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Monday 10 December 2018

CCM #224 Christmas

Out final challenge for 2018 at Crafty Cardmakers is a nice easy seasonal one of Christmas.

We also have a lovely prize on offer this time of a pair of Becky Seddon Christmas/winter themed stamps and also a pair of toning stencils. Becky Seddon Prize

My Christmas card is a combination of Sue Wilson dies, lots of glitter and foiling.CCM 224 Christmas

I started with an 8x8 card blank and matted onto it a slightly smaller silver glitter card layer. The decorative layer is using Sue’s snowflake striplet die which I went around a square shape four times to create a frame, cut from white pearlescent card.

I used this on a base of plain card approx 7” square with double sided adhesive sheet adhered to it and then carefully placed the lovely diecut frame over the adhesive. After I trimmed it up to size, I got three colours of very fine glitter from Tonertex and dusted them through the diecut areas to the sticky sheet beneath. There was glitter everywhere! When I thought I had covered all the sticky areas I eventually buffed it off to make it look as if the diecut layer was stuck onto the glitter layer, rather than the glitter was added to the diecut areas.

The centre I diecut a slightly smaller square of the same silver glitter card as the bottom layer.

The sentiment, also from Sue Wilson was created by using more of the double sided self adhesive sheet to plain card and using multi foils over the top in patchwork pieces. It is difficult to see what you will end up with until you die cut it and the excess foil that hasn’t stuck to the sheet falls away, as you have to overlay it whilst assembling. I then used the sentiment die and die cut it………. again this was quite a delicate task as it’s a very slender sentiment and it took me ages to whinkle it out of the die!

It’s finished off with Sue Wilson’s 2017 Angel at the side.

I am entering this into:-

Archi-Scraps – Dec: Anything Christmas
Bastel-Traum – #71 Winter/Christmas
Cards In Envy – The Spirit of Christmas
Card Mania – #111 Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round – Dec: Anything Christmas Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge – #12 Anything Goes
Country View Crafts – Dec: Christmas
Crafty Calendar _ Dec: It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Friends – #98 Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #415 Christmas
Dare 2B Artzy – Dec: Winter
Die Cut Divas – Dec: Winter
Dies R Us – #110 Snowflakes
Eclectic Ellapu – Dec: Anything Festive
Happy Little Stampers – Dec: Anything Goes With Dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Dec: Anything Christmas
Inkspirational – #175 Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas – #5 Anything Christmas Goes
Mix It Up – #20 Anything Goes Optional Twist No Stamping
Papercraft Business Challenge – #13 Dec: Anything Goes option Christmas
Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Dec: Christmas
Sheepski Designs – #21 Celebrations
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Warm Winter Wishes
Sparkle and Sprinkle – Dec: Anything Goes with glitter
The 12 Months of Christmas – #48 Anything Goes Christmas

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  1. What a wonderful glittery creation! Clever use of the strip die to make a frame and those glitter colours look fabulous. A real labour of love I guess for someone special.

  2. A real stunner! Thanks for sharing at Archiscraps this month.

  3. How lovely! I like all the glitter and glam! That detailed die really stands out. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. Beautiful Christmas card Lin. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Beautiful snowflake card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Disne DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Beautiful colors! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  7. WOW! Just gorgeous Erin! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Snowflakes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  8. Great use of the dies and wonderful combination of the challenges. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  9. I'm back again with a different DT hat on and still think this card is amazing and GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  10. I love the colors of glitter you used and the die cuts are perfect. WOW. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. GORGEOUS! Love all the glitter you added. Great job! Thank you for joining us at SparkleNSPrinkle Creative Challenge!! Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

    Jess - DT Coordinator

  12. Beautiful designs. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Dies are Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.
    DRU DT

  13. A Very beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenges - Donna DT Member

  14. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

  15. Stunning card! I love the sparkle and shine and that wonderful die cut background. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

  16. That's beautiful. Thanks for entering at Archiscraps.

  17. Such a sparkly and gorgeous design!! Love your details so much! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  18. Totally gorgeous - sparkle and lace - two of my favourite things!

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas and all good wishes for the New Year.

  19. Wow, this card is gorgeous! Man, do I love it! SO PRETTY!!!!! Merry Christmas! :)

  20. STUNNING and look st all that sparkle! Just FAB!!!!! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Monthly Creative Challenges!

  21. Such a pretty, sparkly creation. Love the colors of glitter that you used. Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  22. This is so stunning!! The sparkle is amazing!! I love the colors!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. Absolutely stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  24. Wow! Love this and all your hard work! Thanks so much for playing Paru’s Card Making challenges

  25. Very pretty card, Thanks so much for joining the Christmas challenge at Country View Challenges. Good Luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT xx

  26. Beautiful! I love the colors! WWhat a stunning card! Gorgeous coloring in of the poinsettia! Thanks for playing along with us at SheepSki Designs! (Hugs) Cara
    SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}
    TTCRD Challenge Blog {Owner}

  27. Great job! Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck in the challenge.


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