Friday, 16 October 2015

I Spy Mince Pie

Good Afternoon Folks

It's a lovely day and the garden is calling to me, but before I go I thought I'd share these two little cards with you.
Still using up rediscovered stash, this time the mince pie toppers which are a bit of fun at Christmas. Not everyone in the family likes mince pies but we always have a tin to hand for those that do :)

How the card was made and the materials used:

  • The idea for this card began with the discovery of the toppers which I'd already decoupaged sometime ago during a session spent watching TV ... can't watch TV without having something in my hands to work on ... and the matching sentiment - all from Papermania's Henbury Lane Poinsettia kit. The only addition was inking round the edges using Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink to give them a bit of a vintage look.
  • Next, yet another stash discovery for the card bases ... two white cards (4"x6" size) that I'd already prepared, a very long time ago, by covering the front with some lovely vintage style paper from the snippet pile. I wish I could tell you the paper details but the branding strip has disappeared. 
  • A rootle around the snippets unearthed some scraps of Papermania Textured card in just the right shade of red for the two poinsettias made using Spellbinders' Layered Poinsettia ... these have got to be my most used Christmas die set.  For this card, I just cut the two smallest flower shapes, shaped them gently to add a bit more dimension, and glued them together. The final touch is a green pearl added to the centre of each flower.
  • Next, two satin ribbon bows were made in a shade of red to match the poinsettias.
  • Once all the preparation was done all that had to be done was to adhere the topper to the centre, the ribbon and sentiment above that and the poinsettia in the bottom right corner. The finishing touch was more green pearls on the two opposite corners. 

I'm submitting these cards to the following challenges:

CHNC Challenge 250 ...  for the vintage/shabby chic theme

CHNC challenge extra for October 2015 - always anything goes as long as the theme is Christmas

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2015 Challenge - anything goes as long as the card is

Pixie's Snippet Playground  ... the third time this week ... I haven't done that in simply ages :)

The sun is shining and the garden is still drawing me outside for a bit of fresh air. The plan is to bring the pots of geraniums and dahlias to overwinter in the greenhouse before the first frost does irreparable damage. Yes, winter is on the way!

Hope you have a great day.

Happy Crafting,


  1. Oh, I do love a mince pie....a sure sign that Christmas is on it's way although they don't last very long in my house. Thankfully one of my boys is a chef so I may delegate at least some of the baking! Your card is lovely, the music paper is perfect, as is the gorgeous poinsettia & ribbon. Have a lovely week xx

  2. Hello again Elizabeth!!
    It is lovely to see you back in the playground with another stunner!
    I love mince pies with clotted cream - ansome!!
    Hope that you managed to get your gardening done.
    Eve xx

  3. Hope you got what you wanted to do in the garden finished, I do love seeing the changes in our gardens etc this time of year. Your cards are sweet, love them. Take care Zo xx

  4. Great cards just love those mince pies yummy card s love and hugs Carole x

  5. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. Oh how cute Elizabeth are your cards x

  7. This is fabulous thanks for joining us at CHPPC xx Jan DT


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