Sunday, 10 December 2017

December Christmas Card #5 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I grabbed multiple snippets to create this card and here is the end result …

A 145mm square card
It will post okay
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Dies R Us Challenge Christmas Carols: 
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Scrapy Land Challenge #79 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion and Sizzix dies 
That’s Crafty Challenge Christmas

This was a quick to put together card because all of the different papers and card were in my multiple snippets bags. I was looking through the snippets to see what I planned to use next and located all the lilac and lavender coloured snippets.

I used this created by me background snippet which had been coloured with Brusho watercolour crystals and Spectrum Noir AquaTints. The lilac shade is from purple Brusho and the gold is from Essentials AquaTints. This lilac part was from a bigger piece of white card that I had coloured with dark purple Brusho’s and neat gold AquaTints. I have snippets of glitter paper and card which I have owned for ages that I’m trying my hardest to use because I really don’t like the glitter card or paper any more lol! I coloured my brad by tapping it with Versafine ink pad and then using WOW EP in a yummy dark purple.

This Tim Holtz die is going to be used often over the years, it was a really good investment so I’m always happy to use it. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Bigz Poinsettia die
Marianne Designs leaf die
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray bottle of water

Card Paper:
Craft UK white 145mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; glitter paper; glitter card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Brusho watercolour crystals: Purple
Spectrum Noir AquaTints Essentials: gold
WOW EP: purple
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue


Mrs A. said...

Wow what a beauty this snippet is. I love the colour. hugs Mrs A.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your end result is fabulous Karen, your colour way is scrumptious! Contemporary without losing tradition. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the That's Crafty *Tis the Season* Blog Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey DT

Darlene said...

WOW this is just gorgeous Karen! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas Carols’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Cara said...

I love the use of the non-traditional colours on your Christmas card x

Di said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Karen! Slap my wrists, am sure I've got that same die and never think to use it! LOVE it in purple.


Di xx

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is such a perfect Christmas card !

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 363 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

Barb said...

What a lovely card this is Karen. A great use of your snippets. The background is very pretty and the glittery flower is gorgeous. Barbxx

Teresa said...

What a beautifully colourful project, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges this month - good luck and hope to see you again Teresa DT xx

Neva Zver said...

Fantastic card! Truly beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and design! Thanks for playing with us at HLS anything goes with dies!