Saturday, 17 July 2010

I can see clearly now ...

Last year I bought a Christmas Patchwork Pals kit from QVC, thinking it would be good for making cards to sell for charity, but it remained untouched. I took the box to Eastbourne in case I felt like doing some crafting - all I did in the end was to stick ovals into a few aperture cards.

So this is one of those cards, with an piece of acetate put between the two layers of the aperture, with sentiment 'buttons' and snowflakes stuck on the front and correspondingly on the inside. The picture of the church is glittered to give a snowy effect.

The pattern on the front of the card continues on the back.

This is for these challenges:

Sentimental Sundays 11: 'I can see clearly now ... ' - use something clear (acetate) and a sentiment
Cupcake 99: 'acetate'
Secret crafter Saturday 91: 'apertures'
Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Christmas stampin' all year long 57: 'bling it up' - glitter on the church picture and the sentiments and snowflakes are foiled
Mixed media Monday: 'something blue'
Lucy's cards 12: 'buttons'
Crazy 4 challnges 46: 'buttons'
Andrea's: 'simply monochromatic'
Sundays with Crissy 6: 'monochromatic'
Anything goes (Craft Den) 7: 'sparkle & shine'
Aly's Sunday 21: 'red or white or blue'
Crafty Ann 19: 'Sir Cliff Richard song' - Cliff sang 'White Christmas' on the album 'Together with Cliff' 1991


  1. Lovely card I like the image very xmassy thank you for sharing with us again at ooh la la

  2. So glittery and pretty!! Thanks for sharing your design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  3. Such a gorgeous card and beautiful image!
    Thanks for playing along with me this week :)

  4. Such a pretty card, love the way you've used the acetate
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Claire xx

  5. Very soft and pretty, I love the window to the inside of the card. Thanks for playing in the Tea Room this week.

  6. beautiful christmas's scene!
    thank for playing with us at CCT

  7. I LOVE the icy blue and how you used the clear window on the front of your card. Beautiful coloring and beautiful design! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

  8. Gorgeous card Hazel - I think I'm going to find out about a lot of songs that I didn't know Cliff sang during this challenge! Thank you for joining us at Crafy Ann's again.
    Ann x

  9. This is really dreamy looking! I love the soft greyish blues in the scene. Very pretty! Thanks for joining in at Sundays With Crissy!

  10. Very cute! I love the window effect and love the snowflakes on the front. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

  11. A really elegant card, Hazel. The sparkle on the snow is lovely :-)
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's

  12. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  13. Very pretty card, another sweet Christmas card so fab!!!!. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog. Big Hugs Jo xxxx

  14. Very pretty card, another sweet Christmas card so fab!!!!. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog. Big Hugs Jo xxxx

  15. Hazel, what a lovely peaceful and elegant Christmas card and perfect for a "white Christmas". Thank you for taking part in the challenge topic I picked this fortnight. Hope to see you back again at Crafty Ann's Challenge very, very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  16. A very lovely and elegant Christmas card for a special person. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge.

    Janet xx

  17. Gorgeous card Hazel love the song choice and the card looks fabulous thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's
    Lorraine x

  18. What a gorgeous card Hazel.


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