Sunday, July 7, 2019

Merry Christmas!!!

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #62
Christmas in July

This fortnights challenge Christmas in July has been chosen by DT sister Jennie.  Christmas cards, not my favourite thing to make but I suspect that is because I tend to go down the traditional route and at the back of my mind is a bit of a hum bug - the amount of paper and cheap tacky cards that become waste at this time of year, it just seems a bit hypocritical.  I don't tend to send Christmas cards out, instead just making a few very special ones for family.  Anyway, enough moaning lol.  This year I thought I would try a get my head onto a new level and as I have been playing so much with my gelli printing thought a few Christmas cards made using papers I created would a bundle of fun to do.  Oh so much fun, I loved making these and went on to make a couple more sets up in different designs.

For these cards I used acrylic paint for the background gelli printed papers and also for the sheets made to cut the trees out of.  The fir tree branch stamp is from the Creative Stamper magazine as is the sentiment.  To finish off the trees I added Stickles and Liquid Pearls.  The design of this card is not original, after hunting on the Internet for inspiration I used this video by Trompke - Making a Christmas Card (no.8) DIY (gelli plate) and then added my own spin.

Challenges entered:-


  1. All these cards look beautiful. I started some samples a few weeks ago and wasn't keen on any of them so gave up in despair. I need to get a move on with some other ideas. Hazel x

  2. Beautiful.

  3. Great collection of cards. Love use of gelli plate.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Mia {My Blog}

  4. Hi, Mimi! Fabulous creations! I love what you have done with such originality, not only in the design, but in your colors as well! Thank you for uploading your pretty project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge . Hope to see more of your creative submissions in the future.
    Warm Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. Great work. Thank you so much for joining in with ARTastic this month.

  6. Lovely cards Mimi.
    Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month x


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