Frosted finish for a charming Christmas …

I, together with the rest of the Design Team at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, have lots to inspire you for this week’s stash challenge.  The task is to use a charm on your project.  I don’t have many charms in my crafty stash, but was lucky enough to find one of the frosted finish embellishments from Stampin’ Up that had been on a gift box I had kept, so it was just crying out to be re-used on my card ‘cos it’s just so gorgeous – all sparkly and shiny! 

Stampin Up frosted finish embellishment 52CCT June charm challenge

I kept the card design clean and simple, letting the charm be the star of the show …

Stampin Up frosted finish embellishment 52CCT June charm challenge left

I love this ribbon too – it ties so beautifully into a bow …

Stampin Up frosted finish embellishment 52CCT June charm challenge right

The sentiment was stamped onto whisper white cardstock which had been stamped with the flourish from the creative elements stamp set in frost white shimmer paint. The subtle stamping in the background looks really pretty in real life and adds a certain je ne sais quoi …   

Stampin Up frosted finish embellishment 52CCT June charm challenge close up

We would love to see what you make for this week’s challenge, so do please join us at 52CCT challenge – see you there!

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: crumb cake, whisper white, cherry cobbler;

stamp sets: more merry messages, creative elements;

inks:  early espresso, frost white shimmer paint;

punches & dies: 1/2” circle;

accessories: frosted finish embellishment, stampin’ dimensionals, cherry cobbler grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, season of style dsp.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up.  

I am linking my card up to the following challenges this week:  

Sparkles Christmas – favourite colour combo

Completely Christmas – anything goes

CHNC – anything goes

Merry Monday – sparkle, shimmer or shine

Less is More – recipe – use a recycled item

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today


32 Comments to “Frosted finish for a charming Christmas …”

  1. Very CAS and just the cards I like, I managed to save a couple of the frosted embellishments they are so lush! xxx

  2. fabulous bow
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  3. Gorgeous card, love the colours, gorgeous bow too.

  4. Simply gorgeous thank you for joining our challenge at “Sparkles Christmas Buddies Favourite Colour Combo Good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H x

  5. Super make …. and one less Christmas card to have to make later in the year too!

    Well done on being first at LIM this week too


  6. Lovely CAS Christmas card. Love the bow and sparkly embellishment.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenge

  7. très élégante création Gill, classique et chic, biz

  8. Love this … so CAS xx

  9. Hi Gill,
    I have just come from the LIM challenge as I had to comment on your gorgeous card – simply stunning.

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft neutral background paper and the lovely ribbon and charm! Fabulous!

  11. Love the simplicity of your card.

  12. Absolutely Stunning Design clean and simple…just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
    Suzy B (Owner)

  13. Love this – totally CAS xxx

  14. Oh I like this! Reminds me of a pretty Christmas package!

  15. Oh, this is gorgeous!!! And I think it is all because of that stunning little charm. : ) The CAS style is just perfect to let it shine. And the ribbon is beautiful, too. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  16. Your card is gorgeous, so understated and yet simply stunning.

  17. Your card is stunning Gill and great use of the recycled embellishment.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  18. This looks like a perfectly and elegantly wrapped Christmas package Gill! Love it. Hugs D

  19. I’m loving this CAS design! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  20. Fabulous CAS card.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  21. Classically simple card Gill, shows off the charm really well. Thanks for your lovely comment on my first GD spot. Stef

  22. Love up- cycling! That charm is gorgeous and added to your very elegant CAS card it looks fabulous! Love the gold spotty paper and the rich red bow, in fact I just love it all!
    Louise xx

  23. Stunning and elegant Gill! Your card looks like a beautifully wrapped gift – and you just know the gift inside would be fabulous, luxurious and expensive!
    Have a great week! Ruth x

  24. I love how the clean and simple design is dressed up with the gorgeous charm, the fabby bow, and the subtle background stamping on the sentiment panel! Excellently done, Gill!

  25. What an absolutely stunning card Gill, so beautiful. Love the big red bow and the sparkly snowflake. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles this month, stop by tomorrow for a new challenge.

    Sparkles DT

  26. Gorgeous card, love your design !!

  27. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 18 with your lovely card – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for June – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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