Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hello and warmest welcome to all peeking in here on this fine Christmas Eve evening. While some of you might still be busy with last minute shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking or any other pre-Christmas pottering about, I will be sitting down to have the Christmas Eve meal with my beloved family.

Being Polish I get the privilage of celebrating Christmas one day early. And yes, we get the pressies early,  too! Yaaay! :)

So allow me to wish you all a wonderful, happy and peaceful Christmas, full of magic and miracles and that this special time can be shared with all those who are close to your hearts.

I have a special festive train waiting for you today to take you straight to Christmas! :)

Christmas Train
Aged Hunter Embossing Enamel
Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel
Green Glass Glitter
Fresh Green Glass Glitter
Red Glass Glitter
Mixed Media White Paper
Boss Gloss Embossing Ink
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®

Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L: E-Z Runner Permanent Strips, Keepsake Envelopes, DODZ-3D

Chameleon Markers - GR3, BR5, CG8, BK4, RD4, NU1
Embossing Heat Tool

Ribbon by May Arts; metal holy leaves and bells; glitter brad, thin metal wire; assorted sequins.

Christmas Ephemera & Papers: Simple Stories - December Documented, Fancy Pants - Be Different


  1. Create a square card blank 5" x 5". Cut a panel from background paper 1/16th inch smaller on each side than the card blank.
  2. Adhere the panel to the card. Cut out Christmas ephemera and add to the background as shown. 
  3. Stamp Christmas Train in black onto Mixed Media paper and colour in with Chameleon Markers. Fussy cut the image.
  4. Insert the train image into a Keepsake Envelope and add a mixture of Glass Glitters and sequins.
  5. Peal off the protective tab to seal the Envelope. Peel of the backing sheet and adhere the Envelope to the card.
  6. Wrap a red and green gingham ribbon around the front card panel and tie a bow. Embellish with a glitter brad. 
  7. Cover the metal holy leaves with Boss Gloss ink and sprinkle with Aged Hunter Embossing Enamel. Heat using the heat tool.
  8. Cover three metal bells with Boss Gloss ink and sprinkle with Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel. Heat using the heat tool. Secure the bells to the leaves using a thin metal wire.
  9. Adhere the holy cluster to the card.
Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you for being part of my Christmas,  too!

Big festive hugs 

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Ros Crawford said...

Stunning card!! So adorable! I do hope your Christmas has been a wonderful one!

Cindy Gay said...

Especially love the gingham ribbon! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Asia, There is a gorgeous nostalgic feel to your festive creation, adorable!
I hope you had a magical Christmas Eve.

Tracy Welham said...

That's a gorgeous card, I love the mix of vintage and contemporary. I hope you had a good Christmas. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I really like the layers of interest on this card, very pretty!

Dana & Glen said...

Wow, amazing shaker card Asia! Love the train :)

Amy Wing said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the tutorial.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty card. Great layering. TFS

nattyboots said...

Great card with lovely layers .

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful Christmas card.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness, my two little Grandsons would LOVE this card. Beautiful!

die amelie said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares! Happy New Year!

Claudia x

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this beautiful and fun shaker card!!! I know a couple little boys who would love it!! TFS!

Nandini said...

Wow! Love all the pretty details!

Elizabeth said...

Cute card for a boy!

Paradise Lost said...

Beautiful card, Asia!
Thank you so much for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares.
{julia} Emerald Creek DT

Lisa said...

Keepsake envelopes...I think I need some! Great card!

Roxanne Rawls said...

I LOVE this!!!! My son is a train lover, has been since he was a baby...perfect for him!

Arianna Barbara said...

OMG! This card is stunning!!!I'm definitely in love! I hope you had spent a beautiful Christmas!

Jenniferk said...

I just adore this card, it so says Christmas to me. I don't know why but it evokes childhood Christmas memories for me.

Lieve said...

Beautiful cards and colours. I like the bells in the holly !

Jean Bullock said...

I am mad for plaid, so this card definitely made me happy from the get go. Great job!

Sue D said...

What a cute train and I like how your embellishments.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

D- said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Crafty hugs,
Google follower D~
dmcardmaker at {Gmail} dot com

Shawnee Montgomery said...

Sooo cute! I love the train! Thanks for sharing!!

Maureen Hayes said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! This adorable train and your sweet handwritten sentiment are so pretty. I had a tough Christmas this year. My beloved Mother passed away in June, so I was all alone for Christmas, and missing her terribly. I took hope in the fact that she is in heaven now and that we will be together again one day, God willing.

I am so enjoying poking around your beautiful blog and learning more about you, as well as your style and projects. I am glad you decided to offer that extra prize and entries if we left comments on your December posts because it is really a present to us from you to get to see more of your work and get to know you better. I am looking forward to seeing what you create this year and being inspired and learning from you.

Hugs and prayers,

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