Thursday, January 26, 2023

Happy Christmas

 My long-time friend Heidi who started this blog with me more than a decade ago surprised me with this beautiful Sizzix die set this past Christmas. It's got so many dies included that it took me a while to figure out how to use them all together. I pulled out snippets of dark brown, light brown, blue, green and kraft and put this card together with a pre-printed Simon Says Stamp sentiment. I added liquid applique for the snow, along with some red Stickles for ornaments on the tree. The little sparkly red star atop the tree was a die-cut negative from a border die done in red glitter paper. I'm not sure I did this die set much justice, but I tried. That's one Christmas card for this year done with many many more to go!

I'm sharing with these challenges:

The January Rudolph Days Challenge - A/G Christmas - must be posted by the end of January

Ha Ha - don't you just love how that snow covered car was cleaned off? LOL That's creative!

Thanks for stopping by and do have yourself a great rest of the week!



Sarn said...

Hi Carol - this festive card is a work of art. Lovely die cutting to make the fab scenery. Nice gift from your friend.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Wendy said...

Oh, Carol.....this is beautiful and what a great friend to gift you a lovely die set! Honey, you did it justice, believe me! I love everything about....especially that tree & deer! Such a beautiful, peaceful scene!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous Christmas card! I love the large Christmas tree with the red sparkles and the deer crossing the bottom among the trees! What a very nice gift from your friend and you've certainly done it justice!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful die-cut scene and what a lovely friend
carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
Happy Rudolf Days.
This is such a very lovely card and your scene created with those dies is fabulous.
A perfect die to use up some snippets I think.
I am glad I am not the only one who gets fogged over some dies.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

jimlynn said...

Another big WOW! Love that die and your card is stunning. Beautiful scene!

Liz said...

A lovely festive scene, Carol. xx

Donna said...

Such a beautiful scene you created! Your friend chose a wonderful gift. Hugs, Donna

Lia said...

Into the woods with your lovely card. It's a great scene!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi dear Carol! You have done a fabulous work with all those gifted dies! It's a very detailed card and surely took you a long time do be done! Love how you added all the snow on the arch, the trees and the background! Well done! The Christmas tree is so cute with the stickles. The deer in the foreground looks sweet and elegant and those red glittered details are perfect festive accents!
Sending you my biggest HUGS as always sweet friend, with good thoughts and prayers!
That card made me giggle too! :D Very creative and that big face remembers me Shrek!

Diane said...

Beautiful winter scene!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D and Peace On Earth!
Diane DD and POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}
{Stencil Fun}

Pamela said...

a wonderful card that you've submitted into our CCC challenge, love it!

Brenda said...

Wow! What a lovely card Carol! I think you have done a beautiful job with these dies. The scene you have created is so pretty and Christmassy. I love everything about it! That was so kind of your friend to gift this die set to you, I love that she did this! Hugs, Brenda

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous gift and you've certainly brought it to life! Love the scene you have created my friend ... well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


PS ... thanks for also playing along with us over on our Double D challenge ... good luck!

Donna Phelan said...

FAB gift and you used it perfectly to create this beautiful serene scene! Love your pretty tree and dear, the snow looks fantastic too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Snow Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous scene. Thank for in joining fun at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

Stef Perry said...

Yay for those leftover pieces of cardstock! Your die cut scene employs them beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations this month!

Anna said...

Such a beautiful card and a wonderful way to use up some scraps! Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Christmas Craft Creations Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, Design Team

JD/ Jill said...

Very Pretty Christmas card!