Monday 7 May 2012

Christmas Decoupage

Instead of crafting today I've been sorting out my Christmas stash. I had lots of items that had been left over from kits, quite a lot of pieces that needed to be made up into decoupaged toppers ... so I spent time putting them together so that they are now ready for when I want to make them into cards.

And later, when I was checking on today's challenges, I found that Crafty bloggers network 21 was asking for 'decoupage'. So I've used two of the pieces I'd put together earlier to quickly make two cards.

The background paper for both cards was an offcut piece from a 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye Christmas glitter book. I mounted the decoupaged pieces on to some silver offcuts, rounding the corners. So these are for Pixie's crafty snippets 19 - my first opportunity to hop into the playground this week.

These cards are much more glittery than they look here - even the sentiments have glittered edges that just don't show here and the characters are all very sparkly as well as the background paper.

Colours for this second card are for The play date cafe 130:

These are also for:

ABC Christmas: I for icy inspiration (particularly the first card)
Creative Belli 142: animals - I certainly used old and forgotten stash
Creative inspirations 161: animal antics
Craft your days away 44: just for children (the first card)
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Great impressions 3: anything goes
2 sisters 90: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes


  1. Super cards Hazel - great use of snippets and the decoupaged images are adorable. Di xx

  2. These are both so adorable Hazel, that paper looks rather lovely, I love the sparkle.
    Lorraine x

  3. Fabulous cards !
    Love them both.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away
    Hugs Berit

  4. such cute little bears :)

  5. Now this is a gorgeous card, love the image and love all your details, thanks for joining our challenge at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  6. Cute card Hazel, thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  7. This is adorable Hazel. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


  8. SO cute! Love the little bear image and a great way to use up that stash!
    Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

  9. Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  10. SO cute... someone will love getting these darling in the mail! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Cafe!!

  11. Oh I just wanna squeeze those little bears! Darling. Thanks for sharing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

  12. A very cute card. Thanks for joining,us at 2 Sisters Challenge.


  13. Fab cards bur my favourite has to vbwe the first one. He is soooooo cute. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Oops. One drink too many I think !!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  15. Think I am in love with those teddies. Looks really Icy especially the first one when he is skating on the ice;) Love the snowflakes and glitter too. Love the sparkly skiing image too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  16. Those bears are just too huggable! Like all the yummy sparkle and dimension. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!


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