Dreaming of Christmas (a white one hopefully!)

To get me through my current work commitments my head is focused firmly on things to look forward to once I am done. Christmas is very definitely on that list!! I’m still feeling a little deprived after not having had any significant snow last winter and I hope there will be something of note for this year. Today’s cards are a reflection of that little dream.



Don’t ask me why I am making two cards – it just sort of happened!


I’ve used a Memory Box die to create the little scene and then layered if over some inked card. The gold star was heat embossed and I added a hefty snowfall with a white gel pen.


The sentiment is a stamp from Darkroom Door and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


My second card uses a stamp by Hero Arts. I’ve heat embossed it using white embossing powder. The embossing acts as a resist when the ink is applied.


I used some texture stamps and white ink to create the snowy look.


I am sharing this card over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their Christmas Card Challenge and also over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog for their Who’s the boss? challenge.

Thanks for buzzing by.



Dreaming of Christmas (a white one hopefully!) — 20 Comments

  1. Maybe looking at those Christmas cards will help us feel cooler. It’s pretty hot here, how about in London? Your cards are exquisite as always, love them both. Think my favorite part is the gorgeous blue velvet ribbon on bottom of first card. You make the snow look real, that gold star is so pretty.
    I used to do alot of embossing with powders years ago, love that effect/technique. Will have to hunt all that stuff up out in shed. Hadn’t been using them in so long so put away to make more room in my tiny studio. It’s amazing how much stuff is in that little bitty room. Have shelves wherever we could put them, even in the closet. My sewing room is even smaller.
    Hope you’re having a wonderful restful weekend.

    • Thank you. That ribbon is fabulous isn’t it? Funny about heat embossing as it is what I started with when I first began but now I don’t do it so much. I broke open a new Versamark pad which made this easy today. I should do that more often instead of hanging on to old pads that don’t work properly 🙂

  2. These cards are fabulous. I love the blue and white designs and all of the optimism they represent.

    At first the little houses on the hill were my favourite but they more I looked the more I liked the Christmas Tree.

    I hope this week goes better for you my dear.


    • It’s funny because I preferred the houses and that was the one I was going to enter in the CCCB Challenge but changed my mind. I think in reality the house one didn’t photograph as well!!! xx

  3. And another one, you are 1 busy gal! Love these and good to see you are getting your jump on the Christmas cards too. I fell behind on mime, lol. So glad you joined us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. ~Diane GDT

  4. Great job! I feel cool just looking at those cards! It’s been hot and humid here, which is not normal for us! I am ready for a cool breeze! Thanks for playing along with us a Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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