Sunday, 5 August 2018

Christmas Card Club - Sleigh, Sleds or Ski

I am finally back to making cards and hopefully meeting the deadlines for the Christmas Card Club. We are a group of ladies that take turns choosing the theme for a fortnighly Christmas card. It really helps build up the finished cards box and has the bonus of having a very fun group of ladies to work with. If you would like to peruse any of the other members cards, their hyperlinks are on my right hand sideboard. You will not be disappointed!

I chose the sled, sleigh, ski theme for this fortnight,  and as I just received this lovely sleigh die cut from a friend, I felt my choice was made! This is really a card made from gifts. The kraft card base was a gift from a dear friend that I visited while in England. I love these scalloped kraft cards! They are a lovely weight and are made by Jelly Bean Crafts, UK.


I used a snippet of red glitter paper, and a Bokeh look sky paper called Snow Days from Lawn Fawn.
As mentioned, the red sleigh was mailed to me from a die cut swap I did with a friend, and the presents are a combination of VOS dollar store present stickers, and some K&CO acrylic toy stickers that were also gifted to me, from another friend. I wanted to use presents that were as bright and shiny as possible, as this card is for a small child. Sadly, they are making terrible glare on my photo as the light bounces off the acrylic sheen. Sorry about that!

The stars are Making Memories glitter Star Stickers and I hilighted them with some teensy rhinestones. The sentiment is from Michael's 25 cent bins. I picked up a couple of packages of these heavily glittered chipboard words last January, in the after Christmas clearance bins.

Although this is a very quick and easy card, I enjoyed making it and it was fun to dig out those stickers which I never seem to use anymore. In fact, I managed to use up the paper present stickers!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club - sled, sleigh, ski
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


17 comments:

  1. A beautifully seasonal card Mo and with sparkle as well.

    B x

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  2. I just love all the glittery sparkle on this wonderful sleigh filled with beautiful presents! What a gorgeous Christmas card, and so glad you found time to craft again! Hugs!

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  3. Hi Mo, lovely card. It does feel great to use stuff up, doesn't it? That is a lovely die cut of the sleigh. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz X

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  4. Hi Mo, gorgeous card, beautiful Sleigh die and what a super idea to have the presents as stickers.
    A fabulous choice Mo thank you so much, I had fun, Kate x

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  5. What a fun card, and it always delights me to see how you use your great bargain finds in such a creative & lovely way. The sleigh is so pretty, and I like your choice of the background paper too. Looks so nice with the scalloped kraft background. It sparkles and shines, and this child is going to be delighted when this one comes out of the enveloped. TFS & Hugs. Hope the hands are doing lots better too.

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  6. A super card Maureen, I love the sleigh filled with all of those fabulous gifts.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  7. Wow! I love this loaded sleigh. Such a fun card and so festive using the red glitter. The ribbon you asked about was from a shop called 'The Range' we have here in England.
    Lorraine

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  8. A really super die and lovely papers with lots of gorgeous glitter too.

    Kath x

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  9. Well this sleigh is so filled with presents that I can only imagine there must be a craft supply or two in at least one of them! How fun to see you put these gifts from craft friends to great use!

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  10. Hi Mo
    Fabulous card....
    Hugs Sylvie cx

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  11. This is beautifully sparkly and I love what you’ve added to the sleigh, truly Christmasy and gorgeous creation.

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  12. Gorgeous card Mo - really great theme - apologies for doing skating - I thought it was winter activities! Hope you will forgive me! Hugs rachel x

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  13. Very festive & good job using those stickers, Maureen!

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  14. Fab colorful sleigh Mo, would love all the contents! Great use of those stickers xxx

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  15. Hi Maureen,
    what a fab card and that design looks stunning.
    Love how the pressies in the sleigh are shiny 3D.
    Gorgeous paper and what a lovely sleigh die cut.
    That glittery papers is gorgeous also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. Sorry I'm so late commenting Maureen. I was up in North Yorkshire visiting my nephew. Thanks for a lovely challenge. The sleigh die is fabulous and you've made a great card using it. Hugs Christine xx

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  17. Super sleigh card Maureen. What a lot of lovely presents. Zoe x

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