Friday 8 November 2013

A Joyful Christmas with Embellished Events

I don't know if you've noticed but I've just realised how obsessed I've become with apertures! Why would that be? Well it's got to be down to my magnetic platform which has made using framelits idiot-proof (yes folks, even I can use them properly now!) Come and have a look at today's aperture project:

This sentiment from Joyful Christmas is a beauty and I noticed that it fits rather nicely in this framelit from the Chalk Talk pack. I cut the aperture into some Crumb Cake core'dinations card stock and glued the stamped sentiment behind it before mounting onto a Crumb Cake card base made with smooth card stock for a lovely bit of contrast.

My embellished Events stamp set was out on my desk from yesterday's quick laughing hat card and I thought the bells would fit the sentiment perfectly - church bells are such a joyful sound I always think. This set was designed to appeal to those of us that love an embellishment so I added gems for the bell clappers (plus an extra one to satisfy my need for a group of three!) and attached a stitched satin bow.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Embellished Events, Joyful Christmas
Ink: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake smooth and core'dinations
Other: Chalk Talk framelits, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, basic rhinestones, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

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I have a houseful of guests as I type this and will be enjoying a long weekend of family jollifications. We will be cooking and chatting and partying - and getting into practice for Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you back here very soon.


  1. Another fabulous CAS Christmas card Vicky.


  2. Lovely festive aperture card Vicky.

    Happy Jollifications for your weekend.

    Sarn xxx

  3. I love the crisp clean look to your really lovely Christmas card, Vicky x

  4. So pretty, I love the colours on this one
    Rosie x

  5. Gorgeous CAS design Vicky! Love those festive bells!

  6. Lovely card Vicky and so nice to see a fresh white insert for your message ! Have a great weekend xxxx

  7. Gorgeous card Vicky, these colours work really well together.

    Kat xx

  8. Fab design Vicky so clean and classy. Bell clappers majes me laugh:)
    Val x

  9. Hi Vicky, This card is so lovely. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving some love.. :)


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