Tuesday 3 October 2023

Nutcracker Christmas Card


I cut the front of my 8x8in white card in half (keep the removed half safe)

I added acetate to the back of the front on my card and then added the removed half onto the back to cover to create a neat finish.

I attached gold holographic card to the inside of the card and to the front of the card. I cut white card to size then stamped the nutcracker image using a Craft Buddy stamp. I coloured the image with pens. I added Craft Buddy magic glue to the design and then added crystals. I cut the ovals using Craft Buddy dies and stamped a sentiment to the ovals before attaching them to the acetate of my card. I added the same ovals onto the back of the acetate for a neat finish.  

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

wordartwednesday #615 - anything goes (3/5)*
allsorts #748 - anything goes (2/3)
craftycatzweekly #652 - anything goes (3/3)*
classicdesign #9 - anything goes (unlimited)
avenue613 #Oct - anything goes (1/8)
cardsgalore #116 - anything goes (1/3)*
pinkgem #20 - anything goes 
addictedtostamps #455 - die cuts and stencils 
12monthsofchristmas #105 - anything Christmas goes option fancy folds/shaped cards (1/10)
dreamvalley #301 -  occasions other than birthday (1/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #215 - anything goes (1/3)*
jinglebellesrock #29th September - stories of Christmas/ The Nutcracker
die-cut-divas #October - lay a die cut over another die cut (1/4)
pearlysparkles #89 - let's go cute (unlimited)


  1. What a fabulous card! I love the beautiful texture and shine! Sending crafty HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. What a charming card I can almost hear the score from The Nutcracker ballet! So pleased you could join our Jingle Belles fun this time!

  3. Lots of work adding all those beads but a fun image, many thanks for sharing another card with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. A lovely Christmas card using the crystals. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts challenge.

  5. What a wonderful, sparkly card-very clever! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  6. A delightful, unique and sparkly image! Worth the work. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  7. This is so cute and the fact that he sparkles is super cute,
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge this week,
    we hope you will join us again,
    Crafty hugs,

  8. Great card! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  9. Wonderful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  10. Great card love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  11. Great card Beckie! And great texture to your card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Pearly Sparkles Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  12. This is so effective - what a great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore.

    Helen x