Monday, 10 December 2018

Merry Christmas Mum

This is the Christmas card I made for my mother.  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Y is for Your Favourite Thing' (I love inlaid die cutting as I find it so relaxing), the Crafty Cardmakers 'Christmas' challenge, the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Pick a Previous 2017 Challenge' (I've chosen the November 2017 Sketch Challenge) and the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge. All the card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Dies: Creative Dies 'Festive Scene' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Card: White matt
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Copperplate Gothic Light' font
Snippets: Blue and gold pearlescent card, Marianne Design 'Snow Paper', blue speckled paper, white card

I printed the sentiment onto white card, trimmed the panel, layered it onto blue pearlescent card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the Festive Scene from blue card and used Stick and Spray to glue it to a die cut blue circle before attaching it to the centre of the card.  I attached the blue speckled paper onto thin white card to make it the same thickness as the outline before die cutting the sky and inlaying it.  The snow and snowflakes were die cut from Snow Paper before being inlaid.  To finish I die cut the windows from gold card and inlaid them into the scene.

Kath x


Denise Bryant said...

Pretty winter scene! Love your card!

Pat said...

How pretty and glittery Kath, and I'm sure your Mum will love this, and lots of snippets with the houses and the snowy fields and fence. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thisnis gorgeous

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Really nice card for your mum.

Hope you have had a good start to the week. Sue

Carol S. said...

A lovely card Kath and great detail. Hugs, Carol S.xx

meg said...

A gorgeous winter scene, your mum will love it

Di said...

Such a lovely scene Kath and made with such patience as well. Like you, I do so love inlaying die cuts and this freebe ie die makes it so worthwhile. I'm almost sure that's the die I had which curled up when I used it so it had to go 'out'. Such a shame as it really is lovely.And I get the adding card to the back of paper to evenup the layering!


Di xx

AlisonC said...

I like a fiddly project which turns out well though I do tend to get glue everywhere. This is a beautiful scene and work all the work. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kath. Love the in laying of die cuts your darling mum will love your card. I would that was still making for my mum.
Its a great freebie die. Though really it's not free but incorporated into the price of mag.
I think Mags are a waste. I rarely make a card from them though do read them. Snippetty hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Valerija said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, wonderful!
Valerija xx

Maikreations said...

Absolutly beautiful and elegant! Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful evening and happy crafting! Maike ;o)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Lovely Christmas card, loving the die you've used. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xxx

Josephine said...

What a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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

Goga said...

Very elegant and gentle card, beautiful landscape.
Thanks for joining us at 52CCT.