' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: 1st Christmas card of the year

Friday 25 September 2015

1st Christmas card of the year

Yep, had to happen at some point... the Christmas card production has started at Craftyfield Towers!

I have been playing with Brushos, as this is the theme at Paper Artsy this fortnight, so this was my starting point for this non traditional Christmas card. I initially took inspiration from Helen Chilton's post but as my piece turned into a disaster I abandoned the idea and let the Brushos do their thing!

I stamped numbers (the 24 days leading to Christmas and the 25th) and embossed them in clear before applying the Brushos in Blue, Purple and a little black around the 25.
I stamped in black Versafine the baubles and Christmas trees from a magazine freebie set.
I also stamped the sentiment from the same set with glue and silver foiled it.

To decorate I added white and silver gel pen accents as well as snowflake die-cuts which I silver foiled. Another photo to show the shine:

Thanks for coming by,

Also entering the Country View Crafts (Numbers), WOW Embossing Powder and Craft Barn challenges.


  1. Brushos are just so great to use aren't they. I like the idea of the advent numbers and love the stitching detail.

  2. Fabulous creation. Isn't that the fun of crafting. You start off with an idea and then let it evolve naturally. Love the brusho background and as Julia has mentioned the advent numbers are such a great idea.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Flo xx

  3. This looks amazing, love the foiled images against that wonderful background!
    Alison xx

  4. Awesome start on your christmas cards, fab x

  5. love the colosr, they are so different from the traditional ones

  6. This looks amazing! Thank you for yo7r surgical spirit idea!

    Lucy x

  7. A great start to your Christmas card making. Love the background and the colours you chose, really sets off the foiled images.

  8. Great card for the countdown to Christmas! Thanks for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

  9. Gorgeous and more Christine whoever gets this Christmas card is one very lucky person.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x