Here is my second Christmas card of 2014. I am following the Christmas Card Club theme set by Lizzie from Verity Cards.
I struggled a bit with this one as I needed to make a card that did not require colouring. My hands were not up to that this week, so I have made my card from bits and bobs fof my Christmas stash.
As I searched for something food related, I found this BoBunny Mistletoe collection. It was a fabulous special at my local Scrapbook Store's Christmas Open House. The package contains the whole collection...including the brads and all the other doodads. As soon as I spied the gingerbread boy and girl, I knew I had to make this card for the little boy or girl next door. Their Mum Lisa, is the lady I craft with each week and she loves gingerbread men!
The gingerbread house and teensy sentiment word strips are stickers from that collection and the gingerbread boy and girl are from their chipboard embellishments.
I managed to break my mitchy-matchy mold and used turquoise for the Penny Black holly branch die cut. It took every ounce of will power to use that colour. I see other bloggers whose work I love, introduce a colour that does not match their image or their background. I always like the look of it but have been too timid to try. Not sure if I like it on mine...but it is glued down...so down it is staying!
I added a generous coat of stickles...it is Christmas after all!
I used a few snippets of that holly (left over from another card) to create a bit of colour in the top right corner. I bought that white button snowflake this summer from a lovely craft shop in Whitehaven, Cumbria. I can not remember the name, but they have a fabulous selection of paper goods as well as gorgeous ribbon and buttons etc.
Managed to finish the inside too...
Card Base - from my stash
DP - snippet of Studio Calico, Wonderland
Sticker - Bo Bunny Mistletoe
Chipboard - BoBunny Mistletoe
Sentiment - Bobunny Mistletoe
Dies - Penny Black holly
Punch - Martha Steart Snowflake
Button - unknown from Whitehaven craft store
Flower - Bazell Basic Paper Power Poinsettia
Bling - aqua diamonds from my stash
Stickles - Star Dust
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
3. CHNCC Extra - Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover your card base with patterned paper
5. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas