Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Crafts Galore Encore: Merry & Bright



Today sees that start of a new challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

The theme is always 'Anything Goes' and you can enter up to 3 different projects The challenge runs all month until mid day (GMT) 30th December.

Gecko Galz is kindly sponsoring this month's challenge.

Here is a card I made with the Cuties at Christmas collage set and La Boheme digital paper.

I used the collage image as a card topper, simply using a cutting die to give it some shape and cutting a larger gold mat. These were popped up on foam tape on top of the beautiful La Boheme paper with a die cut snowflake border beneath it. 
I die cut a selection of foliage and made a poinsettia with my favourite die. The die cut sentiment was cut into two parts and adhered to the image.

My second card has the same layout, but this time I used a star Impresslit to create a 3D ribbon across the centre and some die cut lace to add along the side of the image mat.  The image is from the Once Upon a Christmas collage set and the paper is another one from the La Boheme kit..

Here is a close up:

Many thanks to Leanne at Gecko Galz for supporting the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge

Please pop over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DT's wonderful designs. 

We'd love to see your creations.
Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card and you can enter up to 3 times.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Girl in Snow
The Four Seasons AG Winter 25/12
A Perfect Time to Craft AG 28/12 DT Favourite
Ellibelle's Corner Baby It's Cold Outside 31/12
Love to Scrap #152 Christmas Bingo 31/12
I choose column B - red, green, gold, die cut

Tree Lady
Creative Fingers #220 AG 10/12
Creatalicious Challenges #224 AG Christmas 15/12
Frilly and Funkie Yuletide Delights 14/12
Love to Craft #65 AG 31/12

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful! I love your use of the dies! Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!
    FS DT

  3. Oh Carole your cards are just beautiful! LOVE your vintage style! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. I always love a vintage look on holiday cards - so fabulous. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. Beautiful cards and vintage images! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
    Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Both are so beautifully done with these gorgeous vintage images and wonderful details!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where the theme is "baby, it's cold outside" or "anything crafty goes".
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. WOW beautiful cards. I too love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  8. This is STUNNING, Carole. I love your textures, the vintage image and feel, the gold touches, and your overall design. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us, and please visit again soon.
    Karen L
    The Four Seasons Challenge Blog DT

  9. A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  10. Beautiful projects. 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

  11. Beautiful Christmas cards Carole! 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

  12. What a sweet image framed beautifully on your vintage card! Thank you for playing along with the Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge Yuletide Delights!

  13. Lovely card! The texture on the poinsettia is fantastic and I love the accents of gold too. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge! ~Janna

  14. Great cards! Great texture on the poinsettia's! Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  15. Two fantastic cards Carole. Loving your use of the gold to add that glint of light. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog x


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