Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Christmas in the Forest

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? I seem to be getting busier and that is a good thing. My back has improved immensely and that has  given me a lot more energy.

I was so lucky to be able to go to Crafting at Ally Pally again last weekend. I really do enjoy that show. It was a bit quieter on the Saturday probably because of the bomb on the tube the day before. I was quite restrained in my spending and I only bought one die but I wanted to try it out. I did get some other things as well.

 I had this idea for a winter scene. I have been using my Tonic Guillotine for cutting my mats and layers I have been finding a lot easier than my rotary cutter. The moon was just cut from the black with a circle die to reveal the layer below. The stars came from the Star Spray die set from Creative Expressions. Really I wanted to cut the stars from the black like the moon but I couldn't find my star dies. 

This is the die I bought the Santa's sleigh from the Festive collection of dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. 

I used the Winter Trees die set and the Deer Family die set also from Creative Expressions. The snow was made with white glitter card. 

When you come out of Ally Pally there is a terrace round the building and from there you get the most amazing views of London. 

In this one you can make out the towers on the O2.

I am planing to have another play with the new die I have some other ideas to try.  So far I have made 54 Christmas cards. I am really not sure how many I need this year now I am not working. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


  1. Love the card Jackie. I missed AP but meeting John this weekend

  2. Gorgeous card Jackie, love the scene you have created.
    Linda xxx

  3. Superb card Jackie, great work, love those dies!
    Glad you enjoyed your day at AP and yes the views are super - thanks for sharing! xx

  4. Lovely card Jackie I have resisted buying the deer dies and tree dies (so far!)
    I'm pleased to see that your back is improving
    Lucky you being asked to help at the felting workshops run by your friend Can't wait to see what you do
    I agree with you the views from Ally Pally are stunning

  5. Stunning card and die cut detail Jackie.

  6. Great card, love the scene you created.

  7. Fab card, great scene you've created.

  8. I love the scene you created with the deer on the ground looking at the deer flying with Santa! Very nice!!

  9. Lovely card. Great photos too

  10. lovely scenic card, especially love the deer in the foreground and the die cut into background for the moon :)

  11. Beautiful winter scene Jackie :-)

    I love sitting on the terrace at Ally Pally - only a few miles from me.

  12. such lovely die cuts and layout on your card today Jackie

  13. Cute! Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    Janis, Owner/DT

  14. A fabulous card Jackie. You've created a perfect Christmassy scene. I'm glad your back is improving xx

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Such a stunning card Jackie. I love tge way you've combined the die cuts. Glad you had a good weekend. Cathy x

  17. What a wonderful winter scene you've created Jackie! Shabneez x

  18. Gorgeous Christmas card Jackie, wonderful scenery.
    Beautiful photos of London x

  19. Wonderful project! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Scrapy Land this time, hope to see you again.
    Hugs Ola


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