Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Shabby chic Christmas card

It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project. for CraftDeeBowZ.  Despite the sun shining i fancied making a christmas card so i do not have to rush my projects nearer to the festive period  i am going to get organised this year ... Honestly
I have used some lovel;y textures on this card . I used an MDF birdhouse which i crackled using the new creative expressions  white crackle paste.It gives delicate cracks when its dry .Just apply the paste and leave it to air dry . fab

I used hessian which i cut freehand into a heart shape, ripped papers from an old craftwork cards  Christmas paper  pad from years ago. some kraft card ,white gesso,a Sizzix wreath die,and a Sheena Douglass stamp for the sentiment stamped with gathered twig  oxide ink.
The flowers were handmade using a Marianne D die with a glittery stamen added.

The fabulous double ribbon bow and string bow were both formed using my CraftDeeBowZ BOW
MAKER .you can get one for yourself HERE it forms beautiful multi looped bows with ease every time

Challenges entered
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog  anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog  anything goes opt monotone
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes 
613 Avenue Create  anything goes optional CAS
The Corrosive Challenges - anything goes
Catch The Bug  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  any technique
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes
Crafter's Cafe 3 of something
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge  anything goes
Create and Inspire  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges  no patterned paper
Daisy Chain Challenges  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams  anything goes
Happy Little Stampers  anything goes with dies
Let's Craft & Create Challenge anything goes opt lots of layers
Love to Craft  anything goes
Not Just Cards  anything goes
The Creative Crafters  anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Crafting By Designs   anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner  anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes

I love the dimension and shabby chic look to this card and i hope it inspires you to join in the CraftDeeBowZ September challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey x


  1. Beautiful creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  2. Oh wow this is stunning work here. I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  3. This is fantastic. I would like to invite you to join our new monthly challenge over at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge each month. New Prizes, Certificates and Badges plus Images. Videos/Slideshows too. Enter any Image or Project, 3 entries permitted and Theme is “Always Anything Goes”. Love to see you enter each month. Hope you enter and keep us on your Challenge Blog Monthly List. Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  4. Gorgeous shabby chic Christmas card-love all the embellishments-texture and torn edges.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. This is gorgeous 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 http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  7. I love that sweet little birdhouse. Your white poinsettias are gorgeous, too. Thanks so much for joining us for our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  8. Lovely design. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.

  9. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  10. This is beautiful. Little bird house is the final spot. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

  11. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Good luck with your entry ~ Pam DT

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    I can share the ideas of the future as this is really what I was looking for,
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  13. Oh wow, this is a fabulous card with so much texture!
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  14. Sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  15. Great work,Tracey!Love how you combined the different textures!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)

  16. Such a lovely and rustic feel to your card. Wonderful textures. Thank you for sharing with us this month at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

  17. Wow, this is a gorgeous vintage-styled mixed media card. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us for our Not Just Cards September 2018 challenge. Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    Aletha Jane
    NJC Designer

  18. Love the use of materials on this card! Thanks for your entry at Lets Craft and Create. Anne W ( DT LCC )

  19. Beautiful christmas card. Love the shabby sheek look. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Judy DT

  20. Gorgeous card Tracey xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  21. Beautiful card:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT


thank you so much for taking the time to comment,i really do appreciate them ,i will pop over and have a visit with you as often as possible.
tracey x x