Tuesday 14 June 2016

3D Christmas Crossfire

Hi there,

What miserable weather we are having - flash floods and non-stop rain (or at least that is what it feels like). I was at Download on Sunday and it was extremely muddy already from the rain that had come down, and it certanly did not need the torrential downpour that started at just after 5pm!! Furthermore, I think even the plants have had enough water and are praying for a bit of a dry spell, before their roots all start to rot!

My creation for today is a 3D Christmas card, which does fold flat to post in an A5 envelope.

I used two pieces of A5 Silver mirri card and scored and folded both at 2cm, 4cm, 17cm and 19cm. (If you have a houghie board this is easy!)  I then used X-cut nesting large label dies (second smallest) to cut an aperture low down on one of the panels. I then used a Christmas embossing folder to add some texture to the top of the centre part of the same piece of card. It is important to make sure the folds remain sharp after running the piece through the machine. Underneath the embossed pattern I added two ribbons - a silver Gorjuss and a snowflake Papermania - and a Christmas bear sticker as the main image. A bow was added to the image also.

On the reverse of the second piece of silver mirri card I painted the centre part with Distress crackle paint. Once this had dried I added snowmen and snowflakes from my stash. To finish I added Nuvo drops to the edges of the front card and stuck the outer folds of both pieces together using strong adhesive.

I would like to enter this creation for the following challenges:
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #164
Winter Wonderland - Add a Ribon and a bow
 Jingle Belles - Frosty the Snowman
My Time to Craft #322 Teddy Bears Picnic
Country View - Crackle
Open-minded crafting #5 Seasons/Holidays

Here are some growing pictures:
 No idea what this little flower is! The leaves are below?!

 Water boatmen - difficult to see though
 Little froglet!
Acer planted up

Audio book review
Crossfire by Dick Francis and Felix Francis
When Captain Thomas Forsyth steps onto an IED he feels that he should have died as his injuries have left him without a purpose. His whole life is the army and if he cannot go back he is unsure of where his future will lie. He is certainly not expecting what he finds awaiting him at his childhood home, where his mother, the 'First Lady’ of racing resides. This is a fast-paced book and is seen from a different perspective, being from the view of somebody who has served time in combat. It also touches on the struggles that servicemen may have to face when coming home injured. Overall a very good book, with some interesting plots.

 Thankyou for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Beautiful Christmas card Tinz. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  2. What a lovely card Tinz and perfect for our crackle theme over at Country View. Let's hope the sun comes back soon x
    Jane DT

  3. Love the crackled texture ... so glad you helped us celebrate snowmen at Jingle Belles.

  4. Nice card and thanx for sharing it with us at Winter Wonderland.
    xxx Plony DT

  5. what a cool card design, i love that it folds flat, as well, you are very clever with the engineering! thanks for celebrating all things cool and wintery with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  6. Cute and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
    Cathy DT Member

  7. Like that it's a 3-D card that folds down for mailing purposes. Some neat techniques used. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 285 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too x

  9. I love how the metallic frame makes your card look frosty! Loved the photo of the Water Boatmen too, that brings back memories of my childhood by the lake. Thanks for joining us this week at AHSC.

  10. Very pretty! Love the metallic ... thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  11. Very pretty card! Love the embossing on the silver paper! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  12. Lovely card, I am liking the touch of metallic. Judy x

  13. Lovely card, I am liking the touch of metallic. Judy x

  14. Great card, I love the metallic and the dimension of the 3d card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  15. Great card although I can't even begin to think about Christmas !
    Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  16. Very pretty & shiny Christmas card! TY for playing along at AHSC this week! :) ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  17. Love the 3-D christmas card -your little plant is a mimulas -I love Acers I have three two planted in the garden and just bought another little one
    Carol x


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