Christmas Bow

Hello friends,

A clean and simple Christmas card to share today. I decided to join a few Christmas themed challenges and with Christmas just around the corner it is a perfect opportunity to add another Christmas card to my stash . I stamped a music strip in black, add a gold die cut reindeer and then embellished it with a red bow, some green leaves and red glitter gemstones.  The sentiment is cut with a Crealies text die. To add dimension to the card I lift the top panel off the card base with mirror tape. Clean and simple cards are always a challenge for me , I hope this one will do justice to CAS!

I entered my card in the following challenges:


A close-up of the focus point of the card


Project details:

  • White, red, black and green card-stock
  • Gold mirror board
  • Nellie’s Vintasia Figurative die “Reindeer” (VIND019)
  • Crealies Text die (CLTD 101)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Topiary” for bow (CC4X4-164)
  • Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Impression Obsession stamp “Music background” (CC029 C-A-C)
  • Red gemstones
  • VersaMagic chalk ink for stamping “Midnight Black”

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about the card. Have a wonderful day.



Time To Say …

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a maculine card I created. Male cards are a challenge for me and I always refrain doing these type of cards. I love flowers, lace and dainty embellishments and doing something bold didn’t come easy. I  have the beautiful script paper for years in my pile of papers and it was just perfect for a vintage background.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink for a  weathered look and to let the inlaid clock die cut stand out better. The die cut clock is a Nellie Snellen Vintasia  Figurative die and one of my favorites. To finish off I added some paper candy in shades of brown and white. The sentiment die cut is from Poppystamps “Vintage Happy Birthday”. I really love the final result – what do you think?



A close-up of the inlaid die cut


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White and brown card stock
  • Script designer paper
  • Nellie Snellen Vintasia Figurative die “Clock” ( VIND013)
  • PoppyStamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday”  (No 1178)
  • Craftworkscards Candi “Choc-a-Mocha”
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage photo”

That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



Just A Note …

Hello friends,

Sharing with you today my guest designer card for the Crafty Boots Challenge blog. What a wonderful opportunity to be featured on such a Guest DT Badgelovely challenge blog – thanks so much Dionne and the Crafty Boots design team for inviting me. The theme of the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is ‘Black and White’. Your project can be a card, an altered box, a handmade gift, an album, in fact anything you like just as long as it has a colour combo of black and white.

I decided to create a vintage/shabby themed card with layers of black and white designer paper and a gramophone die cut. To frame the gramophone I used a Spellbinders die “Regal Frame” – for me the old vintage and intricate pattern complimented the paper and gramophone so well. To complete the card I added a JustRite sentiment, paper roses and bows

Challenges entered:


The gramophone


The sentiment and flowers


The inside


Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Polka dot and script designer paper
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Regal Frame” (S4-446)
  • Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Gramophones” (VIND005)
  • JustRite clear stamps “Timely Banners” (CR-04920)
  • Pearls
  • Chipboard music notes
  • Paper roses
  • Wax cord
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thank you for taking the time to visit and looking at my card. I really enjoy reading your comments and appreciate each one so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting



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