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


28 comments:

brenda said...

A beautifully seasonal card Mo and with sparkle as well.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Maureen, I love the red glitter card against the craft card and the wonderful sleigh.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Mo so love the glitter around the edges x

dutchess said...

A stunning card Maureen..what a great image ...glad you had such a fab holiday xxxx

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant that's a very lovely Christmas design Love and hugs Carole x

Chris said...

Hope you enjoyed your holiday, they're always much anticipated, over in a flash then it's back to reality, a bit like Christmas really!
Beautiful card the sleigh looks brilliant laden with all those gifts, love that you used 'gifts' to create it too.
Chris
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely sparkling Christmas card! Great use of your snippets!

Carol L said...

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!

Shaz Brooks said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

MaryH said...

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.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful sleigh filled with the pretty presents.

cotnob said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Karenladd said...

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!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Fabulous card....
Hugs Sylvie cx

Pia S said...

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

rachel said...

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

Greta said...

Very festive & good job using those stickers, Maureen!

LesleyG said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous colourful, blingy card just perfect for a child - so much loveliness to see! I hope your trip was awesome! xxx

Christine Harrop said...

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

jimlynn said...

Maureen, I'm sorry but missed the Rudolph challenge once again.....and to think I try so hard! I"m going to try my best next month though. It's getting too close to Christmas now.
Love this festive and fun card. The sleigh die is so pretty and you've turned it into a gorgeous card for Christmas! Love it.
LYnn

Zoe Tant Stampin' Up! UK Demo Lincolnshire said...

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

Di said...

Beautiful card Mo - and I do love all the sparkle! Great way to use up snippets of course :)

Hugs

Di xx

Brenda said...

What a beautiful sleigh card Maureen! I love the papers you used on this one and love how you filled the sleigh with all those fun and festive gifts. Such a fun Christmas card! Hugs, Brenda