Giveaway time!

Hi there – are you feeling that chill in the air?  Autumn has definitely arrived in my corner of the world and I LOVE it!  Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us and I am already getting excited!

So to get in that festive mood I’m sharing three cards today using some of the latest holiday products around.  I recently picked up these fabulous wood veneers from Make The Day Special.  They’re adhesive so perfect for die-cutting – no fiddly gluing needed!  Aren’t they amazing?!  I created the snowflake cards using dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps and two contrasting shades of veneer (don’t ask me the names of the woods – I’m terrible at that!).  The card with the snowman uses a gorgeous new stamp and die set from Avery Elle called Be Jolly (also available and in stock at MTDS).


AND to keep with the spirit of the season of giving, I have a little something to give away to one lucky visitor of my blog.  My lovely crafty chum Tara who runs THE best craft store in the UK has generously given me a pack of her AMAZING wood veneers to give away and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  I’ll pick a random winner next week (when the Clearly Besotted release celebrations are over – I’ll be a tad busy till then!!).


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Remember to leave a comment and I’ll pop back next week to select a winner.  This giveaway is open to everyone WORLDWIDE!

Thanks for stopping by.

Caryn x


  1. WOWOWOWOW!! LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!

  2. Jean Bullock says:

    Be still my heart. If there is anything material I like as much as paper, it’s wood. I love these cards.

  3. Hannah Aitken says:

    I love your cards. And funnily enough I have been eyeing up these wood veneers on MTDS for a while now! Would love to win- thank you for the chance. 🙂

  4. Fantastic cards. The veneers look fab x

  5. Irene Grau says:

    Wow, these cards are gorgeous!! I’ve never worked with wood veneers, but you’ve made me a fan!

  6. Wish we also had a shop like this. This would come so handy since we don’t get much wood veneers here. Love the colors too. Thanks for a chance to win.

  7. Karen Ashbrook says:

    I saw these wood veneers earlier today and wondered what on earth you could do with them. I now know how to use them to make stunning cards. Karen x

  8. Goldie says:

    What a cool affect that wool veneer has!!

  9. marylouh says:

    I’ve not used the veneers but I would love to try them.
    the cards are so clean and sleek.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards and for the chance to win a selection of veneers.

  10. Karin Shaim says:

    they look amazing!! I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed ^^
    email cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

  11. Amante del Papel says:

    My godness this is an amazing giveaway!!! thanks for the chance!!!

  12. Michele not Michelle says:

    Sorry about the miss-spell… Caryn! From one who has her name misspelled more often than most!! =/

  13. Karyn these are stunningly gorgeous! I would be so thrilled to win them..thank you!
    =] Michele

  14. I have never tried using wood veneer for my cards. Guess I am worried it will break to pieces when working with it.

  15. Beautiful samples, I inherited some wood veneers from my Father in law and I love the faux marquetry effect. Thanks for the chance to win some more. Rebecca x x


  16. These look fabulous and I love your cards. What great effects. Thanks for the chance to win x

  17. Wonderful. I love the colors, the veneers, oh just everything. TFS.

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome veneers! These cards are just beautiful! Wouldn’t have ever thought of using veneer for the snowman and snowflakes, but they are awesome!

  19. Amy C. says:

    Oh my, I love crafting with wood veneer! Your cards are beautiful and give me so many new ideas!

  20. Your cards are amazing, Caryn, love the look of the wood veneer!

  21. Barbara says:

    Those wood veneers are awesome!!!

  22. Kez from Oz says:

    These look fabulous. So different. Love the snowflake cards. Wonder if you can do texture and watercolor on them? Will have to great some, so can experiment. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Kez from Oz

  23. Penny H says:

    Gorgeous cards, I have had my eye on these veneers for a while now and would love to try them!

  24. Laura Turcotte says:

    oh wow—those look like they would be amazing to us for cards and decorations, and of course, scrapbook pages!!! Thank you so much for the chance—that is very kind of you!

