Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Cardmaking - Christmas Candle

Hello Everyone,

Hope you've as fine a day as we have had here where we have had clear skies, bright sunshine and no rain! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. I really enjoy reading every one of them.

I have another quick made Christmas card to share.
I was sorting through a box of photographs (looking for something else entirely) when I found this one that I took of a Christmas tree I spotted in a garden centre a few years ago. I immediately thought it would make a lovely card.

There was so little to the making of it that I won't go through all the steps, instead here's a list of supplies.
  • cardstock - a sheet A5 (48x21cm) white textured cardstock (Papermania) folded in half to create the card base; scraps of green printed cardstock (Hunkydory) for front of card and holly leaves; dark red - to mat the photo on; gold mirri for greeting words
  • embossing folder - Sizzix Hero Arts Dots for the red photo mat
  • dies -  holly leaves and greeting words from Tattered Lace mini die set 
  • embellishments - gold edged red ribbon and red flat backed pearls from stash
I used so many leftovers in this card, even the ribbon was an off-cut left from a previous project, that it was almost a card for nothing!

I'd like to submit this card to the following challenges:

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2016 challenge

Must fly - time for an hour on the sofa with a cuppa - Gareth Malone will be choosing another choir i so I'm off to watch the programme.


cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful traditional card, lovely image and design, Kate x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! How cool to use a photo you took! Fabulous! xxx

Sandra H said...

Ooooh wow Elizabeth this is one gorgeous card x

samantha's cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CCC.

Margaret said...

Lovely traditional Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful project filled with so much love and holiday joy!

thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog Extra! :)