Friday, 14 January 2011

Christmas Fairy Calendar Card + Winter Bough Christmas Card

Good Evening All,

Two cards for you tonight. The first is a calendar card.

I have made this quick and easy card for the My Crafty Outlook's Christmas Challenge. The remit this week was to use either a freebie or something recycled. I chose to use four freebies for this card - all three stamps and the gorgeous purple and silver handmade paper. I don't do things by half!!

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: White card for base, silver mirror card
  • Paper: Woodland Folk A5 paper pack - used as a mat for fairy image
  • Stamps: Christmas Fairy free from Cardmaking & Papercraft (coloured with Promarkers), Seasons Greetings freebie from Let's Get Crafting Issue 26, Happy New Year, Fiskars - a recent candy win from Sarah - both stamped in Versamark and embossed with Heat It Up silver embossing powder
  • Embellishments: Anita's lilac/silver ribbon, silver snowflake trim, lilac gems
  • Calendar

Close up of Christmas Fairy image

Side view of card

Back view

The back of the stamped image looks pretty because of the matting paper used.

The second card, Winter Bough,  was bit more complicated to make and is for the Snoflake's Christmas Card Challenge on Docrafts.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock - white for base, black & green for matting & Claritystamp white matt-coated A6 postcard (for inking and stamping)
  • Design paper - Cosmo Cricket Sweater Weather (green/white) & Ribbonbox (black/white)
  • Stamp - Penny Black Winter Bough
  • Ink pad - Big & Juicy Mountain Meadow & Memories dye pad in black
  • Embellishments - green/gold printed ribbon, Papermania A Silent Night Epoxy brads, green/black ribbon flower from stash.

Close up of inking and stamp

Close up of ribbon greeting and flower

Holly brads

This is the same technique (fast becoming one of my favourites) used for the Naked Tree card shown in previous post, masking of an area with post-its and inking with two colours from the Big & Juicy Mountain Meadow pad. The Penny Black Winter Bough stamp
Inside decoration (back similarly decorated)

Hope you like today's efforts - they are quite different styles of cards. I've already got someone in mind for the calender card - I have to because it's for 2011 and we are already 14 days into the new year : )

That's me almost finished for this evening and then it will be back to the book that is big enough to choke an elephant - see previous post!

Bye for now,


  1. Beautiful cards Elizabeth. The detail on your fairy is really lovely. Thank you for sharing these cards with us all xxx

  2. Delightful cards, Elizabeth - love that fairy. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 2 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. fabulous cards - the first one is sooooo my colours

  4. Both are beautiful, but the second one is my favourite :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. gorgeous cards elizabeth.fab images, i love how you have done the 2nd card :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Fabulous cards Elizabeth, you're right, you don't do things by half, thank goodness! You know how to eat an elephant don't you - one bite at a time, lol, hugs, Hazel x

  7. 2 beautiful cards Elizabeth, I think the 2nd is my personal favourite.
    I hope you're well and your great granddaughter and granddaughter are both doing well also xx


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