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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Silent Night

This is my first Christmas card of the season. 

I have to say that I'm not a huge card maker (understatement of the year!!) and I certainly have no desire to turn out volumes of any one card (I'm strictly a one card and move on type of girl!). However, all that being said, I thought it may be fun to try and make a card that I could enter into various challenges and see how I got on.

I found this personal challenge put me into a total creative void mid afternoon and at the point of abandoning this idea.  However, this evening things started to fall into place and I'm actually really pleased with this card.

I think it's good to step outside your comfort zone and see what you can learn from trying something new.  I hope to continue this journey ...

Take care and keep crafty x


  1. I think it's a great card and I love the colours you used - AND the textures. Wonderful collage x

  2. This is a gorgeous card! Love the twinkling snowflakes and the colours! You should make more!


  3. What a beautiful card! :) So pretty and inspirational.

    Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,



  4. What a beautiful card! I love the colors! Love the glitzy snowflakes!

  5. I know how you feel about being out of your comfort zone!!! lol...but isn't the challenge of it sooo satisfying in the end. Your colours are gorgeous, and so soft, just like snow falling...the card has come up beautifully. Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Good luck!
    Dot x

  6. Gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  7. A beautiful card and I so love the colours you've used. xx

  8. This is really beautiful. I love the shadow of the tree and the pearls are a pretty touch.
    Thanks for joining our 'Christmas' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  9. Hi there Alexa, what a beautiful card.
    I received my luggage tag, Wowsa, it is beautiful. I was busy with craft shows and I am done now so I can catch up with my blog friends.
    I haven't forgotten to send you some more tags, you know the story this time of year.
    Take care, and thanks again. Lesley x0

  10. It's great to stretch your creativity Alexa and you have made a fabulous card. The colours are just perfect for our challenge at Colour Create and thank you so much for joining us.

    Edna x

  11. Good luck in your crafting journey...this card is beautiful! Hopefully we`ll see you again at Charisma Cardz.
    Joyce xx

  12. Love all the layering on this beautiful card, Alexa. The curled paper and the double stamped tree add so much depth. Beautiful!

  13. Alexa, Thank you for joining us at Colour Create Challenge. Love the sparkly snowflakes on your beautiful card. X Sabrina

  14. Beautiful! What fabulous layers, and a gorgeous card!

  15. Such a beautiful winter card, love the snowflakes and the deer. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  16. I just love these pinks and browns for a Christmas card! So many lovely details! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  17. The prospect of Christmas cardmaking doesn't fill me with joy either LOL.
    Anyway, this is stunning and love the twinkling snowflakes.

  18. This is an absolute stunner Alexa. I love just everything about it!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our FSC challenge and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Fliss x

  19. Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Too Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Simply Create Too


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