Hello friends,

November is here … and Christmas is on our doorstep! I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Here comes Santa”. I was inspired by the picture of Santa Claus  as well as the brown tones in the inspiration board. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a rustic Christmas card with kraft colors. The design is very easy and ideal for mass production. I layered a strip of music paper on my kraft base card. The stamped Santa image was layered on a lacey circle die cut and lifted of the base card with mirror tape. For the traditional Christmas colors I added some greenery and red “gem stone” berries. A sentiment, a little bit of gold glitter and a tiny gold bow are the final touches to my card. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look.   Hope you like my take on the Double D Challenge “Here comes Santa Claus”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The Santa Claus image layered on a lacey circle

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Kraft paper — Music designer paper — BoBunny clear stamp “Father Christmas: (Item #SFC671) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey circles” — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘ Festive greens” ( 662425) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Red gem stones — Gold glitter — Gold cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘”Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”

Thank you for visiting today. and I appreciate your time to leave a comment so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,




Pretty Pastels

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Pastel Party”.  The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a beautiful flower die and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the beautiful colors in the photo. I use a Couture Creations Intricutz die “French Bicycle” as focal point on my card. I created a  background for the bicycle with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder. I love the shimmer of these powders. On the photo it looks much brighter than in real life! The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers and I really like the shabby outcome of this card. I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Impression Obsession, a little bit of glitter, bows and a few gem stones on the sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the bicycle and background

The sentiment embellished with gem stones

The flowers and trellis

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Couture Creations Intricutz dies “French Bicycle” — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE 383-C) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Nellie Snellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border (QD009) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder “Scarlet Mist” ; “Aqua Lagoon” ; “Sun Yellow” — I Am Roses “Sweet Blossoms” — Wax cord — Gem stones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,



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