Sunday, 24 January 2016

Christmas Card Club - Sleigh theme

This fortnight it is my turn to chose the Christmas Card Club theme. I chose a sleigh theme thinking it would be fun to see whether the cards would feature Santa and his sleigh or otherwise.

I was one of those who chose the non Santa version.  I had this Stamendous Sleigh Bells, horse and sleigh stamp in mind when I chose my theme. I stamped off and coloured up a few of these images a couple of years ago. I made the first one up into a pink coloured card which was featured on my blog here.

This time, I decided to play up the crimson colours of the ladies gown. I liked the bits of crimson peeking through the filigree work of the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die and decided to play up a bit of contrast by adding an aqua glitter paper mat.

I have now decided that I love aqua, silver and crimson together and may just pop out to the after Christmas sales and pick up some aqua baubles for my tree and house decor next year. I have used red, silver and white baubles for several years now and feel like a change. Who new a mere card could inspire making changes there...lol

I got a wee bit carried away with mats and added another crimson mat and then placed that on a silver glitter mat. I kept those extra mats very simple as I did not want to take away from the pretty cutwork design on the main image.


Sadly, the weight of this card keeps wanting to pull the tent fold open. I have creased and recreased with my bone folder but nothing helps. If anyone knows a way to prevent this from occuring agai, please share!  I have decided this Christmas card will have to become a String Card...you know...the kind that has to be sent to a person who hangs their Christmas cards on a bit of string or beaded wire. Luckily, I have some people in my family who display their cards like this, so I am saved!

I kept the inside quite plain. Here is a little peek...


If you would like to view any of my fellow Christmas Card Club members works, their names and hyperlinks are on my right sideboard.You will not be disappointed as you will find some beautiful cards awaiting you. If you are interested in joining the Club, drop me a comment or an email.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club - sleigh theme
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (the cri,mson mat)c

26 comments:

  1. Super card Maureen. Love the stamp and all the layers and great colour scheme. Good to have you back. Hugs Christine xx

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  2. Fabulous card Maureen... Lovely image....
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Enjoyed the challengex

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  3. A lovely card, the layers all work so well together. I once had a card that refused to stand up, so I tweaked it slightly and turned it into an easel card!
    Kath x

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  4. you can never have too many layers Maureen...the way I reduce the weight so they stand up is to gut out the centres of each layer....love your stamped image...great card xxxx

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  5. Well Maureen, I have to say thank you for your choice as I go to use one of my favourite stamps.
    Now your card is delightful, I love the image and the colours are gorgeous, what an elegant way to travel.
    Nice to see you back with us, Kate x

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  6. I do believe I have this stamp - beautiful vintage card. Now you have me singing this song - but it is a beautiful song to go with a beautiful card!
    sandy xx

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  7. What a lovely stamp that is Mo and I love the die and matting. I think your other card using this stamp is super too. Barbxx

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  8. Like Christine, this stamp has made a Wonderful Christmas card Maureen. Thank you for choosing the theme this fortnight too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. That's such a gorgeous stamp Maureen and your beautiful mats and layers show it off beautifully.
    Lorraine

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  10. Gorgeous image & love your choice of colors, Mo! The fancy Spellbinder is the perfect way to frame the image--need to cut some of mine so I will use them!

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  11. Wonderful card Maureen. Love the image and the die that you used.

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  12. Super looking festive card Mo. I like the colours too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  13. Thanks for a lovely challenge Maureen. With such a fab card up your sleeve I can see why you chose the theme. Gorgeous sleigh image. Zx

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  14. thanks for the challenge Maureen - I do adore what you have done - beautiful! Hugs rachel x

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  15. A fabulous Christmas card Maureen, such a lovely image and beautifully framed with all of your wonderful layers.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. This is a gorgeous card. I love all the layers and sparkle too. Fabulous.

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  17. That's such a gorgeous diecut with your image, and I just love all the blue sparkle around the edges too!

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  18. Gorgeous card, love it.

    Kath x

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  19. One of my very 1st stamp purchases was a tiny silhouette like this one. What a lovely Victorian look, and can't you just imagine the icy fun of skimming cross the snow? Have always wanted to take a sleigh ride! Your die choices, layers & the colors used, certainly enhance this pretty image. Thanks for a fun challenge. TFS & Hugs too

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  20. Gorgeous card and gorgeous stamp! Love your die-cuts, layering and sparkle!

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  21. There is a way to do this and I will make my Rudolph card showing you how.
    I was wondering what to make so now need to get all my glitter sheets out and make the card as heavy as I can!!!
    Your sleigh is gorgeous and I love that aqua. We are watching War and Peace here on the TV. At the moment and they are all riding around in these sleighs with their furs all wrapped up around them . Enchanting vision. Hugs Mrs A.

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  22. All those layers add color as well as elegance. I really like this stamp, it's lovely.

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  23. I love this colour combo for a Christmas card Mo, a lovely LO.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  24. Whatan elegant card, Maureen. Love the glitter too!
    x Asha

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  25. Oh so elegant, Mo!

    love Mags B x

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