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Friday 6 May 2011

Christmas bird

Hi all,

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you. The Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge is holly or ivy this month, and my card has both! This image has been lying around on my crafty table for ages, but I hadn't had any inspiration on how to use it. Very satisfying that I got there in the end!

Materials used:
* Metallic-coloured card, gems and peeloff sticker from stash
* 3D image and backing paper from Studio Light
* Die-cut frame from SEI (Christmas Mint: Vanilla Icing)
* Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch and rounded corner punch
* Inside vellum sentiment from Anna Griffin Holiday Traditions Vellum Quotes

I am submitting to these challenges:
* Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge (Holly or Ivy)
* Christmas Card Challenge (Metal)
* Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge (Use a die-cut)
* Winter Wonderland (The Colours of Christmas)
* By the Cute and Girly (Anything Goes)
* Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes)
* Cupcake Craft Challenges (Something beginning with C, well, Christmas of course!)
* Paperplay Challenges (Show Us Your Style)
* Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
* Pollycraft Challenge (Anything Goes)

I made a bit of a booboo with the sentiment inside, you can clearly see the glue behind the vellum. Have any of you got any tips as how to avoid this? I know you can  try and place the glue behind something coloured, but is this case that would only be possible on one side. Let me know!

Have you guys booked your holidays yet or will it be gardenia or balconia? We just booked a lovely trip traveling the north of Scotland, I am SO looking forward to that! Unfortunately I have to wait a bit longer:(

BTW, thanks for stopping by and leaving me such nice comments, very much appreciated!



  1. It's lovely Ciska....fab image and gorgeous dp's too hun...!

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

  2. wonderful card . LOve the little image .
    I think you can get little sticky dots especially for vellum.. but not sure where you can get them or what they are called
    Lisa x

  3. Gorgeous card - love that die cut frame. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 18 - hope to see you again for the next challenge that starts tomorrow. x

  4. hele mooie kerstkaart ciska, hele leuke 3d plaatje.

    groetjes karin

  5. This is a super card. I love your C element. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cupcake. x

  6. Love your card it's a great take on our challenge this month
    Thanks for joining in at SFCC this month

    Jackie x

  7. This is beautiful! Love that background paper. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

  8. Oh Ciska, how gorgeous is this? Very! I love the layout and use of DPs!

  9. Great card, love the DP really pretty!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & SFCC this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. oops forgpot to say thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  11. What a nice surprise inside!

  12. Gorgeous Christmas colours

    Thanks for joining us on WINTER WONDERLAND :)

    Hugs Jane x

  13. This is fantastic thanks for joining us at SFCC good luck
    Gill x

  14. Gorgeous card Ciska, Mr Robin always looks great on Christmas cards and love the backing paper. Enjoy your holiday up in North of Scotland. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx

  15. Beautiful card, love the rich colours.

    Thank you for joining us this month at SFCC.


    Joanne xx