Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas

So this is Christmas... [I'm singing this song as I write this...] and what have I done for the Craft Barn blog, I hear you ask? Well, a Christmas card of course!

I wondered if I should call on my Oops Birdie for the occasion but he declined, on account that the poor fellow did not want to be confused with a turkey... [didn't have the heart to tell him there's zero chance of that!!!]

Instead, just to prove that fungi aren't just for Autumn, I enlisted my Mushroom Lane house, which I found snowed in since we last saw it.
I believe there has been, as well as snow, several glitter showers recently....

So without further ado,

Riley and Company Mushroom Lane Cling Stamps - House 2
Find it Trading Dies: Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas
cArt-us glitter cardboard: White and blackColouring: alcohol markers, white acrylic paint, silver gel pen.

The fun thing about this card is the way the partially die-cut "Merry Christmas" projects its shadow on whatever is behind. Like so:

I do hope you will have a great time during the 12 days of the season and that New Year will find you in fine fettle and rearing to craft.

Merry Christmas to you all!!!
I am entering the Lost Coast Designs, Fashionable Stamping, The Artistic Stamper, Unikostudio and We Love To Create  challenges.


  1. Wonderful card Christine. Lovely photo and staging. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2018. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the New Year.
    Sending Christmas hugs Flo xx

  2. That's such a clever fold, and the part cut greeting is really cool. Love the Mushroom Lane house - best not let Cestina get a look at it - she's a fungi guru, and she'll want me to invest!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Alison x
    (Oh, and yes, I saw and loved your Northern Lights - much closer to the real thing than mine.)

  3. Elle est géniale cette carte, superbe montage, et ta maison champignon est sublime... !!!! Joyeux Noël Christine, merci pour ton petit mot et tes voeux d'hier soir aussi. Profite bien de ces instants de fête de de répit avec ta famille.
    Je t'embrasse, Coco

  4. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday full of good food and good cheer.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, and we wish you all the best in the New Year, too!

  5. absolutely delightful card, the mushroom lane house s adorable. thank you for joining in with the artistic stamper challenge. x

  6. What a pretty design! Love the pop up sentiment die. Wishing you every blessing in 2018. Hugs, Autumn

  7. What a fabulous project and just perfect for our challenge over at Love 2 Create challenge. Many thanks for joining in with us & hope to see you again. Lou (DT)

  8. Super cute, love your coloring :)

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Polkadoodles Challenge - Week 50 and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  9. C'est très beau et original!!!! encore une très chouette carte!!!!

  10. beautiful card, lovely coloring too, thanks for joining uniko

  11. What an adorable card! Love how the sentiment sits up above the fold line. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  12. What a beautiful and creative layout, very inspiring. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Uniko & Happy 2018! Hugs Bev x

  13. I am so glad I hopped over Christine because I saw this before Christmas and I was so sure I had already left a comment but not sure where it went.

    Anyways I love this make and the style of the card. Your colouring is also amazing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x