Friday, 26 September 2014

New Shinys

Today there was a Pre Winter Festival Fair in the market square of the village. The Lady Commander of Copics and I went to see it we could find any hidden gems, bespelled baubles, enchanted embellishments, magical mysteries, or know...Christmas ornaments. Even though the Guild Hall attics were overfilled with Winter Festival decorations, the Lady Commander and I could not help but purchase more.  

This is another card from my postcard set series. You can see the first one here. I started by stamping the post card from the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set. The Christmas bauble, from the Lawn Fawn “Ornate Ornaments” set, was watercoloured with Distress Markers. I then decided it needed more bling and used some glittery Stickles on the swirls, earning me +444 sparkly XP points. I also clear embossed a shiny star and positioned the ornament so it looked like the shininess was coming from it. The postmark was stamped with the Kaisercraft "Twig & Berry Postmarks" set and the sentiment came from a Simon Says Stamp set (don’t know the name as I won it and it arrived without packaging...ooooo….mystery XP points).

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using The Greeting Farm’s “Holiday Blessings” set, tying in the ornament theme of this card.

The outside was stamped with the postage line things (I'm really not sure what they're called) from the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set and again with the “Twig & Berry Postmarks” set.

This card will have a ball in the following challenges:

Unlike previous years, we came away from the fair with our coin purses still half full, only purchasing a few new ornaments. I was fairly certain that one I had purchased was enchanted, unbeknownst to the seller. Time to head back to the Guild Hall and unravel its secrets.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Crystal :-) the bauble and postcard design is lovely and I love how you decorated the envelope too,, fabulous ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Kathy S said...

Love the theme and I see you are one of the smart ones and getting some of your holiday cards done early. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting. Take care.

Céline said...

really cute
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

cass said...

Great Card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

Colette said...

Cute card - love the colours! Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy Designs this week x

Shuly said...

that's such a great idea the postcard on the card!! it looks great and the colors are warm and perfect for christmas
Thank you so much for sharing at Love to Scrap! challenge blog!

dragonllew said...

Lovely card thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Jackie said...

This is really pretty! Love that paper you used...

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Love to Scrap! & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

Aunty Sue said...

lovely Christmas card and thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments

Judy McKay said...

I love your design - especially the post card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Susan x

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September - hope to see you again soon. x

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