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Monday 19 November 2012

Buttoning Up @ Christmas

Happy Monday Everyone!

It's time for another Platypus Creek Challenge, themed "Christmas with Buttons and a Bow"! This time, I've used PCD Holly Leaves to accentuate a main image on my card and replaced the berries with some lovely buttons I recently picked up at my local craft store. The holographic DP is also a new impulse buy, I was standing in line for the cash register at a department store when I noticed these beauties glistening on a shelf nearby. There a tons of sheets with different colours and patterns, so expect them to feature in more of my Christmas Cards designs! The only drawback is that the paper is so thin, it's difficult to cut straight with my cutting tool. What do you think?

* PCD Holly Leaves
* Snowman & sentiment stamp from unknown set, stamped with black ink and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* DPs from stash
* Marianne Letters & More Background stamp
* Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Vintage button set, stitched with metallic thread from a local craft store (Pipoos)
* Create & Craft ribbon

* Charisma Cards (Keep It Cool)
* 4 Crafty Chicks (Winter Wonderland)
* Crimbo Crackers (Snowmen)
* Crafty Pad (It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas)
* Creatalicious Challenges (Winter)
* Crafty Catz (Sparkle)
* Joanna Sheen (Cold & Frosty)
* Sweet Stampin' (Snow People)
* Let's Craft & Create (Christmas)
* Hooked on Craft (Christmas no Red/Green)


  1. This is fabulous. I love the snowmen and gorgeous colours


  2. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz. And good luck.

    Caz xx CC DT

  3. What a fab colour combo for Xmas - love this Ciska!

  4. Hi Ciska - this is a lovely card. Great bright colours and I love the image! Thanks for sharing your card at The Crafty Pad this week in our Christmas challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  5. Great card. That 3D glitter paper definitely makes you card stand out. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious cards and best of luck!


  6. wow this is so beautiful love the snowmen thank you for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ......hug ssassyxxxx

  7. Awesome snowmen and fantastic sparkle. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  8. Hi Ciska, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge


  9. lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CC x carol

  10. Hi Ciska, your card is just lovely!! Great snowman and your backing paper is fabulous!! I tend to cut thin paper with a metal rule and a sharp craft knife - it tears in my paper trimmer.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  11. such a wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  12. Really cute snowman card! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,