Monday, 9 November 2015

A Christmas Card

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend, the weather has been pretty grey and wet where I am, so I tried to inject some shine in to it while in the craft room.

Today I want to share with you my entry to a few challenges and it all started with the Make the Day Special November Challenge.

I this is my first sketch challenge... So I would appreciate your comments. Below is the sketch provided by MTDS.

And here is my design, I have also entered these to a few others which are listed at the end of the post.

I used the Waffle Flower circle doily die to do a faux letterpress imprint on the background (very much inspired by the amazingly talented Jennifer McGuire). I also water coloured some watercolour cardstock with Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and some homemade gold shimmer spray, then die cut the doily.

When I die cut the medium tag from the Sizzix framelit set for the tag element, I stretched the die cut to get a longer tag.

I Heat embossed Merry Christmas on to some acetate and vellum, cut those in to banners and attached them using a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, I coloured the staples first with a Krylon Gold leafing pen.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon...

Interested in the products I use? I have listed them below to make them easy for you to find, the links are just links (I am not affiliated with the shops)

I do shop at these places occasionally but I urge you to shop around for a good deal.

Make the Day Special Stamp Store: 
Waffle Flower Circle Doily Die
Mama Elephant Merry Greetings stamp set

Dovecraft Junior Fun Foam 8 sheets blacks and greys from The Range

Challenges entered:


  1. Oh, this is beautiful! I love all of the layered elements! Fabulous take on the sketch!

    1. Thanks Leigh, wasn't sure how it would turn out but I'm really pleased with it.

  2. Oh i love the softness the vellum on white and just the pop of gold goes perfectly together :) Thanks for playing at Make the day special stamp store.
    Kate xx

  3. What a pretty card Emma and this is such a great take on the sketch. I love the softness of your vellum against the texture of the background and the embossing is so crisp!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.

  4. Great card with a tag on it! Love the mostly white with the bit of gold! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  5. Your card is so very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  6. Such a clever idea to use the doily die in the background as well as a focal point... beautiful soft colours too :)
    Thank you for playing along with our sketch challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store :) Jenny x

  7. You've done the sketch proud. Beautiful soft card and love the layering! Thanks for playing with the Make The Day Special Stamp Store challenge x

  8. This is so very elegant and stunning! A great use of the sketch! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers November challenge.

  9. Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone :)

  10. quite simply...stunning! just beautiful! im swooning here! great work. thanks so much for playing along with us at Make the Day Special. jillx

  11. This card is stunning!!! Love the doily & the gold embossed word. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-UAL Chic!


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