Fab 'n' Funky ~ All Dressed Up for Christmas

A warm hello on this Winter night to you all my lovely blog buddies. Or are you in the Northern Hemisphere and basking in the warm sunshine?! Maybe I should be saying good morning! It's dark-out here and I'm procrastinating about making dinner, and quickly finishing up my blog post for our latest challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Our theme this week is 'Crackers for Christmas', which doesn't mean you have to create Christmas Crackers, though you are welcome to if you'd like. For us, it's just all about getting ahead with our Christmas stash, so it's 'Anything Goes as long as it's for Christmas!' I hope you'll be inspired to join us for some Christmas crafting this week.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful All Dressed Up Stamps and the DT were spoilt with some really gorgeous images to work with. I chose this gorgeous Deer in a Snowglobe called Christmas Snowglobe for my creation. 

I just love this sweet serene scene. I had the crazy fancy, that I'd try to do some Northern Lights, only I didn't realise the red and orange were less common so when I showed hubby that was his first comment! Oh dear, better luck next time. Far more common to have greens and purples apparently, though you can have red! I added glitter to the trees and snowflakes, which may or may not be a great idea for a shaker! So we'll see how long that lasts!! I did use loose glitter initially but then added some stickles on the trees as I figured that might have a better chance of staying put. 

I added some assorted sequins and some tiny blue seed beeds and layered up the shaker window. I bought some different widths of double sided craft mount, which I just love for shaker cards, as you can die cut the shapes you want and there's no risk of the contents leaking out a not so well secured frame. I used Affixit Double Sided Foam Sheets, the 3mm is fine for a shallow shaker card, or you can layer it up for a deeper aperture. It's really high tack, so the finish is really secure. I didn't have any trouble diecutting through the 3mm thickness either, so saved time. 

I finished my card with some patterned paper from the Frozen Forest paper pad from Craftwork Cards, a string of sequins around the shaker window and a simple Baker's Twine bow in dark blue wrapped around the base of the snowglobe. The image comes with a pretty snowglobe base, but I cropped it, so that I could create a wider boarder before adding the snowglobe base. I didn't use a sentiment in the end, I thought there was enough going on and it's pretty clear what this would be used for.

All that remains is for me to encourage you to head over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulously talented teamies have been up to. There really is a fantastic lineup of talent there and everyone has made such different and unique creations, so I know you'll leave inspired! I hope you'll come and join us for some mid-year Christmas crafting fun. Thanks for popping in to see me, it always makes my day. Hugs to you all and happy Christmas crafting! Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Not Just Cards: #45 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: #44 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #129 ~ Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl: June ~ Any Image Challenge
Colour Crazy Challenge: #25 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge: #344 ~ Anything Goes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends: #60 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: June ~ Getting Ready For Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #77 ~ Non-Traditional Colours


Chris said…
What a fabulous sparkling creation Wends! Adorable image, love the shaker element and the beautiful colours in the sky. Great shape too!
Buffy said…
Lovely card Wends. Your colouring looks great.

Buffy x
Alison said…
I love how you've added red an yellow to this adorable image. It looks fab as a shaker card - surrounded by the purple snowflake paper.
Alison xx
Wendy said…
Absolutely fabulous Wends, love it!
Wendy xx
Adorable image and love the background
Pat K said…
Gorgeous snow globe Wends. Love all the sparkle and great shape for this adorable image. Hugs, Pat K x
Jane Willis said…
What a beautiful scene! I've never been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights so you would have convinced me! Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas
Dawn T said…
Delightful card Wendy
What a fabulous card Wendy - I thought it was a plate you had painted at first glance!! Love all the detail you have achieved on this beauty
Christine L said…
This is a stunner Wends.... LOVE how you did that sky and the clever shape of the card!

And no, at least this bit of the northern hemisphere is chilly - but thank goodness it's stopped raining which it's been doing most of the week!

Christine x
Cara said…
This is just stunning! Think we've had our summer here now. Last week we we complaining that it was too hot, so now someone's turned the sun off!
Joan said…
Love your card, great shape and such a sweet image too

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Sparkles this month

Beautiful card Wends....great challenge....love the sweet image and colourful background....Joolsx
Fikreta said…
Love it!
gorgeous card!
Megan J said…
Hi Wendy, a really cute Christmas card for your stash, love the snowglobe look and the cute little reindeer... Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the draw.... have a wonderful weekend... Megan DT LPoCF
ps. Freezing here too. -2 for next few nights
Dewi Lestari said…
Adorable! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Claire said…
Gorgeous make!Your northern lights look fab to me. Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge this time
Claire xx
Pat said…
Beautiful card Wends, great design and such gorgeous colours.

Pat xx
Jana Forrest said…
What an amazing card. Simply gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Hope to see you again soon and the best of luck. Jana DT/CGCC
Mandy said…
Gorgeous card Wendy! The image is adorable and I love the Northern Lights.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

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