' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Jingle all the way

Friday 15 December 2017

Jingle all the way

Christmas is now awfully close and there isn't much time left to make cards... I'm here to help with some further inspiration for the Stamplorations Theme & Sketch challenge.

The theme and sketch are:

I am following the theme only for this Christmas card, using a wide format for a change.
My base card is a square cut from an A4 sheet, using the whole width, and folded in 2. [Transposing to the standard US letter size,  the folded card will be 8"1/2 wide by 4"1/4 high].

There is no fancy technique here, I stamped several times one of the leaves from the Trendy Leaves set with Versamark and embossed in gold EP, added a thin piece of paper (Graphic 45), the Jingle All The Way die-cut and stamped birds from the Trendy birds 2 set.

The most fiddly part was to tie the twine round the letters and applying dimensional adhesives to the back of the die-cut.
The string is kept in place with a few dots of liquid glue to maintain the designed curve.

Another look square on:
And again from another angle...
Quite pleased how this turned out, clean and simple with lots of white, but enough hints of Xmas with the gold and snippet of green and red paper.
You still have time to enter the Theme and Sketch challenge so hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to get more inspiration from the DT. Your make only need to follow either the Sketch or the theme and there are lovely prizes to win...

Have a great weekend,
I am entering the Fashionable Stamping, That's Crafty, Craft Stamper TIMI, SSS Monday Challenge, Unikostudio,   The Artistic Stamper challenges.



  1. Love the birds carrying the sentiment on this classy card!
    Alison xox

  2. Wow, the gilded leaves are stunning!
    Alison x

  3. This card is my favorite of yours so far! I love all the gold, the layout, the design. Greaat job!! Happy Holidays to you and your family, relax a little and enjoy the season! I am headed to NC to see the grandbabies...plan to enjoy every hug and moment!

  4. Such an elegant card Christine..the gold touches are gorgeous and I love the birds holding the twine. Merry Christmas, take care and thanks for your blogging friendship and all your kind comments. Hugs xxx

  5. This is very elegant - a super card. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

  6. Loving the lustre of the gold leaves and the hanging greeting is a neat touch. Thanks for playing at Uniko.

  7. Lovely card, the embossed leaves are amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. love the card! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month. Happy Christmas to you x

  9. Simplicity is not an easy thing to do, and you have absolutely smashed it! This card looks fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this month
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  10. So elegant with all that luscious gold. The word carrying birds is a fabulous idea. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty.
    Best wishes in the Tis the Season blog challenge. Tracey DT

  11. What a cool, modern design! Love! Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas, Autumn

  12. Simply beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  13. Less is truly more. Love your beautiful card!
    Thank you for playing along with our Craft Stamper challenge; Hopefully I'll see you with us again in January!

  14. Midas himself would be swooning over your gorgeous gold embossed card, the same way I am! Stunning! Thank you for sharing this gem in the UNIKO gallery!

  15. LOVE the shimmer of your golf embossing. Beautiful CAS design too. Thanks so much for joining in at Uniko and my sincere apologies for my late commenting :( Happy 2018! Hugs Bev x

  16. Even though this card looks CAS Christine it looks absolutely gorgeous. I can see a lot of thought went into the design and also the colour scheme. Beautiful make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x