Monday 14 November 2016

Winter wishes

   There is a new challenge beginning today at Crafty Cardmakers. The theme is to use dry or heat embossing.
   I took a sheet from Hunkydory's Little Book of Festive Birdsong and attached it centrally to a 5x7 silver card. I then cut a piece of white pearlescent card slightly smaller than this and embossed it using Sheena Douglas' festive embossing folder. Before attaching it to the card I cut around the inner embossed lines to create an aperture.
   I used a Tattered Lace die to cut 'winter wishes' from both black card and pale blue pearlescent card and attached them to the card with the black sentiment underneath and slightly to the side of the pearlescent one to create a shadow effect.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Allsorts - feature a creature
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty sentiments Designs - winter
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Crafty Boots - things with wings
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - winter wonderland
   C.R.A.F.T. - winter
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   ABC Christmas - w is for wishes


  1. Hi Mary, I think we've all got the same idea as Christmas will be here before you know it. Lovely card and the embossed border is gorgeous. Have a great crafty week, Angela x

  2. Very impressive, love the embossed border,the tattered lace die and the beautiful bird underneath it all!

  3. Very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck!!!Patricia

  4. Beautiful Christmas card I love the robin
    Kevin xx

  5. Such a beautiful christmas card, love your embossed border and the beautiful bird.
    Thank you for playing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck in the draw.
    Dorte x

  6. Wow Mary this is beeeeeeeeutiful. Love the little robin hiding behind that gorgeous embossing. Finished nicely with that sentiment.

  7. Beautiful Christmas card, the frosty embossing is a great effect against the Robin image. Thank you for playing along with Crafty Boots ‘Things with Wings’ Challenge.


  8. Gorgeous! Beautiful Christmas card you made :-))
    Thanks for playing with Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Hugs, Andreja

  9. So, So pretty. Lovely colours and design. Judy

  10. Gorgeous card, I thought the frame was a die cut! The aperture is stunning with the gorgeous robin, absolutely fabulous 😍

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge

  11. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Mary, that is a lovely card - I do so love robins! I like the idea of cutting out the aperture from the embossing folder - I'm going to see if I've got one that will work with now!


  13. Beautiful card Mary I just love that embossing folder. It took some patience to cut the aperture. Hugs Kimx xx