Saturday, 25 November 2017

Dashing through the snow

It's exactly a month to Christmas Day - how is your card making going? If you are way, way behind, there are some very quick and easy ways you can get up to speed and still send home made cards. CDs can be really helpful for this.

For this card I used the Ooh La La CD Yesterday's memories. There is a section on the CD that contains some extra quick cards, ready just to print, trim, fold and use, although if like me you have a printer that won't take a decent weight of card you will have to stick it to sturdier card once printed. The CD provides both front and back of the card - or the back could be cut off and used as a fly leaf on the inside.

You can send your printed card right away, or if you have a little more time you can do as I did and add a little creativity to it - there is a printed border of gems and pearls which I covered with real gems and pearls (by real gems, I don't mean actual rubies or anything, but just not paper ones!) and went over all the edges of the image and background with silver peel offs to give a sensation of depth. Then to balance the silver on the right of the card, I added a silver peel off border to the left.

I am sharing this with Allsorts challenge, Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Winter Themed Song - the song, of course, being "Jingle Bells" as there, among the trees, is that one-horse open sleigh, dashing through the snow!

And as it's the 25th of the month, I'm also hoping to share this with Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's, although Maureen doesn't appear to have unlocked the gates yet and I'm sure I'm not the only one hammering on them waiting to be let in!


  1. A fabulous Christmas card Jane, such a lovely winter scene.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Great card, love the winter image and lovely background paper
    Hugs Kaz xx

  3. Your Christmas scene looks beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

  4. A perfect creation for our Allsorts theme this week, many thanks for joining in. Just checked and Rudolph's gates are still closed, hoping Mo is OK.

    B x

  5. Hi Jane,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What a wonderful card and your design is brilliantly created.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. A lovely card Jane, love the winter scene

  7. A quick and easy card that looks just great. I too have CDs but rarely remember to use them, but this does show how useful and effective they can be. And your added bling turns them into something quite special. Kate xx

  8. What a gorgeous image and the card is so beautifully done!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week in my "Inspired by a Christmas Carol/Song" challenge!

  9. One of my fav images and I love how you have embellished it.

  10. Gorgeous and I love the pearl embellishments x

  11. Such a pretty card and loving the extra silver to balance the card. The gems add a lovely touch!
    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph days Challenge.

  12. Oooo what a gorgeous wintry scene and a stunning row of pearls too and thanks for joining us at November Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

  13. FABULOUS makes for this month's Rudolph Day challenge

    Kathyk - GUEST Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

  14. That is a wonderful winter and Christmas scene.


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