Thursday, 5 November 2015

Cozy Christmas - Christmas Wishes


I am officially in panic mode! The work of a card maker never ends! Not long before it is time to hand out Christmas cards at school and send cards in the mail to loved ones! AND I still have to do my SWAPS for Stampin' Up!s upcoming OnStage event! Upcoming as in the 14th of November 2015!!

If I managed to put you in a state of panic... hop on over and have a look at this week's Weekly Deals! Nothing like a bit of shopping to get you over your panic! LOL!

This week's Global Design Project Challenge is a colour challenge! Fun!

This is my Christmas card! A bit unconventional!

I love all these colours, but most probably would not have chosen to use them together! It turns out they are perfect for each other!

I used the last few left over sequins from my Watercolor Wishes Card Kit to add some sparkle to my card!

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Hints & Things

  • I loved creating my own background with the circle stamp from the Work of Art stamp set! This was my way of using the colours in this week's challenge.
  • Wooden embellishments are also amazing! I always put a layer of Whisper White Craft ink down before I come in with whatever colour I want to change them! This is also a great idea for Kraft or Crumb Cake cardstock (or any darker cardstock for that matter)!
  • My Christmas greeting was heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder - this adds a little bit more interest to my card and also work very nicely with the sequins.
As always thank you for taking the time to look at my post! I am off to work on something else unconventional...

Take care!

Mel xx


  1. It took me a moment to work out where the spots or the DSP were from - very clever indeed, I am definitely going to reach for that stamp set more often -thanks for joining the Global Design Challenge this week!

  2. Fun as always! Thanks for your comment Michelle!

  3. SO SWEET! These polka dots are a perfect use of these colors. Your card is fantastic! I am so happy you played along with this week's Color Challenge at the Global Design Project. Thanks!

  4. Loving that homemade DSP!! What a great use of the colours and that stamp set. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

  5. I'm going to sound a bit repetitive here, but I LOVE the background you created. All the layers and textures really make this a knockout! Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project.

  6. Mel, you totally nailed our color challenge. I love every little detail of this card...from the hand stamped background to the stitching and gold accents...AMAZING! Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

    1. Thank you very much Connie!