tirsdag 8. desember 2015

Visions of Sugarplums - A Christmas Card from Me to You

Welcome back too Day 3 of Visions of Sugarplums and today's last Blog Hop <3


Then we are on the third and last day of Visions of Sugarplums <3
I hope you have enjoy these two last days with Christmas inspiration, free tutorials, images and GIVEAWAYs. ARE you ready for the last Blog Hop??? 
Sadly I am, I dont whant this to end ;-)


Today is also the last chance to be in the draw of MY GIVEAWAY that I have in my blog.

My LOVELY sponsor is:


Live & Love Crafts Specializing in Vintage & Shabby Chic Craft Supplies.
They also have the Lovely paper sheets from Maja Design <3

They has been so wonderful that they sponsord one 
£20 Gift Voucher to a lucky winner <3 
  
If you leave a cooment in all of my 3 blog posts, all three days,
  I draw a lucky winner who gets the Gift Voucher from Live & Love Crafts <3
 I'll be very grateful if you follow my blog and / or Email too <3
 
  December 10th I let MR Random select a winner 
and I publish the winner here in my blog <3

 If you want to leave a comment in my two first blogpost, you can find them here:
Candy Cane Christmas Tag
Little Blue Gift Box

  


The Blog Hop takes place over three days, three days with a lot of fun, inspiration, challenge and several GIVEAWAYS <3 
And this is day number three <3

I'm number 7 in today's Blog Hop, if you want to start from the beginning, 
you can do that HERE <3

 


My last contribution to you is one Christmas card in brown tones and som history aboute the first Christmas Card <3

In the past few days the weather has been very unnstable with a storm, alot of wind, rain, snow, thunder and lightning. Therefore it was very difficult for me to take the pictures of the card. But I hope you like it <3

If you click on the picture, you will see it more clearly <3  


  


This card is made with gorgeous paper from Maja Design.
The collecton I have used is Gammaldag Jul <3

 All the layers on the card is from a dies set from Go Kreate called Frilly #7 and inked with Distress Ink Ground Espresso.

If you look at the picture are all the layers covered with True Snow and Glitter. 

 

  
The large paper flowers, is a Tim Holtz dies and called Tattered Poinsettia. These flowers are fastened with a button in the middle, I have inked them with Distress Ground Espress and covered them with True Snow and glitter. 

In between two of the flowers I have made a brown bow. 

  


God Jul is a die from kaBoks, which means Merry Christmas in English.

  

 
 If you turn the card, I have made one minor card at the back. If you open up the bow, you can write a cozy Christmas Greeting to someone you LOVE <3

I am very found of sending Christmas Cards. This is a tradition that unfortunately slowly disappearing. Year after year media takes more and more over, People send Christmas Greeting in a SnapChat, text messages and facebook. 

I want to encourage you all that made your own cards, to send homemade cards in the mail <3 Think about how much joy you can spread, just in one homemade card <3 

I know that if I got homemade Christmas Card in my mail, I'll be thrilled <3

  


Did you know that Christmas Cards is an old tradition that started in England?
It was an English man who designed the first Christmas Card with the text "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You" in 1843, hes named was John Calcott Horsley. But the big mass production started in the US in 1875 by a German man, named Louis Prang.

The world's first modern Christmas Card, Printed in 1943 in London


Christmas Card of Children dancing around a tree with real candles. Printed by Prang & Co (Boston), Americas first company specializing in printing of Christmas Cards. This card is from around 1880. 

Visions of Sugarplums is all abute the days before Christmas, So I hope that you had some fun the last three days <3 

Lori is the hostess for this yers Visions of Sugarplums, and she brings with her many great sponsors with great prizes <3

<3 Lawn Fawn <3
 $25.00 Gift Certificate

<3 The Funkie Junkie Boutique <3
$25.00 Gift Certificate

3 Sets of Choice to a Winner

1 Set of Choice to Three Winners

1 Digital Stamp Image of Choice

1 Set of Choice to Three Winners

one 16x20 canvas of your favorite photo

Mega Giveaway of Christmas Crafting Goodies

  On Sunday, Desember 13th, Lori will randomly chose and announced all the WINNERS. 
 
We are total of 12 bloggers who are in this year Visions of Sugarplums and to be in the draw for these great GIVEAWAYS, you MUST comment in every blog, all three days <3
The more comments you leave, the bigger are the chance to win. 

 


Canvas Pop (one of the sponsors) has another great giveaway going on right now - you could WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS!  Enter by December 11th.
WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS giveaway HERE.

