Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Have a tasteful Christmas

It's Christmas time! Time for gifts, cards, and foods...haha. Though I'm not celebrating Christmas, I still can feel the joy! I'm making a special Christmas card this year :)

One day I read a challenge held by C.R.A.F.T, it called "Pastelles for Christmas." From the first time, I'd like to make a card in pastel colors: pink, baby green, and white. But then I switch my design. That challenge inspired me! I have no idea what pastelle is. I'm from Indonesia and there's no such things as pastelle here. I tried to search for it. And then I found out that pastelle is a traditional Christmas food from Tobago. Wow, great inspiration! And I browse the pastelle images. Actually there are much Indonesian food that looks like pastelle, so I can imagine the shape very quickly. So here I go...making card with "pastelle" on it :)

Here's the pastelle! In real life, pastelle is a steamed cornmeal pie wrapped in banana leaves. The color will be yellow, wrap in green. I made my own "pastelle" with yellow and green felt fabric. Do a little stitching and voila...my "pastelle" is done. To make it more cute, I put a lace and tie like a gift. I'd like to say that this pastelle is a gift on Christmas :)

This is how you make pastelle: press, fill, wrap, and steam. And this is how you celebrate Christmas: bless, fulfill, clap, and gleam. Yey, I found the rhyme!

I arrange buttons resembling Christmas tree on top of the card, and topped it with snowflake chipboard. I'm coloring chipboard with Ranger Perfect Pearl to give a touch of glimmer :)

Another Christmas tree peeking under the pastelle. That's my card. Merry Christmas everyone!

Would like to join:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #134, Pastelles for Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #37 Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #88 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #50 Anything Goes!


  1. gorgeous card ,love all the textures and beautiful lace
    thanks for joining us at digi doodle shops challenges and good luck
    tracey x

  2. Fabulous card, love the rexture and your colouring. Thanks for playing with Charisma. Merry Christmas.
    xx Vee

  3. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family...your card is stunning, loving the pastel colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.Challenges

    Sylvia x

  4. Hi Nuki,

    Original project ! Congratulations and good luck !
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  5. Gorgeous Nuki, and so different too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  6. great card,thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

  7. Fabulous card - love the buttons!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. this is very pretty, love all the lace, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best, hugs martina

  9. Beautiful card.Such a unique and great idea.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next time :D
    Lisa x

  10. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Best Wishes
    Tracy x

  11. This is so beautiful! What a great idea! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

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