Sunday, 7 June 2015

Christmas Eve Edwin And A New Challenge At LHOSM

Good afternoon, Crafty blogger's.
I hope you are well?
Today see's the start of a new challenge at Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia and our challenge theme for the next fortnight is Use A Die Cut.
This has to be my favourite theme as you probably know by now that I never make a card without using a die cut or few.
We have a new sponsor for this challenge Jules House Of Ribbons

I have made a Christmas card. This is my fifth one of 2015.
I used Christmas Eve Edwin from the Winter Wonderland 2013 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out freehand then matted onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.

For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics from Live & Love Crafts
Other dies used are La - La - Land heart doily border, Noor Christmas ice crystal border, Marianne Design Ivy circle, clock and Christmas tree 1, Joy Crafts Billes flourishes and Magnolia Doohickey lovely fence.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
The pretty lace across the bottom of the card is from Ebay.

A couple of close up's.
For my flower arrangement I used  a 30mm light Ivory wild rose, 25mm olive green rose and 15mm olive green rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. A pine cone, white flower spray and 25mm apple from
 Live & Love Crafts and Kort & Godt white chrysanthemums from The Ribbon Girl 
The white beaded berries are Magnolia.
I have coated the arrangement with Snow - Tex.
I used cinnamon sticks tied with hemp twine and tiny jingle bells from Live & Love Crafts above the flower arrangement.
I coated the Christmas tree with Twinklets Diamond dust and tied a couple of jingle bells with hemp twine to the lovely fence. The hemp twine is from The Ribbon Girl 

A close look at Edwin.
I have adhered 3mm white pearl string from The Ribbon Girl around the image.
I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearls.
I used glossy accents on the pocket and buttons of Edwins Dungarees and coated the star with ArtDeco glamour dust.
The metal Joy charm is from my craft stash. I painted it with white Gesso and used glamour dust on the O.
I dotted Edwin's cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen.

Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

I hope you like my Christmas card?

We would love you to come and join in with our Use A Die Cut challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. Why not pop over for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments I receive.

Have a lovely week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx


  1. Beuatiful card (as always) with so many details.

  2. Hi Donna!! LOADED with fabulous details...sweet Edwin is perfectly coloured!! This one has the trademark Donna Lee WOW factor!!!! Have a most wonderful day Donna!
    Take care,

  3. a fantastic card as usual

  4. This is stunning Donna. I love all your dies - your placement of them always create such fabulous designs. Edwin is so sweet and beautifully coloured.
    Have a lovely week
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. He's gorgeous! I really like this image and he's a lot of fun for colouring in too.
    Love all the la-la dies too. ;)
    Hugs, t.

  6. What a beautiful christmas card. I love your gorgeous coloring and all the sweet decorations. Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda´s Town this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Åsalill

  7. Hi Donna another Christmas card done go girlie loving Edwin getting the tree and all the gorgeous greenery ;0) cc

  8. Super stunning! Love the scheme.
    Thank you for joining All About Magnolia challenge.
    Good Luck.

    Henny Chan

  9. Wowww gorgeous Christmas card again Donna! You amaze me everytime!! Thank you so much for joining our Time for Magnolia Christmas Challenge and good luck! Warm hugs, Chantal

  10. Wauwwwwwww wat een onwijs mooie kerstkaart heb je gemaakt Donna met vele mooie details. super!. Bedankt voor je deelname bij TFM. Groetjes Marga.

  11. Stunning!!
    Thank you very much for joining us at All about Magnolia challenge!

    Hugs, Maki