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Christmas Eve

 When I was a little girl we went to my Nan's every Sunday for our tea and I use to love the build up to Christmas. We only lived 10 minutes apart at the time and we use to count the Christmas trees in the windows. I bought the Mama elephant Peek a Frame Die set with them Sunday evenings in my mind.

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Clearly besotted Cosy Christmas Stamp and Die Set

Clearly Besotted Christmas Onesies

Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink in Rustic Brown

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Mama Elephant Peek a Frame Die Set

Sentiment is from Santa Baby Stamp Set by Clearly Besotted

Sequins in Gold

Nuvo Drops in Ruby Slippers, Mustard Gold and Silver Moonlight

Foam Tape

Green A5 Card Base

Versamark Ink

Wow Embossing Power in Ebony

White Card

Small scrap of metallic rust coloured card for window frame

Card Making Tutorial

To begin I stamped, coloured and die cut the fireplace and stockings, while stamping, colouring and fussy cutting the onesies

Using the peek a frame die I cut the window frame into the metallic card and an oping in the white card. The 2 were adhered together to form the front card panel.

Onto the green card base the fireplace and characters were glued so that they were viable through the window.

I doubled a layer of foam tape all around the edge of the front of the card base and adhered the front window panel

A strip of gold card was cut and a slightly smaller green one, formed the sentiment banner. Onto this I heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Clearly Besotted Santa Baby Stamp Set.

The card was then finished with sequins and nuvo drops

Thanks for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx


  1. I love a card with a memory story This is wonderful ....Lis

  2. Loved reading your childhood Christmas memories, a beautiful card of an old fashioned fireplace and Christmas stockings

  3. Love the cute images and great design with the open window
    Carol x

  4. What a lovely memory Claire! I still find it exciting to look in the lighted windows and see everyone's Christmas decorations while I'm taking my dog for her evening stroll. I love your card, especially the opening window and the scene you created inside. Vicky x

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE what a fabulous window idea for a card. x

  6. What a sweet memory and an equally sweet card! When I was little and we would go my nan's (which is what we called her, too!), we would look at all the Christmas lights...there were not as many then as there are now!

    1. Thank you, I agree with that every where has them outside now too

  7. we used to count the christmas trees in the windows too!! (still do) I love this window
    Dawn S x

  8. A super card Claire, you have created a lovely window scene.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob


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