 

These are the blogs that you need to jump true, on the last and the third day of
Visions of Sugarplums <3

<3 Lisa Minkler <3 



You was here <3
 
You are here <3
Your next jump <3

 <3 Sherry Nilson <3

<3 Lori Hairston <3

You have just been sent to me from Karon Hughes blog, 
And I'll send you on to Debbie Fisher
on your next jump :-) 

But before you leave my blog, I want to tell you abute the 
Challenge Lori have in her blog <3

Lori is having a Challenge in her own blog, where the theme is Winter and / or Christmas.
You can participate in the challenge with a Card, LO, a Box or with other types of projects, as long you follow the theme. 
The prize is 25$ at Lawn Fawn, the winner will be drawn by a little help from MR Random and the competition runs until December 20th
Good Luck <3 




Thank You. Thank You so Much for jumping in to my blog these three days <3
I hope you have enjoyed this years Visions of Sugarplums <3

Now it only remains for me to wish you all a Merry Christmas 
with your friends and famely <3


Christmas Greeting 
from
Silje Kristin 


Dette prosjektet er sent inn til disse utfordringene:
This card has been entered into following challenges:

A Snow Flakes Promise
# 11 Christmas / Winter

Anything But Cute Challenge 
# 8 You got Happy Mail 

Crafting With Dragonflies 
# 49 Anything Christmas 

Really Reasonable Ribbon 
# 131 Shimmer and Sparkle 

Sparkles Christmas Challenge 
# 59 Die Cuts for Christmas 

The Corrosive Challenge Blog 
# 239 Merry Christmas 

The Ribbon Girls 
# Anything Goes 

ChouxChoux Paper Art 
 # Winter / Christmas
 

92 kommentarer:

  1. Such a gorgeous snow laden card Silje with wonderful chunky frostiness - it fits with your blog background wonderfully. I agree it's a shame that technology is taking over Christmas as well as all other occasions. Thank-you so much for chance to win your very generous giveaway. I'm already a follower of your inspirational creations. Nicola x

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    1. Thank You so much for your Lovely words <3 yes I loe sending out Christmas cards to friends and family <3

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  2. Nydelig! Du er så flink med detaljene!!

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    1. Tuuusen Takk Heidi <3 Æ e veldi nøye på detaljan, å syns prosjektan mangla nokka hves ikke æ har nok detalja på prosjektet :-)

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  3. That was wonderful!! I absolutely loved learning the history of the Christmas card and its origin and seeing your card was a treat in itself. It's gorgeous and forever will carry warm holiday wishes and the essence of winter. A beautiful post today!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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    1. hnaaa Thank you so much for your lovely words Lisa <3 You make me smile <3

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  4. Et fabelagtigt smukt kort her Silje. Sååå smukt med alle de mange fine detaljer overalt, så selv om man vender tilbage og kikker på det igen, ser man bare nye ting ved det. Helt sikkert et kort enhver ville elske at modtage i posten, det er helt sikkert, såå smukt.

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  5. What a beautiful card. I love that distressed poinsettia!! Everything looks amazing with the snow and glitter. :)

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    1. Thank You so much Martin <3 I hope you have a lovely christmas <3

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  6. Gorgeous again! I just love how vintage looking your projects are... True Snow... check! Starting a list of new things I must have....

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    1. Thank You so much Lisa <3 You comes to love true Snow <3

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  7. The work you must have put into this card! I can just feel how much you love to create. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  8. Silje, this is stunning!!! Beautiful Christmas creation. TFS

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  9. Wow, so much texture and dimension! This looks amazing! Whoever receives this will surely treasure it!

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    1. Thank You so much <3 For now, It is in my crafting room at home ;-)

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  10. it's so pretty, texture and great dimension.

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  11. oh my goodness, your card is just beautiful! I love everything about it! :)

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  12. Love your creative style!!! Absolutely stunning!!! God Jul!!!

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    1. Tusen Takk <3 And a merry Christmas to you <3

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  13. I do love your card and your non-traditional color scheme. Love all the texture you added to make it a shabby looking card. Beautiful!!

    I agree with you about making and sending homemade cards. My whole family looks forward to seeing what my cards will look like. It is such a reward knowing that they anxiously await the arrival of my cards (birthday or Christmas). I hope I am able to make cards for many years to come.

    Thank you for sharing your INCREDIBLE talents. I am really grateful you were a part of the Visions of Sugarplums hop this year.

    Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year ahead for you and your family!

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    1. Now I am Happy, that you send out and make your own christmas cards. I am shure they are lovely <3

      And thank you so much <3

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  14. Filled with lots of texture and beauty...so pretty! Happy Holidays to you and family!

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    1. Thank yo so mush and the same to you <3

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  15. you did such a beautiful job with this project. I love the vintage and rustic feel to it.

