bare vakkert med dette kortet.
Ha en fin søndag

Lululiz said...

What a gorgeous photograph from your walk! And the Christmas card, wow, it is so lovely! I can't bear to think about Christmas yet, I am still thinking about the summer in France, lol. But it is getting cold at night now, so I guess it won't be long before I am in Winter mode and getting into Christmassy stuff. Lots of love to you, xxx

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely card Dorthe!
Your brick looks super and "real".
Sweet story of the changing seasons you tell with your pretty card.
The paper you found for the background gives a mystical look ♥
Excited for you and your husband to have a new beach to explore and enjoy.
OH MY what gorgeous roses you get to enjoy one more time.
I guess you know the good ones to plant.
They are stunning!!!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Dorthe,
Oh how wonderful it must be to live by the lovely sea where it is so beautiful and peaceful. I also love your first Christmas card design. The little deer is so sweet.

Matthew hit us here on the coast around 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon with very strong winds and flooding. Our home was spared and we made it through more so than others. Just thankful that we are safe. Thank you for your kind thoughts.


Kirsten Eriksen said...

Et lille tillægsspørgsmål til din baggrund med mursten. Kan man embosse med samme effekt og hvordan har du fået de flotte farver på murstenene

Ruth said...

Ooh! Lovely to see all the detail, your brick wall is fantastic Dorthe, just love how you've shaded it and the gilded ivy so pretty, a sweet deer and such a sweet card.. I haven't started mine yet so you're already ahead of me! Love the roses btw. Ruth xx

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

It's wonderful that you're again not far away from the beach, dear Dorthe. Your new home seems to be perfect at all points.
Your Christmas card is very sweeet. I love that brick background.
Have a wonderful week, sweet friend! :)
xo Julia

Jackie PN said...

what a lovely card! I do love the added ivy die and the grunge paste worked perfectly for your snow! Just beautiful!!
I do hope you have new rose bushes in your new home, those flowers are exquisite! Such beautiful blooms!
sending hugs & love,Jackie

butterfly said...

A brilliant card - I just love your brick wall with the arched window to look through at the winter scene outside. What a beautiful final bouquet of roses - a sad thing to say goodbye to your garden, but I'm sure you will soon create a new rose garden for yourself.
Alison x