Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Open window

   This card was created mainly with the use of die cuts. I began by die cutting the window using Spellbinders windows 2 die from snow white with a hint of silver centura pearl card. I backed the top part of it onto a scrap piece of centura pearl card and stuck thin acetate behind the window panes. I added Stickles on the back of this to represent snow.  I cut an aperture in the fawn centura pearl and then glued the window round this aperture.
    Starry paper was matted onto white card and onto this I positioned the centura pearl reindeer which had been cut using a tattered lace snowglobe reindeer die so that it would show through the window when the fawn card was placed on top. This fawn card was attached using foam tape.
   From centura pearl card I cut two Christmas hellebore and some ivy using tattered lace dies. I coloured the cut pieces using Promarkers. One of the hellebore I matted onto uncoloured centura pearl and cut out. I cut the centre piece from the second and attached it to the first. Using glue gel I arranged and stuck the cut pices onto the lower part of the card.
   Finally I added the sentiment to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - it's all about Christmas
   V's Sweet Ideas - anything goes
   Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
   Beccy's Place - holiday cards
   Ooh La La Creations - Christmas
   Crafty Little Fairies - not a square
   Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes
   Allsorts - no designer paper
   Digi Sketch - use die cuts
   Christmas Cards All The Year Round - no patterned paper
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - use die cuts
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   Creative Finger's - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   The Pink Elephant - anything goes


  1. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your participation.
    Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

  2. This is such a lovely Christmas card, so totally elegant and I love your choice of die-cuts - thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (All about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  3. I love the window die you've used and the reindeer is adorable. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

  4. Fabulous card Crafty, I love the window scene! The stickles you added to the window looks like a build up of frosty ice. I love the beautiful deer die cut as well as the starry paper you used for the night sky. Well done!

  5. Such an elegant and stylish card Mary.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

  6. This is really pretty, thanks for sharing all the details on how you made the project. Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)

  7. This is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at creative fingers challenge

  8. Lovely Christmas card and a great use of the die window - always looking for inspiration to use it!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations.
    Lynn x

  9. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts;-))m

  10. Wonderful card, fantastic use of die cuts, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  11. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

  12. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy challenge Sue DT xx

  13. A great creative creation.Thanks for joining Allsorts, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for November with your lovely crafting – hope to see you again soon. x

  15. Lovely card and I love how you left a window open. Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes challenge! Come play again soon!

  16. A lovely card and great use of those delicate dies. Thanks for sharing with us at CLF.

    Sharon x

  17. Beautiful card. And the dies you used are just so stunning. :D
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
    Deborah GDT