A non-trad Christmas!

Hi bloggies!

The first thing you will notice about this Christmas card is the NON-TRAD colours! I have actually used some Christmas papers … the colours in the papers are a lovely combination … but definitely different to the usual colours! I pulled the soft pink out of the paper designs … and used that as a base!

Another thing you probably noticed is the delicate, fragile wreath die that I used for the main feature on the card! It is amazingly detailed … and it took a couple of runs to get the right sandwich for the Big Shot. You do need a little extra thickness to make sure the cut is defined & complete. I added a couple of shims (backing card from SU! DSP) It is such a pretty die cut! I also finally purchased some snowflake dies recently … only to find that SU! has finally included them in the Aussie catty this year! All the details for suppliers can be found on my card recipe at the end of this post!

Well … I still have MORE male cards to share … but thought I would break it up with this pretty Christmas Card. I did have a couple of female birthday cards to do this week … so once I find the time to do the card recipes … I will share those too! I had better get off the computer … there is a doozy thunderstorm happening at the moment! We are supposed to get more storms & 100km winds tonight. Best place will be in bed … but I won’t settle until all my chickens are home! 🙂


  1. Sam P. says:

    I love your card Andrea. It is gorgeous! I love the non traditional colours you have used, and like you said, the die is so delicate and pretty! Just beautiful.

    Very best wishes 🙂


  2. Melissa says:

    A very soft and pretty chrissy card, and love those memory box dies, have a few of them should really pull them out and have a play xx


  3. Lynda S says:

    Wowsers Andrea….what a delightful card. Such a delicate die to use but well worth the effort. Major thumbs up for gluing it down so well!!! I can tell you are really likeing these MFT things. I have the snowflakes but have not busted them out yet (sniff). Love the palate you have used. ooxx


  4. Monika/buzsy says:

    Very pretty Andrea. That snowflake wreath die is awesome! Also love the non-traditional colors and the sparkly snowflakes. I got a set of dies this year from PTI… I just have to brake them in. LOL!


  5. Sandy says:

    Very inventive. Love the non traditional colors and the delicate wreath. And the sparkly snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch. Great job, Andrea.


  6. Abbey says:

    Hi Andrea, I have just come across your blog 🙂 This card is sooo pretty! I love it.


    Little Purple Forest


    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Abbey!
      I am always so thrilled to meet new blog friends! Thanks for taking the time to say hi! I will pop by your blog … asap … and have a look around! (Still catching up after holiday!) Hugs xxx


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