Monday 9 December 2013

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Hello and happy Monday! Hope you all survived the second weekend of Advent. I hope I'm not the only one with Christmas cards left to make?! I can't make Christmas cards in November, and then before I know it, it's December with nothing made! Agghhhh!! Have to get my skates on and get more made, before I run out of Christmas supplies ;)
This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, the theme is favourite Christmas colours, so it's perfect to get me making Christmas cards!! The sponsor this week is Digital Delights, offering a $5 coupon :)

Back in October my kind friend gave me some embossing powders. I wasn't aware of how many are out there! My most favourite of all is the Kaleidoscope embossing powder. It gives such a beautiful twist to the stamped image. This week, for possibly the fourth week running I used it!! :D
Here is my Christmassy card:

I made a DL cream card, using one of my favourite colours combo - red and cream. I photographed the card in the afternoon, and the light does no justice to it! I will try and get a better one while it's bright this morning.

I stamped the red panel with a snowflake stamp in white ink and then heat embossed over it. At the angle the photo above is taken, you can't really see the affect. Here is a close up:

I had a 'tag' cut out from some gold card that I layered it up with some printed paper, and placed the cute little reindeer on it. 
I used some printed paper with the sentiment "Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year" repeated over and over on it, as the background.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my card. Why not give the challenge a go?
I have to get back to the craft table here, my little elves have taken over making cards - this is their favourite past-time:
I shouldn't worry about being short on Christmas cards this year!! EVERYTHING is being used!!! :D :D

Hope you have a wonderful Monday :)
I hope to enter this card into a few challenges.
Anonymous Stamp Challenge - December Challenge
C is for Challenge - Traditional Colours
Craft your Passion - Let it Snow
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes - use glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Melonheadz Friends - Christmas Challenge


butterfly dream cards said...

What a super card.....i love the reindeer in the circle attachment - just lovely.


Crafting with Darcy said...

Hi Eithne! Lovely Christmas card and I love the snowflakes on the red panel!!

Emily said...

Nothing like a few elves to help you out... I had several of my own whilst card producing this week :) The light, or lack of, is driving me nuts at the minute. My photos are just not working... Arghhhh. I have a list of things to photograph in the morning... ! Card is really lovely, I'd love to see the "real" thing, the embossing powders sound just perfect for what you were doing. Love to you xxxx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely card Sweetie & I love your little elves x x

Alljazzed2create said...

Super fun card.. love your little reindeer..


Michelle said...

Love the Card Eithne!!
The girls look like they are having great Fun!!
Chat soon! :-)
Michelle xxxx

sian said...

What a lovely card, I don't use my embossing powders as much as I should do. Sian (DT Teamie)

Lisbeth K said...

This card is such a beauty! Love the embossed snowflakes (but I love all kind of snowflakes),and the design is so elegant and clean :) Beautiful kids crafting, and wow... so many curls!!
Hope your day is great :)

Hugs from a fellow Hazelnut xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

You are so fortunate to have your own crafty elves helping Your card is sweet. The embossing adds such a pretty sparkle and the reindeer makes me smile. Thanks for joining our Let It Snow challenge this week at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Michelle said...

This is such great card. I like the CAS style you used.
Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
xxx Michelle(DT)

Anne Temple said...

What a pretty card. Love the glittery snowflakes behind the cute reindeer. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Anne Temple said...

This is such a pretty card. Love the glittery snowflakes behind the reindeer. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Anne Temple said...

This is such a pretty card. Love the glittery snowflakes behind the reindeer. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Crafting Vicky said...

Very pretty! And those little elves look like they are having lots of fun lol

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

Unknown said...

This is such a sweet X-mas card, perfect for our challenge. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx