Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Christmas again

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, all the doors and windows are open to let the fresh spring air into the house - and all of a sudden my crafting mojo has gone into Christmas mode. I wonder why? Partly, I suspect, because I've been inspired by the lovely pad of papers that I won recently over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge!

Here is my first make using the papers. The pine branches remind me of a Christmas tree, and Christmas trees need baubles. So I used a very old Cuttlebug die to cut baubles and bows from white card, then coloured the bows red with an inkpad, direct-to-paper, and embossed the baubles using two different festive folders, both of which were magazine freebies.

The cute Santa and reindeer buttons are from It's Sew Gorgeous and I've hung the baubles from the branches with a scrap of red metallic cord.

I am sharing this with
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Father Christmas or anything goes
Use your stuff - Dry Embossing  
Season's greetings - Wet or dry embossing


Barb said...

Congratulation on your win Jane. What a great way to use that lovely paper. Your little buttons are really cute. Barbxx

missgailly said...

Cute Christmas card! Love the buttons. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card, those buttons are adorable. The sun might be shining here but it's still COLD and snowy.

Denise Goeldner said...

Wow love your embossed decorations, beautifully done and thanks for following the optional twist. It's great to have you enter Season's Greetings, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Majo said...

So sweet, Sistah! Thanks for playing along at *USE YOUR STUFF*!

Majo - DT ♥

Ina G said...

Cute as can be Jane. What a great idea to emboss those baubles. Love the DP background. Thanks for joining us at Season's Greetings. Hope to see you again.

Haven_mom4 said...

Fun paper, I can see why you were inspired to create a Christmas themed card. Thanks for joining us at UYS

Hazel said...

Lovely to see one of the papers coming to life on your lovely card. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 324 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely little ornaments. How cute! Thank you for joining us at Season's Greetings. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Season's Greetings DT

Helen said...

Great card, Jane - love the embossed baubles.

Thanks for joining us at Season's Greetings.

Helen x