Monday, 8 December 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 129

This time at Crafty Cardmakers and More. our challenge is simple! Make a Christmas project!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

and my team-mate Kim is providing 'a large box of crafting yumminess'! See the challenge blog, link in my sidebar, for details.

Now, I make a lot of Christmas cards. I generally start at around Easter, so by this time of year, I've finally got a chance to move on to other things, so, this is actually a card I made a little while ago but which I've only just got around to photographing.

When it comes to styles of cards, I have two main favourites. I do like very pretty cards with lots of flowers or similar embellishment, and I also like very simple designs. I'm not very good at very simple designs, but this sort of thing, with die cuts and clean lines is definitely something I enjoy doing. I've used a beautiful gold pearlescent card from Lime Tree Crafts and some gold mirror board and let them have centre-stage. The embossing was done using a Crafter's Companion folder and the die cuts used Spellbinders dies. The sentiment is from pre-inked stamp I've had for many years.

I hope you can join us for this, our last challenge of 2014, and I hope to see you back with us in the new year!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;

A Creative Romance where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Inkspriational where anything goes with gold,
Robyn's Fetish where they want Christmas cards,
That Craft Place where the theme is Christmas,
Crafts Galore Encore where anything goes,
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra where anything goes,
Die Cut Divas where the theme is snow/Christmas,
Sisters of Craft where anything goes,
Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is 'snowflakes'.


Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Josephine! The metallic is so striking against the white! Gorgeous snowflakes too! Happy holidays, hugs :)

Sally Dodger said...

A stunningly classy card. Your white and gold colour theme is beautiful and the embossing and dies add lots of texture and depth to your gorgeous card. Sally D.x.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Gorgeous card, Josephine! Wish I could be as organised as you!!Cxx

Wendy Batchen said...

Love the mix of embossing and die cuts on this card. Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

Natalie said...

very special card. love the gold and white design and the embossing and die cuts.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

Kim x said...

Hi Josephine, I do like gold at Christmas, a very traditional girl me lol.Lovely card by the way.
hugs Kimx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card, very stylish and elegant and with lovely snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

Kim M said...

Love the gold foil and those snowflakes are gorgeous! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for sharing at crafts galore encore, good luck x

Marsha said...

Beautiful embossing and die cuts. Thank you so much for entering your lovely card in the Die Cut Diva's Challenge.

Arlene said...

Lovely and elegant.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Erin Stewart said...

Simply elegant! Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place challenge. Hugs, Erin xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon x


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