Sunday, January 3, 2016

Last Christmas card for a while

Hello everybody! How are you enjoying the new year so far? I hope it starte off good for all of you and that it'll only get better with time. Have you taken down your Christmas tree and decorations yet? I haven't done that yet - will probably do it tomorrow. It started snowing late in the afternoon yesterday and when I woke up today everything was white - our first snow of the season. If only Christmas was like that! *sigh* So we decided to leave our tree up just for a wee bit longer; every day counts, right? ;)

I have one last Christmas card to share with you. It was done for a dear friend of mine and I didn't want her to see it before it arrived. Now it's already in her hands, so it's safe for me to post it here as well. :)

I'm sorry for the bad quality of the photos, but the card was done at the very last minute (how typical for me *sigh*) and I didn't have much time to take photos of it, because I had to mail it asap if I wanted it to get to my friend in time. Card is much prettier (and sparklier) in real life.

I received these elegant rectangle die cuts from one lady a while back and couldn't wait to make a card with them. Aren't they pretty? I think they were cut with Spellbinders dies. And when one of my friends and I had some crafty time I borrowed her Spellbinders poinsettia die and My favourite things' snowflake die to make a few die cuts with those as well. Once I put all of those die cuts together I made a card you see above. :) I wanted to use tulle in the background, but I couldn't find a white one in my little town, so I came up with a different solution. I bought a white net bath sponge and took it apart so that I could cut a piece of it out. I ironed it a little (I put a towel over it first) and voila, the result is seen on the card. I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Unfortunately it's very hard to see in the picture(s), but I added some Stickles on poinsettia as well. All of the embellishments I used came from my stash.

Well, that's it from me for now. I hope you're enjoying the weekend! Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Craft-alnica: Karkoli
Scrapy Land: Holidays + any brand of dies SL sells (Spellbinders dies)
Crop Stop: Anything goes (from the store: Spellbinders dies, My favourite things dies, Stickles)
Noor Design: Anything goes
AnMa Creatief: Flowers
Creative card crew: Anything goes


  1. Absolutely stunning.
    Happy New Year!

  2. A beautiful card and I'm sure your friend loved it.
    Kath x

  3. Gorgeous card Maja! I am so glad that you joined challenge at Scrapy Land with this crafting gem!

  4. Lovely and elegant card! The poinsettia and other dies look gorgeous together! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #32!

  5. Srečno v letu 2016.
    Čudovita, bogata praznična voščilnica. Še enkrat hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  6. Love all the layers and gorgeous pointesettia die you used...a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD, good luck!
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  7. Prekrasna je,
    tako, kot naj bo tudi leto, ki je prišlo.
    Zate bo zagotovo posebno :)
    lp Tamara

  8. So pretty, love all the die cuts. My tree is still up, I think I will try and take it down today as I'm on holiday until Wednesday. Like you I am very last minute. I always start out well (I have 75% of January's creations made already) but then life catches up and I end up like a dog chasing it's tail lol! :) xx

  9. So elegant and the dies are wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  10. Well as the lucky recipient of this card, I can tell you that the photos don't even begin to give it justice!! There are just so many gorgeous details on this Maja, I sat and looked at it forever!! I love those fancy die cuts and the soft yellow is such an amazing non-traditional colour!! All the pom poms and pearls melt my heart every time!! You are just such a talented lady and I am honoured to call you a friend! Thank you so much for my happy mail, I truly loved it!! I hope you had a wonderful New Years! Here's to another year full of love, laughter and crafting! hugs :)

  11. Congrats on your win over at Through The Craft Room Door! :) Well deserved!
    Karen C

  12. Prelepa je tvoja tokratna voščilnica :-)) Prav vse na njej mi je zlo všeč.
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nama v izzivu CRAFT-alnice ... Srečno!

  13. Krasna voščilnica! Tako bogata, zelo všeč so mi vse te plasti in čipke.
    Hvala, ker si se nam pridružila pri izzivu Craft-alnice.

  14. Gorgeous card with this beautiful poinsettia!
    Thanks for entering the flower challenge at AnMa Creatief.
    xxx Margreet


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