Saturday, December 5, 2015

Anything But Cute Challenge #8 You've Got Happy Mail

Hello everyone,

It is time for a new challenge over at Anything But Cute and this month's hostess is our fabulous Niki! She chose the theme of mixed media holiday cards.

“We all like Happy Mail right? That feeling of being spoiled rotten when you receive a handmade card from someone is better than being wrapped up in a soft blanket near a fire, sipping on a hot latte. So, for this challenge I would love to see some mixed media Christmas cards inspired by the spirit of the season.”, Niki says…

So here is what I made:

And the pictures will show you the process. I have to give the credit to this blog for the door and stone-like wall around the door tutorial. I used a very thick cardboard and egg carton to create door and stone wall...

...and when it's all put together we have the door with holiday wreath and a holiday warm wishes sign :)

I added a couple of jingle bells, bow and some bling to my wreath, just to spruce it up a little bit :)

I used a vintage Prima brad for my door handle...

Please stop by Anything But Cute to see what fabulous makes my team mates have to offer you as an inspiration...OK, now it is your turn!!!

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:
Let's Craft and Create challenge #108 Christmas
Scrap and Craft challenge #16 "Anything Christmas" ( I have my festive Christmas Wreath hanging on the door)
That's Crafty Season's Greetings Challenge
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Scrapki--Wyzwaniowo December Chaellenge Doors and Windows 

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by...


  1. WOW WOW WOW!! This is just spectacular Samra!! Thank you so much for including so many wonderful step by step photos, my mouth has been hanging open for the last 10 minutes or so while I take mental notes of every little thing you did!! I am so impressed with your egg carton door, it freaking looks real!! This may appear as a simple, elegant Christmas card, but it's quite the opposite! Your wonderful wreath and amazing little vintage door handle just add to the glorious wonder of this masterpiece! Just amazing my friend! hugs :)

  2. OMG, dear Samra, it's anything but simple card! Actually, there are so many fantastic details and you put so much work into this masterpiece! Completely unique techniques and only your super creative mind could use egg carton to create such awesome door! It looks so real and festive! That door knob with a small tag is marvelous! Bravo, my friend, it's brilliant! Huge hugs to you! Branka xxx

  3. It's glorious! Makes you want to open that adorable door and see the decorations on the inside!! Love the texture that the egg crate provided for the stone, that looks sensational. Definitely captures the magic and warmth of the holidays.
    Big hugs to you and thanks for the smiles,
    Lisa xx

  4. Wowwwww this is amazing Samra!!
    Beautiful and outstanding work!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Hugs, Inger

  5. BRILLIANT work of art, Samra! You have taken such care to ensure the details of this door and brick wall are spot on! And the lovey fluffy wreath is just the icing on the cake! If you hadn't included all those wonderful step by step photos, I would have guessed you carved this door out of a wood block, it is SO stinkin' realistic! I think you need to quit your daytime job and start a dollhouse making business! SUPER-CAL-A-FRAGE-A-LISTIC! Lucky, lucky friend or family member who receives this over the top Happy Mail! Well done, my friend! Big hugs!

  6. Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Samra!! Wow!! I am in awe!! I keep scrolling back up to look at it!! The door looks so real!! I love the brick!! And wow - the wreath is stunning!! Thank you so much for the step by step....I love seeing how you put this beauty together!! Every detail you added is perfect!! I absolutely love, love this my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I love, love, love your wreath, Samra!! And perfect background for it! The door looks so realistic, as does the wreath! Amazing work! Thank you for all the step-outs as well. xx Lynn

  8. Absolutely amazing !!! the door and bricks look real and the wreath is perfect and just love the little door handle detail-great step by step too
    Carol x

  9. If you can hear a thud, it is my jaw hitting the desk.... this is anything BUT simple! The techniques you used to create the door are simply fantastic - I just feel like I can reach out an open it, it is so realistic looking. As for the stonework around the door - incredible! And then there is the gorgeous fluffy wreath with the beautiful bead baubles and pretty bow - wow, wow, wow. I cannot describe how beautiful I think your card is Samra - love, love, love!!! Sensational! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Gorgeous project Samra! So very creative! That door looks incredible! Love the fancy wreath! Obviously made with lots of love! Hope you have a great Sunday!

  11. You know how some people have those little mouse or fairy doors in their home, along the baseboard for their kids? Well this is a door I would put up in my house! Fanfreakintastic! I can just imagine opening this gorfeous doir and finding a fantasy world on the other side full of wonder and delight! You make me swoon Samra dear! Loves loves this! I will never look at an egg carton in the same way. Delightful to see you step by steps dearie. That little door handle is the icing on the cake! Merry Christmas! Hugz to you muffin!

  12. Such a fabulous make Samra, love all the details, thanks for the step by step process.
    Avril xx

  13. OMG what a amazing job you have done!! BEUTIFUL and a great idea
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
    Hugs CicciTTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. Fabulous card that makes me feel like I will be so welcome when I ring the doorbell. Love how you created the door and the stone wall and your wreath looks so realistic.

  15. Oh Samra, such an amazing card!!!! So realistic!

  16. You know, at the first glance on the photo I thought that those are the real doors! That mean that your work is flawless!

  17. This is brilliant!!! Such a creative idea. Love it! Thank you for joining us over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo xx

  18. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo :)

  19. Oh my goodness, firstly, I'm in awe that you have made that wreath yourself and that you handcrafted that little beauty for the front door, makes it all the more special. Secondly, wowzers of that door, it.. is.. so.. COOL!! You are one very talented lady my dear xxx

  20. Fantastic card! I love an idea with door and wrealth on it! Thank you for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

  21. Amazing Christmas project!
    Thank You for playing with us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo :-)

  22. Amazing! Thank you for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

  23. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create