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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Gifts Galore

Once again it is the second Wednesday of the month (December can you believe)
 and therefore it is time for another challenge at Words 2 Craft By. However, it is
a rather sad challenge, as it will be our last. After quite a few years we have 
decided that "all good things must come to an end", as the old adage goes.

The quote for our last challenge is appropriate for the season...
"For it is in giving that we receive" 
from the beautiful prayer by Saint Francis of Assisi.

(I am sorry for the poor quality of the photographs, but for many weeks
much of eastern New South Wales has been choked by dense smoke
from the deadly bushfires we are still experiencing, with no end in sight).

I decided to create an easel card. They are such fun to make,
but notoriously difficult to photograph effectively.

A close-up look at the cute little 'meeces' preparing their Christmas
gifts. Don't you just love the end view of the mouse on the lower left.

A side-on view of my card. I cut two of the icicles strip from 
glitter card, and adhered them together to create the 'stopper'.

The inside of the card when it is opened. The blank area is where
I wrote our personal Christmas message.

This is how the card looks when it is removed from the envelope,
before it becomes an easel card. The greeting is cut from a bought
Christmas card. It is French, because the card is for our little 
Granddaughter who is half French, but lives in London.
 She speaks both French and English beautifully.

Image - Lili of the Valley Happy Christmouse digi stamp
Colouring - Promarkers, and Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and white gesso to colour deer
Dies - Spellbinders Labels Eight, Decorative Labels Eight, Classic Rectangles, Scalloped Rectangles; Impression Obsession Fir Trees 084-V,  Mini Snowflakes 100-F; Memory Box Deer Trio (large deer only); Joy Crafts Icicles
Paper - I think it is Imaginise (several years old)
Sentiment - Cut from bought Christmas card
Peel-off border sticker is from my junk stash

Challenges I would like to enter

Because this is our final challenge, we have three prizes for challenge entrants, AND three prizes for W2CB followers! why not pop over to Words 2 Craft By, be inspired by my teamies' creations, then enter your own interpretation of our last quote. 

Thank you to all of you who have supported us over the years with your wonderful challenge entries, and also to our many Guest Designers. 

In closing, I would like to thank our lovely Sybrina, and Bobbi for all their dedication and hard work over the years as our co-ordinators. they have been an absolute joy to work with.

Until next time, thank you for visiting, and also welcome to my new followers.
Jennifer.  xx


  1. Hi Jennifer, What a beautiful card... with just the right touch of sparkle and a lovely sentiment! And, thank you for these kind words... as well as for all you've done for W2CB over the years. It has been such fun collaborating with you on challenges and I will miss our monthly chats. Here's to keeping in touch in blogland and to a fabulous new year!

  2. This is amazing! Love your little critters with all the packages! Thanks for joining in the Creative Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.

  3. A gorgeous easel card, love the cute image and those splendid glittery trees. Thanks for joining us at CaSS this month

  4. Amazing detail in this card - I am sure the recipient will be thrilled! Thank you so much for being part of the Words 2 Craft By team. Your creations were always unique and beautifully done.

  5. What a gorgeous and intricate card!


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