Friday, September 05, 2014

Peace Holly Spray Wreath using Creative Expressions, Festive Collection

Hello Crafters!  It's been a while since my last post cuz we've been away on Holiday visiting Family then returned home to a couple of issues, (services down and our lost cat), but thankfully, sweet Jack is back and all services are finally re-established so all is well again. :)

I'm already thinking about Christmas, aren't you?  It's going to be here before we know it!

Speaking of Christmas, have you seen the new Creative Expressions gorgeous Festive Collection dies by Sue Wilson? If not, you should totally go check them out HERE.  These dies are stunning and you will love how they compliment one another so beautifully.  Here is my very first card show-casing Sue's Holly Sprays dies...
Stamps: None
Inks:  None
Papers;  Heavy Textured Glittered Aqua Grid CS by AC/American Crafts, Shimmering White and dark Gray CS by The Paper Company
Accessories: Creative Expressions, Festive Collection, Holly Sprays and Sentimental Bauble Dies by Sue Wilson, Cuttlebug EF, Ribbons, Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Tape
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

To create the Holly Wreath; I first die-cut the Holly Sprays out of sparkly textured heavy Cardstock. Did this several times and lined each spray in a circle, overlaying one another. Luckily, I also had the Holly Cuttlebug Embossing folder for a background. The Peace cut is also by another Festive Collection set called: Sentimental Baubles. I wanted some dimension so only adhered some parts of the layered Holly Sprays.  I finished off the card with scattered rhinestones and a Peace sign from the Sentimental Baubles die set.
What do you think? 
You will LOVE the Festive Collection Dies. If you arent familiar with Sue's works of art, you must go check her fabulous Blog
To get Sue's fabulous products, here's a direct Link to the Creative Expressions site;
Before I go, I want to remind about the current House-Mouse Challenge at HMFMC.  We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs if you will enter a project for Challenge HMFMC177. It's themed; FOOD, Glorious FOOD, (but we also have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES*), It's hosted by our Teamie, Christine Craig. It ends tomorrow at Midnight, EST, so Hurry!  For Team Inspiration and all the Challenge details, Click HERE!
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz -  Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge - Favorite Season and Why -mine is Winter for Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Any Sentiment (other than Birthday, mine is Peace
Delightful Challenges - Don't be Square
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes/die-cuts 
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes

WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore  -Anything goes
Kreativeinkauf - Anything Goes

Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - everything is allowed
Loves Rubber Stamps- Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today. I hope to have inspired you and would love to hear from you!

Happy Creating! :)  


  1. Stunning you just ooooze gorgeousness with your use of these dies
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. wawww sååå super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    kmuzzzz ♥

  3. Simply gorgeous card as always beautiful design and full of lots of lovely details x

  4. Wow, this is outstanding, quite stunning. Thank you for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps.

  5. wow, this is so striking, good luck and thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  6. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love all the details! That Peace die is my favorite! Thanks for participating in the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog's 1st Challenge! Good Luck! And I do hope you will come and join us in our next challenge!

  7. What a gorgeous Christmas card. The spray of Holly is just a highlight. Praying you have awesome day filled with joy. Thank you for joining our 148th challenge.
    Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

  8. Beautiful card and design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  9. The wreath looks amazing. Thank you for playing in our challenge at

  10. What a gorgeous card!! The Holly Sprays look amazing!! Love the embossing!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!!

    Scrapy Land DT
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. That's beautiful, so elegant and stunning. Thank you for joining in The Sisters of Craft Challenge. Tracy SOC DT

  12. How gorgeous and elegant, America! The layers of sprays are amazing in themselves, but combined with each one of your beautiful elements, really makes your card extra special! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  13. Fabulous Christmas card and I love Sue Wilson dies and your design using these new dies. So glad you joined us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  14. what a beautiful card ,love the dies you have used
    Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiments challenge and good luck

  15. Super elegant christmascard! Thanks for sharing at Card and Scrap. Maria

  16. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!

  17. This is such a beautiful creation - lovely colours and details. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week and good luck - Michelle x

  18. A fantastic card, thank for joining us at Ladybug Crafts. xxxx

  19. Fabulous holiday card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  20. I'm not good with seasoning, but I love these colours you have used. White and green make a beautiful contrast. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #9 "Make a Card". Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!