Friday, 24 July 2015

A Little Christmas Crafting

So I'm back to crafting now. I gave my crafting area a bit of a clean up yesterday and got down to a bit of card making.
Now normally at this time of the year I have a nice pile of Christmas cards made as I used to design for the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. Sadly I had to give that up but I do miss making Christmas cards and using all my gorgeous Chritmassy stamps.
So I decided to make one using the theme from this weeks 52{C}CT 'Snowman'. Here is my card

Although this looks quite clean and simple it took ages to make! This is also the second attempt as the first went a bit wrong! I stamped the snowy ground first using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. The snowman from White Christmas was stamped, coloured and embossed too so that I could make a mask and sponge the blue background. Some gems were added for stars and a simple greeting from Good Greetings to finish it off.

Dad's funeral was earlier this week so things are still a bit strange. Me and mum are trying to find a new normal now but we still have a lot to sort out - you know clothes and books etc. Hopefully that won't take too long because we've booked ourselves a holiday for the end of August to help recharge our batteries!!

Thanks for looking today - see you soon xx


  1. Hello Jacqueline - so nice to see you playing along with this week's challenge. I think your card is fabulous. Love the swoosh of embossed snow, the lovely sponged background, the glimmer of stars and the pop of the red - great work. Hopefully, we'll see you back here playing along with 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown xxxx

    Sending you and your mum hugs xxx

  2. What a beautiful snowman card. Love the CAS look. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
    Julie T

  3. It's great to see you back at 52CCT Jacqueline, and with a stunner of a card too. I love your beautiful card and would love to case it sometime.

    Hope you are keeping well my sweet. Sending hugs, Gill xx

  4. Superbe création Jacqueline, quel plaisir de te voir jouer avec nous chez 52cct, merci de partager cette merveille avec nous, biz

  5. Beautiful card, Jacqueline. Love and hugs xxx

  6. Beautiful card Jacqueline! A holiday sounds like just what you and your mum need now.

  7. Lovely card Jacqueline. Sending you and your mum hugs. The holiday is a great idea for you both.
    Margaret M