Tuesday 23 January 2024

John Next Door and Spellbinders Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome.

You probably heard that the fabulous Kylie Purtell has decided to have a break from running all her challenges, and I will definitely miss her. I don't know how Kylie managed to juggle everything and work full time as well, but it wouldn't surprise me if she is the secret Wonderwoman in disguise.

Luckily, my lovely teammate, Sue has taken over ATSM so we can continue to have some fun each fortnight, but do bear with us in case there are any teething problems.

 For our first challenge, we have 

and I came up with this card:-

The card consists entirely of die cuts and would be easy to mass-produce. I used my new John Next Door  Leaping Stag Circle that I cut in white and kraft card and layered up.

The sentiment uses the Spellbinders Stylish Merry Christmas die which I cut from a textured red mirror card and layered onto white.
I added a few dots of red crystal drops and called it done - I told you it was quick!

You'll find some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team over on the ATSM blog and you can enter your creations over there too.

I'd like to play along at

Thanks for stopping by,
Carol x


Darnell said...

This is beautiful, Carol! I love the way you have showcased the dies and that pop of red mirror card makes your design even more special! Our whole cardmaking corner of Blogworld will miss the talented and generous Kylie who worked so hard to inspire all of us with her challenges for many years. Mwah to Sue and all of you on the DTs for continuing her legacy! Hugs, Darnell

Helen said...

Beautiful dies - love the red metallic in the middle.

Helen x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a striking card Carol, love everything about it. Sorry, I've not been around. Hope to be more regular in future, but I have caught up with your lovely work :)
Faith x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and I love that pop of red and fab dies Carol hugs x

Larelyn said...

Amazing die cuts. Thank you for joining our Cut it Up challenge.
Larelyn (CIU owner)

lauren bergold said...

Oh how clever and appealing! What a brilliant way to combine that fab new die set with your existing stash of goodies! (I actually have that die and you've inspired me to use it in a NEW way!) So happy you could join our Jingle Belles fun this fortnight!

brenda said...

It's another C&P comment, still unable to type properly, but taken look at your Allsorts entry, thank you for sharing.

B x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous diecuts, lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Linby said...

I've not seen that JND die before, it's wonderful, I love how you used it with the Spellbinders die (which I have). Thanks also for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Carole said...

Fabulous card Carol...I like the kraft and white together ad your red pop in the middle really draws the eye in. I too have the JND dies...we must have similar tastes :) Thanks for the inspiration! xx

Sarah said...

Wow, might be a quick make but is stunning nonetheless! The leaping deer die must definitely go on my shopping list!! xx

lichazul said...

Absoluty gorgeous card, congrats 💐☺️ happy day

Vicky Hayes said...

Quick but absolutely stunning Carol! Love that intricate stag wreath die and it works so well with that bold sentiment die. Kraft, red and white is such a great classic colour combo too. I'll really miss Wonder Woman (aka Kylie!) in Blogland too, but am really pleased Sue has stepped up to the plate for ATSM, bless her. Vicky x

Maria said...

Oh, what a gorgeous Christmas card! Love the leaping stag circle die and the lovely Merry Christmas sentiment, so pretty! Take care and have a great week!!

Deanne Saunders said...

Wow! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our CUT IT UP 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

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful design Thanks for sharing over at Peace on Earth Christmas and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine DT

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Izzy Scrap said...

What an eye-catching card with these gorgeous layered die cuts. Love the combo kraft/white and this beautiful touch of red with the bold sentiment. Gorgeous ! Hope all is well with you. Hugs xx

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

baileyrosy.com said...

Kylie will be sorely missed and I was lucky enough to be on many of her design teams and even meet her in person. Glad to hear you are keeping the challenge going it was one of my favourites.As for your card,what a stunner the red really pops against that beautiful die.


laurie said...

Stunning card...love it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A VERY elegant and stylish card Carol, it's beautiful. x


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