Sunday, 4 February 2018

First Christmas card of the year!

Good evening all

Chilled out today after a restless day yesterday. 
My darling mother bought me two big bag fulls of her old crafting stash she no longer uses. 
There are so much goodies in there.  

With my moms crafting stash I made my first Christmas card.

 It's just a normal A4 card scored in the middle. 
I used some ribbon and stuck it n the middle of the card and across like you would on a parcel. 

The red matted layer is actually textured fabric, it's just gorgeous. I matted the fabric onto textured vellum .

I used my magnolia dies , damask and borders ones and wet them with clear embossing ink then used clear embossing powder with fine glitter mixed in . 

The red flower were all separate petals (fabric) in a bag so I glued them together and put a handmade bow in the middle . 

The rest on the card was from what I was given by my mom apart from the lace bow which was from my stash.

Hope you've all had a relaxing weekend, thanks so much for popping on by 

Much love 
Sharon xx

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

Crimbo crackers  - Anything goes, must be festive

Sweet stampin Christmas  - Anything Christmas goes

Christmas cards all year round  - Use mainly red Christmas

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge  - Anything goes as long as it' Christmas

Sparkles christmas challenge  - Anything goes

International art and soul - texture

Lil patch of crafty friends - Anything goes

Crafty calendar friends  - 2 or more layers

Fairy and the unicorn. Challenges  - Anything goes optional use red

Simply papercraft  - Anything goes

Craft dee bowz  - Anything goes with handmade bow

Crafty hazelnuts challenge  - Anything goes with patterned paper

Happy little stampers - Christmas challenge 


Wendy L said...

Looks fab Sharon, xxxx

Sue Crease said...

This looks wonderful and getting a head start on Xmas is a must. Thanks for sharing with us over at LPCF.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
what a wonderful Christmas card and such a lovely design too.
Love the red and cream and the lovely glitz to this and that image is so lovely.
Wasn't that great of your Mum to give you her crafting goodies.
I buy my 8x8 cards from Hobbycraft and you can get them online from CraftStash at quite good prices.
They give you 20% off your first order and no postage costs if you spend over I think it's £20.
The ones I buy are Craft UK ones which have 25 in bag for about £5.95.
Sunrise Crafts is another good site for dies and they have a £20 pound buy and no postage costs, and if your like me want them yesterday if you order before 3PM you get them the next day that's if they haven't got to order them as they maybe new ones out.
Hope that helps.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Grietje said...

Beautiful card and that is why we never throw anything away ;) Loved to see your work my co DT member and became a follower. Hope to see lots of you at Creative Moments.

xx Grietje

Liz said...

Super card, I love the rich red colour. What a lovely surprise to get all these crafty goodies from your Mother. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February!
Monica - DT

MaryH said...

Goodness, what a lush, rich card you've created from your new inherited stash. Love the fabric touch on the 'package', and what a good use of the pretty ribbon. The flower is so full & dimensional and adds even more elegance to this card. I really liked the vellum combined with the fabric texture and what a fabulous embellishment you've added as a wonderful topper. Thanks for your visit, so I could pop over to visit you in return, and become your newest follower. Hope you will come see me again, and perhaps become a follower. TFS

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful Sharon and the ribbon looks lovely. Lucky girl getting lots of crafting goodies from your Mum. Barbxx

Marie B. said...

This is one stunningly gorgeous Christmas card! So rich , both in details and colors. Someone will be lucky to receive this card for Christmas! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at the CCAYR challenge blog! :)

~Marie B -DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR’ ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Sue - said...

A really rich looking card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Margaret said...

So elegant. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Good luck. Maggie, DT

Sybrina K said...

Sharon, What a pretty card... extra special since so many of the elements used came from your mom. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers and hope to see you again soon!

Linda said...

Lovely Christmas card .... fabulous vintage look. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

Helen x

Lena said...

Beautiful card. Love the vintage look. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCAYR.
Lena - DT