Friday 1 March 2013

'Tis the season for felt!

March already!

So far I am keeping up with making a Christmas card a long will it last???

Plus, I have been trying to learn a new technique each month and today I am sharing with you my first ever card with heat embossing!! The sentiment has been heat embossed with silver-not too bad for my first card.

This week the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown was to include felt on your card.

I tried die cutting my large snowflake out of white felt but the felt was too thick. My next thought was to die cut a bauble out of my thin red felt but then I decided to have a rummage through my Christmas stash box and have some fun!

So this card is made up of embellishments taken from old cards plus bits and pieces I have never used before. The pink netting actually has little snowflakes on it, although it is hard to see-this netting has been in my stash for ages and is being used here for the first time.
The snowmen's hats and the mistletoe is all made out of felt.

This is a card that is quite different for me but was such fun to make I wanted to share it with you.

I will have to work out how to take photos with the silver embossing but at least you can see I really have learnt a new technique and am hoping to try this more.

I am going to enter this into the 'texture' challenge at  Crazy 4 Challenges.

Have a great weekend my crafting friends x


  1. Sandie!!! Great job! Well done on your embossing - it is stunning! Love your snowmen and their felt hats. Soooo cute. I cant participate in this challenge as I have NO felt whatsoever lol. xx

  2. Oh I LOVE the silver sentiment. The shine from the sentiment and the pink background is so sweet. Love the adorable snowmen too!

  3. Hooray Sandie - I'm so proud of you for getting this great card together! Love your embossing and the darling snowmen in the circle cut-out. Terrific job :O) Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  4. Sorting through your stash and finding such great embellishments - that sounds like fun. Coming up with such a fab card -that's skill! Thanks for playing along with our felt challenge at 52CCT this week

    Louise xx

  5. Yay! You fell for heat embossing. Be warned - you will be hooked! Great job on that sentiment and those snowmen in their felt hats.... tooo cute! Have a grand weekend, my friend!
    hugs, Asha

  6. Love those snowmen, Sandie!

  7. What a sweet card Sandie, and wow, look at your perfect silver embossing! What a fun, fab and felty card my friend! So nice to have you playing along with us at 52 {C}CT each week! {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

  8. What a darling card! I've really gotten into felt lately--love your use of it here. Heat embossing is still one of my favorite techniques & I know you'll enjoy using it.

  9. Hi, Sandie! Sorry to be commenting late--but this card is so adorable! LOVE the fabulous pastel colors you used! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and hope you're feeling well!

  10. Super cute snowmen! Love the bold silver sentiment too! Great work!