October 26, 2022

Christmas Virtual Retreat Part 2

Hi everyone, 

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The cards I'm sharing with you today are those I designed for sessions 3 and 4 of the virtual retreat held in my Facebook group earlier this month.  All of the designs were befitting of the event's finale, but I went with the last one for a number of reasons; primarily it's use of offcuts, both from prior projects and that one... the 'ribbon' is offcuts of the background parchment (it looks different as ink is only applied to one side of printed parchment and I threaded it inky/ shiny side up).

Card: Unbranded kraft and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Peace, Joy & Hope - Christmas Treasures ( focal scene) and Linda's Silent Night Nested Wrap - Christmas Treasures
Tools and embellishments: Square picot dies, Polychromos and rhinestones from my stash

Card: Unbranded kraft, Clarity's clear and Indian Summer parchment
Groovi Plates: Square picot, Congratulations Ribbon Lace Duet, and Alphabet & Numbers plate mate (wording)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Square picot dies and gold Posca pen

Challenges (all top card)...
October Rudolph Days at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo (my first ever entry there!)
AG at A Place to Start

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then,


  1. Two lovely cards, I love the church in the first, pretty coloring, love the double frame with the gold and the silent night all around it!
    Love the festive feel of the second, like the coloring behind the merry and the pretty borders at top and bottom, so much lovely detail!

  2. Oooo what a pair of stunners and I've always admired crafters who are able to do this kind of craft, thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge this month, Luv Sam x

  3. Oh my word Em!!! two absolutely stunning cards..I love the church your parchment crafting is totally stunning hugs Sue x

  4. WOW Em! These are gorgeous! Hugs Kate

  5. So pretty! I especially love the red Christmas card!

  6. Two gorgeous cards Em! Hugs, Vicky xx

  7. Thanks for taking the time to discover and enter my challenge. Your cards are both so lovely. I have not yet tried any parchment work like this, but you make me want to try!
    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  8. Both cards are exceptional. Love the border sentiment on the first card and top /bottom treatment on the second card. The house on the first card is the perfect Christmas touch.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  9. Cute cards. hank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}


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Em xxx