Thursday 20 November 2014

A Jolly Christmas at Country View Crafts

I hope you are having a good week. I am sharing a Christmas card over at the Country View Crafts Project Blog and it was inspired by the Magpie day theme last week – use your scraps.
I am feeling so happy making collage projects again, it almost seems as though I had lost my way craft wise this year, in fact I have spent a lot of time experimenting and playing with lots new ideas and styles, but it feels so good to be back.
More details about this card can be found at the Country View Crafts project blog, so if you have a moment to spare it would be lovely to see you over there.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Update - copied over from CVC

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.


debby4000 said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous Brenda.

sally said...

Lovely card collage, Santa has a wee look of Billy Connoly methinks!


Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful card Brenda, I adore your collage style!!

Margreet said...

Beautiful card Brenda!
xxx Margreet

massofhair said...

Didn't notice that you might have lost your way Brenda, your creations are always fantastic and your creativity is infectious in a great way!

Wonderful card, loving how you have put this together :-) xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous project, Brenda!
Joyce xx

Nicole Wright Designs said...

Love this vintage Santa Christmas card. One of my favorite cards in the Occasions set. Country View Crafts is AMAZING! I got my die before in no time. I'm still waiting on stuff from the US ;P

Suzi B said...

Lovely card Brenda... fabulous collage.
Suzi B x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous collage card Brenda.

Karin said...

Stunning, beautiful layers!
Groetjes karin

Terry said...

Adorable collaged Christmas card, Brenda! I would say you used up those scraps beautifully. Hugs!

Juls said...

Great page :-) xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the collage style. Sue C x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh no...a new favorite!!! I ADORE every detail...just perfection!

barbarayaya62 said...

Amazing work, i love every details! Wonderful piece! BArbarayaya

Gio said...

Wow, so classical and so beautiful, Brenda. I adore the vintage feeling!

Daniele said...

so loving this card Brenda
hugs x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous collage Brenda - such a wonderful mix of colours, layers and elements. Just wonderful x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is wonderful, Brenda. Beautiful work layering all those wonderful Tim Holtz elements together. It's fun and retro at the same time. I really enjoyed looking at every small detail, relishing how you layered them all together!


Words and Pictures said...

Oh, that is just perfect, Brenda. Luscious layering, and I'm absolutely on board with your red + white + kraft delight. Love that shabby music in the background, and all the wonderful details - pen nib, snowflake, vintage lace, tag and twine. Brilliant!
Alison xx

Marjie Kemper said...

That's gorgeous! Love all the layering and the pops of red. So many fabulous details, Brenda!