Saturday, 8 July 2017

Church Window Christmas Card

Firstly I embossed a piece of tan card using a Crafters Companion dry stone wall embossing folder. I inked over the top of the embossing with a black ink pad. 

I matt and layered my 8x8in white card with red card and then the tan embossed card, I rounded the corners of both these layers with a punch. I die cut the church window with a Memory Box die in black and then backed it onto cream card before cutting around it. I die cut the holly flourish with a Cheery Lynn die, the candles with a Marianne die and the poinsettia with a Tattered Lace die. I then assembled all the elements together.

I then die cut the sentiment in red using a Elizabeth Craft Designs die, I added that to my card along with a poinsettia. I completed my card with pearl embellishments

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #118 - anything goes option red,white and blue (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #182 - anything goes option funny (unlimited)*
wordartwednesday #290 = anything goes (unlimited)
deepocean #158 - lots of layers (unlimited)*
craftingbydesigns #July - anything goes (3/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #61 - anything goes (unlimited)
avenue613 #199 - anything goes option monochrome (2/8)
craftrocket #39 - anything goes (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #131 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftysentiments #4th July - anything goes (3/3)*
jwscrapshack #196 - anything goes (1/3)
craftyhazelnutschristmas #341 - anything goes option snowflakes (unlimited)*
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 #July - anything goes (unlimited)
unicorn #23 - Christmas in July (unlimited)
sparklesforum #93 - embossing heat or dry (3/3)
christmascardsallyearround #July - anything goes (2/5)
die-cut-divas #July - Christmas in July (2/4)
brownsugar #258 - anything goes (1/2)*
crafting-with-friends #47 - anything goes (1/3)
hidinginmycraftroom #308 - scraps (1/3)
abcchristmas #5th July- n for new/ o for old (unlimited) brand new embossing folder old faithful dies
craftingwithanattitude #29 - anything goes (1/3)
pennys #336 - anything goes (1/3)
pdelinkyparty #180 - Christmas in July 
crafting-with-dragonflies #84 - punches and/or dies (1/1)
mixitup #3 - anything goes and distressing (1/5)
lovetoscrap #99 - anything goes (1/5)
lovetocraft #July - anything goes (1/5)
creativefingers #134 - anything goes (unlimited)
createsandmakes #13 - anything goes option create a sentiment
unstampabelles #70 - every day is special with a twist of colour (1/4)
mytimetocraft #349 - Christmas in July
craftycatzweekly #378 - anything goes option add lace (1/3)* Winner
creativecraftcottage #91 - Christmas in July (1/3)
crimbo-crackers #136 - anything goes (unlimited)
thepapernestdolls #6 - anything goes (1/2)
thecraftyaddicts #38 - anything goes/something humorous (1/3)
merrymondaychristmas #summerlinkup - christmas


  1. Beautiful work and placement of the die cuts. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  2. Beautiful!! I love those dies you used (specially the window and the sentiment); they are so elegant! Also love the embossed background. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack, CHNCC2 and LTSCB.

  3. A great start to your Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

  4. Love the window in the brick wall-lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

  5. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge for July!
    Monica - DT

  6. Lovely card Beckie, and I adore how you have the brick work for your church. Your card reminds me of my boys school church and each of the bricks have been handmade by students many years ago. There is a tradition even today that they make some hand made bricks each year to follow on the tradition and are used for paving. Lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge and good luck.

    Kathie PPCC~DT

  7. Beautiful card, love the design! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x
    DT for Creatalicious Challenges
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  8. Really pretty! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  9. Beautiful card and dies-love the embossed wall background---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  10. Clever Christmas card. Well done. Thanks for sharing this great project with us at Unstampabelles. See you back soon.

  11. Beautiful Christmas card Rebecca. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  12. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  13. It's a very warm card and I love the wall background. The poinsettias are very pretty and I love your fancy dies. Thank you for joining Crafting with Dragonflies - Punches and or Dies! Please also visit Paper Craft Happy Challenges! -DT Noemi

  14. Beautiful, classy Christmas card! I know the recipient will love this one! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  15. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

  16. oooh wow! What a beautiful design & color palette. Hugs, Autumn

  17. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  18. Beautiful card. I love the scene the brick wall is beautiful. The window and flowers beautiful. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Paper Play Sketches

  19. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  20. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

  21. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MTTC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  22. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  23. Still a great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Susan DT

  24. Love the embossing. The card is so pretty!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick DT

  25. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPOCF

  26. LOve your window and this bricked wall.Such pretty poinsettias too. Thank you so much for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  27. Beautiful - a really elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x

  28. Love the character of your background. Om my gosh. How perfect - a tree card, literally. Love it. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  29. Really gorgeous! I simply LOVE your background 'brick' detail!
    Thanks for playing with us at MIUCB!

  30. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional red, white & blue” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

  31. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at CWAA.
    BożenA DT

  32. Lovely card Beckie. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again. Hugs, Gale DT

  33. Great card! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again next time!

  34. beautiful traditional christmas card

  35. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  36. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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