Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Papertrey Ink and Mama Elephant Christmas cards

Hello everyone and welcome to a new month at ABC Christmas Challenges.

Can you believe we're halfway through the year already!!!

Our June Challenge  is

L for Letters 


M for Mistletoe

Our lovely host, Helen has a great prize for the winner

My first card is L for Letters

For this card I used the Mama Elephant Botanic Envelope die, cut from Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel card. I stamped, coloured, and die cut the berries from PTI Holiday Greens and added foliage cuts from various sets. The sentiments were embossed, and the bow was stamped, coloured with Copics, and die-cut to finish the image off.

 M for Mistletoe

The second card is very simple and I just used the mistletoe stamp from the PTI Merry Kissmas stamp set. I repeatedly stamped the mistletoe to create the background panel and added little pearls for the berries. 

 The shaped label is from an old Spellbinders Label die set and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I recently came across a few very old SB label die sets that had languished underneath some storage bags at the back of a cupboard and it felt like Christmas to be reunited with them again lol! I know -  I lead a sad life!  I'd forgotten how nicely the Spellbinder dies emboss the edges of the cut, and these dies will be getting a lot of use in the future to make up for my neglect.

I'd like to play along at

Our re-roofing work continues and at last we have some gorgeous weather so the chaps can have a good run at it. Fingers crossed the sun hangs around a while longer so the work can be completed!

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh both your cards are super, what great makes. I love the foliage sprouting out of the envelope on the top one, thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazelxx

cotnob said...

Two super cards Carol, I love the little envelope with the pretty flowers inside and the bold sentiment on the Christmas card as fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are fabulous but extra loving the first 'letter' one, which is so pretty and so very eye catching Carol x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Marvellous cards Carol, I love the envelope filled up with foliage and your mistletoe card and large greetings, both have great impact.
Faith x

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards,love the dies and the foliage filled envelope
Carol x

Helen said...

Beautiful cards Carol - just gorgeous!
Helen x

R's Rue said...

These are so beautiful. I love them.

Tammy said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Carol! I love the letter one with the berries popping out, awesome design! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Hugs, Tammy

Maria said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards, so pretty!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful Christmas card designs. I have to get busy making more too.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both creations are gorgeous hun, but the colours of the envelope card are so bright & scrummy....I love it!
Hugs Shell xx

MagsB said...

Both your cards are fab, Carol, so bright and festive! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

love Mags B x

Lindsey said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards! I love the cluster of holiday greens in the gorgeous red envelope, and that mistletoe background with pearl berries is perfectly sweet.

Doreen said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful cards... I adore that envelope one and the glossy berries... Spellbinders, oh yes I have some stored away too We're definitely taking advantage of the sunshine, after all we never know how long it will last do we?

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply wonderful Christmas all the gorgeous red!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Awesomely lovely cards. Their vibrancy imparts instant festive cheer.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


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