Friday, December 7, 2012

Advent Calendar Window #7

Good Morning Dear LLC Friends! :) 
It´s Karita here with you today and it´s time to open window #7 of our LLC Advent Calendar.
So let´s take a look at today´s candy...
Today´s candy consists of all 4 colours of the jute twine (x3 metres), 1 metre jute fabric and 1 metre of each jute ribbon in the Italian Christmas colours; red, green and white. :-).

I, myself, love to use jute ribbon as much as possible, especially the white one. It´s a nice change from lace and gives my cards a distinctive vintage look. And I think jute is the perfect product for old fashioned Christmas cards :)

 For your chance of winning, please do the following:
1) Become a follower of this blog if you're not already
2) Post our Advent Blinkie in your Blog Sidebar. The html code can be found here.
3) Leave a comment on the blog post with your thoughts on the project.

And here´s my card, where I´ve used the White Jute Ribbon:
I made a Christmas card and used the Winter 12x12 paper from Pion Design´s Silent Night collection.
I´ve inked all the edges with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and used my sewing machine.
The image is also from Pion Design and under the image is a small piece of corrugated cardboard, which  I painted a bit with Tim Holtz Ditress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence.
The white snowflakes are made with a Martha Stewart punch and the white pearls in the middle are from Melissa Frances.
And here´s a close up of the white Jute Ribbon. It gives it a a nice shabby/vintage look, don´t you think :)
I`ve also used Snowflake Trim and "Antique Belle" lace.

Okay, I think that´s all from me for now :)
Thank you for being here with me today and I hope you´ll join our Advent Calendar :)
Hugs, Karita
 I've drawn a random winner from the comments on DT Member Becky's card, and though Becky understands German I thought I'd translate the comment into English for those of you who don't.

"What a wonderful card. The image is so cute and beautifully, very beautifully coloured. The decorations are a dream. With Love, Elfi"

Congratulations Elfi; I'll post the stamp out to you today!


  1. Gorgeous Christmas card! :) I love all the details the embellishment gives! :)


  2. Beautiful card!! Love the image and all of the embellishments and papers!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  3. A beautiful festive card, those papers are gorgeous as is the layout and added embellishments. I love the way you've tucked a little piece of that jute under your snowflake and sentiment. Very clever.
    Suzi x

  4. Fabulous card!I love the snowflakes.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  5. Stunning Card.. That jute ribbon looks Amazing for Vintage Cards.. Gorgeous image.. Fantastic Snow Crystals And Beautiful tone in tone Card..!!! And with all the Snow Crystals it is Amazing! !!! :o) Thank you for the chance to win.. :o)

  6. Karita this is beautiful, I love the image and all the gorgeous texture on your card. Teresa xx

  7. Thank you so much. I'm so happy winning the stamp.
    Karitas card is wonderful and I love the white jute ribbon. It looks so vintage. What a beautiful inspiration.

  8. This ribbon is just beautiful, love it, such nice Christmas colours. And I love how you have integrated it to your wonderful card. Gorgeous creation.
    Hugs, Karina

  9. Hi Karita I love how you have used the lace and jute ! Gorgeous vintage textures ! Thank you for the inspiration :D

  10. wow such a great advent candy!
    i love the rustic touch of the jute fabric on the card. Already thinking of cards I can make myself if i'd win this... dreaming :)



  11. Your christmas card is wonderful!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs Gisela

  12. That jute adds super texture to your gorgeous card. Love all the layers. Nicola x

  13. Wow Karita,
    your card is really wonderful and looks so fantastic.
    The snowflakes with the white pearls are so amazing and the jute ribbon looks perfect to the vintage look from your card.
    Many greetings

  14. Sehr schöne Karte und die Jute-Bänder sind sehr passend für Vintage-Karten.

    LG Karin

  15. Beautyful card Karita!
    Hugs Pouwla.

  16. So beautiful card Karita! Love those papers and this image.

    Hugs, Sande xx

  17. Such a lovely card! Nice details and lovely soft colors :)

  18. Really beautiful vintage Christmas card. Wonderful use of the soft colours but the Santa really pops beautifully. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies x

  19. How how fabulous what a lovely image and card hugs Elaine

  20. Beautiful card, such a lovely vintage feel to it, so much detail and the jute ribbon gives a very nice touch. Love those pearly snowflakes too : )

  21. Beautiful card. The jute is beautiful to layer upon, thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Beautiful vintage card and I love all the details.

  23. I love the traditional feel of your card it really stunning

  24. Great vintage card. Beautyful details and great image.
    hugs Aartje

  25. Absolutely beautiful, I love the vintage feel, very pretty card
    Hugs Julie P

  26. GORGEOUS card, absolutely stunning!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  27. Gorgeous vintage Xmas card and great use of the jute too :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery seasonal hugs xx


  28. Beautiful christmas card!! I love these papers :)

  29. Gorgeous Karita. Love the image and the papers and fabulously embellishments.
    Hugs Tracy x

  30. Lovely card. And, wow, exciting products.