Sunday, 25 November 2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge - All Wrapped Up

Hello Everyone

Challenge 24 for the CCC has been set by Carol - All Wrapped Up. This theme is open to personal interpretation so I've chosen to use these cosy mittens. 
 I've used a square aperture card - to make it look less plain it's been stamped with a snowflake from the Forest Magic stamp set that I have used several times before. The white ink is Frost White from Color Box.  

I've had the stamp set, a Christmas 'Tinchie' from Personal Impressions, for a few years but somehow, cute as it is, it's never been inked up until now. Using a black Memories ink pad, it was stamped out twice, once for the topper and the other for the embellishment, on two scraps of patterned paper from a My Mind's Eye Six by Six pack, Darling Dear (2011), and coloured with a Poppy red Promarker. The cuffs are embellished with white Fluffy Stuff. 

The greeting was stamped in black and punched out with a Stampin' Up label punch. I found a tiny snippet of red card which made the perfect mat for the greeting. I used the same punch for this but snipped the label in half before fixing it to the back of the greeting ... it's a trick I was shown at a Stampin' Up class a couple of years ago. 

As the marker bled through to the back of the paper, I stamped the mittens on to yet another scrap of the paper, coloured and then trimmed to just big enough to cover the marking on the inside left of the card. Another sheet of the paper was used to cover the inside right. 

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges too:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #340

CHNC challenge 413

Thanks for popping in. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. 


Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love those cute mittens Elizabeth, fab card for our theme this time.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth, what a fabulous card, I love the colours you've chosen and those mitts are just lovely, Kate x

Gibmiss said...


Rita said...

Hello Elizabeth. Your card for this challenge is perfect, especially as the weather has turned very cold here. Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xxxxxx

rachel said...

A really gorgeous card Elizabeth - and I love the inside of your card too! Hugs rachel x

dutchess said...

How sweet Elizabeth,the mittens are so cute...great that you have joined us!....xxxx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Elizabeth. Love the cute little mittens and the fluffy cuffs are a perfect finishing touch. xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm running late, lol. Love your card, great take on the theme. I cheated and made gift tags!Some fab stamps used- I know what you mean about stamps that have never seen ink- it's shocking how many of mine haven't. Hugs, Shaz X

Mrs A. said...

Hello Elizabeth, I do like how you have coloured and embellished the inside of your card. The mitts are a sweet idea for Carol's challenge. Hugs ValeryAnne.

Christine Harrop said...

Love the warm mittens Elizabeth, and I like the way you have also decorated the inside of your card too. Finishes it off so well. Christine x

Di said...

A really lovely card! Apologies for a hasty comment and for me taking so long to get here! Blame Dudley!

Great to see you in the Playground.


Di xx,