Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Joy to the world

This card was prompted by a few Christmas challenges:

Winter wonderland: special friend
Bah! humbug 35: Christmas sentiment/text as a focal point
Christmas stampin all year long: fancy shmancy - a new fold/something different
Christmas crafting 3: Christmas sparkle
Scrap-card 11: Christmas
For fun: it's Christmas in August
Samuel Taylors September Christmas card using any rubber stamp (prize of four Prima paper pads)
Crafty ribbons 1: festive cheer in September

It's an easel card for:

Simon says: multifold
Papertake: anything goes + option: shaped card
Mami doodles 32: shaped card

The main sentiment is a Clarity stamp, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver. The sentiment and surround is part of a Close to my heart 'my acrylix' stamp set, again stamped with versamark and silver embossed. Paper is from the PM Christmas carol linen paper pack.


The inside of the base part of the card is decorated with a vellum panel which is silver embossed - this is for Creative Belli 125: acetate or vellum (this is an old and forgotten vellum)

This is also for:

Freshly brewed 63: something new - I'd never used this stamp before
Quirky crafts 18: flourishes and embossing
The paper shelter 30: embossing of any kind
Rainbow lady 168: let's emboss it
My craft spot 24: friends are the best
Stamps R us: friendship
My time to craft 156: just between friends
2 sisters 55: friends
The paper variety: use stamps
Stamptacular 127: the sky's the limit
Stamp dreams 97: anything goes
Creative card crew: anything goes
Our craft lounge 81: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafting when we can 1: do it your own way

Case-ing a Jingle Belle

Every week I intend to enter a card for the Jingle Belles challenge, but quite often I run out of time before the deadline - I was determined this week to get a card done in time.

The challenge on Jingle Belles this week is to CASE a card - I chose Stef's card,which was originally shown for this challenge on 13 May:

The paper with the lovely little Christmas pictures is Letters to Santa, part of the Christmas past collection by Graphic 45. This is a double sided paper, so I've matted the pictures with paper from the reverse side.

The background glittery paper is from My Mind's Eye Christmas glitter book.

This is also for:

Scrap-card 11: Christmas
For fun: it's Christmas in August
Glitter fairies 2: Christmas cuties
Let's craft and create 27: blast from the past - I chose challenge 8: it's Christmas
Anything goes 49: vintage/shabby chic
Scrappy frogs: vintage
Cupcake 158: patchwork quilt
Charisma cardz 35: anything goes