Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This morning I was (hopefully!) up at ridiculous o’clock to travel to an early morning meeting. Although early starts are not unusual, it has been quite a while since I’ve had to rely on trains and endure cold stations! The worst bit is that I also have a late visit to make too, so a long day! I think a little treat from the Christmas market and a festive coffee (I’m on a one woman mission to sample everything on the Costa menu!) is in order don’t you?!

The good news is that there is a new challenge over at My Artistic Adventures Challenges and, as usual, I got carried away making my samples. Today I thought I’d share two very different cards that I made using Heather’s fabulous collage sheets:



The first card is using the Non-Traditional Bingo and Non-Traditional Tree Tags collage sheets. I snapped this sheet up the minute it I saw it last year. I used the spotty panel from the bingo sheet and cut it with a curved die. Next, I cut out the tree from the tree tag sheet and arranged them on the card.


What’s your favourite Christmas greeting? Mine is “Merry Christmas,” but don’t worry if prefer something different, Heather has them all covered, in different colours too, on the tree tags sheet.


Finally, I dusted on a little Tumbled Glass distress ink around the edges of the card.



My second card has more of a shabby chic feel to it. I’ve used Heather’s lovely snowmen (and women!) collage sheet along with the Vintage Christmas Luggage Tags and Vintage Shabby Chic Pink Candy Canes.




I’ve used plenty of glitter, some fabulous pink ribbon and tucked in a doily for good measure! The finishing touch are some little candy cane stickers that came all the way from Simon Says Stamp in the USA (very quickly too, I might add!).



The beauty of this lovely snowmen sheet is there are lots of colour options and you get the reverse of each image so you can put them back to back if you want to make something with dimension.


Thanks for buzzing by.


Beginning to look a lot like Christmas — 10 Comments

  1. Oh I love both of them, on the first one I love that stitches on the top of the hill, it makes it so special, and on the second one I love all the glitter and shine. Wonderful cards!

  2. I do not know how you manage it, long, long days at work and you are still finding the time to mass produce Christmas cards. Two very different styles here, the little Christmas trees are so sweet, in some ways they remind me of beach huts, all lined up in a row on the horizon. Very pretty papers and I initially thought I spotted some machine stitching but, from the close-up, I can see my mistake, but still very pretty.

    The other card has lots of layering and loads of lovely glitter. I love those little candi type brads.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you Dionne. Aren’t those little candy stickers gorgeous? Couldn’t resist them, but wish they were available over here xx

  3. I hope you won’t be offended, I love the trees with hill but I am so entranced with the snowman card, it just speaks to me so much. It looks so vintage I’d have sworn you found it somewhere. Everything just touches me so much. Guess my old age is really showing. Ah well, can’t help when we’re born can we? Everything you did on this card (the trees card also) is perfect as you always do. Where you get energy and time to make such incredible creations who knows but you sure do.
    Sorry I haven’t been commenting much lately, been working like Trojan to get items ready for a craft show on 12/13 but had to have photos, applications ready by yesterday. Now at least I can keep creating but not at break neck speeds. I don’t like to be under so much pressure, feel as tho my creations suffer but found out about show just few days before the deadline. It’s juried so here’s hoping.
    Today I bought a Paper Craft Inspirations magazine because of what the gift is. This is a UK magazine and has gotten quite expensive, had to give them up last year. But I saw this one at JoAnn’s today and just bought it. (shame, shame on me), have you ever seen them at stores? You can go to their website if you’re interested: Lots of great giveaways. I used to buy several of their zines in same idea, so many and so much money (not as hard to come by when I worked). Sometimes liked the free gifts more than zine.
    Hope you are well, don’t work too hard. Happy season

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