Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Flocked Season's Greetings

 Hi there and thanks for stopping by my blog today! My April header is of my Star Magnolia tree. Although still small and fenced-off, so that the deer don't get to it - it is covered in these beautiful blooms. Can't wait till it reaches a height where it will be safe from those rats with antlers! 

Today I have a card for the Design Team of Christmas Craft Creations and this month the challenge is "No Stamping"!  So come on ladies - get out those dies and stencils and join in the fun. It is CCC's one year birthday this month, so there are a few prizes up for grabs!! I hope you will join in the fun?

I'm afraid I didn't have my camera up in the stamping room when I made my card, as it was raining torrentially and I didn't want to go over to get it!! So this will be a photoless post!

I began by die cutting the Tutti Designs Holly Panel from green cardstock layered with double stick adhesive. The cardstock side was taped down to the red cardstock, around the edges and under some of the leaves to keep it flat. I removed the protective backing from the die cut and applied Grass Green Flocking.

In hindsight, I should have attached the berries (red rhinestones) before putting down the flocking as the self-adhesive on some of the rhinestones was not terribly sticky!!

I die cut the Impression Obsession Christmas Stitched Words from the same green cardstock and put double sided tape behind, so that the Cherry Sparkle Flocking would adhere to the letters. These were then attached to the panel with mounting tape. The rhinestones were added now, but as I said it would have been easier had I done that before the flocking!

The front panel was attached to a white card base and that finished off my card for today! Please join in the fun. It's our birthday month, so several prizes are going to be up for grabs!

Here is a list of the products that I used:

Tutti Designs Holly Panel 

Impression Obsession Christmas Stitched Words

Grass Green Flocking

Cherry Sparkle Flocking

Self-Adhesive red pearls

Double Stick Tapes

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #92: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers - April: Anything Goes with Dies

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #33: Anything Christmas Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #4: Anything Goes

Till next time, stay safe,



  1. A beautiful card Shona, lovely traditional colours, love the texture from the flocking it looks really strokeable! Fabulous sparkle from the gems too.
    Your blog header is gorgeous, glad you're keeping that Magnolia tree safe from the marauders! I've always thought it would be lovely to live somewhere that wildlife would share your garden...but there is a downside! Even in our urban area we often get foxes and squirrels- the foxes are noisy and rake out any bins that people are silly enough to leave out!
    Hope all is good with you

  2. Beautiful use of your dies and beautiful use of the flocking!! I love your beautiful new header too!

  3. Oh my gosh, I think I just fell in love with flocking! It’s not something I’ve come across before so I may have to go and research it / make some purchases!
    I love this card from the flocking to the gems and of course that colour theme is so festive. X

  4. Lovely card, Shona. I love the texture of the flocking. xx

  5. WOW! Shona, I love the texture and the flocking, I must get mine out, that hasn't seen daylight since I got it. Love your card, design and the tip about the gems added first then flocking. The traditional colours are awesome too.
    Faith x

  6. Forgot to say, LOVE your header with your magnolia.

  7. Wow, Shona! That magnolia is gorgeous! Your card is gorgeous too. I've got that Tutti die but have never thought of flocking it. It's really fabulous! :o)

  8. That is such a wonderful Christmas design and I love the traditional colors. And, your header is gorgeous too! It must be so beautiful where you live and the aroma from all the pretty flowers must be wonderful too! The magnolia is gorgeous!

  9. Fabulous no stamping Christmas Card Shona. Great dies and bling!

  10. What fabulous texture.
    Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  11. Shona, Before I read your post I thought the die cut looked like green felt. What a great card for the holiday. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  12. I love the flocking on the die! So pretty! I also thought at first it was felt. I like the added rhinestones too. very festive.

  13. What a lovely card, Shona! You always come up with the most interesting combinations of textures and techniques. This one is especially pretty! huggers, de

  14. Beautiful work. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for


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