Due to the shoulder issues I had to re-jig some of my intended posts, I still have a Nativity card to make - along with a few others for the draw to showcase prizes. I so wanted a Nativity scene for today (and the stamp I'll be using for the card is just so perfect, sent for the draw by our lovely Shaz in Oz) so do watch for it coming later on in the draw posts, but something had to give so I did a bit of a reshuffle in the end. Why on earth I didn't think to make the samples in date order is beyond me though!
I made this 'sample' card a little bit ahead of time thankfully:
- 5.25" x 4" white card blank, side opening
- slightly smaller snippet of black card, with some little twinkles in - in truth I couldn't locate where my plain black card is safely stored and all my snippet were too small so I rummaged through a box of Christmas snippets and found this - result! It has a white core so I ran a black marker around the edge so it wouldn't show when viewed sideways (no wonder I take so flipping long to make a single card!)
- snippet of SU's 'Real Red' card, trimmed to slightly smaller than the black layer
- snippet of white card which I popped into the Misti and stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and MFT's fabulous and very generously sized 'Christmas' background stamp - trimmed it to slightly smaller than the Real Red backing layer
- more from the SU 'Real Red' pile of snippets trimmed to a height of 1.5", but left wider than the printed background layer for now. I trimmed a tiny bit more off the height as I wanted the background words to not be chopped in half when I adhered the red die cut to the front of the card - just a little whisker needed to be trimmed off but it does make all the difference when using such a strong set of letters on top of what almost looks like newsprint. I backed the strip with Stick-It adhesive paper, then die cut it using a die from the fabulous Memory Box 'Merry' set of three dies, all with the word Merry in different fonts - I chose the bold capitals for this card
- then popped the die cut onto the 'newsprint' background and carefully trimmed either edge of the red strip to line up with the background, quickly ran it through the Cuttlebug to ensure a good 'set' :)
- glued the black layer to the card front, followed by the red layer and finally the newsprint layer with the red sentiment strip already adhered - finished!
And, I was left with the waste from the die cut - a lovely set of capital letters all ready for a further card, when time allows.
I can sort of see the front of the Daily Mirror newspaper in this card - should have thought ahead a bit more perhaps.
I do so love the background stamp, it stamps perfectly and can provide loads of different colours of course. Another time I'll certainly try different colours for the card as a whole, even the background could be stamped using different shades of the same colour to give an ombre look for example - and both the stamp and set of dies will stand on their own and be so useful for other projects.
And of course today's prize is:
At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session for all the prizes using the one Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE along with details of exactly how to join in - so you do need to have entered one snippets make over on that post during this fortnight to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft. Mr Linky closes at 11am on Saturday 4th January so you do need to have added a snippets make by then to be eligible for the draw.
Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize, which I won't be splitting of course.
Hope you're not racing round in a flat panic and that you manage to find some time to wind down a bit before the big day itself! There comes a point when you just have to say 'That's it. What's not done, or what we may not have, isn't actually what this celebration should all be about.'.
Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me. Parsnip is bustling around, hanging up stockings and generally fussing around - whilst Dudley is watching my every move, in case it involves food!
Oh yes please to this prize. That Christmas text background is amazing and I thought you used patterned paper for the card base. When I saw it was a stamp...wow! I love the modern CAS look and the colors you used.ReplyDelete
Hoping that your shoulder improves quickly because I'm sure you don't want to enter the new year with only one arm.eek!
Merry Christmas to you, Len, and the ever-adorable cuddly Dudley!
Great card, Di. I love the background stamp and the way the text shows through the 'MERRY'. I'd love to win this prize.ReplyDelete
Hope your shoulder is beginning to heal. xx
Great background paired with the die cut. Yes, please, for today's prize. I hope your should is improving! Merry Christmas to you and yours.ReplyDelete
Hi Andre! I've seen two comments from you - do please make sure you use social media - preferably Blogger as it's easier for me - then upload a card from there into the Mr Linky gizmo on Sunday's posts. Otherwise I can't add you into the prize draw. We all started this journey with just a toe in the water so I hope you pull up your knitted swimsuit and take the plunge with us!ReplyDelete
What a fun card, Di! Don't remember seeing that background stamp & I love it, so yes please, put my name in the draw! We must think alike as I never make cards in the order of challenge end dates--haha! Wishing all of you a blessed & joyful Christmas!ReplyDelete
Such great design, modern and fun! The stamp and the dies are lovely, yes please for entering in the draw!ReplyDelete
Hope that your shoulder is going a bit better.
