Wednesday 2 September 2020

Papertrey Ink Snowglobe Christmas card and Crafter's Companion Christmas card


Hello everyone and welcome to the September Challenge over at  ABC Christmas Challenges

The aim of our challenge is to help you get ahead of the game and get your cards made early so you can enjoy the lead up to Christmas. Wouldn't it be great to have one of the biggest jobs done and dusted leaving you time for enjoying the festivities in the lead up to the big day? If you have played along with us all year, you are well on the way to achieving this but don't worry if you're just joining us - we have 4 challenges left and if you make some multiple copies of the cards you make, you can still catch up.

This time we have 2 themes for you

S for Snow 
 T for Tinsel 

Our lovely Wei is the hostess this month and she has a great gift for the winner.

My S for snowy card is a shaker snowglobe.


I used the Papertrey Ink Snowglobe die set, along with a Clearly Besotted Christmas tree. I stencilled the background with white pigment ink on red card and used an MFT sunray stencil.

I put acetate on the inside of the globe and added some sequins and snow glitter for the shaker element.

My T for tinsel card used a large new sentiment stamp from Crafter's Companion that I embossed with red powder.

I embossed the background using a Sue Wilson snow embossing folder, and the tree (also from CC) was stamped, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut. I added some glitter to the tinsel on the tree to give it a bit of sparkle, curved the tree and put glue gel behind it so it has sone dimension and can't be squished. The card was finished off with a little holly spring from Clearly Besotted.

We had some fabulous entries to the challenge last month, and I can't wait to see your inspiration for us this time. Don't forget to check on the blog to see if you were a winner!

I'd like to play along with

Die Cut Divas September Challenge - Holiday celebrations

A Place to Start Challenge - create a shaker card

Passion for Promarkers #558 - Christmas in September

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #78 - anything Christmas goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round September - use at least 2 things starting with S - snow and snowglobe

12 Months of Christmas Challenge #69 - Say it with a sentiment

Thanks for stopping by and stay safe.


Carol x



Craftychris said...

I love both of these, they are so gorgeous! I must start my Christmas cards! Take care and stay safe xxx

Mac Mable said...

What a fun second card with a great sentiment and loving the dry embossed background too x.
The snowglobe card is creative and fabulous....the shaker element is so pretty and those little balls on the tree are super cute x.

Ros Crawford said...

I love both of your cards! The globe is terrific! Unfortunately I have no inclination to make any Christmas cards...

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What wonderful cards CArol, Love your snowglobe and the shaker, such a pretty background inside the globe and on the card itself. YOur "tinsel" card is beautiful, love the embossing and the large sentiment with the sparkly tree,
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your Christmas designs are both beautiful and have great layouts.

Helen said...

Fab cards Carol - love the snowglobe, and that tinsel sentiment is just perfect!
Helen x

Maria said...

Oh, my!! Gorgeous Christmas cards!! Love the pretty snow globe and lovely Christmas tree!! I started some Christmas cards, but many more to go!

Lindsey said...

I love the colours of your shaker card - as well as the design and the shaker element! And you know, I have at least one tinsel sentiment like this, but did I think to use it? Of course not! This is a beautiful card.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....two simply beautiful Christmas cards!!! Love your fabulous shaker snowglobe!

Brenda said...

Wow, loving both of these Christmas cards Carol! The shaker card is so fun and very festive. Love how you used a rays stencil on a Christmas card, it looks amazing! Your tinsel card is so pretty, I love the simplicity of it. The red make the white pop and the white makes the Christmas tree pop. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

Lynda said...

A couple of gorgeous makes - love the white on red card for the background on the globe in particular and that second card is just stunning xx

Martina said...

I like your beautiful shaker, Carol. I glad you shared over at CCAYR. Thanks so much for playing at CCAYR. Martina - DT

Chana Malkah said...

Both projects are delightful! So cheery and bright! I am in love with your wonderful Shaker card! Thanks for an awesome submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Arlene said...

I love both cards. Great shaker card for Die Cut Divas. So glad you joined us for our "Anny Holiday" challenge at Die Cut Divas

Deezy's Handmade Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful though I absolutely love your shaker snow globe card: so well done: the whole picture is right. Thanks for sharing on A Place To Start Challenge Blog we hope you will join the September challenge again! Bye,

The Crafty Den said...

I love your CAS tree card Carol. The embossed background is gorgeous and the tree is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Aunty Sue said...

2 fab card love the shaker card as i struggle with these soo much thanks for joining us at PFP

Dorte said...

Wonderful cards you have made for the S and T challenge, Carol.
Dorte xx

MagsB said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards, Carol! I love the classic colours, and the sentiment on the second card cracks me up! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

love Mags B x

Greta said...

2 great Christmas cards, Carol! I really love the snowglobe with your brilliant use of the Sunray stencil!

Mandy said...

Carol your card is gorgeous. The embossing folder is perfect and the sentiment made me smile. Who doesn't like a shaker card to play with?

Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck with the prize draw.

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥

DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

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Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 months of Christmas cards link up and Christmas Crafts all year round. Hope to see you again next time.

Cindy said...

Really pretty cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.


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