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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas Card for Challenges


This card was made for the Challenges 

Christmas all year round  http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/
Aud Sentiments   http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
Whoopsi Daisy  http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
Pauli Holifield Crafts   http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/albc-christmas-cheer.html
Milk Coffee Challenge  http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
A Creative Romance http://acreativeromance.blogspot.com.au/
 Fashionable Stamping  http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/?p=7637

To make this card I used a 5x7 card base which is unusual for me as I prefer 8x8 but i have lots of other sizes in my box so i'm trying to get them used and get out of my comfort zone at the same time.  I stamped a Kanban stamp in versamark then embossed it in gold embossing powder and cut it out.  I used a red die cut from my stash (no idea what it is) then used a SB die to cut a mat for it in gold.  I then mat and layered these on red card which i punched the bottom with a tonic diamond swing punch and gold embossed card from my stash.  I cut two corners in white pearlescent paper with a memory box die. I added a Merry Christmas and Joy Sentiments and some white half pearls of different sizes. Then I used some baubles and red bows from my stash to finish.  I really love this card now but half way through making it I wasn't a fan at all. It just goes to show that you should persevere cos quite often the last thing you add is what makes the card perfect for you. Every little thing you add can change a card in a big way so don't give up. And remember the only person who has to like it is you others are just a bonus. Personal taste is everything. Till next time.



10 comments:

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
Louise x

Gwyneth said...

Red and gold works so well together. A gorgous, oppulent, card.

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for sharing this for CCAYR December challenge to create a card with a Christmas stocking - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous colours and layout. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous christmas card!
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

xxx Ellie xxx

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous christmas card!
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

xxx Ellie xxx

Jacqui Chimes said...

This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty this month. Jacqui

Shirley Chillman said...

Such a vibrant and beautiful Christmas card, the gold works so well.

Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, I love the design and wonderful colours.
Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
Sue xx

Julie said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us in our last challenge of 2013. Hope to see more of your creations in 2014.
Julie T
Aud Sentiments