Monday, May 24, 2021

Blue Peace Dove

Hi there and welcome back to my blog! Today I get to share some exciting news - I've joined the Holly and Ivy Christmas Design Team. This is a fortnightly challenge every 2nd Tuesday. I'm looking forward to being part of this team and hope to stack up some more Christmas cards to avoid that Christmas rush!! Maybe you would like to join in with us? We'd love to see your creations and this is an anything goes challenge, just has to be Christmas related!

For my first card for the team, I chose to use the Technique Junkies Christmas Dove image, I don't think I have ever used it before. I thought maybe blue and silver would be a good combination - of course, photographing mirror cardstock is a nightmare, so I hope you get the gist! It's very pretty in real life!

I inked the image up with the Versafine Clair Blue Bell ink and then before it had a chance to dry, I applied Sparkle embossing powder. This gave it a lovely sparkle.

Then it was on to the framing. I used the Spellbinders Grand Large Labels dies (the three smallest). I cut the silver frame using the two smallest dies.

 The outer blue was the inside part of the third smallest die. Then it was just assembling. The blue die cut was layered to a white card base. I cut down the image a little and added strips of mounting tape to the back of the silver cardstock. 

The framed image was then layered to the card front. I tied a little piece of silver ribbon around the left side. Was going to add a sentiment, but thought I'd leave well alone as it said it several times in the image!

Below is a list of the ingredients for my card today:

Technique Junkies Christmas Dove
Versafine Clair Blue Belle Ink
Sparkle embossing powder
Spellbinders Grand Large Labels dies (3 smallest)
Silver Mirror Cardstock
Silver Ribbon
Mounting Tape

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card share? Please do check out my new teamies' cards over on the Holly and Ivy Challenge blog and we hope to see you join in the fun!

Till next time,



  1. Congrats on the new DT Shona- I'm really pleased as I'll get to see more of your beautiful work! This is a fabulous card, beautiful stamp- love the blue silver combo and your lovely design.

  2. Congratulations on your new design team spot! And, you are off to a great start with this beautiful card. I love it in the blue and silver.

  3. Stunning card Shona. Love the bold blue/silver tones. I bet it 'sparkles' IRL. Always nice to read how your projects come together. Lovely to be designing with you.

  4. Well deserved place on the DT Shona, Congratulation's. This is such a beautiful card so peaceful and love the blue and white and silver.
    Faith x

  5. Congratulations on your new DT gig, Shona! A great way to work on those Christmas cards all year long... and yours are always so pretty and inspiring. Love that you've used a virginal stamp, and glammed it up with those amazing inks and mirror cardstock! It's a beautiful card, Shona! huggers, de

  6. Congrats on your new DT! Your card is beautiful! I love the pretty blue.


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!