Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Deck the Halls

I saw some fabulous Christmas stamps by Jayne Nestorenko in one of my craft magazines the other day so I popped over to her website and had a quick look - needless to say one or two stamps and some traditional decoupage sheets fell into my basket.  They arrived within a couple of days and this is a card I have made with one of the decoupage sheets.


The decoupage sheets are really good quality but a little fiddly to cut out, there are six layers in total.  I embossed the white card stock with my Embossalicious Chevrons embossing folder using an embossing diffuser that I made myself before layering it onto some Kraft card stock.  The sentiment was part of the decoupage sheet and the string is from my stash.

This photograph shows the decoupage layers a little better.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles Challenge 62 - CAS
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 193 - Clean & Simple
Dream Valley Challenge 70 - Clean and Simple
CHNC November Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Christmas
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - CAS Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Deep Ocean Challenge 65 - Favourite Colour Combo (Red and Green - especially for Christmas cards)

Thank you so much for joining me today, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my latest followers and say a huge thank you to everyone that takes the time to visit my blog and leave a comment.

Pauline
x

46 comments:

Sammy said...

Gorgeous card Pauline! The twine is a perfect touch and goes beautifully with the image. x

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Pauline. The decoupaged image looks fab against the white embossed background.
Beryl xx

kanda said...

Such a gorgous card Pauline. That decoupage is fabulous - may be fiddly but certainly worth the time and effort as it looks stunning especially on the white embossing xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo Pauline,
eine schöne ,schlichte Karte hast du da gestaltet,
lg ulrike

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pauline! what a beautiful image… it was well worth the fiddly bits as it looks stunning! I love the pretty embossing and twine detail… you did well making an embossing diffuser… it has worked really well ! :-)
Hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs Sue B xx

Mamma Mia said...

So simple Pauline, yet incredibly elegant - love it!
Helen x

Donna Hanley said...

Pauline, This is just gorgeous. The decoupage is lovely and the embossing, touch of gold and the twine really help bring it all together to make a stunning card. CAS is my all time favorite type of card.

rachel said...

this looks fabulous Pauline - really beautiful xx

Michelle J M said...

Beautiful! Your decoupage is perfect and so pretty. Love the clean look finishing off with the string. Michelle x

Hanny said...

OO what a Gorgeous card Pauline, like the embossing also, beautiful done.
Hugs from the Netherlands,liefs Hanny♥
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

aussie aNNie said...

Oh my goodness, this is so stunning, a beautiful card..xxx

Pat K said...

Absolutely stunning card Pauline. Lovely decoupage and embossing. Pat K xx

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely that embossing folder is, Pauline! The difuser did a wonderful job with that pretty pattern for the lovely decoupage foliage ball! Beautiful with that tiny twine! How you could tie that ribbon defies my imagination - so I always fully appreciate it when I see it on other people's cards. This is beautiful. hugs, de

Debbie said...

A stunning card Pauline. What a fabulous decoupage image. x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, such a beautifully decoupaged image and your cutting out is fabulous! I love the embossed background too.
Sue xx

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Pauline fantastic card love that embossing folder and the decoupage stunning love Alison xx

Andrea said...

stunning card Pauline you did a great a job of the decoupage,love the embossing and clever idea to make your own diffuser ...love the design may need to take a look at that website myself. Andrea

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its a beautiful image and card Pauline, very traditional, love it! Susan x

Tracy said...

Welcome aboard Pauline, so pleased your with us, This is so pretty, I love the image you’ve used.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jacquie said...

Hi Pauline,

This is beautiful, the floral display really stands out against the White background, especially with the embossing on it.
Love it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Carole said...

WOW what a elegant CAS card Pauline, Love it.
Hugs
Carole xXx

PS Thanks for your visit & comment

downrightcrafty said...

classy and elegant and gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Pauline. Love the decoupage image and it is all the better for taking centre stage on your CAS card.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hugs Sharon. x

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Pauline - the decoupaged image is stunning and I love the diffused embossed background.
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

Stunning Pauline - love it.
Lorraine x

Betty said...

Beautiful Pauline what patience you have to cut this out. I have a job now to cut a lot as my first finger has swollen up with arthritis. Oh the pleasures of age lol
Bettyxxx

Pia S said...

Simply stunning! It's a beautiful decoupage image and the string looks so great against the white background. I love the clean look of this card!

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! You have done a wonderful job on this card.

Melodie said...

Fantastic card and soooo elegant.
Hugs
Melodie

julie_woolston said...

Wow Pauline it is totally stunning .
Hugs Julie xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A stunning CAS creation Pauline. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxxx

Janice said...

I'm thinking I need to visit the store you mention! What a stunning CAS card, love it Pauline, Jx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Perfect and simply beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Judy Corner said...

What a lovely clean looking and striking card Pauline. Happy Weekend, Judy x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous Pauline xx Jan

nwilliams6 said...

OM gosh, this is soooo cool! I love the great image and your layers are perfect. I like the diffused ef too - I need to learn how to do that! This is a beautiful creation - it inspire me too! Hugz!

coldwaters2 said...

These are a great range of stamps aren't they I have just bought one of her new releases, I have always loved the work of Jayne N I used to watch her in the early days of Create and Craft when she did Mandala stamps, you have done an awesome job with this stamp the colouring is perfect.
hugs
lorraine x

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely christmas card, thanks for sharing with this week at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you back again next week

Micki said...

Beautiful. LOVE that embossed background panel, really makes the flower pop. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Great creation Pauline, this image is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week. Hope all is well:)

Carol said...

Stunning CAS creation Pauline, love it. Carol x

Jackie said...

This is simply gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon.

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

Fleur said...

So Pretty, thanks for sharing with us at Deep Ocean
HUGZ Fleur xXx