Saturday, 4 July 2015

Christmas Wishes

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

First I would like to wish all my American friends a
Happy 4th of July and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Well last Saturday I did plan on having a good crafting session using the new Christmas stamps and folders designed by Sheena Douglass, alas my plans went rather awry to say the least!

I did manage to make ONE card! So I am going to try again today LOL!
Wish me luck!

So here we have it my first Christmas card using these stamps and embossing folders, only another 99 more to do for family and friends!

Step by Step

1. Cream hammered card scored to create an A5 card.
2. I then matted and layered gold mirri card and dark red card onto the base card.
3. Using the Bauble embossing folder I embossed gold pearlescent card.
4. Using the "caught in crystal" technique I embossed an piece of acetate and using Luminarte Radiance Rain and glitter.  Once this was dry I cut out 3 of the baubles. These were attached to the card with gold brads.
5. To finish off I stamped Christmas Wishes with Versafine in Red and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - AG as long as Christmas
Live and Love Crafts - Christmas in July
Paper Creators Crafts - Christmas in July
CRAFT #318 - Embossing
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #40 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #5 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely rich colours today

Avril Watson said...

Bags this one, Linda, LOL..gorgeous as always, love the Red and Gold, classic and also have a great weekend. love and hugs xxx

jane stillman said...

Wow! this is absolutely fabulous. The 'caught in crystal' technique looks amazing. Have a great weekend xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Wow what an absolutely Beautiful card Linda and I love what you have to the baubles...

Hugs Rhonda xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and gorgeous Christmas card, the colour is stunning.xx

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scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful 3D look for these baubles!

Laine said...

So classic and elegant Linda. Stunning.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and embossing folder Linda.
Gr Karin

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful card Linda love the technique Jennifer x

Anne Temple said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Love the colors and your design.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Linda, this is so pretty and elegant looking. Love it!

rachel said...

a beautiful make - love this Linda xx

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Linda, love how you used the embossing folder on Acetate.. great idea.

Carol said...

Fabulous card Linda. Carol x

Andree said...

A wonderful Christmas card Linda. The embossing is gorgeous and the baubles look amazing.
I hope your weekend is going well. Hugs xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

This is lovely Linda! I like the pops of red against the gold!
Dawn xx

Ewelina Nowak said...

beautiful card :)

mags said...

Great card Linda. Love the embossing folder and how you have done the baubles.

Brenda said...

Such an elegant card. The embossing folder you used is gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

Erin Stewart said...

So lush and elegant! Even if I think Christmas is a swear word at this time of year! lol xx

ahlers5 said...

Wow so pretty! I'll have to check out that technique. Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Colette said...

Fab card, I love the caught in crystal technique and you've used it brilliantly here, thanks for playing along with the Paper Creator - Christmas in July challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Helen said...

Just gorgeous - such a clever design,

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the embossing-very elegant--Thank you for joining us at Crafting With an Attitude
Carol DT x

Sandra Mathis said...

Well done on getting started with your Christmas cards! It's very stylish. Thanks for joining LLC for our "Christmas in July" challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Linda! Love the red and gold combo! I'm playing catch up again on my visits. :-D

Suze said...

Great technique on the baubles. Love the colour combination. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for July (and apologies for the late comment!)