Saturday, 4 November 2017

A Mer-ry Christmas Secret Santa

Well we might only just be into November, but I've already given my first Christmas card. I joined the Make It Crafty Secret Santa swap and was paired up with my friend Susan! We met for coffee the other night to exchange cards as that is far more reliable than the postal system here. 

I wanted to make something different than the expected Christmas card, so I went for a mermaid image (Galene - also because I had to post a sneaky peek and I knew Susan would be looking through the images, bahaha). She's holding a harp, so I thought that was fairly Christmassy at least. 
I haven't made a circle easel card for ages, so I went with that with a little vellum window to add a tealight behind.  I must say, it looks really cool.

Products used:

  • White cardstock
  • Core'dinations GlitterSilk cardstock
  • Papermania designer paper 'Naughty & Nice'
  • Petal Lu flowers
  • Snowflake charm
  • Twine
  • Wink of Stella, clear
  • Ranger Stickles, Green
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, Metallic Gold
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Almond, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Buttercup, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Canary, Lemon, Primrose, Spice, Apricot & Oatmeal
  • Battery tealight




Actually managed to get a pretty good photo of the Wink of Stella

And a little video to show the tealight



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Petal Lu Creations (FB) - November 1st Anything Goes
  2. Classic Design Team Open - #19 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #358 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November Anything Goes
  5. Cute Card Thursday - #502 Anything Goes
  6. I ♥ ProMarkers - #346 Show Us Some Sparkle
  7. Inspiration Destination - #137 Anything Goes
  8. Beccy's Challenges - November Month of Holiday Cards


14 comments:

  1. Wonderful card with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  2. Fantastic unusual Christmas card just love it,thanks for sharing your card with us here at I Love Promarkers,Lyn DT.

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  3. Hiya what a really sweet card. Many thanks for joining us at I love Pro Markers best of luck hugs Sharon DT member xxx

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  4. What a great design it is just beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  5. Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/......

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  6. Lovely project, you nailed it!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

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  7. I imagine your friend would have been thrilled to receive such a beautiful card Nicola, you've done an amazing job putting it all together. I love the non-traditional colours and image you used, it's so very creative. The tealight candle adds even more WOW value. Gorgeous!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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