Thursday, 19 November 2020

AALL & Create: Christmas Cuties


Thursday is here and it is my GDT day at AALL & Create.

I made a couple of cutie Christmas cards featuring the A6 stamp, Merry and Bright, designed by Janet Klein. I used traditional seasonal colours and added a touch of grunge to the backgrounds.

My first card has the mistletoe girl! Her background was made by inking the Lotza Triangle stencil, spritzing with water and using it as a stamp. I used a spare piece of card to smoosh through Distress Oxide, then traced three triangle from the stencil and fussy cut them to make the banner.

I popped the Copic coloured girl on a piece of torn #6 Washi Tape and added the Merry Christmas sentiment.

Here is my second card:

Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Weathered Wood Distress Oxides were smooshed onto a craft mat and the card was dipped, dried and dipped again until I was happy with the coverage. White splatters were applied all over and the edges were inked in black with Background Noise and Tile Pile.

The little girl was coloured with Copics and fussy cut. I popped her on top of a gold embossed wooden frame which was on top of black mesh trim and gold trim.I found a Tim Holtz brad with the number 25 in my stash and added this to hold the mesh trims in place.

Stamps Used
#338 Background Noise - Janet Klein
#413 Merry & Bright - Janet Klein
#314 Tile Pile - Autour de Mwa
#376 Reverse Triangles - Autour de Mwa

Stencils Used:
#105 Lotza Trianglz- Autour de Mwa

Washi #6 - Autour de Mwa

To see the stamps, stencils and dies used, please visit 
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

52 CCT Red and Green 20/11
Pennys Challenges #484 AG 24/11
Simon Says Stamp Christmas 25/11
Ellibelle's Nov Challenge Christmas 30/11
Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter 30/11
Sweet Stampers Challenge Christmas 08/12


  1. beautiful cards with fab backgrounds Carole

    gr karin

  2. Hi Carole these Christmas cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. These are lovely, Carole! The traditionally colored girls are a great feature on your beautiful backgrounds.
    Hugs Monica

  4. Both are fabulous. Love the colours, so vibrant

    Thank you for sharing with us over at A Perect Time to Craft and good luck with you entry
    Claire DT
    A Perfect Time To Craft

  5. c'est très original et si mignon Carole, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  6. Loved reading about your process of creating your backgrounds and now you have two completely unique, gorgeous cards! I love the little strip of washi tape and the fabulous banner in the first card, and the lovely embossed frame in the 2nd. Super cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at Penny's!

  7. What pretty cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's.

    DT Stacey

  8. Lovely cards Carole! And I love the backgrounds you did. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  9. So beautifully done, Carole! Loving all the wonderful details and great choice of colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about Christmas or Anything Goes!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  10. So lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at Penny's Challenges.

  11. What amazing cards! Love all the textures and patterns. Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy []

  12. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  14. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/winter challenge.

  15. Fantastic cards.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.


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