Thursday, May 9, 2013

Christmas in May

Good morning! How are you? It's been my first week at work after the holidays and it went by pretty quickly. I mean, I know it's "only" Thursday, but anyway. Just one more day to go to have some free time again. Not bad. ;)

Today a new challenge starts at Crafty ribbons challenge blog and it was up to me to choose a theme. And I chose "no designer paper". Yup, this means you have to stay away from all those gorgeous papers pads. Not an easy task, I know. ;) But trust me, you can create gorgeous cards and other projects even without them. My teamies did a fab job so be sure to hop over the challenge blog and check them out.

We also have a yummy prize for one lucky winner. If you want to know what it is, hop over to the challenge blog. ;)

I made a Christmas card for this challenge.

I only used white cardstock for this card. For the background I used a piece of white cardstock over which I stamped with Kaisercraft music notes stamp and then I inked the edges with TH vintage photo distress ink which was a gift from my sweet friend Rosie. On the smaller piece of cardstock which I used on the bottom half of my card I stamped with several different snowflakes stamps.The white cardstock behind the image was embossed with Cuttlebug's swiss dots embossing folder and then I inked the edges with TH antique linen distress ink. The image was embossed with Queen's gold embossing powder from Ranger. I inked the edges around the image with TH vintage photo distress ink. The two bigger snowflakes are Marianne design dies and the small snowflakes were made with my craft punch. The doily, crystals and those tiny golden stars are from my stash. The bigger golden stars are actually cut from a gold stars ribbon that you can find in the Crafty ribbons store and the lace is from Crafty ribbons too.

I woul like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Forever friends: Anything goes (monthly challenge)
Whimsy stamps: Anything goes
Paper crafting journey: Anything goes
Stamping sensations: Embossing and texture
Sparkles Christmas challenges: Favourite festive colours (I love gold!)
Card and acrap: Use doily
Artistic inspirations: Monotone
DL. Art: Anything goes
Crafts and me: Lace
CropStop: Use embossing folder (national scrapbooking day challenge)

I would love to see what you make so I hope you will come play with us.

Have a beautiful day! Hugs! xx


  1. A really lovely Christmas card Cebelica, I really like the vintage colours and embossed tree.

    B x

  2. Super si izpolnila nalogo, tudi brez papirčkov je tvoja voščilnica čudovita. lp

  3. lovely card and love the gold embossing!

  4. Čudovita in še kako prav ti bo prišla čez dobrega pol leta
    lp Tamara

  5. Neobičajna za ta čas, a osvežilna :-)) V zelo lepe barve si jo odela in krasno sestavila! Všeč mi je!!!

  6. Gosh, this is so lovely and Elegantly done x

  7. so gorgeous cebelica.i love the tree and stunning gold colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Very creative and great challenge theme Cebelica. Love all the background paper you've created, just gorgeous. the color combo is really elegant for Christmas.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.

  9. Thank you for your kind comment so I have paid you a visit. A really subtle Christmas card, lovely change from red and green and a fab idea for a challenge (especially as I love paper sooo much) x

  10. Good for you starting on your Christmas cards, wish I would! This is a beauty, a really lovely design, Jx

  11. Really elegant ans sweet at the same time.. I had to check the date when I saw the christmastree.... But you are right... Christmas in may are often a theme 😜...
    Thank you sooo much for joining us at Card and Scrap this time... And good luck !

  12. beautiful christmas card, love the effect. Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Inspires! Kim x - DT

  13. Oh Maja your card is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  14. Aldeles nyyyydelig julekort :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen vår :)

    Card and Scrap

  15. Beautiful card, love that embossing! Thank´s for join us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hugs Kate DT

  16. This is stunning! Love all of the details. Thanks for joining our CropStop NSD "greatest impression" challenge!

  17. This is a lovely card, so elegant.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  18. What a lovely Christmas card.

    Very pretty indeed.

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.

    Good luck.


  19. It's never too early to start making your christmas card! And who wouldn't love getting a gorgeous card like this. I realy love it.
    Thanks for joining our monthley challenge over at Forever friends.
    X - Natalie - X

  20. I love this card, such an elegant card.

    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Claire x

  21. Beutiful Christmas card ! Thank you for joining us at Card and scrap..

    DT Hjørdis :0)

  22. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at PCJ! HUgsxx

  23. Morning .....Oh wow your card is absolutely stunning l love your image and the colouring is stunning thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Favourite Festive Christmas Colours" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  24. A beautiful card - love the music notes stamp. Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas xx


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