Tuesday, 13 November 2012

6 weeks today is...

Christmas day...eeeekkkk!!! And I am trying to be organised for my first proper year of making my own cards. So yesterday I had a play with some of my dies, embossing folders and some Sarah Hurley papers.  I opted for a really clean and simple look with white and turquoise.  I printed out a couple of different papers from the Tinseltown collection, and cut out some baubles using a Memory Box die.  I love these dies, they are really easy to use and the results are great every time. I embossed a sheet of white pearlised paper with a Sizzix folder to make the background look like snowfall, and layered it onto a sheet of "Snowfall" paper from Tinseltown. Hope you like the end result, it is completely different from my usual style of card.

Papers and sentiment - Tinseltown by Sarah Hurley Digi Kit
Dies - Xcut and Memory Box
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Pearlised paper from stash.

Hope this inspires you to try something different with your Christmas cards.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
LEJ Designs - Seasons Greetings
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - more than one die cut
Fashionista Challenge - Blue Christmas
Hooked on Craft - Christmas no Red or Green
The Pink Elephant - Use dies
Delightful Challenges - Let it snow.(snowflakes on baubles and snow on paper and embossed paper)


  1. A very pretty Christmas card. x

  2. What A great card you have made.

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

    Hugs Betty

  3. Love your card, the baubles look great and I really like the texture of the background. Very elegant.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  4. Hello Carol such a great card and a pretty colour too . Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge “Christmas” . Your card is fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .

  5. What a pretty card, I love the soft look to everything you did and the texture is great! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope to see you playing along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  6. Love the design and soft colour of your card Carol !! Nice to see a christmas card a bit different !! Glad you could join us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. Love the colours you have used. The bauble die is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

  8. Very pretty card, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

  9. A stunning card thank you so much for joining us at LEJ Designs this week xx

  10. Wonderful Christma card -Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  11. Hi Carol, a beautiful card, and the colours are super.
    Have become a follower, you have some gorgeous creations on your blog.

  12. Really beautiful, I love the colours and the embossing
    Lindsay xx


Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I really appreciate it, Carol x