Friday, 28 October 2011

Christmas Alphabet - I for Icicles

Evening All,

Not long back from Glasgow ... the craft show was busy, I've spent a small fortune, I'm exhausted and my feet are killing me ... I had a great time :) Understandably, this is going to be a very short post - just the latest in the Christmas Alphabet series of cards I'm working on - I for Icicles.

As you can see, I've used elements from a Joanna Sheen CD Collection - the Thomas Kinkade Christmas Selection. In this particular painting the house and shed is dripping with icicles so perfect for my theme. The ribbon is threaded through a slit cut in the crease of the card, which has the bonus of ensuring the insert stays beautifully in place when you open up the card.

The insert comes from the same disc and the greeting is computer generated.

I printed the insert twice, trimmed it down to produce a topper for the back of the card.

This was a super easy card to make. Here's a list of materials used.
Materials used:
  • Base: White cardstock cut to form an A6 (4"x5.75") tent card
  • Matting: Pale blue card (recycled from a commercially produced card received last Christmas) and a snippet of silver holographic card
  • Toppers & Insert: Thomas Kinkade Collection by Joanna Sheen - Disc 3, Christmas Selection - greeting computer generated
  • Stamp: Docraft’s - free with magazine; VersaMark; Sheena WOW! EP Blueberry Regular
  • Embellishments: Blue stitched grosgrain ribbon, punched holographic snowflakes, and iridescent glitter - all from stash
Because of the recycling and snippets used I'm submitting this to Jules Crafty Snippet Challenge - Week 42.

That's me done for this evening - I'll be back tomorrow to show you my haul from the craft show though. In the meantime,

Happy Crafting,


  1. Hi Elizabeth

    It sounds like you have had a lovely crafty outing. Can't wait to see your crafy purchases.

    Loving your Christmassy snippet make .. .. your scene is gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely make in the snippet playground again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Beatiful Elizabeth just love the way you have design the card how do you find the CD when I print the picture out it look nothing like it does on the screen Hugs Jeanxx

  3. Brilliant card Elizabeth - so traditional and perfect for Christmas. Great idea about using the ribbon to hold the insert in place. Now, do show what you bought! :) Di xx

  4. What a beautiful card, and the scenes used inside and on the back are stunning :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. wow so beautiful.i love the tradtional picture and gorgeous colours :D

    xx coops xx

  6. My goodness Elizabeth, I admired your work before when you were creating cards inside and out now you are doing the back as well. No surface is safe with you !! Another fabulous and atmospheric card. BTW Thanks for you lovely words even if they are exaggerated but thanks anyway.


  7. Love your snippet card Elizabeth, all the TK images are fabulous. Glad you enjoyed yourself at the SECC, I was very tired after my visit on Thursday. Carol x

  8. BEAUTIFUL card. Hope you've recovered from your show visit now! xxx

  9. What a lovely scene! The holographic snowflakes are so pretty - it just shows how even the smallest snippet can be used to give a card pizazz!

    luv, Mags x


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