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


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

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

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

    Hugs Rhonda xxx

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

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  5. Beautiful 3D look for these baubles!

  6. So classic and elegant Linda. Stunning.

  7. gorgeous card and embossing folder Linda.
    Gr Karin

  8. Beautiful card Linda love the technique Jennifer x

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

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

  11. a beautiful make - love this Linda xx

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

  13. Fabulous card Linda. Carol x

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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

  21. Just gorgeous - such a clever design,

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

    Helen x

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

  23. 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

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

  25. 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!)


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