Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas is Coming

Hey there lovelies. I have a wee Christmas make to share with you today. I've been too poorly to craft lately, so I've pulled something from my archive that's been waiting to be blogged. But it fits our theme this week perfectly. We're having a Christmas challenge this week at Fab 'n' Funky and we'd love to see how well prepared you are for the coming Season of Joy. I'm making slow progress, but its progress non the less.

I've used a lovely LOTV topper for this creation. I've turned it into a shaker card with some patterned Kraft papers from my stash. I'll have to hunt down where they're from, as I can't recall off the top of my head. I created a little 'pop up' frame for the shaker element. I used seed beeds, and little star shaped sequins in the shaker box and it makes a very satisfying swishing noise, sure to be loved by a child. 

I then finished the design with a lovely glitter covered Christmas tree. The lovely layered Christmas tree was made using a Dee's Distinctively Dies ~ Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree. I love the shape and curves of this die. I've not found another I prefer to use. It really does pretty up a Christmas creation so well. You can alter the size of the tree by adding more or less of the layers too, which I think is fab. I've used Olba glue to adhere the layers so that I could add some extra dimension beneath the layers. 

I added the wee sentiment off to the side of the shaker, which was stamped using a Mama Elephant 'Mini Messages' stamp set. The little die I used to create the side tab is from an older La La Land Stitched Tabs die. Not sure how easy they are to get hold of any more. I tend to collect my fav's and use them over and over. This has long been a fav' die for tucking lil' sentiments into the side of creations. 

I hope you'll come and play along with us for our Christmas challenge this week at Fab 'n' Funky. I so love seeing what others are inspired to do! I'll be back very very soon, as I have my Whimsy Stamps Inspiration post to share with you later tonight, so be sure to stop back in. Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
PIP: #1837 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #174 ~ 3+ Layers
The Paper Shelter: #354 ~ Sentimental
ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for Snow
The Holly and the Ivy: #36 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: #2 ~ Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge: September ~ Anything Goes

Update: I made the Top 5 at The Holly and the Ivy. Thank you so much ladies. I'm thrilled you liked my card.


Dawn T said…
Superb Wendy.... I am so far behind with my Christmas cards... only done a couple. MUST get motivated to do some more... too many other things on my mind
Chris said…
Fabulous!!! Perfect Christmas card for a child with the lovely Santa image and fun shaker element (you're a bit of a whizz with these Wends!). The die cut tree is gorgeous too, such a lovely shape!
Hope you're feeling better and thanks for all your sweet comments.
Pat said…
Beautiful card with a lovely traditional Santa image Wends.

Pat xx
Fikreta said…
Gorgeous card.
Darlene said…
OH WOW this is just beautiful! Love that tree! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

Merry Little Christmas DT
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What a sweet card Wends - love the traditional image and the shaker element over it!
Do hope you are fully recovered soon
A gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at THACC Marlene
Jana Forrest said…
WOW Wendy. Your shaker card is stunning. Such wonderful work. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest
Mandy said…
Gorgeous shaker card Wendy! The image you've used is adorable & I love the Christmas tree.
I hope you feel better soon Wendy x
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx
Awesome creation, I love all the embellies you added and the great layout you used. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Shelter Challenge "Add A Sentiment" this week. Hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT
Zw@@n said…
Stunning shaker card, Wendy. Love the image and the papers. Thank you for joining in the fun at ABC Christmas Challenge this month. Luv, Wilma
Caren B said…
Sweet Santa and love the sparkly tree! Thanks for joining the Merry Christmas Challenge blog.
Jessica K said…
Great card! I love that santa and your glittery trees! Thanks for joining us at the Merry Christmas Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

Jess - DT

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