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Flush Of Love For Christmas

Can you believe that after all my W & W (key below) I have been enjoying designing these Christmas makes. See original whinge here.
Going to revisit this statement in the middle of December to see if I still feel the same rash, flush of love, for Christmas makes.

October is nearly over so this is the last week of the challenge at Crafts-Too-Challenge You. Today is week 4 of the theme – Christmas Festivities. Onto twist 2 of the theme and this time we want to know what Christmas means to you.

Christmas means fun to me (everything is fun to me) especially seeing the look on the faces of children whilst opening their presents. Nothing can compare to this.

Off we go onto the card and let’s start from the back – found some reindeer paper which I cut to size before putting into a Crafts Too EF.

This was then put through … wait fot it … my early Birthday Present an … eBosser … yayyyy so fabby … who cares if my Christmas stash is meager … not me. Gently blended the edges of the paper with Black Soot DI.

The second layer was covered with red chalk paint, then put into the A4 Christmas EF which came free with the machine. Not that you can see much of the pattern after all the ripping!!!

Lightly sanded the layer before brushing over with some Black Soot DI. Heated some gold EP around the edges. This layer looked so good but what did I do next … ripped out the middle to make an aperture. Used some corrugated cardboard to fill the abyss then added a piece of white dotty acetate over. Fussy cut the reindeer paper then placed behind the acetate.

Stamps used are the Marianne Christmas Sentiment which has been stamped onto a piece of the same paper. The borrowed TH stamp set called Mini Holiday Three is part of the finished embellies as is the poinsettia which I coloured with DI.

(Here’s hoping the November challenge is Christmas!!! …)

W & W – Whinging and Whining
EF – Embossing Folder
DI – Distress Inks
EP – Embossing Powder
TH – Tim Holtz

8 Responses to “Flush Of Love For Christmas”

  1. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley, congrats on your new eBosser…bet you can’t wipe the smile off your face! And this card is so much fun to look at with all reindeer racing to get santa to all those on the “good” list lol. A really beautiful card Shirley.
    Dot x

  2. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, your card is gorgeous again. Love your designs! I have no idea what an eBosser is, will check it out 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

  3. Donna Ellis says:

    Good Morning, Shirl! What a pretty card! Love how you have used different styles of reindeers to repeat the magical feel of a snowy wonderland! How remarkable to keep the one in the foreground white with just a hint of blue. Beautiful creation! hugs, de

  4. Astrid says:

    Fabulous card Shirley and I love the key to your abbreviations, very helpful!

  5. Avril says:

    Great card Shirley, lucky you getting Christmas pressies early – but better to be getting used than just sitting waiting in the cupboard!
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  6. pat says:

    Hi Shirley love the card and the tags. hope you have lots of fun with the eBosser also have fun with your family enjoy your time away, speak soon take care safe trip my love to all Pat xx

  7. Brenda Brown says:

    I knew straight away what w and w was lol. Another very beautiful card Shirley, I love the effects you have achieved with gorgeous imagery. An embossed eh, let me know how you get on with it. Have a great weekend and hopefully see you very very soon.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. Silvia says:

    Love this card, fantastic details and elements.

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