' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Beautiful World

Monday 1 January 2018

Beautiful World

Happy New Year crafters!

To start us off, Country View is having an Anything goes theme challenge, easy right?

 Most of the work on this card is done by the card blank, which  is a Diorama by Die'sire, 8x6" when folded flat, with matching envelope. The diorama card comes with a front and a back panel which you stick together as you wish and, I haven't tried yet, but in my mind, if I fold and glue the tabs inwards I should be able to use a 6x6" card envelope although this would be thicker.

First I created an opening using square die on one of the panels, for the front of the card.
I created 3 layers of die-cut cities, gluing the New York skyline in mirror board to the back page, a London sky line to the middle and the Eiffel tower on the front. There is plenty of space in the diorama for more but I didn't have any more cities...

To frame the card I added the Diesire Create a Card - Delicate Swirls Square Overlay die cut and two of Tim Holtz/Sizzixwords from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Adventure Words to finish.
A kind of Happy New Year to the world...

Here's a side view so you can see the depth of the card:

Come by the Country View Challenge blog and see the work from my teammates for more inspiration and don't forget to enter our challenge for a chance to win a £20 voucher!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday challenges.


  1. This is fabulous Christine, it looks really complicated, and I love the city skylines. Have a wonderful 2018, Sue xx

  2. Happy New Year!!! Wishing you and yours all the best for 2018. What a fantastic project to start the year off with. Love it. Really looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations this coming year.
    Hugs Flo xx

  3. Happy New Year Christine ! I love your project, it looks fantastic !
    Corrie x

  4. What a great city card Christine, I'd like to visit there! Happy new year and every best wish for 2018. Hugs xxx

  5. What a fabulous 3D card!!! Great cities together!!! Happy New Year and big hugs!!!

  6. Happy New Year. What a great Diarama. Fabulous card.

  7. Brilliant Diarama Chris - awesome make - looks brilliant! Wishing you a hugely happy new year! Hugs rachel xx

  8. Happy New Year to you as well Christine and a super card to kick off with.


  9. Happy New Year! A great way to start with this fabulous diorama xx

  10. May this New Year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
    (01/01)From Japan to friends all over the world; Happy New Year! ! https://ryoma2sakamoto.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/01-01from-japan-to-friends-all-over-the-world-happy-new-year/ @Sakamoto2Ryouma

  11. A very beautiful card, love the dimension and details
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge x

  12. Elle est vraiment très belle cette carte, bravo j'adore!!!
    j'en profite pour te souhaiter le meilleur pour 2018 : le bonheur et la santé et toujours une dose de créativité!!!!!

  13. Wow, what an amazing card! You have definitely created a beautiful world diorama and it looked so much fun to create - wonderful 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative New Year! J 😊

  14. Amazing project! love your diorama! So creative!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara