Here is one of only two cards I made for last Christmas during my cardmaking and blogging “vacation” … prompted primarily by the need to send a special family card but wanting to swerve the shops during pre -Christmas lockdown.
As you can see it is another effort made using dies rather than stamping, due to my concern over my lost colouring skills with little time or opportunity to practice so as to get back up to scratch - something which is now no longer an issue so I’m hoping to do a lot more colouring practice this year!!
This is an 8” square card so there was plenty of room for these gorgeous baubles; and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out with the baubles hanging from a bough, all cut out from glitter card.
I’m also loving this big swirly Christmas sentiment die which is actually big enough to be the focal point of a smaller card.
As previously mentioned I no longer have the packages for my dies, so below follows what I have been able to work out!
Papers: Lili of the Valley
Tools: Marianne Designs Creatables - Baubles and Fir Branch; Memory Box - Crisp Bows; unknown - sentiment die
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Out With the Old and In With the New
(most of the dies on the card are previously unused, and the ribbon is very old)
Incy Wincy - Red/White/Blue or Sparkly/Glitter
Addicted to Stamps #410 - Die cuts and/or Stencils
Christmas Crafts All Year Round (July) - Something that starts with M or N
(M = “Merry”)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #551 - Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme dies/punches
Crafty Catz #560 - Anything Goes - optional theme Christmas in July
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #97 - Anything Christmas Goes
Penny’s Challenge #501 - Anything Goes Using Paper
A Gem of a Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Christmas Craft Creations (July) - Anything Goes
Seems strange to be posting a Christmas card in the middle of a heatwave, but there you go!
Until next time,