Tuesday, 15 February 2011

White Christmas...in February

Well, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm really enjoying making Christmas cards at the moment. I think it's because there are some great challenges around to get the creative juices flowing.

Over at DCD this week's challenge is 'White Christmas...with a hint of colour', so I've gone for a white and green combo as it also fits Clare's recipe on CMLI at Craftbubble. Clare is a real Christmas card addict, it's her fault I'm hooked! (Though anyone who knows us knows it's usually Wynneth that makes us do it.) Tee hee :)

I've made a spine which always covers up the ends of a ribbon border (we like practical AND pretty don't we?!), heat embossed a snowflake background and included a 'deconstructed present' in the form of the white dotty square with ribbon tags.

It's quite exciting doing the deconstructed thing as it helps see things from a different perspective and gives the elements quite a different effect I think.

So, entering this into:
Die Cut Christmas Dreams - White Christmas
Jingle Belles - no red she said
Stamp Fairy - white with a touch of colour
Challenge Up Your Life - monochrome


  1. This is lovely! Should really get back into the Christmas cards just can't get in the mood!

  2. oh my gosh! not only is this a gorgeous card all round...and a great take on both the white and "no red" color palettes...but i just ♥♥♥SO LOVE♥♥♥ the "deconstructed present"!!! totally and completely BRILLIANT! WOW! (wow!!!)

  3. Love your fun very modern design ... the touches of green really pop against the white background and what wonderful embossed textures ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  4. Great card Nicola.Would be good as a CAS card too!Kathy would be proud of you!Lol.Heather.x

  5. Love the white and green!!! Oooh and all that texture, too!! What a lovely card. So many textural elements on a completely NON-red card...love it!! Very crisp & clean and oh-so-pretty!

  6. Fab Card. I LOve your sentiment and embossing.
    Thank you soooo much for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

  7. lovely card very elegant thanks for joining us at DCD christmas club this week
    hugs sara x

  8. An adorable card :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

  9. Very nice card - the embossed snowflakes add great texture. Thanks for playing at StampFairy.