Thursday, 11 December 2014

Let's Celebrate at Artist Trading Post Exchange

Hi Everyone...........thank you for your fabulous entries to Yvonne's recent  Recycle For Christmas challenge. The winners and  Top 3 will be posted on Saturday 13th December.

 The very talented Toni is the host of this fortnight's challenge theme and she has chosen "Let's Celebrate" :-)

For Toni's Challenge Details/ ATP Exchange Rules please click HERE, which will take you to the  Artist Trading Post Exchange blog where you can also view the  amazing projects my DT sisters have created.

Here is my project :
 As I am up to my ears in Wedding Invitations at the moment I took the opportunity to make a Christmas card..........  !! I love Christmas but I am afraid I am rather behind with many of the preparations. My card was die cut using a Spellbinders Grand Oval Die, which was inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
 I then took a piece of dark brown card from my stash, distressing the edges using my Tim Holtz the textured edge.  The next mat was one of Tim Holtz Seasonal papers that were also distressed around the edges and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Multi Medium was applied to adhere the layers.
 Having recently purchased Tim Holtz Alterations Frameworks Lattice Die I ran it through my BigShot, using another piece of paper from Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash.
 Snowflakes, sentiment and numbers below were cut out of more seasonal papers then edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink as well as Black Soot and Gathered Twigs Distress Markers.
To obtain that sparkle we  particularly adore  at Christmas I applied Ranger Stickles Glitter  Glue.
Don't you just adore Tim Holtz Prancing Reindeer Bigz Die ?  It is certainly a huge favourite of mine this year x

Do hope you can join in with us over at ATP Exchange  for the last challenge of 2014 and may be the lucky winner of the £10 gift voucher!!!! As they say.........You have to be in it to win it!!!!

Take care and have fun crafting x

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  1. What a fabulous card to celebrate the Christmas season. Love that reindeer too. To create a card like this whilst under pressure is amazing. Hugs Mum xxxx

  2. Fabulous holiday make Annie! I love the browns and reds together, very vintage! Your reindeer is stunning with the stars on it, great match to the striped background! holiday hugs :)

  3. Beautiful Annie. Both vintage and festive at the same time. Love it.

  4. I did think you must be very busy with wedding prep but glad you found some time to make this card because it is beautiful. The deer is one of my favs this year too and I love how you cut him from patterned paper, it looks wonderful. Hope you get a little break to enjoy the Christmas festivities. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Anonymous12/11/2014

    Beautiful card Annie ! Love the oval shape and the stripes are a really fabulous effect ! Sue C x

  6. I love this Annie, different but so vintage..the oval shape and candy stripes with stars, so effective and all the elements are perfectly matched. A little cracker of a card...Ruth x

  7. Fabulous design and shape, love the deer cut from the festive paper.
    Yvonne x

  8. Love those bold red and white candy stripes - and they work so well with the earthy sepias - a really lovely card. Hope all is going well with the wedding prep!
    Alison xx

  9. Love the shape and design of your Christmas card. Wonderful card. So many of us are behind on Christmas preparations this year for various reasons, but all is good! Have a lovely weekend!

  10. Just a wonderful project.

  11. LOVE that shape and all the layers!!!

  12. What a great design for a Christmas card perfectly executed Annie. That you had any time to create these alongside the wedding preps is amazing. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

  13. Great unique shape for a card and love the color choices! Very pretty vintage card!


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