A late Christmas card and gift



I enjoy making Christmas cards in non traditional colours so I used some goodies from Craftwork cards to make not only a card, but a quick gift too. I found some lovely Bluey Green card and used a layer under my designer paper and sentiment.

This is a shot of the corner of my card. I love using the flat coils that you curl around a pencil to make gorgeous flowers. For this one I stacked 2 different shaped flowers, some Candi and added a coiled flower in the centre. It gives depth and makes it tactile. I added a metal pearl brad to the centre to finish off.





I had an embossed square I wanted to use but it was a different shade of white to my card but I managed to find a Promarker exactly the colour I wanted. I  just inked the whole square in this gorgeous Bluey Green colour. I used the same Promarker to edge one of my mats around the Christmas tree to link the colours together.


I finished it off by adding some Candi to my sentiment before placing it on the base of my card.


 I decided to make a little gift with some of the leftover papers. I found a great tutorial on You tube to make this little tea candle holder box by Pootles. This lady is amazing she makes fabulous boxes, bags and gifts with full instructions on her blog too.


 After making the box I added tiny strips of leftover papers to the outside edges of the candles to cover the metal. I punched circles of wax paper and stamped butterflies on the centres. I punched a small hole in the centre with my Cropodile and slipped them over the wicks. I gently heated them until the wax melted the papers to the candles.


 I decorated the top of the box with some ribbon, pretty pink iridescent fuzzy twine, a small paper flower and a pretty sentiment. All ready to be wrapped for a friend.
Challenge entries:-
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.fridaymashup.com/
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.uk/
http://heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
http://everydayisanoccasion.com/
http://www.allwayssomethingcreative.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://hobbycutzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/

28 comments:

Jenée said...

Delightful card. Really like that image, and very clever to colour your background square to match. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Fabulous tree image for your Christmas card and love the box too . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful project for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really beautiful Shirley

Wishing you both a Very Happy New Year
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Rosanne said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them at Little Red Wagon!

Ellie said...

Absolutely beautiful Shirley, love those colors! Hope you had a good Christmas!!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Jessi Fogan said...

That card is stunning! Love the rolled flower :) And those candles are such a cool gift :) Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week - I'm sharing your post on our Facebook page today: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuesday-Morning-Sketches/165327566909261?ref=hl

Sheena Mckee said...

fun and vibrant card thank you for joining in with us at crafting musketeers and good luck

DesignerDiva said...

This is so sweet, love the colours love the image and I love the gift!
Thank you for playing along at Heck Of A Challenge this month,
Merry Christmas, Hugs Laurie x

Fran said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers, Fran (DT) xxx

butlersabroad said...

What a beautiful card and gift for your friend, I'm sure she didn't mind it being late at all! Love the idea of melting the wax paper into the candles, and the colour scheme is fab. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, hope to see you again.

Hugs
Brenda
Sparkles DT

Erin Stephenson said...

how beautiful! Thanks for playing at Hobby Cutz. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Lisa Mensing said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used, beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Cazro said...

The candle box is wonderful, a splendid way of using up papers. Interesting how you also decorated the small tea lights. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Debbie said...

I do love traditional Christmas colours, but this card is gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Melissa Craig said...

Just gorgeous! Love the non-traditional Christmas colors. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Julie said...

Very pretty. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us in our last challenge of 2013. Hope to see more of your creations in 2014.
Julie T
Aud Sentiments

Pat said...

Lovely card, super colours. Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

So fun and happy! What a fabulous card and the flowers are so whimsical! I bet the recipient loved it!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting Musketeers! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. :)
Hugs,
Kathy Jo, Crafting Musketeers DT

Avery Murphy said...

The colours on your card are beautiful! I also love your flower embellishment. Great job! Thank you for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Natascha said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Linby said...

What a great card and gift. Love the idea of using the wax paper on the tealights - must try that.
Lynn x

Tracy said...

I love these, such beautiful colours ! Thank you for sharing with us at Songbird Challenge blog xx

Helene Siermans said...

Love this post! The colours make me so happy! The image of the tree is so cute and I love the big flower!

Thank you for joining us at Ruby´s Rainbow this month. Good luck!
Nick

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

Beautiful Candle Box. Lovely Colors.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons
Hugs Elfie

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull project. Happy New Year and Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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