Thursday, 1 August 2019

Quick Christmas card

Hello, hello! I'm finally back with another card. Life has been rather hectic this past month, both with work and a husband with back problems, meaning I have had to take over most of his daily chores. Thank goodness, he is on the mend and has resumed his short morning walks with our dog, Bernie, which means I get more sleep and don't have to rush things in the morning, which suits me just fine.

Anyway, I'm happy I managed to create a quick Christmas card for a couple of my favourite challenges. Once again, I have been saved by something from my UFO box or, rather, my snippets box. I had this snippet of an alcohol ink background which fitted just perfectly behind the aperture of my die cut NBUS tree by CUTplorations, that I had die cut from a panel of glitter card (Marianne Design). For my background I used a panel of rustic cream cardstock (PTI) that I scored using my score board.

To finish off, I added a few gold glitter jewels that seem to pick up the darker streaks from my AI background.

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - Inspiration photo

July Rudolph Days at Maureen's blog

Watercooler Wednesday - WWC232 Anything goes

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes


  1. This Christmas card is lovely. Your inky snippet fit so perfectly here and looks great. The gems you added are just the right colour.

    hanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

  2. what a beautiful little holiday tree ... so glad you shared your inspired design with us at Jingle Belles.

  3. Hi Marrianne,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a very lovely saprkly Christmas card and that tree look so lovely.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. Such a lovely card Marianne - I've noticed a few Christmas cards this time round! That tree is beautiful as well.


    Di xx

  5. Quick and wonderful is all I can say! And I'm glad to hear relief household chore-wise is in sight... with the house and everything, I was really glad to find someone to clean every other week. So I'm sort of hoping I will soon get to start activities in my creative nook again.

  6. Always great to make a quick Christmas card, Marianne and this one is lovely and elegant! It is amazing what we can make from our scrap box!!! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  7. Such a pretty card!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. Elegante kaart heb je gemaakt, Mar.
    Uitdaging om meer snippers te gebruiken zou ik zeggen.
    Geen nieuwe snufjes meer hoeven kopen😎
    Ik vind dat witte glitterpapier een super keus. Kus van me lieve zus😘