' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Xmas Village in the wood

Saturday 1 December 2018

Xmas Village in the wood

Can you believe Christmas is less than a month away!! But there it is, and it's no coincidence we have chosen Christmas as our theme for this month's Country View Challenge!

I am trying to use up some old supplies in an effort to streamline my stash (yes, as if that's going to do it!) and pulled out this positively ancient sheet of peel offs with Christmas images. I remember buying it as I loved the image but, when it came to it, I had no idea how to make it look nice.

Taking the bull by the horns, I placed the line design on a piece of painted card, a mix of Fresco paints and Infusions. I coloured the robin with pencils to make it pop and some other touches here and there to give the design a bit more life.

For my background, I created a panel with Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations 3-D Embossing Folder - Lumber and Distress Oxides (Walnut and Antique Linen).

I created an embellishment by adding white Graphmaster acrylic paint pen on a pine branch die-cuts (Impression Obsession) before applying glue and a generous sprinkle of white flock plus a tiny amount of white glitter a on top. Some die cut berries (I believe a Memory Box die) from vellum pass as mistletoe berries.

I hope you like my nature inspired Christmas card and  you will join us at Country View Challenges for the chance to win a £20 voucher.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday, and That's Crafty challenges.


  1. I think that has worked out wonderfully. We tend to overlook the humble peel off but they can be very effective xx

  2. Wow Christine!!! The wood background looks so real!! You did a great job with the folder and the Oxide inks!!! xx

  3. I love the background ...and wow a peeloff - who would know? Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  4. A lovely Christmas card. Isn't is lovely when you can use up old stash. That peel-off image looks good on the painty background and the coloured robin certinly makes it pop. Love that wood background, it is superb.

  5. I love your woody background Christine, a great card! xx

  6. Ah peeloff's, I remember them well (I have a masive stash of them too lol) Your card looks fabulous Christine, I'll have to check out that TH embossing folder, it looks so realistic. Have a very happy December, Sue xx

  7. Très mignonne !!! L'association est parfaite !!

  8. There's a lovely sense of peace and calm about this card. I love the wood background with the fir branches against it.
    Alison x

  9. I fell in love with your background. The embossing and the distressing, it looks so beautiful and real. The layout and colors blend gorgeously. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Merry Christmas. xx Ankita

  10. Great use up of your stash, Christine! I love the background (I need this folder, but it´s always gone), looks so real!
    Have a wonderful Advent time! Evelyn xx