Saturday, 18 November 2017

A Christmas Card - and a renewed love for peel-off stickers

Yes,  I have made a Christmas card!  I wasn't sure if I was going to make any this year (I have really slowed down on cardmaking in general for the past 2 years), but started to make one (with a decorated bauble too - which I will get finished and blog about separately) at a craft workshop yesterday.  It is a beautiful design, so I sat down this afternoon (after getting distracted by Spanish videos on YouTube) and got it finished off in my own way.

Here it is.




A square of background paper was stuck onto a card base.  The wording was diecut from silver card and stuck on.  The snowflakes in the centre were made by using Iridescent Shimmering Watercolour Paints from Creative Expressions on watercolour paper.  We then used a die to cut out the snowflakes and then they were heat embossed to make them shiny.  An acetate sleeve was added to the card blank and the snowflakes/pearl stuck to the outside.  You could make lots of cards using these methods - perhaps a Christmas tree in the centre, stamp/heat emboss on the acetate with a plain background card?

 I used some peel-off stickers for the inside message and decoration, and also a snowflake on the back of the card.  A new larger Lidl store opened in our local town this week, Haverfordwest, and I was excited to find a good range of crafty stash.  Here are the peel-off stickers that I bought - there were different packs available - and also some of the other items that fell into my trolley!


(The lights are going to go in the bauble, if they fit.)

I will actually attempt to enter some challenges (which is why I started this blog, but haven't done any challenges for years).

CHNC Challenge #360 - Anything Goes Christmas (optional theme of Blue - which I didn't use this time).

CHN Patterned Paper Challenge November - Anything Goes Patterned Paper.

Crafting With Friends #55 - Anything Goes


Thanks for reading this.

I will blog again once I have finished the decorated bauble - I need to attempt to use gilding flakes on it (wish me luck!).

Ali x


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful - love the colour. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 360 and my Patterned Paper November challenge – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

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  2. This is such a pretty winter card - the snowflake is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

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Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x