Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #1

Good morning! There's Exciting News this morning - a brand new Challenge blog!

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge is a fortnightly Tuesday Challenge, whose theme is Christmas and always Anything Goes! I'm on the Design Team!!

For my first card I have used an old Whiff of Joy rubber stamp, Willow with Candle. It's by the talented Elisabeth Bell: many of her images are now available as digis from Elisabeth Bell, but unfortunately not this one. Please read the terms and conditions very carefully.

Here is my card:

I layered some old Christmas paper on gold and green card, and cut the Spellbinders die from the same gold card. The poinsettia is an old Marianne die, I embossed it and rubbed some Nuvo Embellishing Mouse over the raised veins. The holly leaves are also an old Marianne die, cut from a scrap of pearlised green card. The gold-embossed sentiment is by Altenew. I added gold-coloured gems from my stash.

This year I am determined not to spend the week before Christmas madly making cards!!!

Go and see the inspiration my teamies have left on the blog, and join in! It's never too soon to start making Christmas cards!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Aunty Sue said...

Beautiful card and one of my fave stamps

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous cards Mags, I love the touches of gold and the way you framed that sweet image!
Hugs, Tammy

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card and your colouring is fabulous.

MaryH said...

These Elisabeth Bell images always make me think of the sweet LOTV ones. This is colored beautifully, with wonderful highlights. It is so pretty with the stitched oval and the gleam of lacy gold on the die cut. Pretty papers, and great tip to use the Nuvo Mousse on your flower. Must remember that one! Great card for your first new DT assignment, and yes, it does help to keep making Christmas cards all year long. Well done!! TFS & Hugs

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun, love the image.
Congrats on your new DT position, well deserved
Hugs Shell xx

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations on your DT assignment. I have been keeping an eye out for when this challenge starts so I have earmarked it now so I don't miss out. Your backing papers really set the style for your card. hugs Mrs A.