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Saturday 29 March 2014

DS4J March Christmas Challenge

Over at Digistamps 4 Joy there is a Monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge all about Christmas, my favourite type of cad to make. I had this image Christmas Paper from Margy Keiser for the March challenge as a reward for completing February’s.

The digi this month is a little unusual in that it is a sentiment panel rather than an image. This however presented me with the perfect opportunity to use some glittery plastic tree decorations that I bought last year. I knew they would make a fabulous sentiment for a large card and they were only 99p for 6 so a great bargain. They are very cost effective so you could make several of the same design quite inexpensively.

I coloured the sentiment panel with a grey Promarker originally intending to spray glitter on it. I then found the perfect card for my base which is shades of blue with metallic solver snowflakes on it. I matted this onto a silver mirrri card base and added the sentiment panel. The decoration had hanging loops on it and silver string but it was very easy to trim off with scissors. I then used my new snowflake Die’sire die from Crafters Companion and added a big gem to the centre.

I am looking forward to taking part in the challenge next month and getting the opportunity to build up my stash of Christmas cards. Thankyou DS4J for running this progressive freebie challenge J

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card size – A5
Digi Image – Christmas Paper by Margaret Keiser
Paper – Either from Kanban or Hunky Dory
Tools – Promarker,  Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Snowflake dies
Embellishments – Christmas sentiment tree decoration, Gem from Paperchase
Techniques – diecutting,

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Desire Fourie said...

Mandy this is just gorgeous and so posh with the silver. Love the design paper. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of April.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Scrapcat 1 said...

I have my paper all printed out but I'm not going to have time to make my card today. Your card is just fabulous love the big Merry Christmas anf the paper you have used.

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your lovely creation - hope to see you again for the April challenge. x

Marina said...

What a great idea to use the decoration. Lovely sparkly card.Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

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