Friday, 4 October 2013

Christmas Festivities

Today is the first day of our new monthly challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You.   

Our main theme this month is Christmas Festivities - with Twist 1 being to create a scene either indoors, outdoors or through a window, but most of all have fun creating your design.

I am really enjoying making these little book cards using a set of Nestabilities dies and the moment these lovely Authentique papers arrived in the post I immediately made them into a card.  

I used one of the new Crafts-Too fir tree dies for the lovely trees to which I added a little glitter.

I loved the look of the die cut tree shapes and so I used it as a stencil to create a matching envelope.

So this is my little outdoor scene - with these lovely waltzing skaters. 

I hope you will join us this month in our challenge.  Click the link HERE to see more of the DT inspirational pieces and also the link for your entries.  Most of all have fun!

I will be away for the next couple of weeks so there will be a few scheduled posts.  I am so looking forward to seeing my new baby granddaughter next week and then I am off to Rome for a city break with an old school friend. 

See you all soon!


Brenda Brown said...

This is a gorgeous booklet card Jennie and I love the scene you have created. Have a wonderful time with your granddaughter and thenaI week in Rome too. Sounds like a busy but very pleasurable month.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Jennie. Love the scene and the whole Victorian look of the card.
Enjoy Rome! I loved it.

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis gorgeous enjoy the break and all those cuddles too! Hugs trace x

Redanne said...

I love your booklet card, the colours are wonderful and that scene is wonderful. Hope you have a lovely time with your GD and a great break in Rome. Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

How totally gorgeous! Love the idea (and finish) of your shaped book card, fabulous vintage creation, love it!!

Buttons said...

Love that you have kept the colour scheme simple to really make the fabulous design shine through. Jenny x

Shirley Chillman said...

How fresh everything looks Jennie such a delightful Christmas scene I can see why you are enjoying making these books.

Enjoy your time with your new baby granddaughter. Wish I could come on the Rome break ... sigh!!

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Margaret said...

This is so pretty! I love the book like layers! Have a wonderful trip!

butterfly said...

Golly... how did I manage to miss all this?! I'm so sorry!!

I absolutely love these layered cards you're creating - so effective, and elegant - just as I'd expect from you!
Alison xx