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Friday, 26 October 2012

Christmas Card Number One

Yes I am ashamed to say this is the first Christmas card that I have made this year in spite of my intentions to start earlier. So now as usual I will be rushing to get them all finished in time. The challenge this month at St. Luke's Charity Cards Challenge is for a CAS Christmas card, and I made up my mind to enter as it's ages since I have taken part, but here it is almost the end of the month again and I've only just about made it in time.
Here is the card I made, it is only small, about 4 x 4,5 inches, so not a lot of room for much white space, but the design is quite simple so I hope that it fits the challenge.I stamped the main image onto the card with Memento tuxedo black and onto some spare card with Memento rich cocoa. I coloured the trees with a green coloursoft pencil and the white distress marker.This turned out to be a bit tricky as the pen tip kept picking up the green and I had to keep cleaning it on a piece of kitchen paper. I was going to use a glue pen to add glitter to the snowy bits but my pen seems to have run out or dried up so I used white Liquid Pearls instead and some ultra fine crystal glitter. I stamped the star above the trees with Brilliance galaxy gold ink and embossed it with WOW clear gold highlights EP. I then cut out the little deer from the brown stamped image and used silicon glue to to stick him over the black one to give just a little dimension, and then stamped the greeting at the top. All the stamps used are from Chocolate  Baroque, the main image is from a set called Christmas Creatures, the star and greeting came from other sets.                                              
I am also going to enter this at Crafty Ann's- Christmas in October.
and Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes.
Thank you for taking a look and for your comments, I really appreciate them all.  Jean.


  1. Well done! I have this little image stamped and coloured and ready to do something with too! It is rather sweet so I must use it. I doubt whether my card will end up as CAS as yours though! Kate x

  2. This is lovely Jean! The image is gorgeous, and I love how the tree has turned out with the liquid pearls and crystal glitter. I'm always late with my Xmas cards, despite good intentions - I've thought about them.....and that's about it :-). I think the majority will be clean and simple though.

    Take care


    p.s. I googled Saffmat - this looks really interesting stuff, I'm wondering if it would transfer onto wood, do you think?

  3. the dimension of your deer is wonderful & he's absolutely super in the brown. I reckon it's perfect for CAS - you're better than me, I've not made one Christmas card yet!
    Paula (PEP)

  4. This is just beautiful Jean, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  5. Beautiful card, the scene you created looks so peaceful on a CAS card.

  6. This is a lovely card. Great dimension with the deer and sparkle on the trees! Thanks so much for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  7. So sweet, I love the little scene you've created and perfectly CAS too :0)
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month :0)
    Jenny x

  8. Lovely CAS card, love your scene and the scene you have created..thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


  9. Great card love the CAS feel x
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at stampin for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  10. Hi Jean, beautiful card, I love that stamp you've done a great job of the CAS style. Fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  11. A sweet cardlovely little deer. You are further than me!!!!! Haven't made one card yet and with all the stash I have it's a disgrace!!!! LOL Hopefu;lly the inspiration will hit me soon!!!!