Hugs (and cuddles to Dudley and Parsnip!)
That's a simple yet elegant card. Love to win the prize, please include me in the prize draw.ReplyDelete
Super card Di! Sentiment dies are one of my favourites to use (along with embossing folders lol), and this set would be so useful.ReplyDelete
Love the stamped background too. Yes please, for this prize, thank you.
I hope your shoulder is improving.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 🎄
A great design, Di, yes for this one pleaseReplyDelete
A lovely simple and elegant design Di, yes please to the prize draw : )ReplyDelete
Wonderful card, Di! Yes, please, to the prize. I love that background stamp and it looks so awesome with the diecut sentiment negative....or since you used this one first, maybe it is the positive...I never know for sure. :)ReplyDelete
I agree with your reminder to say "That's it!" at some point. I didn't get everything done this holiday season that I wanted to do, but it is enough. I was able to enjoy having our 9yr old granddaughter spend last night and stay the day with us...without me fretting over what still needed to be done. At least not too much. ;)
Take care of that shoulder and enjoy a wonderful Christmas!!
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A lovely card Di and it seems I'm not the only one who initially thought you had used DP for the background! I would love a change to win this prize, please.ReplyDelete
FAB prize so a resounding YES PLEASE for an entry to this draw DiReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Eve to you all
What a fab card love what’s on offer will be lovely for someone to win l am only commenting so don’t include me ...it’s going to be a slow recovery Di so take it easy sending you of love xxReplyDelete
Great card and YES PLEASE! I love your card! Merry Christmas EVE to you and Dudley!ReplyDelete
Flat panic??? Me???ReplyDelete
Actually I am very chilled this year and organised!! Honest!! (that may change tomorrow when the dragon - I mean M-I-L- comes for the day - I always feel I am under intense scrutiny!!)
Anyway - look after that shoulder - need anything doing give me a holler - am doing nothing apart from tomorrow!
Yes please to this wow prize - love that die!! xx
What a different card!...I do like how the text shows through the Merry! yes please to the draw. xxReplyDelete
I love this background and I would like to win this prize. Thanks a lotReplyDelete
This does have the look of newsprint Di and would work used in lots of different ways, and the three different sizes and looks to the sentiment look great too and love your card, so I am a 'yes please' for the prize. I do hope you have a good Christmas and I look forward to more fun in the playground during the coming year, and thank you for everything you do to make this a special place. I hope your shoulder improves soon. xReplyDelete
This is a very lovely card Di - I like the rubber stamp and Merry dies you are offering so I am saying YES PLEASE to that prize--- thanks for having the draw and also I hope your shoulder gets feeling better soon - and you get your Nativity card completed - have a very Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
God Jul. Today is the day here in Norway. I am cooking a few last minute chocolate cookies and will be going to my sister-in-law's later to eat myself silly LOL. Fab background stamp and die. Yes please to be in the draw Di. I love all the prizes so far. Thanks to the generous providers. Your card is lovely. HugzReplyDelete
Oh this looks amazing, I love it! Please count me in for the prize - yes, please! I'll be adding my snippets card to the linky after Christmas - I still have so much to do! I hope your shoulder heals quickly! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Super card Di and the background stamping looks fabulous. Much deliberating here but finally being very good and saying a 'no thanks' to prize C xxReplyDelete
A fabulous card and prize Di and it does look like newspaper print done this way. I already have the stamp so will be playing just for fun on this one thank you. Hope your shoulder is improving and you have a fab day with your boys tomorrow xReplyDelete
That is such an effective design. I thought it was newspaper at first. Got a raging sore throat today, probably from the recirculated air on the plane! Good thing it is a slow cooker meal. So no crafting so far.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and thank you so much for running this again. I would love to enter for this set.
