Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Jolly Christmas

HI everyone Brenda here and today I am sharing a Christmas card with you. The inspiration came from the current challenge at CVC challenge blog which is to use your scarps, so I decided to get the box of Christmas papers down and have a play. This is the result, a collage Christmas card.

I started with Tim Holtz postage stamp die and inserted a rectangle die so I could cut a frame.


I used core’dinations paper and took out one of Tim’s found relatives to use with it.


I used offcuts of paper to make my embellishments, stamped the word Christmas to go with the jingle flash card and punched the price tag from Tim’s merriment paper stash


The music paper is from an old music score book (I buy them from the charity shops) and I found the tickets and lace border in my oddments drawer.


I sanded the frame and cut down the gorgeous Santa photo to get it to fit….


… and bit by bit the collage came together.


The snowflakes are die-cuts using the paper snowflakes thinlits dies and I added the beads that I found in my Christmas bits box. The top snowflake twirls are florist wire.

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To me the most important parts of putting a collage together are both the composition and the detail and here I white embossed the tickets, added stamped and cut out pen nib and a tiny circular tag with a weeny snowflake stamped on it.


I am so pleased to be getting Christmas cards done, but I still have a way to go.
Live creatively.
hugs Brenda


  1. Stunning card Brenda, it is amazing what we can throw together from our scraps, as you say it's all about placement and shapes. Loving the bells and pearls adds that lush feel to a vintage looking card :-) xxx

  2. Beautiful vintage styled Christmas card. I recently purchased an old music book also from a charity shop. Great find.
    Julie x