Tuesday, October 24, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Back with another Christmas, not from the last set, this was made the next day or day after I don't know, but I made it, and here it is..

I had an idea for a mantel, but my brain had other ideas, but started out cutting candle sticks, candles and a several logs to make the mantel..

I found this cute mantel trim in with  Sant sleigh set I have,
 so cut a couple of those out..

Glued all my logs together to make it thick and strong..

added the tine bows to the trim..

The candles needed some scoring, so did that.

Glued the candle holder layers together

and nearly ready..

Just needed some dripping wax..Nuvo Stone Drops..brilliant stuff.

That will do it..

Found one of these leaves in my leftover box so cut another couple
 and this time added the detail white layers.

along with the berries, what a great little set.

So we are now ready...........or are we?

New paper pad, Crafters

So chose this gold foiled deer paper in dark green,
and made a panel from the leftover scrap and layered the heck out of it..
I used an old box which I had cut up into dimension sizes.

You are seeing correctly, this is NOT the original mantel.
it looked so silly with these big candles, so made a new one and squeezed it through a wood grain embossing folder, then inked it..

I die cut a good amount of greenery since it started cutting..
90% of the problem is the cardstock.

So added my candles to the right..

added the pretty branches ..

and the trim with bows..

Then die cut a big 25, layered up several layers and inked it..

Made a cluster with pine needles. berries and an odd ,but very sparkly snowflake
I say odd, because I found it in a plastic bag all by itself..
but the camera says it is white!!

25 in place..

and an LOTV sentiment punched out this time....but I dontl ike it there, 
so I pulled it off, gently, but ripped the papers!! 

So added the berries behind it and stuck it back on,
 and actually, liked it now.

Just a few more bits to go on, like silver sparkly snowflakes, and a gold die cut deer..

Then I was done..

Thank you so much for stopping by..

I'll see you tomorrow with a DT project..and sooo not a Christmas card.


Challenges to enter...

Jingle Belles   add a creature

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge   anything Christmas goes

A Perfect Time to Craft   anything goes.


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous design and card Chrissy

gr karin

Dawn T said...

Stunning Chrissy. A beautiful card.

aussie aNNie said...

Your ideas are never ending Chrissy, love this more traditional themed Christmas design xx

Chris said...

A beautiful Christmas card with a lovely traditional feel- I love your mantel with the elegant candles and festive foliage.

Janette said...

WOW Chrissy you went to town on this one, its choc full of festive bits and bobs. Its a lovely card. xx

Valerie-Jael said...

I love how you manage to get all of these pieces together - another fantastic card! Hugs, Valerie

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Christmas card Chrissy,love all the dimension and die-cuts.
Carol x

chrissy xx said...

Stunning springs to mind Chrissy!
A FABulous scene and I LOve your design.
Super 'wax' too.

*Vicki* said...

All of your carefully placed die cut pieces are stunning with the layers and made for a beautiful Christmas mantel! Love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Exceptionally beautiful festive card Chrissy the background papers and the detail of the design is superb
lorraine x

Brenda said...

I absolutely love all the details that make one gorgeous Christmas card!

pinky said...

Oh my word, you have nimble fingers for sure. This card has come up amazing with all the gorgeous embellishments you made Chrissy. I love it!!

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, I like the different sizes of the candles and the drippy wax is so cool, great addition with all the foliage and swag with bows!

Sarah said...

That's a gorgeous mantel. I do love how you share your thought process with us xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm like everyone else, I love seeing how you come to create such loveliness.
Faith x

SmilynStef said...

fun step-by-step of how you put together all of the layers ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

Love those handsome reindeer! Such a fab addition to our Christmas Creatures at Jingle Belles!

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful scene you've created. I loved how you gathered all those bits and bobs together to make this masterpiece.