Posted my snippet card as promised and left a comment there so I'll make this short and sweet - love that stamp and the dies so please count me in for this draw. xxReplyDelete
I love, love, love a card with text on it like this!! Any type of text. Or musical score. Love it! Yes, please, for the prize (and thanks so much for the add!). :-)ReplyDelete
Not in a panic at all but relaxing and Christmassing!ReplyDelete
What a beauty this card is - and I love that you went over the edges of the black cardstock with a marker to hide the white core! Those dies look absolutely amazing and I'm going to say YES PLEASE to the draw for these!
Hope Dudley enjoys the feasting! Vicky xx
What a fun card! Love the background stamp and can see so many options for using it. Would love to be in the drawing for this prize, please! Hope your shoulder heals quickly. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Ooh definitely 'Yes Please' to be in the draw for this awesome prize, thank you. Your card is soooooo cool! I hope your shoulder is improving my friend. Big hugs and Happy Christmas to you, Len and Dudley. xxxxxxxxxxxReplyDelete
Yes please to this prize pack. That background stamp is unique and fun, and love how you used the negative die cut for your sentiment. I'm almost ready for Christmas (which is tomorrow...so I'd better be ready!)Hoping your day is wonderful and that you and Len enjoy a Dudley-filled Christmas!ReplyDelete
What a stunning card Di - yes please to the prize draw :) Do hope your should heals quickly - take care!ReplyDelete
Hi Miss Di, I hope your shoulder is feeling somewhat better, having spent the last 18months in a sling (thankfully only when I leave the house) I know how restrictive it can be. I would love to be included in the draw for Prize 'C', the first one I have seen, we have been busy readying the garden for the bushfires in the area 'just in case'. I hope you Len, Dudley and Parsnip had a wonderful Christmas Day... MeganReplyDelete
Oh another fab card Di, yes please to this prize. I hope you had a fab day. We have just got home from fun at the south coast! Hugs xxxReplyDelete
Yes please for a chance to win. I love this idea and have some dies that would work. It looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
I thought I'd managed to log in on Christmas eve but maybe it was before you posted this, anyway I'm here now and would love to go into the hat.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry the shoulder is still ailing you and I'm sure it puts a damper on your crafting ability for the time being. This is a great prize and such a cute little card! I can see many possibilities with the great text background stamp and cute craft dies! It will be a yes please for me, and thanks!ReplyDelete
Such a cool card! Yes please to prize. Hugs, April xxxReplyDelete
Wonderful card Di. Love the background stamp. Yes please for the prize.ReplyDelete
A biggg yesss for the prize!! I love the background stamp a lot :)ReplyDelete
Hoping your shoulder is on the mend! This is a great diecut set. I really like the way your card turned out and I would like to be entered for the prize. Thanks!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I love your card. Just lovely.ReplyDelete
Yes for the prize please.
What an amazing card! I will pass on the prize draw this time as I do have a few different Merry dies and similar large stamps... so will let someone else enjoy these items. (That said, I am saving a pic of your card for inspiration as I love the layout and plan to use it with my stamps and dies! Thanks for sharing!)ReplyDelete
A definite, and enthusiastic 'yes please' to this prize!!!! Thanks for doing this fab draw!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a wonderful combination this is.I like the card you made with it! And I say yes!ReplyDelete
Love that background stamp - looks great with the die cut!ReplyDelete
PS - I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw
I nice combination, stamp and die for this give away - yes please, and I really like your easy make card and using the negative of the die cut - love how they give us two cardsReplyDelete
Great background paired with the die cut.ReplyDelete
I hope your should is improving!
Yes, please, for prize.
I have finally time to comment on your post with amazing prizes, I hope this is not against the rules. This holidays were just so busy with the kids but also such fun with all the family, friends and the Christmas events, we just love all this.ReplyDelete
I like big sentiments and your design is just perfect with this background.
Yes for the prize, please.