Believe In The Magic

Hello there. I have a card to share created using some new products, and some older card stock and gems, using traditional Christmas colours:

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in my craft room these past few days – I had a ‘little’ accident when cycling – hit some mud and boom – was suddenly on the floor! My goodness that hurt – but also thank goodness for my cycle helmet – I banged my head – it could have been worse. A grazed and bloody knee, a bruised elbow, and a lot of pain around right side of chest – maybe cracked rib – painkillers helping to some extent – but it means I can’t do very much else except craft – a rainbow behind the cloud!

Anyhoo – this card was also quite fiddly with all the elements, but as soon as I saw the Spellbinders Christmas collection, and what Yana Smakula in particular did with it – straight into me basket and delivered very quickly.

I mixed a few die sets to create this – lots of die cutting, lots of arranging, and re-arranging until I was happy with the result. Another bonus is my electronic die cutting machine, as even cranking the handle on a manual one hurt….

The post box was created using two different shades of red, with a gold handle. I used gold for the skates and gold gems in the middle of the poinsettias and added to the bottom left.

The flowers, holly, mistletoe and ferns using plain white with red accents – lots of die cutting and fiddly assembling – I really do seem to have my fiddly and fussy head on at the moment.

The card base had some black splatters for added interest.

The foiled sentiment is from a batch previously created and it didn’t foil absolutely perfectly – but it still shines and it is still readable.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge flowers and use a sentiment

Use Your Stuff die cuts

Crafty Friends Challengeuse more than one die

Most Magical Time Of The Year anything Christmas or Halloween

Sparkles ForumChristmas with Holly and/or Ivy

Christmas Crafts All year Round Christmas with winter sports/recreation (skating)

Fab ‘n’ Funkyseason’s greetings

6 thoughts on “Believe In The Magic

  1. So pretty! I love all your die choices – and your layered greenery is so beautiful! Just the right touches of gold, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

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  2. Aww!! what a sweet pair of Ice Skates!! And what a beautiful spray of poinsettias where you hung them, makes them look so festive!!
    Love the gold accents on the sentiment and pearls.
    Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    XO
    Maria/DT

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