Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Acetate bow front Christmas card

Good afternoon everyone in blog land today! 

I hope you are all doing fine!  

Been a wee bit busy this week in crafting.  Thought I'd do a bit if crafting to take my mind of personal stuff and its working lol. 

It's amazing how when your mind is occupied you are a lot more calmer and at peace with your life.  So I've realised crafting is good for the mind which I'm sure many of you out there understand. 

Anyway yesterday I made this acetate bow front Christmas card.   It is very effective yet so easy to do.  You can find the tutorial here: Acetate Bow card

The image is called carolling kids I think and it's from Digi Darla's Store.  It is a digi stamp and I coloured it in with my usual Pro Markers.  Now don't you think they are adoreable lol I used glitter angel dust on their hats. 

I used gold card to cover the background on the inside of the card.  The red glittered oval aperture was from a crafters Companion kit from last year.   I used a piece of acetate to stick to the back of the card to make the flower die inside move and pop out.  

The tag on the outside was from a Christmas set my mother bought me last month. 

Ribbons are from crafty ribbons. 

Paper flower outside is made with spellbinders die and the border at the bottom is also from a spellbinders die set , I used some scrap/left over/snippet of red card for the border. 

Rest of the embellishments are from my crafty stash.  

I hope you enjoy my creation and I thank you for your time and hope you have a fabulous day. 
Sharon xxx 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges please: 

My heart Pieces digital challenges  Anything goes

Brown sugar challenges  Anything goes 

Christmas stampin  Simply Christmas 

Digitally sweet challenges  Favourite colors: red 

Christmas blog challenge  Wrap it up 

Addicted to stamps challenge  Christmas is coming 

Tsg clear stamps blog  Christmas 

Creative craft challenges  Anything goes 

Deep ocean challenge blog  Christmas is around the corner 

TTCRD Blog  Anything goes 

Addicted to stamps  Make your mark 

Christmas cards all year round  Ready for Christmas 

Pixies crafty workshop blog  Snippet : My red border 

Crafty creations challenges  Sparkle n shine 


  1. Now I've found my acetate I'll be having a go at this little beauty too. Sharon. Looks great! Hope things start looking up for you soon! Love from Christine xx

  2. Stunning Christmas Card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Marlene DT

  3. Stunning card and image.Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our anything goes challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  4. What a lovely idea - beautiful creation - thanks for sharing for CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas', Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too.

  5. Beautiful card! I sure will check the tutorial!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  6. WOW! such a fabulous card design Sharon. I love the cute image, gorgeous festive colours and beautiful detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  7. A lovely creation. Beautiful idea. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week. x

  8. What a stunner of a sparkly card. Loved the glitter rings around the focal image. So many places for the eye to feast upon. Thanks for the tutorial link, as I've never made a card such as this. And it is so lovely. TFS & nice to meet you. I just joined as your newest follower, and see ya in the Playground. Invite you to visit me if you have time.

  9. Oops, didn't realize I was already following until I went to join again. Didn't see 'me' in your following list. Doggone Blogger anyway!

  10. Great card... Love it so much. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar.

  11. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing the way to make it...looks like a fun one to make!

  12. It's fabulous,thanks for the link x

  13. what a great representation of our theme, a wonderful creation thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. Hi Sharon - welcome to the Playground! What a great card, I'm going to have a play with acetate when I get back from (ahem) teacher training in the Far East. I hear it's thermals in the Playground already :(

    Hope you come and play often!


  15. Hi Sharon.
    welcome to the playground matey.
    Love your card it's really superb as usual.
    Lots of love.

  16. What a gorgeous creation! Love the tut , you made it look so wonderful I'm going to give it a try!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  17. This is a fabulous card, love the use of acetate with all those bright festive colors :) Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM!!

  18. Brilliant card, love the image, so beautifully coloured. The card design is stunning.

    Patricia xx

  19. Hi Sharon, found your comment on my blog and just wanted to say thanks for visiting, I thought I would pop over to see what you do, and found this gorgeous card. I just love it, so beautifully festive with all those fab colours, and of course design.

    Had a wee scroll through you previous posts and you have some beautiful projects there too, Hugs Kate x

  20. Love the acetate style front to the card! Very cool! Thanks for playing along with this week's There She Goes Challenge!

  21. So beautiful and festive. Loving the sparkly touches.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. What a lovely snippets card :-)

  23. Beautiful card, such fabulous colouring on your image and great use of the acetate. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  24. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  25. Wow, this is so cool! I have never tried this type of card before; I have a hard time believing it is 'easy'. : ) Unfortunately, our "Simply Christmas" challenge was to use NO embellishments (including ribbon). Heather, CSAYL DT

  26. Hi Sharon thanks for you lovely comments on my blog:) I have had these butterfly stamps for a few years now they are from Chocolate Baroque, stunning card by the way huggles Sue xxx

  27. Hi Sharon thanks for you lovely comments on my blog:) I have had these butterfly stamps for a few years now they are from Chocolate Baroque, stunning card by the way huggles Sue xxx

  28. Very pretty card, thanks for sharing the tutorial! Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  29. Beautiful card and image...thanks so much for joining us over at Artistic Inspirations!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  30. A very beautiful christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,
    hugs, Sabine

  31. How Gorgeous is this! What a Super Design and Loooove the Cute Image! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean!


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