Well, this week has been uneventful having been ill at home and not working. Off for another week after having flu and a chest infection until next monday so I made this card whilst resting in bed. I used up a tiny scrap of a sheet in the discontinued Papermania Contemporary Christmas (Red/Green), hand cut into a circle. This was then glued onto a pillarbox red paper (velour texture) and then I stitched around it by hand using pillarbox red embroidery thread found in the bottom of a sewing drawer! Decorate with prima flowers in lime green, glitter red & white and Papermania snow gems where the paper features snow falling. To create the band running along the card I split a sheet of the velour type paper (join disguised by the circular topper), dry embossed a piece of iridescent vellum and glued the Papermania Ho Ho ribbon using double sided tape (less messy than using glue and glue pens). The greeting at the bottom is heat embossed using a See D stamp. Ink the stamp up with Ink It Up Red Pigment Ink and liberally sprinkle Heat It Up Red Tinsel embossing powder. Gently tap with your index finger the card to remove excess or use a make up brush before using the heat tool to heat it up. Hey presto... simple modern christmas card!