Thursday, 23 July 2009

Christmas Quest

Continuing in my quest to be prepared this year with Christmas cards, I followed Fab's Christmas Challenge #29 and dug out last year's festive peel offs.
This really was quite a challenge for me as I usually tend to only use text peel offs on my cards.
Mainly because I seem to have a bit of a mental block when it comes to doing anything else despite having seen many fabulous techniques with peel offs on TV and in cyberland.
As is often the case with me, knowing what to do is one thing ... actually DOING it ... well that's something else!
I kept my card simple using black and white cardstock with a dash of silver bling.
I used the last remnants of some lovely silver glitter card (which is wonderful as it doesn't cast sparkly bits everywhere) and a smidgeon of silver holographic mirri card behind the greeting.
The diamond shapes at the bottom are actually self adhesive felt patterns from Prima to which I added some silver star peel offs and a black permanent marker was used to colour some mini stars.
Whilst the finished result is not particularly exciting or creative, it IS another addition to my 2009 Christmas Card Collection ... so another step closer to my goal.


weewiccababe said...

I think its lovely Max
you're doing fab with your stash of xmas cards

Ann said...

I think it's very creative Max - the shape/layout is brilliant and the combination of peel offs is really good. I think using peel offs to make a card is a really hard task and you pulled it off with fantastic style and flair. YOu should be really proud of yourself.
Can't believe you have done so many Christmas cards - am very impressed.
Ann xxx

dragonflyjoy said...

Oooooh! lovely card Max. I just love those village church and suchlike images and the way you have put it all together is really great.
I was thinking earlier this morning it was about time I dug out all craft stuff relating to Christmas and made a start.

Joyce x

Fabrizio said...

Gorgeous Card, thanks for playing the Xmas challenge. X Fab

Crafty Dawn said...

Peel off are not for me at all! However saying that It always makes me marvel when I see other people do such a great job

Love Dawn xx

Susan.... said...

Well done Max ! you are ahead of the game hehe....l think the card is lovely and great LO too..
susan x

camcraft said...

Well done on getting yourself so organized for Christmas! Love your design.
Carole x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is another stunner, I love what you have done with the peeloffs, Hazelxox

** Irene ** said...

Hello Max

What a fabby card, I love the villge peeloffs and the colours you hsve chosen. Well done for starting your cards early.