Sunday, January 18, 2015

Christmas in January

Last year, I had a plan to make at least 1 Christmas card each month so I didn't have a mad December rush. I think I managed about 3 months before it went pear shaped! Maybe this year will work better!

Here is my January Christmas card-

This card was really simple to make and uses some old stash and some new goodies too. I started with a 6x6 white blank card and added a Dovecraft patterned paper to the bottom half. The paper is from a monochrome set that included papers, ribbons buttons etc. from The Range and was a great deal. The snowflake dies are also new but the mirror card I used to cut them out of has been in my stash for years(no exaggeration!)

Before attaching the die cut snowflakes, I used double sided tape and glitter to add an extra sparkle to the join between the card base and the paper. I attached the snowflakes and then used a fine black pen to draw on the strings. I finished the card with a really simple peel-off greeting.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazlenut's Extra 'xmas'- 31.1
Country View 'use something new'- 31.1
Crafty Cardmakers 'old and new'- 25.1
Love to Create 'snowflakes'- 18.1
Papertake Weekly 'all new'- 20.1
Penny's 'anything goes'- 20.1
Paper Shelter 'punches and/or dies'- 20.1
Creative Inspirations 'anything goes'- 20.1
CRAFT 'Xmas'- 21.1
Creatalicious 'winter'- 14.2
Crafty Catz 'new beginnings'- 22.1


  1. Beautiful card, I love snowflakes and the touch of glitter! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
    Tammy x

  2. I bet this is even more beautiful in real life! You're off to a very good start! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge!

  3. your first xmas card is done...............hopefully you have less xmas card making stress this year
    thanks for playing with us at creatalicious

    Hugs Debby

  4. Very elegant, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Dies and/or punches challenge this week, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  5. lovely card like you I am trying to get a head of Christmas and have made a start thanks for sharring with creatalicious Rachel dt

  6. Lovely card, I like the snowflake colours. Thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra.

  7. Clean and simple, beautiful !! Love it ..

    Thank you for playing with us this week at the Paper Shelter Challenge !!
    Good Luck !!

    Hug Lena

  8. Beautiful - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  9. A very classy card. Great colour scheme and the snowflakes are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  10. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz.
    Kim (CraftyCatz DT) x

  11. I'm back again to say thank you for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge too.

    Helen x

  12. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

  13. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Winter” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

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