Sunday, 28 April 2019

Not what I set out to make

I'm awfully late for Rudolph Day this month - April just seems to have slipped away and I thought it was still days and days away!

When I set out to make this card, I had in mind a delicate, elegant, subtle winter scene with lots of white and soft blues, with perhaps a hint of kraft for contrast.

But when I started to leaf through the Christmas papers that I've hoarded  collected over the last few years,  it turned into something very different! Once I'd spotted that little red truck, it just cried out to be made into the feature of the card....

Lots of die cutting, lots of layers and a bit of a fight with the ribbon (I only had a little bit and the first bow I made fell apart when the ribbon actually disintegrated in my hands!) and the card had eventually made itself. looking absolutely nothing like what I'd set out to create!

I am sharing this with
Rudolph Day  at Scrappymo's
Cardz for Galz - Ribbon or lace trim 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Printed holiday papers 


Dawn Phillips said...

It's very pretty, even if it isn't what you expected. Love Dawn x

Sue - said...

Well it’s obviously nothing like you had in your head, but it is a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

It might not look how you wanted but it's still a beautiful card Jane, I love the reds and blues together.

Sue xx

Whisper said...

Im loving the red, white and blue colour combination and a great layout too, thanks for joining us at April's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card even if it's not what you intended--been there done that lol
Carol x

scrappymo! said...

I think that is such a stunning bow. So perfect!
Your card is bright and cheery and spot on trend with that little red truck!

Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

Debbie Mageed said...

Wonderful holiday card, Jane! I can see why that truck had to used!! Very popular right now. Thank you for playing in my Ribbon challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

Claudia Rogier said...

Awesome card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

Hali said...

Beautiful paper and christmas card. Thanks for joining 52 CCT.