Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #13

D'OH. And DOUBLE D'OH! I didn't post my card last week for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. Sheer forgetfulness, I'm afraid, during the summer holidays I can never remember what day it is! I write lists to myself and then lose them. Wot a plonker, eh?

Well, better late than never! The theme, as always, is Anything Christmas Goes.

Now, this is RIGHT out of my comfort zone! I had a weird dream about a huge Christmas card that was slathered with lace and muslin and lots of gold trim, and when I woke up I thought, dammit, I'll give it a go!

Let me tell you, this card took me all afternoon to make. I tried out different inks and stamps, and finally plumped for Vintage Photo Distress ink and a very old Santa image from Bo Bunny. The torn background paper is stamped with a wood plank effect stamp from Altenew. I added a Spellbinders holly motifs die-cut behind the Santa. The flowers and roses lace and the pearl strip are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment was a magazine freebie.

I added a lot of gold glamour dust to give some sparkle!

So that is the rather odd story of this card. I must say, I enjoyed putting it all together once I'd gathered all the necessary bits!!

Apologies once again for the delayed post!

I hope you're all having a good week.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


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Lynne in NI said...

Hahaha that's so funny that you're dreaming of making cards! And I love that you made it in real life, the finished effect looks fabulous!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Mags! Love the flower lace. So pretty. Fab retro Santa image too and lovely frame. So pretty in the muted sepia tones hun. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really lovely Mags, love the traditional Father Christmas.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a beautiful festive card Mags I love the Santa image also the amazing embellishments and card design this looks rather special
lorraine x

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! a GREAT dream to give you inspiration, the result is just GORGEOUS, such beautiful details.