Tuesday 23 May 2017

Joy to the world

Hi and welcome to a scheduled post to announce the start of a brand new challenge at ATSM.
Here's my inspiration card.

This is because the latest challenge is -

I know my daughter hates it when I post a Christmas card so early in the year but it does mean I'm not madly making them at the last minute in November and December! I think it is a particular good idea this year as I think I may be a little busy towards the end of this year, wink, wink.
To inspire me I had a root through some ideas I'd saved awhile back and saw a card using a monochrome snowflake bauble on grey here. Loved the tone on tone effect with the contrast sentiment.
I've had this freebie bauble die for quite awhile awaiting the perfect opportunity. This was it and I decided to go with a navy option with white and silver accents.
To start I cut a panel of navy card with a MFT blueprints die and then the bauble with snowflake pattern in the same blue card and black fun foam. I glued the two together to get the dimension then added some fine silver chord from the stash and the die cut JOY (a Tim Holtz alphabet strip from Sizzix). I added an extra silver die cut snowflake to finish. The sentiment is from Uniko and was stamped and embossed with white EP. The bauble was attached to the blue panel and a bow from the same chord finished it off. The blue panel was then popped up on a panel of fun foam over a white base.

For more holiday inspiration check out the rest of the team here.

Joining in over at:-

K - Keep it Simple

Christmas Cards All Year Round
(snowflake on Joy and bauble)

No option this time


  1. This is a beauty, Jules!! Love the tone-on-tone of the background and intricate ornament. So elegant. xx

  2. even it is in Black
    your card is elegant
    love love your designe Miss Lady

  3. A Gprgeous design and I LOve your colours. Thank you so much for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  4. I love navy Christmas cards and your touches of white and silver really pop Julie> Isn't it great to be able to use a freebie and get a fabulous card. I'm so pleased to hear that the workers have gone and you can have some peace now! I'm thinking of your cryptic comment about the end of the year - can I detect an addition to the family???
    Carol x

  5. Fabulous card...love the navy blue!

  6. Absolutely stunning card, Julie! The elegant navy with a white touch are amazing together.

  7. Haha mum, yes you could well be busy. For the person who asked, if you see this, yes I am expecting a baby late October so mum will be a nanny again!

  8. I love all the blue! Great card! Thanks for linking up your project with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

    Stacey’s Creative Corner
    Christmas Card Challenges, DT Member

  9. Love your CAS style card! Thanks for sharing your card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Lisa DT

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  11. Lovely!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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