Friday, 4 December 2020

Bright Lights


When I saw Rainbow Card Challenge #24 I knew immediately what I wanted to do!  I have been eyeing this die out of the corner of my eye for a few weeks and wanting to put it to use finally - I think I bought it from Amazon so it's a no-namer, but I liked it because it also has separate bulb cut-outs.  I cut two of the main lights in green and layered them up, then a third one and snipped off the bulbs and finally 5 different coloured bulbs.  Of course I couldn't resist adding glossy accents to the bulbs!  I cut a little Festive Greenery using an old Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die and hung it and the lights above a Poppy Stamps Madison Window die cut which I inlaid into a panel of patterned paper to give (hopefully) the appearance of wall paper.  The card base is navy with silver sparkles so I could save time and not have to create a night sky - I just added some snow drifts and distressed the edges of these with a little Broken China DI.  

Here's the photo inspiration for the Rainbow Card Challenge!

I bought the lights die last Christmas but have only just got around to using it, so I'm entering NBUS Challenge #21.  If like me you're more likely to buy things than use them, you should seriously check out this challenge - you can enter as many times as you like!

The window and the greenery from this Use Your Stuff Mood Board #411 also influenced my design!

Here are the other challenges I'm entering (click on the subtitle not the photo)!

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Fun with Dies

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #259 - Traditional Christmas 

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #505 - Winter Wonderland

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Hugs and stay safe,



  1. So cute. Thanks for playing along with us at UYS.

  2. I love it!! Love the combination of bright primary colors!! Thanks for joining our "Traditional Christmas" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  3. But a nice christmas cart, Kate. I love the winter view outside your window and the beautiful chain of lights. This card is so happy!

  4. I love your Christmas lights! Beautiful card-I love the window and the little scene in the window. Thank you so much for joining us at the Rainbow Challenge! :) Hugs! Katy DT

  5. Beautiful scene, I personally LOVE looking out the window at snow and your holiday lights bring in the Christmas cheer!

  6. Pretty lights. THanks for playing at UYS.

  7. Lovely scene you've created. I love the "wallpaper" and the shine of the Christmas lights is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Card Challenge.

    sue n.

  8. Fabulous ! Love your decorated window with this lovely lights garland. Who doesn't like lights for Christmas ? Beautiful design too. So glad that our challenge enabled you to use this die. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Rainbow card challenge.

  9. Hi Kate. Thanks for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge. Your card fits perfectly. I love how the window looks out at the night sky and snow. We just moved to Arizona from Ohio. I'm going to miss those winter scenes!!! Hope to see you again next month at our January challenge.
    Elena DT

  10. So pretty, Kate. Those lights are a great way to visualize our challenge. Thanks for joining us at TRCC this month and I hope we see you again soon.
    Em, DT

  11. Terrific Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at TRCC this month! I look forward to seeing you join in our next challenge!

    Mary Ellen, TRCC DT


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