Friday, 28 July 2017

A very late entry for the Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes

This card is almost two months late. That is very late indeed. Sylvie at Gibmiss blog hosted The Christmas Card Club theme of Anything Goes, for the fortnight beginning June 11, 2017. Pop over to Sylvie's blog to see her beautiful cards, Gibraltar style! The other ladies in our club are listed in my sidebar and I have hyperlinks with the names to take you straight to their blogs. You will not be disappointed!

I have used two NBUS items on this card. The Woodware Christmas Date stamp is a fairly new NBUS. It was a gift from a very good friend in England.. You know who you are and I hope to get back over to have a day out with you again!

This stamp cried out to be paper pieced. I used my NBUS Tim Holtz Yuletide paper pad for the plaid background and then from that same TH pad, I chose a mossy green dotted paper  for the holly, and a red chevron for the number 25.  I pop dotted these all forward with very thin black foam dots.

I cut a wee snippet of red Bazzill  for the berries...this is proof that it is worth while to save even teensy pieces! I found a snippet of a very roughly textured kraft card for the mat and inked the edges liberally with an Ingvild Bolme black chalk ink and added four red nailheads to the corners.

This was a very fun card to make and I think I will look thru my snippets boxes and chose some other DP colours and patterns so I can make up half a dozen more!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes


  1. Worth the wait, Maureen! Fabulous paper piecing--beautiful card!

  2. I have this stamp Maureen and only ever used it once. I'm keen to get it out again having seen your beautiful card. I love the paper piecing and it works perfectly on Kraft card with the tartan background. Barbxx

  3. Beautiful card - fabulous job

  4. A super Christmas card Maureen, a fabulous stamp and great design - lovely traditional Christmas colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. I have the Woodware Noel stamp but now I need this stamp too. You are such a naughty girl showing off these enticing products. Having said all that your card is super and certainly uses up those snipety snippets. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. I just LOVE what you've done with this great stamp! I have one and I paper piece mine as well - the stamp does scream to be paper pieced I agree! The papers are awesome!!!! GJ!

  7. Hi Maureen, thought I'd got my dates and themes mixed up when I read the title of this post, thankfully I hadn't.
    Well this was well worth the wait for its brilliant. You can't beat a bit of tartan and the central image is gorgeous, all beautifully designed, Kate x

  8. Great card & the choice of papers to use for the piecing just work a treat together x

  9. This is so pretty using the date stamp and three different papers mix and match beautifully Mo. A great idea to use up all those snippets of dp. x

  10. Oh, I do love that stamp and you've made it so pretty with your excellent paper piecing, Mo! And, of course, the plaid is divine! Well done using your NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Love the papers you've used for this card, which feels rustic and Christmas cozy!


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