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Christmas At FSC

FSC has a gorgeous challenge theme this time round which is I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas. This doesn’t necessarily mean an all white card you can actually make any Christmas card or project you want.

Marina at Cottage Crafts has an adorable stamp up for grabs to the winner of this challenge so hop on over and have a go.

We have a new DT member joining us with this challenge …
she is known to blog land already so why not go have a mooch and leave some love for Paula Ephemera’s Attic.

Made a larger card for the challenge and dusted off the sewing machine which I haven’t used for ages. The photo doesn’t show it off very well at all but the Father Christmas image in the middle was stamped onto plain beige material, padded at the back with wadding, then stitched all around the edges to give a beautiful raised effect. Used the Brilliance tri coloured ink pad called Tiramisu and the Papermania stamp which you can find here. Frayed the edges of the material and laid on a layer of gauze. The rest of the stamped images are from the Winter Post collection from SU, these I stamped onto the paper behind which is from the My Minds Eye Signature Christmas collection.

Found these lovely lace flowers and tiny tartan bows from my stash.
Entering for:
Crafty Calender Challenge – Winter Wardrobe
Rogue Red Head Designs
– Only one piece of designer paper
SoArtful Challenges – Sew Pretty
Phindy’s Place Challenge – Christmas Cards
Sparkles Forum Challenges – Vintage Christmas
The Ribbon Girl – Pink & White


25 Responses to “Christmas At FSC”

  1. Terry says:

    Love your Santa stamped on fabric! I so need to pull out my poor old neglected sewing machine. The reindeer in flight and that lovely lamp post along with the flower and bow and fabulous. So much beautiful detail! Love this!

  2. Claire C says:

    Just beautiful Shirl, Santa looks gorgeous stamped on fabric and you’re so brave getting the sewing machine out.
    Claire xx

  3. Dot L says:

    Hi Shirl, I am really loving all the textures you have used here…and the delicate and the whole softness of the card is very soothing. A great card!
    Dot x

  4. Shirl, your Christmas card is breathtaking, love the lace and the sewing and the reindeer is a fab eye catcher.

  5. Be still my heart!!!!!
    Why can’t I make Christmas cards such as this.
    Love everything about this creation.

  6. Brenda Brown says:

    This is stunning Shirley, such a dreamy card in those creams and with fabrics as well as paper, a wonderful mix. The little tartan bows are ingenious as they draw your eye all round the wonderful images and elements.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. Gisele says:

    Oh Shirl, this is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G, such a dreamy piece, love the fabric, the gauze, and the movement around the main image…perfection !

  8. Yvonne Whaley says:

    Stunning card Shirley, love all the fabrics and details. Pure vintage nostalgia.
    Yvonne/Meggymay x

  9. Paula says:

    This is so beautiful, the central image stamped onto fabric is stunning and love the raised effect the wadding gives it. I haven’t dared use my sewing machine on a card yet (it hasn’t been used for several years) maybe I need a new one!! The whole card is gorgeous and would be a pleasure to receive, also a big thank you for welcoming me onto the catwalk of The Fashionettes. XX

  10. oh wow what a beautiful, delicate card!!
    vanessa xx

  11. Shirley, your card is amazing! I just love how you did the main image on fabric with padding beneath it. I REALLY need to drag out my sewing machine and get busy. Your card is an absolute dream! Best, Yvonne

  12. irene chillman says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Shirl, you always were a bit of a whiz on the sewing machine, and this shows you haven’t lost your touch, brilliant idea to use the wadding, just fantastic.
    Irene xx

  13. fabiola says:

    troooop belle! j’adore, biz

  14. Joanna K says:

    Oh wooow, hun! This is just gorgeous!!!! Love the sewing, frayed fabric and the gauze accent and your exquisite stamping! STUNNING!!! Hugs, Joanna xx

  15. Rogue says:

    Beautiful Christmas card! Love all your great details! Thanks for playing the Dress Down Rebel Challenge at RRD!

  16. shaz says:

    Fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

  17. Ellie knol says:

    LOVE it Shirley! It looks so delicate! !
    xxx Ellie

  18. Fliss says:

    Wow Shirley! This is stunning and I have that Santa but he’s never looked that good on my cards! The background you’ve set him on is amazing and I love the vintage style.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  19. Mynnette says:

    Oh, wow. All the time it took to make this REALLY paid off!!! This is absolutely AMAZING! Super job!!! 🙂

  20. Debbie R. says:

    Stunning! These Christmas cards are so beautiful Shirley! Love the airy delicate vintage feel to them! Amazing work!

  21. Ribbon Girl says:

    Wow Shirl, you’ve made the most fantastic card – fabulous idea – everythng is so beautful! Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl pink and white challenge. Mary G x

  22. Shirley says:

    Very very elegant surroundings for your Santa Clause! Beautiful!

  23. Karen says:

    Oh wow, that is quite simply breath taking, it’s stunning – you are very clever Karen x

  24. Jenni says:

    Gorgeous creation, love the fabric touches! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Jenni x

  25. Carla says:

    How gorgeous! Love the different elements and the soft feel. Thanks for joining in a SoArtful!

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