Saturday 19 October 2019

Christmas Bokeh inspiration

Good morning I am here with a 2nd dose of inspiration for our current October Bokeh challenge over at  Country View Challenges. I explain the concept of bokeh in my first DT post and if you missed that do check it out here.

As we are getting nearer to Christmas and I am sure most of you are gearing up to making your Christmas cards my card today is a Christmas one. I am certainly seeing signs of the colder weather all around me including the ripening of the holly.
I used a photo editor to add a bokeh effect to this photo
Fun isn't it!

My first project was full of colour and this time I went for more festive colours; black, white and gold.
This is what I got up to. I used the distress ink to make my background.

I die cut my leaping deer and stamped them using white pigment and the tiny heart from the Visible Image sentimental Christmas stamp set
I also used the Merry Christmas sentiment from this set on the card.
I used my same hand made circle die cut stencil as show in my first post  here to add the pigment ink.
Here is my finished card.
And a close up.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Winter wonderland 1/3 merry and bright
ABC Christmas 1/3 U for upcycle and V for velocity mine is V for velocity, my deer are leaping into the snowy sky!
Pixie's snippets playground #363
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge #460
Sweet stampin Christmas 1/3 anything goes opt stars
Double D 1/3 silhouettes
Cute card Thursday 1/3 spots/dots

I really enjoy using the bokeh technique and I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the October challenge can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by, back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lovely effect my friend .. love the deer! :)
    Have a fabulous weekend,
    V x

  2. Love this understated design, a great one for adults! The holly photo you turned into Bokeh would look good as a background on another card too. Enjoy your weekend! x

  3. Love this with the dancing deer! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.

  4. Very creative and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouette’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  5. I love the bokeh effect on your holly photo and the card turned out great!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. This is stunning, Jane. What a great way to use bokeh effect, Jo x BTW, would fit in nicely over at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

  7. I stopped and looked at the first holly photo for quite a while because it was so pretty, then really liked everything else in this post too. Also loving your last Halloween tag :)

  8. Such a creative Christmas card...lovely! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Silhouette" Challenge.

  9. Beautiful take on our challenge, loving this gorgeous design and silhouette, many thanks for joining in our "SILHOUETTE" challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges
    [aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  10. Wow Jane - what a fabulous card! So elegant and the Bokeh effect it marvellous. Thinking back, it might have been you asking about which brand of white ink pad people use? If so, I've just switched to 'Unicorn' by Hero Arts. I think Jennifer Mcguire recommended it. So far I love it!


    Di xx

  11. Ha, ha - I went back to check and of course you already use it too! I knew that someone asked :)


  12. What a beautiful card Jane, I love these deer and your bokeh background. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  13. I love this card! Great idea to stamp the snowflake hearts all over your die cut deer. Fab background as well. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  14. Beautiful background for the beautiful deer. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you join us for future challenges.
    DD DT

  15. Beautiful and it...thanks so much for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  16. Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  17. Fabulous details on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)


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