  25. Brenda Lee says:

    Wow!! Your cards turned out amazing with the wood veneers. I’ve always wanted to give them a try but honestly…I am a bit intimidated by them. I really surprised how clean the cuts are. And such wonderful colors of wood!!!! I definitely want to give them a try. Thanks for the inspiration, Caryn.

  26. your cards are wonderful and love how you used the wood veneers -and if i win you wouldn’t even have to mail them to me in the usa ’cause i’ll be in london for christmas with my family and could get them then 😀

  27. Janet Wilson says:

    fabulous cards, Caryn! Love al the different shades 😀

  28. Connie says:

    I love the look these veneers give your cards…just beautiful!

  29. What a fun thing to play with. Thanks for sharing the opportunity to win these. Your cards are lovely.

  30. WOW! Those veneers are stunning! Your cards are wonderful.

  31. Wonderful cards, love the use of the wood and the snowflakes are perfect. So very earthy too.

  32. Karen cass says:

    What a great product. would love a go with them. Thanks for,the chance to win some.

  33. karen q says:

    I have seen wood veneers before but none that were adhesive backed. The adhesive will make it so much easier for detailed images. I love the cards you made, they are different than anything we normally see. Just beautiful.

  34. Wow! what a great product to use, and I love that you have used them for these fabulous festive cards, they look amazing! Obviously cut very cleanly too.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win some, good luck to everyone
    Jo xx

  35. Amy Kolling says:

    Your cards are so sweet! I’ve been wanting to try these wood veneers…..they are fun!!

  36. susan h. says:

    What a beautiful group of cards! So meticulously made! The selection of colors in those wood veneer sheets is fantastic. So gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Celine Blacow says:

    Oh wow, those cards are amazing!!! I love the snowflakes in different colours, they are stunning and very classy!

  38. WOW! These cards are absolutely STUNNING! So amazingly inspiring! Seriously. Just wow. And those wood sheets are incredible! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  39. Angela Styles says:

    I’ve not been aware of these veneers before-the cards are great -must give these a try!

  40. Oooh these are scrumptious caryn. Love your cards and your use of the veneers is fabulous. Sarah xx

  41. Emma Gee says:

    Wow. Would never have thought to use wood veneers but they look amazing

  42. Boy I love the ways you used the wood veneers. These cards are so beautiful and yet very unique. Thank for sharing. Would really be cool to find that packet in my mailbox one day. Have a great week and time to take a breath and do something special for yourself!

  43. I think your cards are absolutely fabulous. Love the inlaid snowfllakes – the wood veneers look great!

  44. These cards are gorgeous! I need to get those wood veneer. Checking out the store.

  45. Your use of wood veneer is amazing! The cards look beautiful

  46. These are all awesome Caryn! I am crazy about all that wood veneer!

  47. Tammy Mohr says:

    I absolutely love those veneers. Do you have any idea of the brand or if they are available in the US? Simon Says Stamp has some, but not in all the wonderful colors. Love, love, love your cards. The hills are my favorite.

    • Caryn Davies says:

      Hi Tammy. I actually don’t know where Tara at Make The Day Special sources the veneers but her shipping rates to the US are very reasonable. Hey – maybe you’ll be randomly drawn and won’t need to order them anyway!! Good luck!!

  48. jayell says:

    Love your card and these veneer sheets are fantastic! Love the effect of die cutting with them.

  49. Di Wong says:

    Those wood veneer papers are wonderful. And beautiful cards!

  50. Sandy Schroeder says:

    OMGosh, I would have never thought to use wood veneer to make a card, but these are fantastic! I love that cute little snowman stamp& have it ordered. I can’t wait to start using it & sure would love to win some of those wood vaneers. I hope you have a nice week & happy crafting to all your followers. Good luck everyone!

  51. Wow Caryn, these veneers are so cool. Love what you’ve done with them……striking cards. Just going to pop over to have a look at them.

    Karen x

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