Sunday, 2 October 2016

Window in to Christmas

Oh my, oh my and oh my! The making process of my card went wonderfully but the videoing and photographing didn't fair so well! I know it's white(ish) and not being a professional photographer, might not get that to show but OMG ... I just can't get a decent photo!!! I've used my 'photo booth', I went outside when the sun was shining ... but alas, it still didn't work. I suppose I should say that the operator of the camera, couldn't make it work. Anyhow, the card is an off-white with accents of pumice stone distress ink ..... just in case your screen has something completely different pop up! Going to stop now and let the moment slide away and get on with sharing my Christmas card with you all.

Here is my "Window in to Christmas' card ...

I have used the wonderfully versatile 'Door/Window Frame die set' from Polka Doodles to create my French door and mullion windows. I have also cut away the card stock so that you could see through the windows, int o the scene behind.

I have added lace blinds to each window to add some quirky realism and then began building up the elements on the outside to create a winter scene. I have used the Polka Doodles Ltd  'Elegant Gate die' and the stamp sets 'O' Christmas Tree' and 'Red, Red, Robin', (both also from Polka Doodles Ltd).

I have embossed everything in white or shimmering pearl to add the snow effect, (which sadly my photo does not show). I have also decorated the inside of the card, so we had something to peek in at and added my Christmas sentiment.

I also videoed myself making the card, which highlights my decision process, and might even give better images to look at of my final project. Watch this space as I will try and improve upon my photographs .... am determined dot com! You can watch the video HERE.

Right gotta dash and give the house a quick once over, pop out and get some food as Luke & Rosie have decided to pop down for the day (& stay over). Happy dance as I think it's wonderful that the children (23 & 25), think of us as a 'go to' place ...

Have a wonderful day whatever your plans are,

x x x

Products and links:

A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Classic design team - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
WWODT - anything goes
Broken Fairy - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - anything goes with a twist of vintage
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Polka Doodles - anything goes


Alysha Sheridan said...

Fab project Louise Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles hugs Aly (DT) xxx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Lisa DT for:-

Karon said...

This is beautiful!! Love it. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely work!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Carla DT for:-

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh Wow, super fabulous. Love this creation. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Heather said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the lace "curtains"; they really finish this house off perfectly! So many wonderful details. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Elizabeth Hart said...

So creative and realistic - love the entire concept. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Sue Hickey said...

Love this Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Susan DT for:-

Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again, just beautiful.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lou this is stunning! I love the gorgeous design. The lace is beautiful.
Linda xxx

Jacqueline said...

Cute Card!
Thanks for joining the World Wide Open DT Challenge.
I'll hope to see you next time as well. Good luck!
Hugs, Jacqueline

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is amazing. It really captures the cold winter feel and love how you've added some icing and lace for the windows. Thanks for playing at Creative Fingers and good luck. Hope to see you back later for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Creative Fingers xx

Laine Kammeraad said...

So beautiful - I just want to walk through the door and sit down on the couch and enjoy all the pretty yummyness around me. It's just gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Laine DT for

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