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Monday, 18 May 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 139

This time, at Crafty Cardmakers and More, we want to see shaped creations. Any shape you want so long as it's not a plain square or rectangle.

I actually planned to make a circular card for this challenge, but the die set I ordered has failed to materialise so far (looks like it had incorrect postage on it), so I had to re-think a bit.

And yes, it is a Christmas card - my second of the year. I normally try to get started on Christmas cards during the Easter break, but that didn't go to well this year, partly because we were away for a few days and partly because I'm just struggling for inspiration. Still, I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out.

I cut the card base using Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities and covered the plain card with some shimmery white card. I matted with two shades of pearly aqua card. The grid was cut with a smaller Spellbinders die and framed to give it a finished appearance, then it was adhered using a glue gel to give it a bit of height from the previous layer. The poinsettias used Marianne dies, and I added a little hint of detail to the leaves using Pan Pastels and finished with a little silver glitter glue in the centres. The sentiment is a pre-inked stamp I've had for many years.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act where anything goes,
Crimbo Crackers where they want die cuts,
A Gem of a Challenge where they want 'more than one fold',
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where they want some our your favourite things (die cuts, pearly paper and flowers ...)
Penny's where they want 'more than one fold',

6 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Josephine, wow!! You went all out with your beautiful shaped easel card! Your flowers are just stunning and the subtle shimmer is so elegant and eye catching! Love it! hugs :)

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful Josephine gorgeous flowers and design.
Hugs Julie xxx

Sally Dodger said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Josephine. Your Poinsettias are beautiful and look lovely on the lattice work. Your cool blue colour scheme is perfect and the touches of glitter to the centers of the flowers is a great finishing touch. Sally.x.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 229 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 229 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again next time!

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