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Night Before Christmas Card

Marianne Design Cr1224 LR0393 LR0377 Precious Marieke PM10051 Memory Box Star Of Wonder 98167
This card made it to TOP 3 at Crafty Catz!!!!!!
Thank you Ladies!


Hello Bloggers,

A dark card today. :) Very dark blues. Die-cut and embossed.

Marianne Design Cr1224 LR0393 LR0377 Precious Marieke PM10051 Memory Box Star Of Wonder 98167
I used some silver Inka-Gold gloss paint to accentuate the embossed sentiment and create some
lighting effect on the tree. All the other embossing is pure and untouched.
Marianne Design Cr1224 LR0393 LR0377 Precious Marieke PM10051 Memory Box Star Of Wonder 98167
Sequins and gems add some shimmering that is, as usual, difficult to catch on camera.
Marianne Design Cr1224 LR0393 LR0377 Precious Marieke PM10051 Memory Box Star Of Wonder 98167
I brought in a little splash of a different colour by adding jungle bells in the top left corner. They really ... well... I cannot call the sound they make ring, rather rattle. :) Anyways, now I am wondering how I am going to post them with all the rattle :)

  • Marianne Design Cr1224 Craftables Christmas Tree
  • Marianne Design LR0393 Creatable - Ice Crystals
  • Marianne Design LR0377 Creatable Elands
  • Precious Marieke stencil Winter Wonderland - Snowflakes PM10051
  • Memory Box Star Of Wonder Die # 98167

Crafty Catz Challenge #300 - WINTER
Christmas Card Challenges #49 -- Anything Goes
Challenge 335 - Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch! (Anything goes :)
10 November challenge 111: anything goes with a twist ... something beginning with B (Bells and - if I am allowed some Dutch from Amsterdam - Boom is Tree :)
Create a Scene--is the new Try it on Tuesdays Challenge
Sparkle, Bling & Embellish with Crafty Calendar!
Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes
Oh Christmas tree
A Christmas card or Christmas creation with snow stars / flakes and jingle bells.
***Xmas With Sparkles*** at Digi Choosday
Anything goes/ or if you prefer a twist of bewitched
100 - Sprinkle

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Beautiful card Lena thank you for joining us over on Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  2. Beautiful "by night"card Rita. Love the different approach of a christmascard...
    Thank you for joining the challenge at de Egel.
    Greetings Miranda (dt de Egel)


  3. What a awesome card, you made it very beautiful ☺
    Thanks for joining our "Christmas" Challenge at De Egel !
    Hugs Erica
    {DT De Egel}

  4. Gorgeous card. Beautiful design and scene.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  5. This is so pretty Lena - love all the die cuts and those colours are super. Brilliant card! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Sparkle, Bling and Embellish!) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

  6. Very atmospheric design, thanks for joining us a Digi Choosday challenge.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

  7. Hi Lena the postman is gonna have lots of fun with the sounds the bells will make :) Beautiful and elegant christmas card! The dark colors are so pretty and I love the dash of color you put on the card with the bells! The snowflakes behind the design paper are a nice touch and the combination of dies are great :)
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge! Good luck :)
    Regards Chantal
    DT member Scr@p-Cards Challenge Blog

  8. I see your reaction on our blog.
    You're welcome, i remember me. Thank you!
    Beautifull creation.
    dt member Scr@p-Cards challenge blog.
    Greetings Anita

  9. Hi Lena,

    Your card is beautiful and very special Lena ! The Inka gloss paint gives a very nice atmosphere on your card and give a special effect!
    I will follow your blog and wish you good luck with the challenge of Scr@p -Cards!
    Regards DT Gerie

  10. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  11. A gorgeous card love the colours chosen. Thank you for entering our challenge at digi choosday could I ask you please though to add digi choosday to your link as it just says xmas with sparkles. Thank you.
    Good luck and hope you will join us again next week.
    Fiona GDT

    1. Thank you for your comment! Sorry about the link, I have updated the text now.

  12. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

  13. What a wonderful dramatic card! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  14. Awesome, love the embossed part and how you used the paint to make it pop even more! Thanks so much for playing at Digi Choosday in our Christmas with Sparkle Challenge! Hugs:) Audrey DT

  15. Hi Lena
    Your card is awesome, the embossed part in the middle is so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at the Scr@pCards challengeblog.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  16. Super that you join our Christmas Challenge !
    Thanks for your participation and good luck.

    {Challengeblog De Egel}
    {Hobbywinkel De Egel}


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