Thursday, 15 September 2016

Christmas Card Kit Exchange with Marina and Pia #1

 Hi friends!

Some of you might remember that during this summer me, Marina and Pia have had fun exchanging card making materials and posting cards made with the same "ingredients". After our first round was over we decided to have another go... But this time with Christmas card supplies! I sent the first kit , "Textured Christmas" and you can see the photo of it below: 

The kit included textured paper, burlap paper, woodgrain paper, stamped Angels (Stampendous), gold heat embossed multi-language sentiment stamp, glittery, thick glittery die cuts out and some metallic snowflakes. 

So, my cards! 

In my first card I wanted the glittery, thick snowflake to be the star of the card. I also used textured paper from the kit by covering the whole card base with it. I added rhinestones and a black sentiment strip with white heat embossed sentiment. I love the simplicity of this card and yet it's quite fun and detailed!

In my second card I used both woodgrain papers from the kit and a glittery, green, die cut tree from the kit. The sentiment is heat embossed with glittery copper powder -it's surprisingly subtle in real life and this card did not become so screamingly glittery as I was afraid of! :) I'd like to enter this card to Addicted to Stamps: Trees/Branches and or leaves and Penny Black and More: Add a sentiment. The sentiment comes from Penny Black: Joyous-stamp set. 

In my third card I used the heat-embossed, multi language sentiment stamp as my focal point and "embellished" it with stamping Penny Black poinsettias with my Zig markers and water. I also inked the stamped portion of the card faintly with DI for less stark look. I can't decide if this is way too busy or artsy and pretty. :) I'd like to enter this card to Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Nature.

Then, my fourth card... with the burlap paper. The whole idea for this kit started from the burlap paper -I really don't know how to use it and I have a huge pile of it! I can't wait to see how Marina and Pia use it in their projects. I ended up covering a whole card base with the burlap, added metallic snowflakes from the kit and paper cut snowflakes and sentiment strip (not from the kit). I can't say I absolutely love this but at least I got some burlap used! 

In my final card I used woodgrain paper, the angels (colored in with Copics) and metallic snowflakes from the kit and combined them with a white heat embossed sentiment strip, from Penny Black again. The wings of the angels I of course had to glitter up with wink of stella and the dots in the brown dress sort of shine too. I'd like to enter this card to Glitter'N'Sparkle: Add something metal.

Now you've reached the end of this photo heavy post, I hope you enjoyed what you saw! Do visit Marina and Pia now and have a look what they have created with these same materials! Thanks for popping by! 


  1. So you did 5 cards, it took me same time to add up and realize there were in fact 5. Your first card is perfectly CAS and elegant all in white but for the black accent of the sentiment. Your second card feels contemporary, I like the little square behind the tree so it does not float in midair, a great layout to case. There's something charmingly warm and folkloric about your third card. Definitely amongst my favorites. I've never thought of using burlap paper as you would use a dp to cover the whole front, I think it gives your card a nice rustic feel. Also a favorite. And the Angels, oh how I love them and your coloring is simply amazing! 5 cards and you should be proud of them all.

  2. Five gorgeous cards! What a fun thing to do with Marina and Pia. I especially love what you've done with the burlap, it gives the card a lovely texture. xx

  3. Great kit Nonni and 5 gorgeous and different cards.
    1) Yes, perfect simplicity – and the black sentiment gives it great extra interest. Yes, our ideas here did overlap a little but still the end result is quite different.
    2) I love the two woodgrains together, and I was flumoxed by the glittery trees but it looks great here. (Actually, I think for some reason I felt I should use all 3 trees together – how silly! Your one tree looks perfect.)
    3) This stamping is totally gorgeous – pretty and arty and very skilled. I love how you’ve added all this colour.
    4) This is like snowflakes falling on Santa’s sack- very pretty and a bit rustic.
    5)The darker, rich colours seem a little unexpected with these angels and look totally fabulous. This has to be my favourite.

  4. Gorgeous set of cards, Noni!Specially, last one is just out of this world!

  5. Gorgeous set of cards, Noni!Specially, last one is just out of this world!

  6. Awesome-- nothing has gone to waste from the kit! I love seeing how you used your supplies! I can't choose a fave, but i do love the white snowflake :)

  7. Love the 'natural' look of these cards, Nonni. They are all so inviting.
    Subtle beauties X 4. :)

  8. A really lovely collection of Christmas cards Nonni, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    Hope you weekend is a good one.

    B x

  9. What a fabulous quintet of lovely cards, Nonni ... that first frosty one is especially delicious ... and you know how much I love those angels on the last ... they're just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Wow! Such lovely holiday cards! I just love them all - so well done. :)
    Thanks for sharing over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. :)

  11. You've made some beautiful stylish Christmas card with your kit! All so pretty! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  12. Wowzer Nonni!! I am completely blown away with all of your amazing creations here my friend!! I really adore those wonderfully beautiful sparkles and you can certainly see the texture detail in your designs too!! You've done an amazing job with this kit! HUGS

  13. Todella upeat kortit, näinkin jo Pian tekemät aikaisemmin, teillä on ihana vaihto.
    En osaa sanoa suosikkia,kaikissa on sitä jotakin, tuo enkelikortti on vaikuttava!
    Kiitos kun osallistut Penny Black and more haasteeseen, onnea;-))m

  14. How fun you girls must be having with this challenges. I did that with some friends back a few years ago, it sure was a lot of fun to see all the different takes....Love your coloring on the angels too!

    Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  15. What a beautiful selection of Christmas cards, they're all fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us on Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

  16. What a wonderful variety of cards, Nonni! The PB poinsettia card is indeed beautifully artistic to me! Thanks for joining us at PBSC!