Tuesday, December 6, 2022


 Hello everyone,

I just hung out another load of washing, on this very warm but slightly overcast day with light winds..but any excuse to use my machine, I'm having such a good time and it is FAST..

So while washing is washing, I sorted out some die cuts that were laying around and put them to use on a card..

I cut this lantern out for something, never used it, and it got buried in a little box of bits..
added a small candle inside and acetate behind the frame, you just cannot see it..

So coloured a yellow splotch onto some white card stock for a glow of flame.

Pulled out some die cuts, and also cut a couple of new ones..

Built some layers of red and gold and the white with the glow..

Added some foliage on the bottom and the 25 with a snowflake glued onto it..

There they are looking rather smart..

some silver snowflakes..

And these cute bells off a cake, 
wish I had more, but these have been laying around for a while so
 time to use them up.

And there we have it..

Just a one off this time..

Thank you so much for stopping by
Back tomorrow and Thursday with DT projects, so will see you then..


Such a buzz...

Challenges to enter...

Crafting Happiness   [Christmas]

Dream Valley Challenges  [Lots of Layers]


aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and the tiny lantern is too cute, never seen a die of a lantern this small... x

Janette said...

Beautiful, love lanterns, infact I love everything about this again Chrissy. I think those little bells can be bought by the bag at any confections place...
Nice to hear your weather is good, we are at freezing point here waiting on an artic blast next week...happy

Margreet said...

So good that washing makes you happy at the
Gorgeous card with all things that you grabbed together.
Congrats on your topper!
xxx Margreet

Janis Lewis said...

Lovely card and great details. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, love the lantern. My washing machine is ancient and very slow, but a new one is not on the programme yet! Hugs, Valerie

Chris said...

Fabulous Christmas card with a lovely traditional theme, beautiful die cuts and design.

Sarah said...

I do love that lovely olde worlde lantern with the rich gold and red, a real traditional card xx

jimlynn said...

So pretty and I love that lantern die! Beautiful card!

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chrissy,beautiful dies and lantern-congrats on your Top Pick and meant to say yesterday,how thoughtful of your family to buy you a new washer and sounds like it's getting plenty of use -you taking washing in lol ?
Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Chrissy

gr karin

pinky said...

It's a beauty and my new year's resolution has got to be 'do what Chrissy does'!!! Well done on your Top Pick too!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Chrissy, love all the pretty details and the little lantern looks fab
Lorraine x

*Vicki* said...

The way you always put together your die pieces are always so intriguing to me! I love this and that lantern die is fantastic!

Dawn T said...

So beautiful Chrissy. You really have a knack of putting all your elements together beautifully

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your one off, is just gorgeous Chrissy, love the lantern and all the bits you cleverly put together.
Faith x

MagsB said...

I love this festive card, Chrissy - and how satisfying to use up the die-cut lantern! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley.

love Mags B x