Saturday, 15 March 2014

Christmas Card Club - Feature Wings

It is Christine's @ Christine's Cards and Crafts turn to chose a theme for our fortnightly Christmas Card club. She chose Winged Creations and this one was really fun!

I am off to my Mum's house tomorrow, so needed to make my card ahead and auto schedule it...hope it works! This card was made at my weekly craft day with my neighbour....we made 3 cards and had a lot of fun. I made sure I added a winged creature as I had my looming club commitment in mind.

DP is Bella Blvd, Winter Wonder Blizzard...I quite like those multi-coloured snowflakes. Added another layer of what I think is MME blue dotted DP,  after carefully wrapping a snippet of dotted ribbon around it.

Lisa and I are good friends so she called the night before and asked me to cut some large glitter paper snowflakes...so these are Memory Box snowflakes. The gorgeous jewel in the center is from a package of jewels  that Lisa had in her stash. The little snowflakes are random ones from packages that have long since lost their labels. I added the wee owl embellishment as my "wings" commitment item and added the word JOY beside it. Joy is another ready cut embellishment from Lisa's stash.

Since I thought it all looked a little too plain, I added some small blue diamonds and tried to place them on every other snowflake tip and then placed the remainder a bit further down the flake. Couple more red diamonds on the sides and the front was done.


Inside is a sheet of matching card and a sentiment I cut off one of the Chritmas cards we received last year! I added a banner flag to tie in the DP from the front. I will skip the recipe as I have already listed all the ingredients in this post!
Here is a close up of the snowflake.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes, as long as it is Christmas
3. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card front with paper
4. Completely Christmas Challenge # 3 - Anything (Christmas) Goes

42 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Maureen! great card for Christines challenge, hope you have a great time at your mums lots of huggles Suexxx

Christine Harrop said...

This is a wonderful card Maureen and really does fit the brief. I love your coloured owl, and the jewel is gorgeous. Enjoy the time with your mum. Hugs Christine xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous design send such a cute card xx

brenda said...

Sweet owl Mo, they always bring a smile and make for a happy cheery card.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Lizzie said...

What a great card! Hugs xx

Di said...

Aw, a super cute Christmas card - and you hopped in first Mo! Hope you're having a great time at your Mom's :)

Hugs

Di
xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Maureen - this is lovely and those blue gems are blingy!! Great look on the owl's face - makes me want to smile.

Have a lovely time at your mum's.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Karen B said...

Lovely card Maureen. Must have been on the same wavelength as we've both used owls! Have a lovely day.

Karen x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Fabulous card... Love the owl
Enjoy your day.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Rita said...

Great card for the Challenge Maureen. Enjoy your time at your Mums. Hugs Rita xxx

Zoƫ said...

Cute card. Love the owl! Hope you a feeling better! Zx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a pretty card - your sparkly, 'blinged up' snowflake is just amazing.
Caroline xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Another stunning card Mo. The owl is so cute and the snowflake is stunning, that gem is so very very yummy!
Hope you have a lovely time at your mum's huni xx

Pat said...

What a lovely Christmas card Mo and also getting ahead which makes life easier. I'm afraid I haven't made any yet this year - I must try harder. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. x

MaryH said...

Maureen, I love your cute little wing-y owl! He looks so chipper & ready to fly for Christmas in his little reds. That snowflake is breath-taking with the sparkle jewel and love all the tiny blue rhinestones trimming the outer parts. Just brings your eye right into that big blue jewel. Admiring the way you are continuing to keep your inside card all finished off too. It's very pretty. Enjoy your visit with your Mom. TFS & Hugs

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh that snowflake is GORGEOUS!! Love all the rhinestone bling. Cute owl, too, on this wonderful card.

Carol said...

Love this Maureen, the bling is gorgeous and that owl is so cute. Enjoy your time away. Carol x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is one fancy pants snowflakes! I love all the glitter and glitz on it. This is a fabulous card.

Sassy Raggedy said...

How beautiful my dear. I love those snowflakes and the gems...Hugs, joann

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love the owl and the fabulous snowflakes and all the bling.

Kath x

Asha said...

How adorable is that little guy! And don't get me started on the sparkly snowflakes. My kind of Christmas, Maureen!
hugs, Asha

dutchess said...

Great card Maureen...such a cheeky owl.....can never have too much bling!....xxxx

Pia S said...

The metal and bling sure maske this card sparkle! I think it's cute...

Tracy said...

Such a sweet card.
I love those snowflakes and the large one really catches your eye.

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Maureen - just right for Christine's CCC challenge and thanks for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for March and my Patterned Paper March challenge. You could also enter this for our new Completely Christmas challenge 3 - we would love to see it there too, Hazel, DT x

SARN said...

Delightful owl and snowflake card Mo.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is such a gorgeous design...thank you so much for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas we would love you to join us again next week for another great challenge...
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Xx

Carol L said...

What a blinged-out beauty this is, both outside as well as inside! Love those sparkly snowflakes!

Hettie said...

What a pretty card Mo. Well done Mo. And you have used some goodies received and VOS.
Hugs
xx

kanda said...

What a gorgous card. Those snowflakes are super and I love the little owl xx

Mrs A. said...

Very impressed with the large snow flake.It looks like part of a tiara it is so sparkly. Sounds like you have loads of fun in your weekly get together.hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful snowflake with it's bejeweled center and the random gems! How fun to craft with friends!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! Love the little owl and the different snowflakes! Thanks for becoming a follower, I am now following you! Blessings! Kathy

Debs Willis said...

Such a cute owl!Never thought about including one on a christmas card, but it looks great
Hugs
Debs x

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is Gorgeous. Love how you have added that touch of colour wave from the front of the card inside x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for Completely Christmas 3 - hope to see you again for the next challenge, Hazel, DT x

Sally H said...

A wonderful snippet card, Maureen! I love it!

Mrs A. said...

hi Maureen saw your comment on rachels welcome that you are having trouble following. Blogger seems to have a problem at the moment on some blogs.I managed to get round it by clicking on the
'More Options' to the right of the follow button which took me to a further screen. At the lower left is another follow button which I clicked on and it then worked. Don't know why but you might like to try that way.
Hugs Mrs A.

Cathy said...

Cute Christmas card Mo, your snowflake looks awesome, Cathy x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card Maureen , I love your gorgeous snowflakes and jewels.
Pauline
x

Greta said...

Gorgeous snowflakes & that owl is darling!

Anonymous said...

That is such a beautiful snowflake Mo, I love it all it's glittery goodness!! Very pretty card all over.

Hugs
Brenda