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  16. Beautiful card! I love how the snow is topped all over it too! What a pretty look and feel!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  17. This is stunning!! I love the amazing texture and the details!! It's so gorgeous!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. Gorgeous texture and so festive x

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  19. Beautiful texture card. So cute!!! ;)

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  20. Look at all that wonderful shabbiness!! The texture is awesome!!!

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  21. Your project here is breath-takingly beautiful! Vintage, textured, layered..stunning! I agree that we need to send 'real' cards to people; cards that show others we invested time in making something special. Electronic messages? Not nearly as much fun as the excitement of finding something in the mailbox to open...and hold...and keep! Thank you for sharing your impressive creativity with us!
    ~carol

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  22. What a fantastic and elegant card...would never have thought to use brown tones but it is beautiful. I love the pointed poinsettias and the snow and glitter around them. Simply gorgeous.

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    1. Thank You so much for your lovely words <3

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  23. Oh, beautiful - gorgeous browns and the beautiful poinsettia covered with snow and glitter! What a wonderful Christmas project for the third day of Visions of Sugarplums!

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    1. Thank You so much Lori <3 I hope you have a great Christmas <3

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  24. Love all the layers and textures of your remarkable card - beautifully designed and made - absolutely gorgeous!!
    Sandy xx

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  25. Truly a work of art. So inspiring. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  26. What an absolutely FANTASTIC card! I adore the piles and piles of gorgeous snow, especially on the flower! Great work!

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  27. Your chunky layered card is beautiful, I just love the muted colour tones and the snow and sparkle give it such a wonderful vintage Christmas feel! Simply beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

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    1. Thank You so much for your lovely words <3

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  28. Fabulous projects and perfect for our Sparkles Christmas Challenge - thank you for joining us.
    Kath - GD

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  29. Lovely card, beautiful colours, thanks for sharing at Sparkles.

    Pat xx

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  30. Beautiful layering, awesome textures and great color combination! Loving the vintage feel of such amazing design!
    Thank you so much for joining in our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

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    1. Thank You so much for your lovely words <3

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  31. This is SO pretty, Silje. Thanks so much for sharing in our Shimmer & Sparkle challenge. We love seeing your fabulous projects, and hope that you will join us again real soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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    1. Than You so much Karen <3 I hope you have a Lovely Christmas <3

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  32. Just beautiful, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  33. Just one word: WOW!!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Sparkles Christmas Challenge for Dezember and good luck!

    Doris *GDT*

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  34. Oh My! This is so beautiful, I wish I could create something like this-I Love your card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at A Snowflakes Promise. Sue DT xx

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    1. Thank You <3 And everyone can make what I do, You just need to belive in yourself that you can <3

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  35. Wow, Silje! This is such a BEAUTIFUL card with all those lovely, yummy, crunchy layers (that's a good thing!)and warm color palette. I'm really feeling at a loss for words for your incredible talent, but all I can say is my jaw is STILL hanging open, and I keep scrolling up to take another peek! Pinned! Love every frosty bit of this, and your poinsettias have stolen my heart! This card is truly a gift in itself!

    Thank you so much for joining our You've Got Happy Mail at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    PS Wish I'd have made it into that blog hop! Looks awesome! :)

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    1. Woow I just love your comment <3 Thank you so much <3

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  36. Stunning Christmas card...love all the layers covered in frost!

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  37. Beautiful artwork, I am jealous of your talent! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful artwork at Corrosive Challenges, hugs, Jackie DT member

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    1. Thank You so much Jackie <3 I just do what I want to do <3

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  38. Wow, what a dreamy card Kristin!! I am just in love with this one!! The fancy shaped base is very unique and the papers you used are so soft and wintery! All the snow just gives this card such a frosty, winter wonderland look that has completely drawn me in!! Stunning, stunning, stunning!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thank You so much for your lovely comments in my blog Pamellia <3

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  39. What a gorgeous card! It looks so rustic and Old World! I love all the wonderful texture and distressing, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank You so much, and I like your comment abute a old word, like that <3

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  40. Wow this is gorgeous, loving the design and colours, simply stunning, thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Girl, Liz xx

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  41. BEautiful......so happy to have found your blog! Also thanks for joining up in the RRR blog hop

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    1. Thank you so much <3 I hope you have a lovely christmas <3

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  42. Oh Wow, what a fabulous card, love all the layers and textures, flowers and bows. By the way I agree with you about sending handmade cards , I made and sent or delivered over 100 cards this year and I have received a lot of lovely cards too, can't put an E card on the mantelpiece !

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month
    Joan

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    1. Woow, I whant your malebox <3 Just Lovely <3 And thank you so much <3

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  43. Breathtaking work!!!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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Thank you for your kind comments. I love reading them and they make my heart sing <3