Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Holly-Days

Today Hollinda, the village leader of Hollyston, came to visit us at the Guild Hall. At first I was worried that more Cragle demons had been spotted near the town, but she had simply stopped by on her way back from the village market where she had been delivering the last crop of holly from this season. I gave Holinda a tour of the Guild Hall and she was amazed at the crafty quests we completed not only out in the realm, but also in the confines of the crafting chambers. 

I started this krafty card by stamping and colouring The Greeting Farm’s “Holiday Anya” using Prismacolor pencils. I cut some shapes out using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped the sentiment onto them using the Unity “Everything Christmas” set. I then made the little flower thingies using the leftover stars I had from cutting this card out with the Art Philosophy cartridge last month (seeeee this is why I save everything). I glued some shiny flower sequin type things and a gemstone to the base which made these pretty embellishments, earning me +75 embelly crafting exp points and allowing me to level up that skill!

On the inside I stamped the sentiment with the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set and added the holly using the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set.

The envelope was stamped with some holly using the Dylusions “Christmas Borders” set. I coloured it in quickly with Distress Markers.

This krafty card will be entered into the following challenges:

Before she took her leave, Hollinda used some of the holly magic to decorate the Guild Hall with the red berried plant.
“Thank you for coming by. You are always welcome at the Crafters Guild,” I said gaping at the decorations.
“The pleasure is all mine, m’lady. Merry Christmas to you and your guildys.” And in a cloud of sparkles, she was gone.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

20 comments:

Ingrid Mason said...

Those little flowers are such a delicate embellishment on this very pretty card. The inside and envelope really do enhance the pleasure of enjoying this creation. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 75: signs of Christmas - thanks also for entering CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Shirley said...

This is such a pretty card. I like the little girl image in her cute Christmas dress. Thank you for playing along in our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again soon.

Shirley

Josephine said...

Oh, this is so sweet!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

PaperDaisies said...

Such a pretty card. Love how you have used the cricut embellishments. Just stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Erin Stephenson said...

Very pretty. Lovely colors. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hope to see you next challenge. Good luck. Erin, DT

jen t. said...

super cute card! thanks for joining our challenge! jen t. from parade your crafts:)

brenda said...

A super sweet Christmas card, thank so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Margaret said...

Such an adorable image and I love your card design. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Athina said...

What a sweet card! I like how the sentiment is perfectly placed on the dp. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

PetraB said...

This is a lovely project and so adorable! Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Aunty Sue said...

love the card and the use of kraft and thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh this is so cute! I love this image and your amazing coloring work and love the use of the kraft paper. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Jackie said...

I simply love this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Dot said...

Lovely Christmas Card with some pretty colours.
So glad you joined us for our 'Y' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you for the 'Z' for....
Dorte x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "feminie with a sentiment” challenge…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment. I really had a busy week…

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Crystal :-) the image is super cute and I love how you decorated the envelope too ,,, very special :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Annette said...

Lovely card, and I really love that you've decorated the envelope with the holly. Fabulous touch.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stampfairy.

Vicki Romaine said...

What a great card. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and matching envelope.
Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More 'Traditional Colours' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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