Wednesday 4 July 2018

seasons greetings

I have been very busy these last few weeks packing up my home and moving again !!!!
Thats twice is 8 months now and i am telling you its my last ever move .If i even hint at maybe i will move then you have my permission to slap me lol
So i had no craft tim while this was happening but i am now all set up except for my video equipment which will be sorted soon and here is the first of my Christmas cards  made for In2craft featuring the Sue wilson Carol die.

Festive Collection - Carol
 If you are a Sue wilson fan  make  In2craft your first stop when buying Creative expressions products as you will find their prices ,service and delivery times cannot be beaten ...
I scoured pinterest for a template to make a star shape and there are a lot on there for you to use .so simply choose a shape you like and enlarge it in your graphics programme of choice .This one was x 21cm ( gold layer) and then i resized one to 19x19cm ( white layer).I printed them out onto copier paper and then cut them out to make the templates which i have laminated 
 I also wanted to make a card base so i used  the 21cm template and placed it onto apre made  8x8 card blank with one of the star points sitting over the fold line at the widest part (THE SAME WAY YOU DO FOR MAKING AN EASEL CARD BASE).
It was plain sailing from there really .

I cut the larger template in gold mirri card and the smaller one in white card
I only have one embossing folder from sue wilson ,  it is not christmas themed but i find it works well on any theme of project you are making. i used this folder to emboss the smaller white star i had cut out.I love dry embossing as it just transforms a plain piece if card into something special.
I cut the carol die in gold and used the fab corresponding stamp for the image in the centre which was stamped in gold ink and heat embossed with clear detail cosmic shimmer embossing powder.

 Carol's Festive Gifts
The handmade flower is made from silk foamiran .

I added my usual flourishes and a sweet little tag with the seasons greetings sentiment .I also cut a bramble branch memory box die in white just to add a little something extra
I find when making Christmas cards you must keep them as simple as possible as we make so many and they take a long time if they are too complicated . This new range of sue wilson dies would be perfect for making quick cards as well as making those special cards using all your favourite techniques.
I hope you like my card and have a go for yourself .Do visit In2craft  and save yourselves some money on these dies.

Challenges entered
Just Us Girls  anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes
Crafty Catz  anything goes opt embossing
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes

Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
PDE Linky Party  anything goes
Anything Goes link-up  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes

Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Craftaholics R Us  anything goes
Crafty Creations anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
Creates and Makes anything goes
Papercrafters' Linky Party  anything papercraft goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes
DL.Art Linky Challenge anything goes

As You Like It Challenge  fave embossing technique
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  anything xmas
Crafting By Designs  christmas
Fab 'n' Funky  christmas creations


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at Creative Moments.

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us and Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  3. Absolutely amazing! The metallics, embossing, and delicate dies are just gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  4. Your added gold makes this card so elegant! Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  5. This is so pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  6. So pretty - the embossing makes for such an elegant look1 Thanks for entering the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  7. Long time since I have connected with you Tracey - but with all that moving it is understood! Like my dog, I am in my forever home too! What a beautiful project you made with this die - and I love the idea you shared about it being a fairly quick card to duplicate for the many cards you would want for Christmas. Well done! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613.
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (

  8. This is really an amazing card! I literally opened my mouth wide when I saw it. Thrilled that you linked up with us at Just Us Girls or I would have missed it!

  9. Beautiful shape Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. This is stunning love everything about it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  11. This is simply stunning! I love every inch of this card and always a soft spot for a shaped card... Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Hiya that’s a wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Papernest Dolls challenge blog big hugs from Sharon DT xxx

  14. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us and sharing your creativity with us at the CraftaholicsRus challenge this week. Follow me at

  15. Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

  16. Stunning with the white and gold -- love the star shape, Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  17. Beautiful star shaped card and love the flower----Thank you for joining us at Artistic inspirations
    Carol DT x

  18. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

  19. Gorgeous card and lovely details ♥
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers & good luck!
    ♥ DT Tindaloo
    PS: If u want to join in, I have a fab blogcandy going until tonight! :)

  20. wonderful card, I love it, thanks for enjoy us at creative moments, hugs, patty

  21. Absolutely gorgeous card. I love how you used the star to make a shaped card. Every detail is beautiful.

  22. Gorgoeus christmas star card. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
    Denise (Owner of LPOCF)

  23. Gorgeous Card, Thank you for joining us at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Carla DT

  24. Wow, this is a wonderful creation! Very very elegant!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge July "ATG".


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tracey x x