Monday 19 September 2016

Crafty Boots GDT Card - All Squared Up

After being placed in the top three in a recent challenge at Crafty Boots, I was very kindly asked if I would like a guest spot with them for their "All Squared Up" challenge, which is running just now, you still have a week to get your square themed projects linked up.  Always happy to oblige, here is my square creation, another Christmas card to add to my not so small stack, I'm doing quite well with my festive makes.
 The papers used here are from two First Edition pads, Gilded Winter and Silent Night, both very soft, muted colours.  I used some oyster coloured pearl card for matting.
The squares were cut with Crafter's Companion Die'sire dies, they're the nesting component of an accordion card set and have lovely faux stitched detail.  The little scalloped square in the centre is from the same set, I stamped a sentiment onto it with a stamp from a magazine freebie set.
The mistletoe was cut with an Xcut die from dark green card, it looks much darker in the photos than it does in reality.  I added blobs of Liquid Pearls to form the berries.
To finish my card, I added some clear glass dew drops to the corners and some high gloss pearls to the central square.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #206 - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - #329 - Stitching Real or Faux - I used dies which added faux stitching to all the squares
Winter Wonderland - Use at Least Two Dies
CRAFT - #381 - Christmas
Crafting By Designs - A Stitch in Time - Faux stitching provided by die cuts
Fab 'n' Funky - #318 - Inspired By Nature


  1. Fabulous card layout love the images Ginny x
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  2. What a great design - I love it Thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  3. Hi Wendy

    Thank you so much for being Crafty Boots Challenges Guest Designer this week, your square Christmas card is perfect for this challenge.

    I have only recently come across First Edition papers but I am already a big convert, they are beautiful papers and I love the pretty soft toned designs. Your mistletoe design is gorgeous and the use of pearl drops to make the berries was inspired.

    Once again, a big thank you.


  4. What a lovely, simple Christmas card, Wendy, very chic! I especially love the Liquid Pearls berries! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  5. very effective card design.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  6. Thanks for sharing your great card with us at Winter Wonderland. Good luck. Christine DT x

  7. Lovely card and we were happy to see you at Winter Wonderland.
    xxx Plony

  8. Fabulous card ,Thanks for joining us at glitter&sparkle ,Pauline DT


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