Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Back to crafting- finally!

I haven't posted (or crafted for that matter) for about 6 months as work has been manic! Things have finally slowed down a bit so I'm back to crafting, posting & challenges- yay!

Thankfully, lots of the challenge blogs I take part in have 'anything goes' challenges at the moment which is great as a starter for me again.

I am posting a Christmas card that I made for someone at work-

It was a quick & simple card to make perfect as I was last minute (surprise surprise!).

I started with a 6x6 white card blank that I covered using Craftwork Cards paper from one of their recent Christmas packs that include papers & sentiments. After attaching the backing paper to the card using double sided tape, I used a Sheena Douglass stencil and gold Buff It paste to add extra detail to the background. I took one of the message toppers from the Craftwork Cards kit that matched the backing paper. I wanted to create a gold mirror border for the topper (to match the stencilled design) but didn't have the right shape so I used one of my die-cut shapes to firstly cut the topper and then to make a mat to match. I used foam pads to mount the message topper to add a little extra height and interest.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


  1. Lovely card the stencilled background looks fab. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona xx

  2. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. WOW .really like that back ground detail in gold and the topper too . Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenges Blog .

  4. Welcome back to crafting and you certainly came up with a good one! Love how you enhanced the background with the gold stenciling.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Carol x

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. Very cool card! Love the gold accents! Thanks for playing our Christmas Card Challenge and Happy New Year!

  7. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xxx

  8. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw. Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)