Friday, 1 December 2017

Country View Crafts Challenge - Christmas

It's the last challenge of the year - and what better theme than Christmas.

Here is the card that I created for my first project of the month...

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making this!!

I started by cutting matts from the Tim Holtz Christmas stack and Kraft stack.  I love the Kraft stack so much I had to buy a second pad because I used it so quickly!  Once cut, I distressed the edges f the mat and inked using Walnut Stain distress ink.

These were layered to a card blank and a stitched circle in Kraft card stock added.

Next, I die cut the largest reindeer from the newest Tim Holtz set and some ferns from Tim's Christmas Greens set.  The reindeer was offset to the right side of the card and the ferns to the top left of the circle.

I added pine cones and seam binding ribbon.

I added metallic distress crayon to a Tim Holtz words and numbers tag.  

This was tied to the seam binding, along with bells.

To finish the card I used a metallic rub-on.

Yes, this card was a Tim overload, but boy did I enjoy it!! 

Pop over to Country View Crafts Challenges to see what the other design team members have created.

Thanks for reading my post today.....


  1. Gorgeous card Miriam! I'm with you on Kraft, lovely colour to team up with red & green (or white for that matter!) to tone them down, the traditional Christmas colours can be so garish...

  2. Very vintage and gorgeous details and colours. Merry Christmas Miriam xx

  3. Beautiful vintage card, Miriam! I love the design, how you arranged the elements! xx

  4. Great card ! Love it ! Happy Christmas !
    Corrie x

  5. This is beautiful Miriam, so elegant! Have a very Merry Christmas, Sue xx

  6. Beautiful card, Miriam! I love, how you put all things together.
    Have a wonderful christmas time!

  7. Rustic elegance at it's finest! I adore this design, and I love the Tim overload! Merry Christmas!

  8. Wonderful card! I love the vintage design with all the beautiful layers, die cuts and embellishments - perfect 😁. Happy December! J 😊