Friday 5 December 2014

My Besties International Xmas Card Invitation

I would like to thank My Besties International for inviting me to participate in their Christmas Event.
The Theme I have chosen to make a card on is 
"Christmas plus Music"
This is a creation which is an Easel Gift Box Card.
I have used a pre-colored My Besties Xmas Digital Stamp where I have enhanced the image with my Copic's also using True Snow with Glitter and I have also utilized the various colors on the Digi with colored Glitter Glue. The image has 4 layers.
Although my card is featured as an Easel ~ due to the exceptional weight of all of my 
additions, the card required strengthening, so therefore my Easel is completely separate to the platform. I have built the Easel up with supporting extra Kaiser Cardstock and made it into a diamond shape so all of the 3 sides are all strengthened and supported and will stand upright without bending. The Easel can be adhered to the Platform with double sided adhesive tape.

The Image I have used is IMG380 and you can see her  Here!

Christmas Event Link:

Thank you for visiting my Blog and hope you are enjoying the My Besties International Christmas Event 1st December - 31st December.
Have a Blessed Day :)
Annette DT for My Besties International

Here is Bonnie Kohane's (Organizer of the My Besties Int'l Christmas Event December 2014) Video Link of the world Wide Entries ~ Please view all the entries were amazing:

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Easel Recipe:
  • Sherri Ann Baldy's My Bestie Digital Stamp Image ~ IMG380
  • The pre-colored Stamp was originally colored by Chantale Renaud
  • White Liquid Pearls 
  • Kaisercraft Cardstock
  • Christmas Designer Papers from: Holly Hobby Christmas Joy Paper Collection ~ 12x12 Tartan Designer paper from "The Bewitched" Collection from Spotlight ~ Bella Glitz Cardstock ~ "The Stardust Stack" from Spotlight ~ Frencheville Primary Basics from Spotlight
  • The design of the actual patterns for this Gift Box Easel was originally created by Miranda Bouhof 
  • Music Paper ~ this was supplied by my Dad who is a Musician 
  • Box Ribbon Toppers from Spotlight
  • 1+1/4" White/Red Lace from Sullivans
  • 1/2" Red Ribbon from Spotlight
  • Die: Whimsy Doily Die
  • Die: Bow ~ Sue Wilson
  • Circle Die: Mpress Nestling Dies
  • Beaded Pins ~ hand made by Eve Rae
  •  Christmas Labels from Kaisercraft
  • Music Flair from Funky Flair Studios
  • Violin from local Op Shop

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Challenges I have entered my "Christmas plus Music" Easel

Entry No. 45 ~ DL.ART December Linky Challenge  ~ Anything Goes
Ends: 1st January 2015

Entry No. 30 ~ C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 288 ~ "Christmas"

Entry No. 10 ~ My Besties Aussie Challenge # 31 Anything Goes Christmas with Bestie
Ends: 31-12-14

1st Place Winner
Entry No. 1 ~ Craft for the Craic ~ Favourite Christmas Colours
Ends: 1.1.15 

Entry No. 10 ~ Moving Along With The Times ~ Christmas
Ends: 10/12/14 

Entry No. 27 ~ Scrapbooker PHD ~ Shaped and Folded 
Ends: 7/12/14

Entry No. 16 ~ A crafty Mess Challenge #2 ~ Traditional Christmas Colours
Ends: 5/1/15 

Entry No. 13 ~ Patties Creations Challenge # 105 ~ "Christmas Cards"
Ends: 17/12/14 

DT Winner
Entry No. 4 ~ Scrapbook Stamp Society ~ Anything Goes - Option Christmas
Ends: 5/1/15 


  1. Hallo liebe Annette,

    deine Karte ist absolut grandios gestaltet. Es gibt so viele Dinge zu entdecken. So etwas habe ich noch nie gesehen. Ich bin begeistert von deiner Arbeit. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

    1. Thank you Silvis.
      This is the translation of Silvis message from German to English.............
      Dear Annette ,

      your card is designed absolutely terrific. There are so many things to discover. This is something I 've never seen . I am passionate about your work. All the best Silvi

  2. WOW this is stunning, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) x

  3. OH my goodness this is stunning!!! This should have a special annual place to be displayed!!
    Thanks for joining us in our "Christmas Climate" challenge at MAWTT!
    Riëtte, DT & hostess

  4. WOW Annette! Love your box card! So many beautiful elements were used to create your project! Thank you for joining our "Get in Shape" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  5. Absolutely stunning work! A gorgeous project, and despite the many elements the colours leave everything so crisp and clean. Love it. Thankyou for joining us for Favourite Christmas Colours this month at Craft for the Craic

  6. wow, so much detail. fantastic project. Thanks for joining us for our 'Shaped' challenge #17.
    Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  7. this is stunning annette, beautiful made
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  8. Hello, wow this is stunning, love the image and the little boxs and music. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week

    Teighan DT

  9. Wow Annette, hunni, what an absolutely stunning and interactive card you have made hunni...
    Thank you so very much for joining in on our challenge at "A Crafty Mess." Good luck, and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda DT

  10. Oh how lovely, really gorgeous!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  11. Wow what a fantastic project. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week. Shona xx

  12. beautiful project, good luck with the challenges

  13. congrats on your entry for scrapbook stamp society Annette beautiful card ..xx