Saturday, 1 July 2017


As there seem to be a few Christmas cards appearing on various blogs that I follow,
I thought I'd make my second one of the year, as it is now July and I plan every
year to make an early start!

I cut the reindeer and trees die, three times and glued them together to give a bit of depth.
I also only glue the lower half to the base card, to leave the trees free.
I added Glimmer Dust to the sky, which you can't see very well from the photos.

The products I have used are:-
Reindeer and trees - Unbranded die from eBay
Memory Box - Stitched Borders
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops

Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine
Rudolph Days - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July
Christmas Cards all Year Round - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous Janice, I love the die cut scene. Just seen that My Time To Craft blog has Christmas in July challenge for next two weeks.

Sue xx

Janice said...

Thanks Sue, I'll pop my card over there too!
Janice x

Birgit said...

What a peaceful scene you've created. This is so stunning!

Chris said...

Beautiful scene created with your lovely die cuts. Thank you for sharing with us at Fab N Funky

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
~Owner/DT Janis

Maria Giselle B. said...

Gotta learn about this Glimmer Dust. Is it the same as Perfect Pearl? Yes, I agree. It is always a challenge to capture shimmer in photo. Love the dimension! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Sparkle or Shine Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Janice, you have created a super scene.
I always vow to start early on my Christmas cards and never do!
I hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Janice, love this winter scene you created.
Pam x

Liz said...

Wonderful Christmas card, Janice. I love how you've raised the deer and trees up, creating a lovely scene. xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! Loving that embossing folder and that fabulous diecut. Your design is lovely.
Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Conniecrafter said...

I love the layering it gives it so much, I bet there is perfect shimmer in the sky, great winter scene. I don't have any Christmas cards made yet, I seem to always do that at the last minute but it sure would be less stressful to have them done sooner :)

Valerija said...

What a great card. Love the dies you used.
Valerija xx

Donna Phelan said...

What a beautiful scene you have created! So serene! Love the background texture, those perfect winter trees and your reindeer! I think I have made at least 1 Christmas card I also remembering thinking to make just 1 each week HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....or rather HO HO HO Have a happy day!

Barb said...

This is a really lovely card Janice. I love your pretty scene and what a super set of dies. Barbxx

Fiona said...

Lovely card - I do love to see Reindeer on cards - thanks for joining in at Watercooler Wednesday this week

Pat said...

Lovely card with a sweet image and great design, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Janice said...

Glamour Dust is very fine loose glitter in a plastic lasts for ages! ;-)

libbystamps said...

Great card! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Janice, what a stunning card! I love the wonderful outdoor scene you've created using those die-cuts and the embossing folder. Great colours. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a lovely scene you've created with your deer. I like that you layered up the die cuts to make them stand out and only glued the bottom half to the card base. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Shabneez said...

Love the design of this card Janice. I've still not made a single Xmas card! Shabneez x

Judy Markowitz said...

I love how you have composed this scene with the die cuts and embossing! Beautifully done! And thank you for playing along with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely elegant Christmas creation. This is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad you entered it into our 'Christmas Crackers' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. I hope you'll pop back and play along with us again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

MagsB said...

This is a lovely card, Janice, so sophisticated! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful card, Janice, and so beautifully arranged in this pretty scene. Lovely colors, too. Wishing you a great Wednesday! hugs, de

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Lori said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCAYR! -Lori DT