Friday, 20 November 2015

1, 2, 3, GO!!!!

Today is the first day of the new challenge at
It's The Snowflakes team this week.
 
I have cheated a bit, as I have used a precoloured image.
 
Both the image and the backing paper, are from our generous sponsor,
 
The Paper Shelter
 
 The theme is 1, 2, 3, which translates to:
1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.
 
The prize for the winner is $15 Gift Certificate.
 
The set I used is called For Santa and is available
in a outline Digi too.
 
 The photo is not very good, as it was taken on a dark rainy day.
Is it ever going to stop raining!!
 
 
I decoupaged the image, adding Stickles and Glossy Accents to the
baubles and star on the tree. Also Glossy Accents on the glass.
 
For the snow I used The American Snow Writer and
sprinkled Angel Dust glitter on it.
 
I found a tool I bought about 20 years ago,
that was when I was doing cross stitch....a lot!!
It was still in it's unopened pack.
 
You might remember, many years ago they stopped people
taking scissors on planes. So they got around this, by making
this very pretty metal circle that had a blade inside.
You could put it on a leather rope and wear it as a necklace.
 
They now sell them as a paper distressing tool and are
now made from plastic.
So my brass one is a bit posh!!
 
I had forgotten that I had it. So it's now out on my desk
and I used it on the edge of the papers.

 
So now......1,2,3...... GO!!!!
And get your mojo working, for a chance to win a brilliant prize.
 
Our Snowflakes Teamies have posted their adorable cards
on our blog here.
So pop over for some amazing inspiration.
 
Good Luck and remember.........Christmas cards only accepted.
I am looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations.
 
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely messages.
I love reading them.
 
Hugs,
 
Carol xxxx

13 comments:

Sarah said...

This is really beautiful Carol, it would be a fabulous keepsake for a First Christmas xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Not cheating at all to use a coloured image. Fab colours and love the distressing with your posh distresser x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and funny how we feel like we are cheating using a pre coloured image. I am finding them in my favour especially when time is limited...well done and love the distressed paper.
Enjoy your weekend.xx
{ aNNie}

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Carol. I love the unusual colours you have used for this Christmas card.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Carol..I love the imager and love your design with the distressed edges and the lovely thick snow..fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

Very pretty festive design Carol
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fab card Carol, love the colours and distressing. What a great find after all this time and much better than today's ones too.
Lorraine

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol
Hugs Julie xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, this is a beautiful card! I love the snow!
Hugs Lynsey x

Shelly said...

Hi Carol, love you Christmas card, fab distressing! Hope you're well, Shelly xx

Elise said...

Oh my goodness Carol! This is absolutely GOR-GEOUS!!! I love snowmen, and this one is soooo DARLING!!! I totally love how you did this .. it's a lot of work! And all the sparklies on here too .. oooooh! And very vintagey looking too .. love love love it!

Hope you are doing very well my dear!

Sending big hugs,
Elise

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol and what a great pre-done image, love it! Gorgeous design too. Chris x

Liz's creative corner said...

It's gorgeous Carol, love it, I bet your metal tool will work better and last longer than the new ones too, lol
hugs Liz xx